What Does a Civil Planner Do?

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Interested in exploring a career in civil planning? It’s a great line of work with growing opportunities. Civil planners develop and use land use plans and programs to help create communities, make room for growing populations, and revitalizing physical facilities in both rural and urban areas across the country. They work mostly in local government,… Read more »

Role vs. Industry: How Do You Determine Which to Focus on in the Job Search?

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A job search is always an interesting time of growth and exploration in any professional’s career. It gives you the chance to really dig deep on what you are looking to do with your time. If your work was unfulfilling or your work environment wasn’t optimal, those are lessons you can learn to help you… Read more »

Bottom Line Up Front: Why This Military Tactic Helps You Connect with Management

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If you are not from a military background, the Bottom Line Up Front communication style, or BLUF, might not be meaningful. But as an employee, you should take note, because this can make a huge difference in getting your point across quickly, building trust with management, and even acing a job interview. Here’s what you… Read more »

The Final Two Steps to Becoming a Successful Contract Consultant

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As we discussed earlier this month, life as a consultant might not be glamorous, but it can be very empowering for a professional looking for a more flexible way to build experience quickly and make a difference on their own terms. Here are the two remaining steps you need to take to make sure you… Read more »

The First Two Steps to Becoming a Successful Contract Worker

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Life as a contractor might not be glamorous, but it can be very empowering for a professional looking for a more flexible way to build experience quickly and make a difference on their own terms. Here are the two first steps you need to take to make sure you set yourself up for success as… Read more »

Small Ways to Become a Lot Happier

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Happiness is the ultimate goal, or at least what most people are working to achieve. It can mean different things to different people, but the way to get there is pretty similar, no matter who you are and what you do for your work. Here are four small ways you can change your life and… Read more »

What Does a Developer Analyst Do?

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Looking to grow your career in the IT industry? You might be interested in exploring opportunities as a developer analyst. This job is highly technical and highly rewarding, and employers are looking for candidates like you to step into these roles and really make a difference. Here’s what you need to know. Job Summary A… Read more »

A Social Media Presence Creates the Brand that Helps Your Career

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Your social media activities can either help promote your personal brand or might actually hinder it. Employers are actively looking for new talent online, and if you are not sending the right message out from your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn platforms, you’re doing yourself and your career a huge disservice. Here is what you need… Read more »

Could the Kanban Project Management Style Be Right for Your Career?

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Project management is an important skill for any number of careers including engineering. So much of engineering is about processes and systems, which is why project management skills are so important. But it can be a very different skill set that makes a good project manager than what makes a good engineer. But it’s important… Read more »

The Best Question to Ask Before Taking the Offer

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Congratulations on receiving an offer! This is an important step in the job search process, but you might be surprised to hear you’re not quite done asking questions yet. Before you say yes, make sure you ask these critical questions to make sure you set yourself up for success. 1. What do you want me… Read more »