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How Manual Labor and Automation Coexist

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.

July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Industrial Automation|

Helpful Tips for Companies Working With Recruiters

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.

May 21st, 2019|Categories: Hiring|

How to Tell if a Company Culture is Right for You

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?

April 1st, 2019|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , , |

What to do if You Miss Your Interview

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!

March 7th, 2019|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , , |

Why Connect with Recruiters on LinkedIn

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!

February 26th, 2019|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , , |

Factors to Look For in a Job Other Than Pay

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!

February 18th, 2019|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , , |

Answering Phone Calls in a Professional Manner

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!

February 7th, 2019|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Tips for Controlling Your Body Language During the Interview

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!

January 28th, 2019|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Network To Get Work

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.

September 12th, 2018|Categories: Hiring|Tags: , |

The Advantages of Team Building

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!

July 31st, 2018|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |

Benefits of Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile

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.

July 20th, 2018|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Employee Retention

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!

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Hiring|Tags: , |

How We Recruit For Our Clients

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.

June 18th, 2018|Categories: Hiring|Tags: |

The Interesting Job Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

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!

June 7th, 2018|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Fulfilling the Demand for Automation in Today’s Market

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.

May 31st, 2018|Categories: Hiring, Industrial Automation|Tags: , |

How to Prepare for Your Job Interview

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.

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Control System Integrator: Hiring Tests Survey Results

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.

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Hiring|Tags: , |

4 Ways to Upgrade Your Professional Image in a Casual Work Environment

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.

April 12th, 2018|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

How To Create the Perfect Resume

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.

August 24th, 2017|Categories: Career Tips|

Three Growing Trends in Technology

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.

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Engineering|Tags: |

How to Fit New Equipment into an Existing System

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.

October 19th, 2016|Categories: Industrial Automation|

How to Prepare for a Skype or Video Interview

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.

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Career Tips|

Top 5 Reasons to Become an Engineering Major

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!

May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Engineering|Tags: , |

Hire F1-OPT Candidates to Fill Your Engineering Jobs

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!

April 20th, 2016|Categories: Engineering, Hiring|

FIRST Robotics: Creating Future Automation Engineers

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!!

March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Industrial Automation|Tags: |

Do You Love Your Job?

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!

March 7th, 2016|Categories: Career Tips|

How the Perfect Resume is like a Pizza

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.

February 24th, 2016|Categories: Career Tips|

12 Tips for Phone Interview Success

Most people think a phone interview is less stressful and you can be more relaxed. Think again!

Phone interviews often determine whether you will be a finalist for the position and if they will bring you in for a face-to-face interview.

Use the tips and techniques in this article to nail your phone interview and move on to the next step!

January 27th, 2016|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: |

The Right Thank-You Note Could Get You A Job Offer

Sending a follow-up thank-you note after an interview shows that you are sincerely interested in the job.

If done right, it may even seal the deal and land you a job offer.

A sample follow-up email is included in this post. It's written by one of our candidates and is truly top-notch!

November 17th, 2015|Categories: Career Tips|

Resume Writing For Engineers: Fraud, Flaws, and Faux Pas

In this post, we discuss common resume faux pas and how to avoid them. We also bring examples of resume fraud to your attention.

Minor infractions often stem from improper formatting and resume design. These issues are easy to remedy!

Major infractions on the other hand, such as falsifying work history or college degrees, can have serious consequences.

One major infraction, and a growing trend in resume fraud, involves diploma mill degrees. We address this problem and give you the resources to avoid falling into such a trap!

October 19th, 2015|Categories: Career Tips|

Back to School – Back to Job Search

Hiring often heats up in the summer which is why it’s recommended to increase your job search efforts during the warmer months. However, we know many of you still take time off to spend with your family, enjoy a nice vacation, or take a break after a hectic work project or stressful search for employment. Now that Labor Day has [...]

September 14th, 2015|Categories: Career Tips|

Resume Writing For Engineers: Formatting Tips

In general, people within our niche (industrial automation) tend to do a decent job represent themselves well on their resume, but we also see some strange formats that are either hard to read or present the information in an illogical fashion.

This post will show you how to write an effective resume using six formatting tips we believe are crucial.

Sample resume included.

August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Career Tips|

Career Advice for Young Engineers

From resume tips to dressing for success and everything in between, there is no shortage of career advice available online.

It can be overwhelming trying to sort through the how-to's, do's and don'ts, and lists of tips for success, let alone find content relevant to your specific industry.

