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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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The 10 Greatest Engineering Feats of 2013

2013 brought many exciting, promising advancements in many areas of engineering. Here are the moments, concepts, and products that caught our eye this year.

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Front-End Developer

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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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Electrical Engineer

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2014 Guide to Getting an Engineering Job

At EngineerJobs.com, 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.

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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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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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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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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?

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When Senior Engineers Start Over

Industries, economies and people all change over time. While layoffs and commercial collapse may be the first scenarios to mind, there are as many reasons to start over as there are engineers.

How do you start over as the new hire when you're the most senior engineer on the team?

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Building Space Robots & A Future for Women in STEM

Natalie Panek is a Missions Systems Engineer and advocate for the advancement of women in STEM fields. She holds degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering and develops foundational technologies for space development and exploration.

Recently, she was kind enough to spare time for a few questions on space, engineering, and mentoring women in STEM careers.

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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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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.

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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.

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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?

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Engineered Careers: 3D Printing Entrepreneur

3D printing is a much-hyped technology, with applications ranging from manufactured organs to home production of Print-On-Demand consumer goods purchased over the Internet. Speculation is endlessly entertaining, but setting up shop in an emerging industry takes an engineer. Ed Hebel of Free Thought Designs walks us through why and how he became a 3D printing entrepreneur.