Boost Your Technical Writing with These Tips

September 22, 2014

Technical writing isn’t just about honing your strength as a writer — it’s a great way to boost your career and establish yourself as a thought-leader. But it takes a lot more than knowledge of grammar and spelling to be good. As an experienced speaker and writer, my colleagues often ask me for advice on […]

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Dress for Success: The Dos and Don’ts of Office Attire

September 15, 2014

Like it or not, the way you dress in the workplace can have a huge impact on your career. But it can also be tricky to determine what’s acceptable and what’s not. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a guide that covers some basic do’s and don’ts of office attire. Let’s dive right […]

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The Hottest Trends in Engineering Jobs

August 13, 2014

It’s no surprise that engineers of all stripes are in strong demand in the U.S. – we’re experiencing that demand firsthand here at Burns & McDonnell. With industries like energy and oil and gas growing at a rapid pace and baby boomers nearing retirement, the need for talented engineers is greater than ever. The team […]

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Tips for Working with Different Personalities

August 11, 2014

Have you ever worked in an office where all the employees were just like you? They all met deadlines, were productive and super fun to work with. No? Me neither. And while we might think we want our co-workers to be more like us, the truth is, we probably don’t. Working life, much like every […]

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Top 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2014

August 7, 2014

With the economic issues prevalent in the U.S. in recent years, a lot of talk has been about a lack of jobs, especially jobs for skilled laborers. There’s still a shortage of skilled labor, but now shortages extend beyond that. This year, four of every 10 U.S. employers are struggling to fill open positions. Manpower […]

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LiveKC Initiative Aims to Attract Millennials to Kansas City

July 14, 2014

When most people think of a young, hip city, New York or Chicago come to mind — not Kansas City. To change that, a group of companies, including Burns & McDonnell, recently teamed up to form LiveKC, an initiative aimed at attracting millennials to Kansas City — and keeping them here. The group comprises representatives […]

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