The Benefits of Hiring Veterans for Your Open Engineering Jobs

Many engineers start their careers in the armed forces. While most eventually leave active military service, they don’t leave behind the skills and character traits learned during their service. Here are some of the most compelling reasons to hire military veterans to fill open engineering positions. Veterans know how to focus and complete a mission…. Read more »

US Cutting Tools Sales Up In 2017

American Manufacturing is having a renaissance year in employment and consumption. We have already covered how some manufacturing sectors are seeing faster growth than others; in this article from advancedmanufacturing.org, we highlight the rise in demand for domestic manufacturing tools, specifically cutting tools: July US cutting tool consumption totaled $170.95 million, according to the U.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 »

Lessons Learned From Dyson’s Unconventional Hiring Process

Inventor and Industrial Designer James Dyson and his company, Dyson, are synonymous in creating high-tech home appliances. From the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner to creating bladeless electric fans, Dyson is a prime example of how engineers can produce innovative solutions to daily home challenges. But how do they hire for world changing engineers? Forbes… Read more »

Reasons You Keep Losing Your Best Engineers (and What You Can Do About It)

Engineering talent is essential to a wide range of businesses, but finding and keeping the best engineers is a constant challenge. If your top engineering staff keep leaving for offers with competing companies, you can take steps to address the issue—and become a company engineers love to join, rather than one they leave. Here are… Read more »

Fastest Growing Manufacturing Sectors

Manufacturing has seen a steady growth in hiring since 2011. This is shown throughout all factions of manufacturing, but there are some sectors that have seen a faster rise than others. Industry Week, a website that tracks manufacturing news and trends, recently published a report compiled by Headlight Data on manufacturing sectors that have seen… Read more »

States With The Highest Salaries For Tech Workers

As part of its Annual Salary Survey results, prominent job search site Dice.com has released a list of states that have the highest salaries for tech employees. Although it was to no surprise to see that California tops the list, the continuous rise in salaries in other states show a healthy and optimistic outlook on… 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 Often Should You Update Your Engineering Staffing Strategy?

Having a staffing strategy in place allows you to find better candidates in less time and hire more efficiently. Once you implement a strategic staffing plan, however, it’s wise to update it periodically to reflect changes in your industry as well as the growth your company makes because of hiring stronger candidates. When is it… Read more »

Top 5 Facts About Manufacturing In The U.S.

The outlook on the manufacturing sector continues to be positive as the Bureau of Labor and Statistics has reported that manufacturing’s unemployment rate remains at under 4% and maintains over 300,000+ job openings every month since April 2014. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), an organization dedicated to the advocacy of manufacturing in the U.S.,… Read more »