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Advice for Young Engineers Starting their First Job

The unfamiliar territory of having to wake up before 9 a.m. on a regular basis is daunting, we know. To make the transition a little smoother, we've asked a handful of engineers what advice they wish they had received prior to starting their careers.


How Do Recruiters Use LinkedIn to Find Engineers?

LinkedIn is more than a social platform and resume host. Increasingly, recruiters use their network to track down promising engineers. We spoke with Greg Wahl, Janine N. Truitt, and Tom Armour about LinkedIn's use as a professional recruiting tool.


Engineering a Better World: Engineers Without Borders USA

Engineers Without Borders USA alleviates poverty and fosters community development through engineering solutions. While the majority of international aid organizations focus their efforts in large population centers as a function of scale and efficiency, Engineers Without Borders USA delivers high-impact, collaborative projects within smaller communities.


2014 Guide to Getting an Engineering Job

At, our focus is on making sure as little as possible stands between you and the engineering job you've been looking for.

See us as your mentor, or as the 14-cylinder RT-FLEX96C diesel engine that will propel you like a champion into your engineering dream job. We've done the research, consulted the experts, and published their wisdom. And if it lends insight to your job hunt, we've listed it here for your quick reference.


What Job Recruiters See When They Search Your Name (and What You Can Do About It)

It's no secret that social networking and the Internet play a huge role in the quest for landing the perfect job. From online job searches, to research, to online applications you're sure to spend a great majority of your job search on the Internet. But in the midst of the abundant expanse of online research you perform during your job search, one crucial part of your investigation may be left out: You.


How to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile

Why does LinkedIn Matter? LinkedIn is the largest network of professionals on the web. What makes it great for business and career networking is the ability to leverage the people you already know to exponentially expand your network of potential career and business contacts.


How to Pay Off Student Loan Debt Fast

In 2007, Congress legislated a five-year drop in the federal student loan rate from 6.8% to 3.4%, with renewal scheduled for 2012. While last minute legislative action extended the lower rates until July 1st of this year, Congress failed to take up renewal before leaving for vacation. With interest rates appearing to double overnight, Americans are scrambling for ways to pay down student loan debts as quickly as possible.


Best Engineering Movies on Netflix

So you didn't plan to be spending the weekend inside. Or maybe you did, but television is even more terrible than you had initially anticipated. No worries! Netflix to the rescue! For cabin-feverish engineers and engineering students out there, here's a quick run-down of the best engineering movies on Netflix.

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How to: Get an Engineering Job with a Low GPA

One of the most popular questions we see from soon-to-be-graduating engineers and students looking to land a fruitful engineering internship is "How do I get a job with a 2.5 GPA in ________ engineering?" or "Is it possible to get an internship with a low GPA?"

With that in mind, we gathered a few expert opinions from engineers and recruiters on how best to overcome a low engineering GPA.


Engineering the Work/Life Balance

Engineering isn't easy. Often, our careers demand long hours and intense concentration, leaving little time or energy for life outside the current project. How can we reign in the pressures of home and career, in order to achieve a healthy balance?


Engineering Jobs at Ford Motor Company: What They're Looking For and How to Stand Out

Ford Motor Company is not only one of the most recognized brands in the world, they also have a long, rich history of innovation – beginning with founder Henry Ford's 161 patents to the 20% improvement in fuel efficiency and 15% reduced greenhouse gases in their EcoBoost® engine today. And where there is innovation, there are engineers.


24 Engineering Twitter Streams You Should Follow

One of the most interesting places to get real-time commentary and news about anything is on Twitter. Engineering is no exception. But are you following the right streams?


Landing a Job After a Long Layoff

Layoffs can leave engineers with unattractive gaps in their employment history. How does a long unemployment span affect your chances of landing the next job and what can you do to better the odds?


LinkedIn Profile Best Practices

In part one of our series on How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile we went over how to fill out your profile, what section is particularly relevant to engineers, how and why to add your basic job skill functions, and more. This installment will cover the next steps; including LinkedIn profile best practices, adding connections and tips for requesting skill and expertise endorsements.


What Makes Seattle a Great City for Engineers?

Have you been thinking about relocating to expand your career prospects? Ready to try a new city on for size after graduation? Whether you're in aerospace, software, or green tech... love to sail or just love espresso... Seattle has something for you.