Tax Time Scramble: W-2 VS 1099

“Death and Taxes” are said to be the only certainty in this world. This idiom holds true for all of us but at this time of year, the taxes part has our undivided attention. Filing taxes is intimidating enough but in the Contract or Consulting Engineering world where one can be categorized as a W-2… Read more »

January 2018 Adds Most Jobs In 17 Years

As the economy continues to swing upwards in workforce participation, this article from Manufacturing.net discusses the record-high in job vacancies the U.S. is currently experiencing and its effects on businesses’ hiring strategies: U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most… Read more »

Tips For A Successful Phone Interview

Everyone is busy. This is even more true for hiring managers and HR managers who have to sift through piles of resumes to find suitable candidates (in addition to doing their jobs). This is why the phone interview has become the default first step in the candidate screening process. Hiring managers don’t want to waste… Read more »

How To Find Passive Engineering Candidates

With the national unemployment hovering at or below 4%, finding passive candidates for technology jobs has become the obvious path among very few options. So how does one go about finding these elusive passive candidates? Understand Motivation Passive candidates are, by definition, not actively looking for a new job. Something has to prompt them or… Read more »

Engineering Hiring and Salaries On The Rise

As the economy continues to trend upward, so has employment outlook and employees’ pay rates. Among the jobs that are projected to go on the rise are multiple engineering professions. According to a recent article by DesignNews.com, hiring for Engineers is projected to continue rising due to the demand in various industries such as rebuilding… Read more »

What Was Seen At MD&M West 2018

Thousands of engineering and manufacturing professionals attended and exhibited at this year’s MD&M West Show. This event, which took place on February 6-8, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center, had the largest assembly of medical technology suppliers in the country. (Image by RubberNews.com) Seen at the show were new trends and innovations in medical manufacturing…. Read more »

Will The Recent Tax Cuts Create More Manufacturing Jobs?

On Dec. 22, 2017, the U.S. Congress passed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). This bill aims to simplify tax codes for individuals and create incentives for businesses to employ American workers through tax breaks – But will it deliver its purpose? The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) sends out… Read more »

2017: The Year of the Informed Candidate

In 2017, companies are adopting recruiting techniques that are making the hiring process more efficient by adding salary and cultural transparency to their job postings for applicants to see. Having the information upfront help candidates decide whether or not the job is a better fit for their career goals and therefore, narrow the pool of… Read more »

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 »

Where To Find Engineering Jobs In 2018?

Emerging markets are currently disrupting the current shape of the economy, as well as employment projections for engineering talents. In 2013, Dice.com, a job site specifically for tech candidates, wrote about what industries will rise up in 2018. Though it seemed premature to make predictions for employment 5 years in advance, employment and revenue growth… Read more »