Engineering Career Advice from Top Recruiters - Brightwing

Engineering Career Advice from Top Recruiters

10/11/2016

Whether you’re ready to take your engineering career to the next level, or you’re thinking about where you want to be in 5 years, you should always be prepared. At Brightwing, we work with dozens of fantastic organizations, and speak to hundreds of engineering professionals every week. We asked our recruiters to give their top engineering career advice – here’s what they had to say.

Maren Morris

Maren Morris

"If you're looking to advance your engineering career, be prepared! Make sure your resume is up-to-date and proofread, and be ready to answer questions that recruiters may ask you - like 'What type of job opportunity are you looking for?' It seems straight-forward, but it could come down to a specific part of a vehicle you want to work on - be specific."

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Maren

2016-10-11T16:21:38+00:00

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Maren

Maren Morris
"If you're looking to advance your engineering career, be prepared! Make sure your resume is up-to-date and proofread, and be ready to answer questions that recruiters may ask you - like 'What type of job opportunity are you looking for?' It seems straight-forward, but it could come down to a specific part of a vehicle you want to work on - be specific."
Mike Gourley

Mike Gourley

"Don't be afraid to show your passion if it relates to your job, as well as your personal life. There is a lot of people that want to be in the industry, and you will need to stand out."

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Mike

2016-10-11T15:45:51+00:00

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Mike

Mike Gourley
"Don't be afraid to show your passion if it relates to your job, as well as your personal life. There is a lot of people that want to be in the industry, and you will need to stand out."
bryan gentner

Bryan Gentner

"If you're looking for new engineering opportunities, you should think about what's important to you and rank these items. For example - working for a specific OEM or in a certain location may be more important than compensation. It's not a bad idea to inform your recruiter to leverage your job search."

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Bryan

2016-10-11T15:56:44+00:00

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Bryan

bryan gentner
"If you're looking for new engineering opportunities, you should think about what's important to you and rank these items. For example - working for a specific OEM or in a certain location may be more important than compensation. It's not a bad idea to inform your recruiter to leverage your job search."
jason-hochstein

Jason Hochstein

"If you're looking for a new job, know exactly what you're looking for. This helps recruiters align you with the opportunity that best fits your career ambitions and desires."

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Jason

2016-10-11T16:01:52+00:00

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Jason

jason-hochstein
"If you're looking for a new job, know exactly what you're looking for. This helps recruiters align you with the opportunity that best fits your career ambitions and desires."
Julia Pravlochak

Julia Pravlochak

"Let your friends and trusted networks know if you're looking for a new engineering job. They could come across someone that has potential opportunities. It happens all the time."

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Julia

2016-10-11T16:27:20+00:00

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Julia

Julia Pravlochak
"Let your friends and trusted networks know if you're looking for a new engineering job. They could come across someone that has potential opportunities. It happens all the time."
jamie altman

Jamie Altman

"Know the aspects of your job search that are “must-haves” (i.e. – location, compensation, industry, etc.) and what areas you are flexible/negotiable on. Make sure that you let recruiters know this so that they are able to pinpoint searches that best reflect what will work out best for you."

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Jamie

2016-10-11T16:15:56+00:00

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Jamie

jamie altman
"Know the aspects of your job search that are “must-haves” (i.e. – location, compensation, industry, etc.) and what areas you are flexible/negotiable on. Make sure that you let recruiters know this so that they are able to pinpoint searches that best reflect what will work out best for you."
Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

"Be direct. No ambiguity. A clear set of expectations of what you're looking for in an employer helps recruiters with the direction you're looking to go in. If you don't like collaborative environments, we simply won't waste your time with collaborative opportunities. We're here to help."

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Andrew

2016-10-11T16:33:26+00:00

Brightwing Recruiter | Connect with Andrew

Andrew Hill
"Be direct. No ambiguity. A clear set of expectations of what you're looking for in an employer helps recruiters with the direction you're looking to go in. If you don't like collaborative environments, we simply won't waste your time with collaborative opportunities. We're here to help."

Have a question for one of our recruiters? Looking for for a new engineering job? Contact us any time at info@gobrightwing.com.



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