That's why we've done the hard work for you and compiled this list of great advice for young engineers.

Now all you have to do is study up, put these tips to work, and watch your career unfold!

July 21st, 2015|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: |

Meet Us Monday: Megan Carty

To help you get to know the Automationtechies team a bit better, we will introduce a different member each Monday. Today’s profile is for Megan Carty.

Megan joined Automationtechies in 2012 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University.

As a Candidate Sourcing Specialist, Megan works to connect engineers with current opportunities in the industry. She also enjoys growing Automationtechies’ social media presence, creating email job alerts and [...]

July 13th, 2015|Categories: Recruiter / Staff Profile|

Meet Us Monday: Lisa Reitz

To help you get to know the Automationtechies team a bit better, we will introduce a different member each Monday. Today’s profile is for Lisa Reitz.

Lisa has been with Automationtechies since 2004; starting first as a Candidate Researcher before being promoted to Candidate Sourcing Manager.

She works with candidates from all areas of automation and strives to place them in their best possible job. Lisa enjoys working with candidates from [...]

July 6th, 2015|Categories: Recruiter / Staff Profile|

Meet Us Monday: Kristy Fangman

To help you get to know the Automationtechies team a bit better, we will introduce a different member each Monday. Today’s profile is for Kristy Fangman.

Kristy joined Automationtechies in 2008 after being recruited by her lifelong friend, and founder of the company, Alan Carty. Kristy has had success in placing Sales Engineers, Controls Engineers, Product Engineers, and Technicians.

Prior to her work in recruiting, she was a freelance Interior Designer and [...]

June 29th, 2015|Categories: Recruiter / Staff Profile|

Replaced by Robots?

The New York Times has featured a great series on robots becoming more ingrained in our lives and in the workplace.

It’s an honest view of the progress, issues, and [...]

June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Industrial Automation|

Meet Us Monday: Michelle Johnson

To help you get to know the Automationtechies team a bit better, we will introduce a different member each Monday. Today’s profile is for Michelle Johnson.

Michelle joined Automationtechies in 2003 after recruiting for a supply chain execution software company.

In addition to working in the automation and engineering sector, Michelle’s previous experience allows Automationtechies to expand its scope to include [...]

June 8th, 2015|Categories: Recruiter / Staff Profile|

Thinking About A Radical Job Change?

With the increased demand for automation professionals over the past year, many of you might be considering a job change or perhaps even a career change. Career changes are more difficult than simply moving from one company to another and performing a similar role. Many engineers often contemplate getting out of a purely technical role and venturing into a [...]

June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Meet Us Monday: Kristy Fitch

To help you get to know the Automationtechies team a bit better, we will introduce a different member each Monday. Today’s profile is for Kristy Fitch.

Kristy is a technical recruiter who has been with Automationtechies since its beginning in 2000. Kristy started out supporting job posting clients and moved into recruiting in 2003.

Like all Automationtechies recruiters, Kristy has experience placing candidates with [...]

May 25th, 2015|Categories: Recruiter / Staff Profile|

Ace Your Job Interview

Your primary goal in a job interview is to get an offer, while the company’s primary goal is to determine if you are the best candidate for the job. You can help the hiring manager see that you are the best candidate by using a simple formula for answering interview questions. When asked about your past experience or the specific skills you possess, answer using the S.T.A.R. formula. The acronym stands for […]

May 19th, 2015|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Meet Us Monday: Alan Carty

To help you get to know the Automationtechies team a bit better, we will introduce a different member each Monday.

Today’s profile is for Alan Carty.

Alan has worked in automation since graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Before starting Automationtechies and Automation.com, Alan worked as […]

May 11th, 2015|Categories: Recruiter / Staff Profile|

Why Your Email Address Matters | Career Tip

It's true. Something as simple as your email address can turn off an employer. In today's competitive job market, you need to give yourself every possible advantage – start with having an email address that is professional. There are both good practices to follow and bad practices to avoid. Just as your resume represents you, so does your email [...]

May 4th, 2015|Categories: Career Tips|Tags: , |

Welcome to Our New Blog

At Automationtechies, we collaborate daily with employers and job seekers who ultimately want the same thing – to find each other. We’ve created this blog space to share insightful content and career resources that we feel will help employers and job seekers alike navigate this process from start to finish. After all, both groups need each other, and the [...]

April 27th, 2015|Categories: Miscellaneous|

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