Essential Web Tools For Job Seekers

There are many tools that are available online and in your smartphone’s app store that can make the job search process easier for you. From finding job openings to getting a reminder for interview follow-ups, these tools can make job seeking more convenient and streamlined. The following are online resources that we recommend: 1. JOB… Read more »

Recruiter: Job Seekers’ Friend or Foe?

With thousand of recruiters out there, how will you decide which one is best for your job search? Top Resume, an organization that helps job seekers create eye-catching resumes, listed the following key areas that can identify a good recruiter from a poor one: Communication Friend – This may seem basic, but you want to… Read more »

Future of Design: CAD + AR

CAD software has made product design and testing more realistic for engineers and designers over the last 20 years, however, a new wave of technology is expected to change the game and CAD software developers are starting to jump on it. Augmented Reality (AR) technology, the superposition of computer graphics onto the real world, has… Read more »

Manufacturing Highlight: Centerline Precision

For the past 19 years, and counting, Centerline Precision has specialized in high precision machining for quick-turn prototyping as well as production runs. Service and excellence has been the guiding principles at Centerline and as evident by their success, there is no need to change. Intensive R&D activities in Silicon Valley has driven the need… Read more »

Coming Soon: 2018 Design-2-Part Show Northern California

SoloPoint Solutions will be among the 175 exhibitors at this year’s D2P Show. We will be at Booth #418 showcasing our multiple options for flexible engineering solutions! American contract manufacturing will be the focus at the Northern California Design-2-Part (D2P) Trade Show, May 23 & 24, 2018 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa… Read more »

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 »