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 »

Resume Tips for Engineers

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Be Concise While your line of work may imply that giving all the details is a good idea, keep in mind that resumes – including yours – will be rejected or accepted into a working pile within 30 seconds. Giving the manager an information overload is a great way to get rid of them.  Keep… 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 »

Top 4 Engineering Careers for 2019

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Aerospace Engineer While you immediately think of airplanes, aerospace engineers also work on multidisciplinary teams, engineering, design, develop and test spaceships, aircraft and missiles, and using knowledge spanning aerodynamics, avionics, propulsion, and materials science. Generally this requires years of experience, but not necessarily. This does require at least a related bachelor’s degree for entry-level positions…. Read more »

6 Ways Turning Down a Job Offer Hurts Your Future Chances

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Most employers understand that candidates might turn down offers, and that there is never a requirement to accept an offer, and only a particularly strange employer would hold it against you if you did.  You’re absolutely entitled to turn down an offer as an employer is to turn you down, and reasonable people understand that…. Read more »

Tough To Find Skills You May Have That Companies Are Looking For

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It may come as a surprise to you as a job seeker, but employers are ready to fight for the industries top talent to make sure they have the professionals they need to grow and succeed as a company. That means they are eager to hire employees just like you. But oftentimes they are having… Read more »

The True Benefits of Delegating

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Delegation is notably one of the most important skills any manager can possess. It’s impossible to do everything yourself, and it’s key to draw on your team, on their unique skills and abilities, to get the job done. But there’s more to delegating than just moving tasks off your plate. Here are a few no-so… Read more »

Can You Really Reduce the Risk of a Bad Hire?

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Recruitment and hiring are expensive line items for many businesses. The cost of a bad hire (or several) is even more of a hit to your bottom line. It might not seem like such a costly mistake at first, but truly, reducing turnover and retaining talent is one of the most profitable actions a company… Read more »