Job Seeking

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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Tips for Settling into a New Job

by Matt Briner January 11, 2016

Thousands of people will start a new job today. Are you one of them? Day one on your new job is an exciting and pivotal time, as you’ll be making indelible first impressions on colleagues and leadership. It’s enough to make anyone nervous! But — as with most things — preparation can make a big […]

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