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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.

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3 Reasons You'd Kill Yourself with a Lightsaber

When I was eight years old, there was only one thing I wanted more than for someone to invent the lightsaber. I wanted one to fall off the back of a truck and land in my front yard. Fortunately, neither occurred; lightsabers are dangerous, poorly designed, and unstable. Here are three of the many reasons they should be preemptively outlawed.

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5 Green Jobs in Engineering

Engineers, of course, are the day-to-day problem-solvers developing the technologies that make this world a more sustainable and healthier place to live. But categorizing "green" engineering jobs is difficult because so many different disciplines have applications in the "green economy."

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Marine Engineers: For the Love of Engines

We spoke with Tim Ivory, a marine engineer who specializes in restoring and preserving vintage boats. He began his career on the retired FDNY fireboat John J Harvey, earning a reputation for ingenuity and passion. This led to regular commercial work in the Harbor and North River, where he developed a following among owners, companies, and preservationists. Now, Tim works as an independent engineer.

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Engineering Dream Jobs: An Unscientific Study

We recently polled a group of engineers and engineer hopefuls on their dream jobs in engineering. Though our methods were by no means scientific (if you're looking for statistical significance you should definitely not click this), our findings did reveal creative passion, inspiring confidence in the future of engineering, and overall were not as disturbing as we thought they would be.

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Is It Worth Pursuing a Master's Degree in Engineering?

While the generic case for graduate education is simple – more money, more opportunity – drilling down into the figures for specific engineering disciplines reveals that the real value of a Master's degree varies widely.

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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.

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Are You In the Wrong Major?

Your choice of major determines your course load, peer group, and influences your academic and professional future. The right call can immerse you in subjects you're passionate about and guide you to a career you love... but the wrong choice can doom you to increased stress, burnout, and failure. How can you tell if you've made the wrong decision ... and what can you do about it?

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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.

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7 Reasons to Consider a Job in Houston, TX

Looking for a change of venue? Is your current location limiting your career potential? If you are an engineer of any stripe, you might want to consider (re)starting your career in Houston, Texas.

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Engineering the Perfect Cover Letter

Sooner or later, your career may turn on a single piece of paper: the infamous cover letter. How can yours avoid being filed under Recycling without a second glance? Approached purely as a piece of persuasive writing, drafting the perfect cover letter can drive good people mad with stress and self-doubt.

We prefer to treat the cover letter as a simple engineering problem.

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11,034 Reasons to Consider a Job in Boston, MA

As part of a series profiling key cities to target in a national job search, EngineerJobs.com is taking a long look at one of America's oldest, greatest cities: Boston. With an incredible field of available opportunities and the sixth largest economy in the country, the "Athens of America" is a great place for an engineer to make a name for themselves.

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Leadership in Engineering: Richard Savoie

Moving from the trenches to the corner office requires the development of leadership and management skills. These "soft skills" can be intimidating for the more technical-minded among us. On the surface, there's little consensus as to what leadership is, let alone a systematic understanding of the development and application of leadership in the engineering workplace. How do people make the transition?

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Future, Please: Power Armor and Jet Packs

Science fiction provides inspiration and escape, but it's also a project buffer for future engineers. Quirky and inspirational ideas, beyond reach of the writer's contemporaries, can remain in circulation as fiction while the rest of the world catches up. In Future, Please, EngineerJobs looks at beloved and bizarre fictional gadgets and our attempts to realize them. First up: power armor and jet packs.

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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.