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Searching for a new job is a very time-consuming activity, so you might be tempted to cut corners and skip writing cover letters — especially if submitting one is optional. While this might save you time, it won’t get you hired.   A cover letter is another chance to sell yourself to the hiring manager. Passing up this opportunity… Read more »

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Working in engineering is fascinating, which is likely why you decided to pursue a career in the field. No matter what branch of engineering you’ve chosen to specialize in, there’s always something new to learn. Right now, a few innovative engineering technologies include blockchain, artificial intelligence and augmented reality, but no doubt, something new will… Read more »

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Job sites are a rewarding place to work, but they come with a number of safety risks. You already know the importance of wearing the right personal protective equipment, but you might not realize this also involves footwear. It doesn’t matter if you typically work in an office and are just visiting the job site… Read more »

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A job interview is the time to put your best self forward, but that doesn’t mean you have to be arrogant. No one wants to hire someone who spends the interview blatantly self-promoting. The best candidates have a subtle way of selling themselves that highlights their value, without making them seem like an egomaniac. Use… Read more »

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If you’re feeling anxious about an upcoming job interview, you’re not alone. Being put in the hot seat can rattle the nerves of even the most confident candidates — but they won’t let it show. Learning how to hold your head up high and pretend you’re cool as a cucumber might seem impossible, but it’s… Read more »

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First impressions hold a lot of weight, so it’s important to be cognizant of the manner in which you’re perceived by others. Of course, they’re not always right, but if you send the wrong vibe, you might not get another chance to let your real personality shine. Job interviews are almost always the first time… Read more »

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You’re ready to move on from your current job. Maybe you no longer feel fulfilled or can’t stand your boss, but whatever the reason, you’ve decided to pursue new opportunities. Getting a new job is a life-changing event, so it’s important to be fully prepared before embarking on your search. Here’s some advice to help… Read more »

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Asking for a raise can be incredibly nerve-wracking, but you deserve it. Whether it’s been more than a year since your last raise or the scope of your job has changed drastically since your last pay increase, you deserve to earn a fair engineering salary. If your manufacturing salary is on the low end, you… Read more »

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One of the benefits of manufacturing jobs is the ability to do fulfilling work. Watching your efforts come to fruition can occasionally result in overtime, but this shouldn’t be the standard. In fact, many engineering jobs actually offer flexible work arrangements, allowing employees to strike a healthy work-life balance. If lately, your life has felt… Read more »

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Employment rates have been steadily increasing for years. In fact, the unemployment rate has been holding steady for months at a record-low 3.7%, as of November 2018. Manufacturing jobs are part of this resurgence, as they’ve been on the rise since 2016. Impressively, 63.2% of manufacturing professionals displaced from 2013-15 found work again by January… Read more »