In this guest post, Rodney Laws outlines how furloughed engineers and other professionals can be proactive and continue to work on their skills.
Rodney suggests taking advantage of online training programs, experimenting with side businesses, and networking.
He also shares many professional development ideas including links to automation courses and certifications that you may find relevant!
Let us help put your career on course to a brighter future.
We connect engineers and other professionals with employers in factory automation, process control, instrumentation, or manufacturing industries.
In this guest post, Marla Keene, technical writer for AX Control, Inc., discusses how employers in the automation and manufacturing industries can use augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies to train employees and increase productivity through less downtime.
Since AR and VR tools can help develop effective, informed employees there is no doubt that both will become increasingly commonplace!
In this guest post, Bryan Hellman, writer for DO Supply, Inc., discusses the basics of automation and what specific skills employers in the industry will look for in candidates during the hiring process.
This article is great for recent engineering graduates or other professionals who are new to automation or considering it for a career change!
In this guest post, Jacqueline Canny, CEO and Owner of Ultimation Industries, discusses how labor & automation can work together to increase productivity without eliminating each other.
When recruiting for our clients, we generally have the most success filling positions when we know the key job details!
Have you ever worked with a recruiter before? Help recruiters fill your jobs faster by proving the following information.
Let’s face it, besides the work itself the culture of a company is going to determine if you enjoy your new position or not.
So, the question is, how to determine what the work environment is going to be like when interviewing with a future employer?
Imagine finally getting the opportunity to interview with a company you’ve been highly interested in. You hop in your car and start off on your merry way to your interview and moments later - find yourself in bumper to bumper traffic. Panic sets in, you know there is absolutely no way you will be making it to your interview on time and will be embarrassingly late. What do you do now?
Follow this guide to handle your mistake in a professional way and stay in the running for the job you want!
Recruiters can be extremely good resources when it comes time to search for a new job. As job boards fizzle out and the way job seekers find new opportunities changes, optimizing your LinkedIn profile and connecting with recruiters is a must!
Find out why it's important for you to connect with recruiters on LinkedIn and get the assistance you need with your job search!
When job hunting, the salary and benefits package is an important factor to consider. There are other important factors you should be thinking about however.
Compensation isn’t everything! So what else should you be looking for in a new opportunity? Read our blog to find out!
Answering an incoming call sounds easy and actually is very simple! However, your tone and introduction is very important for making a good impression on your caller when you answer their call.
Set a good tone and follow our advice on how to professionally and politely answer incoming calls!
Your body language during an interview is more important than you might think! Nonverbal communication is easily observed during in person interviews.
Give your interviewer a positive first impression of you by using these tips for portraying positive body language!
Networking is exactly what you make of it! You could find your next job, get a mentor, or even get some awesome career advice from the connections within your network.
All of our recruiters have been networking for years. We gathered some tips and guidelines to networking that our candidates could find useful for their own networking needs.
Bringing your company together with team building creates a perfect bonding environment for your employees. Employers might overlook the strength of the bond between their employees and their company.
Employees who participate in team building take away a great experience, memories, and a better understanding of their coworkers. Read the advantages team building with your employees!
It’s so important for job seekers to have a strong LinkedIn profile when looking to switch careers. Thousands of users access LinkedIn every day! Don't pass up this opportunity, check out why you absolutely must optimize your LinkedIn profile.
The hard work doesn't end after we find you the perfect employee. These new employees will look to you to offer the benefits and work culture that you spoke about during their interview.
Make a good impression on your new hires and make them want to stay for years to come! Take the steps to provide the right work environment to keep employee retention high!
What do our recruiters do for our clients? Glad you asked! Our recruiters have a process they go through daily, weekly, and yearly to fill positions in the industrial automation industry. Learn about our recruiting process and how we can help fill your open job positions.
Using nontraditional job interview questions will help accomplish your goal of standing out and being memorable to your interviewer. They are great questions to show the interviewer that you care about other aspects of your next career choice other than the just salary. Stand out during your next job interview with these interview unique questions!
There is a wide spectrum of automation related positions out on today's market. However, the demand for automation people has increased and there has been a shortfall of available candidates to fill job openings. Read how your company can help add automation people into the workforce and help solve this problem.
The time has finally come, our recruiters have matched your professional skills and experience to the perfect job!
Now that you get to meet the employer, it’s time to get organized so you can make an excellent first impression.
Raise your chances of being selected for the position by making these preparations for your face to face job interview.
Our clients often ask us what types of tests they should use, or if we know what other companies are using. To find out, we conducted a survey and 145 of our Control System Integrator clients completed it.
We presented them with seven common categories of tests, asking whether they utilize each to assess candidates.
We also asked for specific names of the tests or descriptions of them. This report presents the main findings of that survey. We hope you find this information helpful.
More and more engineering companies are exchanging the classic business professional attire for a more casual and lenient dress code. Gone are the required suits and ties, and in their place, are t-shirts, jeans, and sneakers.
With this shift happening so widely across the industry, knowing how to upgrade and maintain your professional image in a casual work environment could have a huge impact on your career path.
Follow these 4 tips to make sure you come across as a professional, even when you're dressing casually.
There may not be a perfect recipe for most things in life, but with a little guidance and refinement, you can create the perfect resume.
In this blog post, Alan Carty weighs in on the new resume guide that's been released by CareerBuilder.
Their guide can help you make the most of your limited space, capture a hiring manager or recruiter's attention, prove your credibility, and illustrate how you can contribute to the workplace.
Engineers play a prominent role in bringing new ideas and prototypes to life, especially as the world becomes more reliant on technology.
From artificial intelligence and robotics to the cyber security, engineers possess the inventive skills needed to create and improve systems and devices in an always evolving, technology-focused landscape.
This article covers three of the most prominent trends in technology and how engineers are leading the way.
Need to add newly designed equipment or components to an existing system?
Then this article's for you!
Consider the key points mentioned before purchasing new equipment and you will find yourself set up for a successful, smooth transition.
More and more employers are using video interviews (via Skype or Google Hangouts) to conduct preliminary interviews or as a replacement for a face-to-face meeting.
As this practice becomes commonplace, it's important for job seekers to be camera ready!
Use the tips and humorous video in this post to help you prepare to make your best impression in a video interview.
Engineering has been called one of the most profitable majors and graduates in STEM fields can enjoy a significant advantage in the job market.
There are many other benefits of graduating with a STEM degree; click through to read about the Top 5!
Why are we encouraging our employers to hire F1-OPT candidates?
Well, these international students have advanced degrees and relevant industry experience.
They're also skilled, eager to learn, and can work in the United States for any employer without visa sponsorship.
With the numerous cultural and practical benefits they can bring to an organization, F1-OPT employment is not something you will want to overlook!
FIRST Robotics combines the excitement of sports with the rigors of science and technology. It encourages youth to pursue an education and career in STEM fields through fun, high-energy robotics competitions.
FIRST is where engineers are born! These students might just become your future automation engineers!
Read on to learn about FIRST Robotics and how to help grow high school students' interest in science and technology.
Cool robotics videos included!!
If you didn't answer "Yes!" right away...why not?
Are you just having a bad day or do you truly dislike your job?
Is a long overdue vacation the solution or is really time to move on to something new?
Use the flowchart in this post to get help answering these questions!
What are the key ingredients of a perfect resume and how are they similar to a tasty pizza?
Dig into this article and find out!
Written by recruiter and pizza-lover, Lisa Reitz.