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10 books that you should have read by now

I am not a fan of novels. Perhaps it due to the fact that as an intellectually curious engineer, novels do not usually provide the needed mental stimulation. It might also be because I do not like dull feeling of having to live vicariously in someone else’s imagined story. While …

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Transitioning back into an engineering career

The 2008-2010 recession saw many engineers out of work, in some cases for an extended period of time. From what we have observed here at The Engineering Daily, the jobs section continues to receive a wider audience, at times single positions receiving multiple applicants. This definitely indicates that there is …

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How to effectively manage an engineering design team

The design phase of an engineering project is usually the most complex and crucial portion of any engineering project. Effective management of the personnel and resources is important in making sure that the project is completed within budget and in a timely fashion. Most design engineers are creative and it …

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Tips on successful networking

Back – 1. No Assumptions » 2. Relax » 3. Listen » 4. Find a common interest » 5. Be Impressive 6. Make a graceful exit There is usually an undisclosed time limit when it comes to networking, especially if you are in a networking event. General rule of thumb is, if you start …

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10 essential networking tips

The term “networking” is one of the most overused and often misunderstood terms.  One of the problems with most young engineers trying to network is that they do not grasp the concept that the most valuable form of networking cannot be done without investing in relationships.  This misunderstanding is only …

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10 common interviewing techniques used by engineering companies

Like it or not, interviewing still remains as the single most effective way for employers to assess potential employees. As frustrating as the interviewing process might be, educating yourself about these ten interviewing styles used by engineering interviewers will give you better leverage at your next interview. Besides, you don’t …

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Taking advantage of new opportunities in uncertain economic times

The ongoing economic uncertainty has seen many engineers lose jobs, redefined many dreams and created what appears to be an uncertain future for many students. While the situation might be bleak, if you analyze the situation from a different perspective, you might find other opportunities for career and educational development. …

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KBR Awarded Framework Contract for Engineering Services by Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd.

HOUSTON–(Business Wire)– KBR (NYSE:KBR) today announced that it has been awarded a Framework Contract by Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd., the technology arm of the Sasol Group (Sasol), to provide engineering services across various sectors of Sasol Group`s business including downstream, petrochemical, and upstream in Southern Africa. Press Releases Project development …

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