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The Interview: Part One

From the typical to the strange: All the things you need to know to prepare for that job interview. Part One

Publish date: 06/02/2017

Pulse of Engineering: Where Are the New Engineers?

Information gleaned from latest Pulse of Engineering research from IEEE GlobalSpec Engineering360 shows that competition is tough; demand for qualified engineers exceeds supply; tension between good design and saving money is frustrating; and timeframes for product roll-out are shrinking.

Publish date: 05/17/2017

Software Hiring! Hardware Firing!

A sampling of 2017’s hiring and firing announcements show that the year, so far, is a generally good one for software engineers, not so good for their hardware counterparts. And while headline news is incomplete and anecdotal at best, more comprehensive statistics suggest that it represents a trend: software up, hardware down.

Publish date: 05/17/2017

Looking for a Job? Double-Check Your Social Media Accounts First

Looking for a new job? Make sure that your social media platforms are in order.

Publish date: 04/18/2017

Developers, Skill Upgrade Programs, Boost Asia Pacific Tech Jobs Outlook

There are still plenty of tech jobs in the Asia Pacific region (EEs, software engineers, computer engineers and scientists, IT specialists), but it’s almost a buyer’s market for software developers as companies struggle to keep pace with growing opportunities in mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity.

Publish date: 02/22/2017

Brexit May Take A Toll On Tech Jobs In The UK And EU

United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) job seekers and recruiters got a mostly unanticipated jolt with Britain’s vote to exit the EU. Nothing is expected to change immediately following the “Leave” vote (popularly known as Brexit); the UK is still a member of the EU. Under Article 50 of the union’s Lisbon Treaty, the UK has two years after it officially requests to leave to work out rule changes, including immigration policies that could have a significant impact on the technology sector. But management consultants are advising industries in the UK to review their future recruitment needs now, including the status of European Economic Area nationals they now employ.

Publish date: 02/22/2017

Where The Tech Jobs Are In Europe

There are plenty of job openings for EEs, computer and software engineers, and IT professionals across Europe, but recruiting people with the most in-demand skill sets continues to be a challenge for industry companies.

Publish date: 02/22/2017

A burgeoning Internet of Things market has created a big demand for engineering talent

Need a strong opening for the cover letter for your Internet of Things (IoT) job application? Try “Have experience, will travel.” In fact, experience has become a “minimum requirement” for most currently posted IoT engineering jobs. Is there a shortage of people with the skills needed to help drive the growth of IoT? And how competitive is the market for technical talent in the sector? Read on to find out.

Publish date: 02/22/2017

Drones are a big job opportunity; but for new engineers, not so much

The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) market is already huge, and it’s getting bigger—fast. The defense/aerospace UAV sector is hiring aggressively, but most job descriptions call for engineering “talent” with several years of experience, and a load of skill sets. And a security clearance, which means the job applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Where are these jobs?

Publish date: 02/22/2017

Cyber Skills In High Demand Well Into The Future

The cybersecurity job market is wide open—if you have the skills. If you don’t, there are plenty of opportunities to get up to speed and perhaps boost future career opportunities. Foote Partners, which tracks information technology (IT) jobs across all skill levels, projects the global demand for cybersecurity talent will climb to six million by 2019 with an expected shortfall of 1.5 million professionals. “We’re going to need as many people as possible to ‘hit the ground running’ to meet the demand,” notes Foote. “Without a doubt, a cybersecurity skills gap has developed on a global basis,” Foote notes in its recently published IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index. “The fact is, it’s going to take years to narrow this particular skills gap, but we’ll get there if the money and incentives are sufficient to get vendors, employers, and training organizations focused on the solution.”

Publish date: 02/13/2017