Why it Pays to Pursue a Career in Engineering

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 10 percent of all jobs available in the United States at any given time can be considered “STEM” jobs, or those requiring a college degree in any category of science, technology, engineering or math. Those who hold three years of experience these fields in addition to a…

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Including Temp Work on Your Resume: A Bad Idea?

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You contacted your temporary staffing agency to help you find a contingency position while you searched for full time work. Smart move! Because of that single phone call or email, you were placed in a temporary position that helped you keep your skills fresh and your finances under control while you planned your next long…

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Talking Tech in your Interview: How Much is Too Much?

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You may be a true expert in your area of network management, cyber security, or application development. And during a 30-minute interview in a room containing only a table and a few chairs, you may feel like your only tool will be your ability to speak like an expert and say the kinds of things…

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Re-entering the Engineering Workforce

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After you’ve been away from the workforce for a while, jumping back into the game can present some serious challenges, both practical and psychological. This is true for almost all professions, but each field and each industry also brings a unique set of hurdles that relate specifically hiring manger preferences and the tasks required by…

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The Value of IT Certifications

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This week, the staffing team at Tech Needs turned to some of the hiring managers in our professional network to ask them an important question: “During the candidate selection process, how much value do you assign to IT certifications? Do candidates require formal certifications to make it past your gatekeepers? Do you consider these certifications…

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Can an Engineering Society Support your Career?

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If you’ve completed your education with a bachelors or Master’s degree in engineering, and you’ve held a role as a junior or senior engineer for at least five years, you may be eligible to pursue your PE and become a licensed Professional Engineer. Adding a PE to your credentials will broaden your leadership role in…

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Financial Service Industry Jobs are on the Rise

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The financial service industry has undergone a rapid expansion during the past two years, and at this point—midway through 2014—hiring rates show no signs of slowing down. According to Careerbuilder.com, moneyjobs.com, U.S. News and several other media outlets that monitor trends in the financial sector, about 35 percent of employers in this industry will be…

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Ace Your Next IT Interview

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Interviews are nerve wracking for everyone, but if you can master your anxiety and find ways to stay comfortable in your own skin, you’ll gain a powerful advantage over your competition. Here are few tips that can help you stay as cool as a cucumber no matter what comes your way and to ace your…

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5 Skills Managers Look for in Accounting Resumes

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Every industry and every profession comes with a unique set of skills and personality traits that can be difficult for managers to find when they launch the search for a talented candidate, and the fields of accounting and finance are no exception. Here are several things managers usually like to see when they review resumes…

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Five Skills That Can Help You Land a Design Engineering Position

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Design engineering lies at the intersection between pure creativity, engineering skills, and a fascination with all the combined elements that lead to perfect product design, including psychology, cost economics, marketing and aesthetics. If you have an eye for the kinds of designs that appeal to potential consumers—including product shape, visual appeal, and flawless functionality, and…

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