Job Seeking

5 Tips for Mastering Your Next Phone Interview

by Jen Parker June 13, 2017

There’s no denying that phone interviews can be awkward, but many companies still use them as an important first step in the hiring process. With more than 70,000 job applicants in 2016 alone, phone interviews are an effective screening tool for us to determine who we bring on-site for face-to-face interviews. Aside from the obvious, […]

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5 Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Engineers

by Kristen Svec March 23, 2017

A couple months ago I had the privilege of talking to a group of aspiring engineers at the Independence School District’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day event. I left feeling inspired and hopeful about the future of women in engineering. I also started reflecting on my career as an engineer and how I got […]

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How to Avoid Common Resume Mistakes

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team December 13, 2016

Your resume is not only a succinct summary of your professional history and expertise. It’s also a critical part of your first impression with a prospective employer. That’s why it’s important to avoid common errors that could hinder your chances of getting hired. You have approximately 15 seconds to get your resume into the “keep […]

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3 Job Search Tips: Advice from a College Recruiter

by Chris Woolery December 7, 2016

Whether you’re searching for a job or internship, you want to do everything possible to help showcase yourself as the best candidate. If you’re in college, there are several resources you can maximize to help increase your chances of landing an offer. I work with hundreds of college students every year, so consider this firsthand […]

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4 Tips to Building Your Personal Brand in College

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team December 5, 2016

One of the primary goals of college is to prepare you for your future career — and while you’re juggling coursework and campus involvement, this is also an ideal time to begin building your personal brand. Creating a strong personal brand not only helps boost your recognition among peers and prospective colleagues, it can better […]

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