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 »

Manufacturing Day Bolsters Interest For The Next Generation Of Manufacturers

On October 6, hundreds of companies all over California opened its doors to the public to celebrate Manufacturing Day. Observed every year on the first Friday of October, Manufacturing Day is an event to highlight the contributions of American manufacturers within their communities and to inspire the younger population in pursuing a career in engineering… Read more »

Engineering Job Offers: What Should You Do If a Candidate Is Facing Multiple Offers?

In a competitive market where top talent is scarce, it is inevitable at some point you’ll make an offer to a candidate who is also considering offers from one or more of your competitors. While the ultimate decision will come from the candidate, you don’t have to stand by helplessly while the candidate decides. Here’s… 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 »

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 »