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Engineering Careers

Permanent Employment Via Temp Jobs

According to the most recent, monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs report, only 192,000 new, full time jobs were created. This raised the average, during the first four months of 2014, to a miniscule 138,500 jobs created. Furthermore, BLS reported that:

  1. 20,100,000 Americans were either unemployed, underemployed (i.e.
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Be Realistic In Engineering Recruiting

engineer recruitment tipToday’s engineering recruitment tip is: Be realistic. Many companies demand unrealistic employment requirements when seeking an engineer. As a result, engineer positions go unfilled for long periods of time! Not having the right engineer (e.g. AI, VR or robotics engineer) costs your company many thousands of dollars … Read More


Motorola Employees Reactions to Lenovo’s Takeover

As you probably know by now, Motorola was recently sold off to Lenovo. This Chicagoland brand was born and bred here. Now it is likely that all the key R&D, scientific, engineering, IT and technical jobs will be lost to Asia in the near future.

How do present and former … Read More


Only 74,000 Jobs Created: ENGINEER A NEW RESUME!

According to today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, though the unemployment rate dropped another .3% to 6.7%, much of this drop was due to job seekers leaving the workforce (and thus not being counted by BLS)! Furthermore, only 74,000 new jobs were created last month (a drop of … Read More


Design Engineering Jobs Can Help You Reach the Stars

The larger and loftier your goals, the higher the possibilities of achieving them if Design Engineering is your desired career. Think big to achieve big in life and that is what I suggest to prospective candidates who aim to create a niche for themselves in this fast-moving technological era. Besides … Read More


A Tale Of Two Cities: SUBSTANCE VERSUS HYPE!

My strong interest in the recent NFL coaching carousel, which left eight head coaches with “pink slips”, extends far beyond my fervent curiosity for the sport. A paradigm of sound versus shaky recruiting practices can be observed. Case in point the Chicago Bears versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Both cities … Read More


I’ll live on WGN Radio Saturday, December 29th between 12:30 and 1 p.m. CST discussing a new outplacement model to help the multitudes of displaced workers.

If you get a chance, I’ll be live on WGN Radio on Saturday, December 29th from 12:30 to 1 p.m. CST (720 on the AM dial) discussing a new, lower-cost alternative (10% of the cost) to outplacement for displaced workers, called World2Work™

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Countless Job Openings: TIME TO SHARPEN RECRUITING SKILLS!

The 171,000 increase in jobs reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today was only the tip of the iceberg. We have noticed over the last few weeks an exponential increase in search inquiries. This has been across the board and across the country ranging from several CIO positions … Read More


Unemployment Drops To 7.8%, But Job Market Still Very, Very Soft: 3-PRONGED APPROACH ENERGIZES JOB HUNTING!

Though the unemployment rate dropped by .3% to 7.8%, which marked the first time in 3 ½ years it dipped below 8%, a lot more needs to be done. For example, if you total: a) Unemployed (12.1 million) b) those involuntarily working part-time (8.6 million) and c) those who have Read More


Unemployment Rises To 8.3%; SEO A Tonic For Joblessness!

The U.S. economy added 163,000 jobs in July, the most in five months. However, the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 8.3% as more and more workers scramble to enter the job market. This has created an uneven recovery heading into this fall's presidential election. Fortunately, a … Read More