As you move along in your job/internship search, here are four things that you should make sure to AVOID as you move along with this process. Adding these to the 5 items I mentioned in my prior article to keep in mind during your search will hopefully lead you to multiple options and allow you . . . click to continue reading
Failing an engineering class is not the end of the world, what you do next is what is important
Am I the ONLY ONE that failed? Looking around at your classmates posts, you may get the impression that everyone is getting A’s and B’s. It can be very lonely and defeating to think that you’re the only engineer who is actually going to receive a failing grade. Well, let me tell you, that is . . . click to continue reading
Despite interview after interview, why aren’t you getting any offers?
When should you begin to worry? Two articles ago, I dealt with the issue of sending out lots of resume and not hearing back. As I mentioned, if you send out a single resume and don’t hear back, that is nothing to be worried about. Similarly, if you interview for a job or two and don’t . . . click to continue reading
No, it is not normal to send out 100s of resumes and hear NOTHING back
When should you begin to worry? If you send out a single resume and don’t hear back, that is nothing to be worried about. Heck, even if you send out 10 or 20 and don’t hear back, it is not necessarily the biggest deal. However, there comes a point where you have to realize that . . . click to continue reading
My 6 guiding principles for developing a valuable engineering network
On a daily and weekly basis, I work to continuously improve my engineering network. If you are not looking for a job and think you don’t need to network now, then you clearly have not been reading my material. Therefore, I suggest you jump over immediately and read my article that will explain to you . . . click to continue reading
Online applications suck . . . They’re great for the employer, but not for you. Here’s a better approach.
They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Yet, I am baffled by the number of engineers who come to me talking about the 100 or 200 positions to which they applied in order to gain an internship or job. I even had . . . click to continue reading