2018 Engineering Career Outlook

Engineering is a fast-changing field, which means understanding the top trends can help you find the career opportunities you’re looking for. Here, we talk about the engineering forecast for California in the coming year and how to leverage this information in your job search. California Engineering Trends 2018: What’s Ahead? Engineering stands to be a… Read more »

Top Articles You May Have Missed From 2017

2017 was a busy year for industries throughout California. If you’re taking a breather now to prepare for the upcoming year, here are several articles you may have missed that can help you plan. Career Insights How to Be an Indispensable Engineer: Turnover is high in the engineering sector, but if you love your work,… Read more »

Don’t Have Time to Look for a New Job? Here’s What to Do

It’s a cruel Catch-22: The workload in your current job is overwhelming, yet you don’t have time to look for a new job because you’re so busy with the workload in your current one. If this sounds familiar, there is hope. By working with a staffing firm that specializes in connecting engineers with the next… Read more »

How To Be An Indispensable Engineer

Though workforce attrition is inevitable in every business, the cost to replace an employee can be 50-250% more than the salary of the employee they will be losing. Employers would prefer to retain their top engineering talents, but how can they tell which employee is dispensable and which one isn’t? EngineeringJobs.com, a job board site… Read more »

Developing Your Soft Skills: Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Them

The name “soft skills” often leads professionals in engineering to ignore these essential capabilities in favor of developing their technical expertise. While technical skill is vital for engineers, “soft skills”—better known as “transferable skills”—are the abilities that allow you to showcase that technical skill in a way that moves you along your career path. Here’s… Read more »

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Career Advancement Tips in the Engineering Sector

If your work no longer seems like a challenge, you don’t “fit” with your current team or you’re simply looking for a new and interesting experience, it may be time to advance in your engineering career.  Here are several ways to break the glass ceiling and move up your career ladder. Learn to speak business…. Read more »

Let Go From Your Engineer Job? 5 Things You Should Do Immediately

Whether or not you expected the news, hearing you’ve been fired is never a pleasant experience. Fortunately, you can begin taking steps immediately to position yourself for a new job opportunity. Here are five things you should do as soon as you hear you’re being let go from an engineering job: Tie up any loose… Read more »

How Do Engineers Jump From One Industry To Another?

As many research and news media have said, the current job market is hot. More and more mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineers are taking advantage of this by exploring options within multiple industries. But how to make the jump from one industry to another? Here’s a blog post from GrabCAD.com, a website where members of… Read more »

How to Prepare for Multiple Engineering Job Interviews

Landing the interview is a major milestone in the job search process. When a company is genuinely interested in you and your work, however, you’ll rarely participate in only one interview. Instead, you’ll communicate with the organization multiple times in various interview formats—and you’ll need a distinct set of tactics for each. Here are tips… Read more »

Playing to Win: Professional Development Strategies for Engineers

Engineering is a competitive field, and like most professional fields, it is susceptible to the vagaries of economic fluctuation. Consequently, engineers who focus on professional development position themselves to weather challenges and seize opportunities more effectively than their colleagues. Here are several ways to integrate professional development into your engineering career: Understand the business, not… Read more »