In this episode, we talk to Zakary Smith, an entrepreneur, innovator, and the founder of Instaversal, an engineering company that creates true partnerships that enable companies that develop and scale products to accelerate their complete product development lifecycle, connecting with a vetted global supply chain of experts. Zack provides some great tips on how you can find the right engineering career path that best suits your passions.
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How to Handle Tough Interview Questions for Engineers is a guest blog by Nader Mowlaee
Preparing for an interview is crucial for moving you forward in starting your engineering career. If you get the chance to get to the interview round, luck is already on your side. That’s because research shows that only two percent of applicants get called back for an interview. But it’s important not to throw caution to the wind by being unprepared for your interview.
One of the best ways to get ready for your interview is by tackling the tough questions with a strategy. Luckily, you can take a strategic approach to handle tough interview questions. When it comes to interviewing, practice makes perfect. Here’s how to handle some of the top three common job interview questions that can be difficult to answer: [Read more…] about How to Handle Tough Interview Questions for Engineers
The other day I was speaking with one of my clients who is a consulting engineer and also the owner of a small consulting engineering company. In his line of work, he is often called on when his clients are in trouble with a municipality or building department. For example, a client may call him when a building permit has been revoked, therefore his job is to figure out why and help his client to restore the building permit to good standing so that the project may proceed.
My client tells me that in this scenario, the owner (or his client) is always angry because of the situation they are in, which they often caused themselves. They never want to pay the engineer because they feel that the municipality is wrong and they are just causing them to waste money. Ultimately, they see the consulting engineer in this case simply as an expense; and they can’t wait to cut that expense.
Doing this type of work can really weigh you down and present a lot of negative energy because your clients may constantly make you feel like the bad guy. Clients in these situations rarely view you as someone who is coming to save the day, because they don’t agree with what the municipality thinks needs saving. [Read more…] about Are Certain Consulting Engineer Destined for an Unfulfilled Engineering Career?