Civil Engineering Jobs Tag

apples & oranges

Does Company Size Matter?

The 2016 job market is in full swing and with it, if you are lucky, comes choices. Seasoned professionals, as well as graduate engineers, find themselves approached with opportunities. Today's civil engineering companies are as different as their employees. In your job exploration you need to...

workplace gossip

Companies & Gossip

One definition of Gossip is “a form of communications that an individual(s) participates in for the purpose of discussion, or passing onto to others, hearsay information.”   In the past year, several new sites and apps have been created to  "modernize office gossip." Memo recently celebrated its one year...

resignation

When Your Employees Resign

No one wants to be rejected. When it happens, we take it personally and go through stages of hurt, anger and resolution.   When your employees leave your firm, you may travel the same path. However, employees typically make a decision to “fly the nest” only...

Has Your A/E Firm Taken Over Your Identity?

Are you known as a civil engineer, architect, landscape architect and planner OR are you known as an employee of your employer?   Recently an outstanding executive engineer was set to interview with my client. This engineer had worked as a leader in his firm for 20...

It’s Not About The Title or The Money: Stop Lying To Yourself!

If I had a penny for every time a job seeker told me that they would not reject a job offer based upon the title or the money, I could have bought an island years ago!  Stop lying to yourself.   Inevitably, 95% of job offer rejections center around money or...

stalking the recruiter

Stalking the Recruiter

More than five years ago I saw a posting from a corporate recruiter on LinkedIn and wrote a blog about it. Very little has changed since that 2010 post!   That corporate recruiter had a status update “...

relationships

It’s All About Relationships

Relationship: the state of being connected   Engineering projects, project teams, department teams, clients, civil engineering recruiters all have one similar characteristic – RELATIONSHIPS. This includes our relationship with ourselves, our colleagues, our supervisors, our clients, our candidates. We cannot escape this inevitable connection.   How we treat others,...

grey-haired engineer

Never Underestimate the Gray-Haired Engineer

It has always amazed me that many consulting firms “appear” hesitant to hire engineers with 40+ years of experience. With a sensitivity to age discrimination laws, companies find a variety of seemingly legitimate reasons for rejecting solid, experienced candidates.   Often, these engineers can be the best...

job rejection

Job Search & Rejection

No one likes to be rejected — whether it be from a potential job, promotion, client or love interest. It's disheartening, and human nature causes us to ask, "Why am I being turned down?"   If I can generalize a bit, civil engineers are analytical thinkers and...