Interviews are a two-way street. For a company, they are the key to figuring out if a candidate will be the right fit for the position. For the candidate, it is an opportunity to get to know the company in charge of your potential career change. No two interviews are the same and how a hiring manager sets up this process will set the tone for the entire experience.
Going through school, it seemed your grades were going to determine the kind of job you receive. But what are recruiters really looking for when they are hiring besides grades? Surprisingly, your GPA isn't top of mind for recruiters. It's your soft skills. So, what are soft skills exactly?
Interviews are all about filling an opportunity with the right person for the job. There are many ways to assess what makes someone "right" for the job. But for the prospective hire, it usually feels like a list of preconceived questions that determines their fate. In the end, you are looking for someone to complete a job, but how do you determine those off-the-resume questions to truly understand if the person you are interviewing would be a good fit for the company, not just the job?
If you’ve decided to outsource your engineering projects, the next step is to make sure you are managing a healthy relationship with your engineering service provider. A successful outsourcing partnership takes open communication with the right provider. These partnerships can be tricky, but with these six tips you will be able to maintain a healthy and effective outsourcing relationship.
February 28, 2018
Outsourcing projects is common in the engineering industry. Often times companies find it easier and more cost-efficient to partner with external teams that have more equipment, design capabilities and time. But in contracting short-term staffing, an important agreement needs to be made: Will the project be billed on time-and-material or fixed cost?
February 23, 2018
To many, a new year means an opportunity to start fresh. It's a way to leave the year behind and make resolutions to start another year off right. Whether it be weight loss, forming a new habit or breaking an old one, most resolutions involve becoming a "better you." This can even carry over to the job world. So, whether you are in the market for a new job or a promotion, it is never a bad time to put your best foot forward.
February 21, 2018
Using a staffing agency can be a great tool for finding a job. Staffing agencies have a large network of potential employers and close relationships with their clients, giving them the ability to get you an interview more quickly. A close partnership with a staffing agency is extremely beneficial to job seekers and employers alike. Here are six tips to keep in mind when using a staffing agency to find a job.
February 20, 2018
Engineering has been and will continue to be one of the top career choices among many people. When you look at the numbers, it's the industry to be in with a steady growth rate of 10.3% over the period 2008 to 2018. Still, engineering is a broad industry and can be broken down in smaller fields, so which niche job is considered to be on the rise to success?
January 31, 2018
Staffing agencies match qualified candidates with job openings among a wide range of companies. While they are great resources for job seekers and businesses, some still question how they work. In this blog, we identify and debunk five of the most common myths about working with staffing agencies.