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31 May
Do Titles Really Matter?

In the world of civil engineering consulting, different titles mean different things to different companies. • In some firms, a Designer is an experienced AutoCad Technician who has advanced beyond drafting and is now able to complete actual design plans. In other firms, a Designer is...

30 Mar
You Want To Hire “A” Players? Some Tactical Advice

A few months ago I had a candidate who we recruited a year ago resurface indicating that the time was now right for him to make a move.  This candidate was a five-star candidate. Within three days of that candidate's resurrection, the Executive Vice President and Sr....

14 Mar
Are you really who you say you are?

  Over the past couple years I have noticed an interesting trend and I am curious to read your thoughts.  This trend is: The haphazard awarding of titles to those who do not have the responsibilities to match. Once-upon-a-time a young civil engineer, somewhere, with just a few years...

01 Mar
Are You Happy? Or Are You Really Just Scared?

What I love about my job as "headhunter" is the daily interaction I have with civil engineering professionals across the United States discussing their careers.  I love learning about the projects they are working on, all they have accomplished, and what motivates them. I love...

16 Feb
What Super Bowl LI Can Teach Us About Recruiting

As a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan, I am an unfortunate expert in understanding the concept of "finishing" or "closing out strong," or rather, how NOT to.  That is, through the course of the last few NFL seasons I have come accustomed to the Eagles failing...

01 Feb
How To Find The Elusive Purple Squirrel

Stop searching. They don't exist. Seriously. Waiting for the perfect civil engineer to walk through your office doors can be detrimental to your business and will lead to stagnation, stress, and disappointment.  So often times I find employers suffering from "paralysis by analysis" as they struggle in identifying...