The Different Types of Engineering Fields

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If you’re new to engineering, trying to figure out which engineering major is for you, or trying to explain what you do to someone who isn’t an engineer, it can be tricky to sum up all the different fields. Here we break down the six major branches, but under each branch there are literally hundreds… Read more »

Top Tips on How to Prepare for a Software Engineer Interview

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You’ve finally landed the interview with the company you’d love to work for, so what do you do next? Brush up on Skills the Company Wants Read the job description carefully and prepare yourself to be able to give the definitions and speak about the major benefits of the operating systems, and programming used. Be… Read more »

3 Job Searching Steps When Transitioning from Military Life to Civilian

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Getting a job can be one of the returning veteran’s hardest challenges. Translating military skills and experience into civilian terminology is hard, but it can be done. Prepare Ahead of Time Ideally, you would be able to prepare for civilian life while you’re still in the service. Make sure to enroll in the Transition Assistance… Read more »

5 Most Common Engineering Interview Questions

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Forewarned is forearmed, so before you step into that interview, be sure you know how you’ll answer the most likely questions: Tell me about a time when a project or assignment didn’t go as planned. This is a behavioral interview question and your interviewer is trying to assess your problem solving skills. Give an example… Read more »

5 Job Seeking Tips for Military Spouses

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Revamp Your Resume Milspouses should consider using a resume format that isn’t chronological. While free templates seem like a good idea, they can be very basic and hard to individualize. Try using a functional resume or a combination resume instead of a chronological format, since you’re promoting your skills first. If you’ve had lapses in… Read more »

Get Your Resume Past the ATS

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As technology has advanced, so has it’s involvement in the hiring process. Hiring managers no longer have to pick through hundreds of resumes by hand. The applicant tracking system (ATS) has taken care of that. Many job seekers are unaware exactly how many companies use an ATS to screen resumes before they’re ever read by… Read more »

How To Gain A Security Clearance For Employment

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How To Get a Security Clearance You can’t just apply for a security clearance. Applying for a clearance requires that you’re working for a government approved contractor, holding political office, or working with some kind of government approved entity. To even apply requires that organization to sponsor you. There are no individual applications for a… Read more »

12 Surprising Aerospace Inventions That We Use on Earth

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One could argue that government funded space exploration hasn’t done anything for you lately. You’d be wrong. We have collected a list of inventions from NASA, used in space that help people right here on everyone’s favorite spinning rock: Infrared Ear Thermometers Developed to measure the thermal radiation emitted by the eardrum, similar to the… Read more »

6 Steps to Translating Military Experience to a Civilian Resume

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Assume the Employer Doesn’t Understand Anything About Your Military Resume Write your resume and cover letter with this in mind, no matter what. Avoid military jargon and make things clear for them. While staffing agencies are full of people experienced in this, most future civilian employers probably won’t know their meaning. When you explain skills,… Read more »