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Hiring in Chicago is a huge responsibility in itself. When combined with your standard job duties, it can easily make you crazy busy. That’s where you’re at right now, so you have absolutely no room for anything else — but your co-workers think otherwise. You’ve just been asked to take on additional work, and you… Read more »

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Choosing the right engineer for the job is typically a very challenging and time-consuming process. You’ll likely receive a high volume of applications from seemingly qualified candidates, but there’s plenty of red flags to keep in mind. Beyond the obvious screening criteria — i.e., resume gaps, showing up late to the job interview, and reference… Read more »

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When you post an open position, chances are the job needed to be filled yesterday. Since work is piling up fast, it’s easy to zero in on the first candidate with decent qualifications. In the short-term, this probably works out just fine. However, this isn’t the key to lasting success. If you’re not hiring people… Read more »

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Your team is inundated with projects, so you need to find talented engineering job candidates to assist with the workload. Defining the skills and experience needed to fill these positions is easy, but deciding if you need temporary or permanent employees can be a bit more challenging. In the past, it might’ve been difficult to… Read more »

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The new year is here, and you’re ready for it to be your company’s best yet. If you want to realize results better than ever, productivity has to increase, but you can’t accomplish this with a team of perpetually stressed employees. Whether you already have your team intact or you need to do a little… Read more »

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If a resume comes across your desk that seems to good to be true, that could actually be the case. A 2014 CareerBuilder survey revealed that 58% of hiring managers have caught a lie on a resume — and 33% reported seeing a post-recession increase in elaborations. Lies were caught in seven different categories, including… Read more »