If you’re an engineer, your career prospects are probably pretty enviable. Many industries already need your knowledge, and salaries start relatively high. However, demand for your skills is only set to increase in the next few years as older professionals age out of their positions. Overall, the future looks rosy for you and your peers. […]
About Stephen Hime
Stephen has been looking after Engineering partners for many years, helping them find the best technical talent for their companies. When he’s not working, you can find him outside on his road bike in good weather - and with his virtual cycling buddies on Zwift when the weather isn’t so good.
Entries by Stephen Hime
Remember when you’d get to school after a night of doing homework, and the teacher says it’s time to take it up? Well, that’s what happened to Ian Martin Group’s Stewardship Council members on Friday, June 28th as we met together for the second time in our Toronto office. Our task had been to each […]
You may be in for a long search if you need to hire a mechanical engineer. The field is broad, but hiring managers usually want a professional with a specific set of qualifications and skills. An experienced worker could not be the right fit for your project, even if they specialize in a relatively similar […]
It takes a lot of work to recruit the right engineers. In general, technical projects require highly qualified workers who specialize in the right fields. Yet hiring managers can’t hire based on qualifications alone. Plenty of other factors will influence whether a new engineer will fit in at a company.
The idea of a “born engineer” is a myth. Some people can master the profession’s necessary skills naturally, but that doesn’t mean others can’t hone these abilities. It takes time and practice to develop prowess in a given field, but the reward is usually worth the effort.
Many see careers in engineering as a surefire way to lead a comfortable, prosperous life. These workers benefit from great starting pay and high wages throughout their professional lives. Job security isn’t always guaranteed in some industries, but engineers’ skills always seem to be in demand. Maybe that’s why the United States produced over 237,000 […]
Electrical engineers are a hot commodity. There’s no shortage of work for these professionals, since many different industries require staff who can understand and design power transmission equipment.
A prolonged hiring process doesn’t benefit anyone. Candidates have to walk on eggshells waiting for your call, and many will take other jobs if they don’t hear from you quickly. Your company will also lose money and may even suffer from reduced productivity until you’re fully staffed again, which can put substantial pressure on hiring […]
As a civil engineer, it’s not easy for you to nail down a career path. The industry is broader than its counterparts are, so you could potentially work on public infrastructure like roads and bridges or private works such as buildings. Each of these projects requires a range of professionals, from researchers to designers and […]
Do you want to hire a skilled, diligent engineer? Good luck. Your search will likely require a great deal of time and resources. After all, start-ups usually spend an average of about 80 hours sourcing and recruiting just one engineer. Your projects will suffer if you don’t recruit the right personnel, but can you really […]