Technical & Engineering Recruitment Market Commentary – January 2017

In the past quarter we have experienced a marked increase in new enquiries across the board in engineering, especially for product design engineers, CAD drafters and software engineers. Requirements in the manufacturing sector are not as high but they are steady, particularly in the trades sector with many companies looking for fitters and electricians. We […]

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Technical & Engineering Recruitment Market Commentary – October 2016

Generally, the demand for the recruitment of engineering and technical professionals has been progressing quite well over the past quarter, without “jumping out of it’s skin.” Companies in most industry sectors appear to feel comfortable making investment decisions which will lead to hiring. Interestingly, a 117% increase in the coal price over just 3 months […]

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Story Telling and Software Recruitment – Character Development Part 1

Author Steve Brennen There are 3 things I look for in any candidate for any job. They are symbiotic, forming a self-fueling engine of greatness. So first things first let’s start with the egg, or the chicken or whatever. Let’s talk about the passion! Now I know what you’re saying, isn’t passion just dog whistle […]

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LinkedIn Inmails – what to do with them?

Author Guenther Hartig Technical recruiters use LinkedIn extensively to find suitable talent for our clients in the engineering and manufacturing sector. LinkedIn is a great tool to effectively and quickly locate anyone who would potentially fit a certain search criteria. The most common way to contact people is via LinkedIn Inmail. Inmail allows recruiters to […]

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Just answer the question and stop talking yourself out of the job.

Author Mercedes Toale When asked a direct question at interview, why do so many people refuse to answer it? When they arrive for interview has it really come as a complete surprise that they are required to answer questions? Why do they feel that it is best to wander off in a different direction and […]

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Engineering CAD Specialists – where are you?

Author Guenther Hartig Technical recruitment of CAD “specialists” is continuing to be an active area of engineering and manufacturing recruitment agencies, especially in Melbourne and Sydney. However, there seems to be a trend away from the traditional titles such as CAD Drafters and CAD Operators to CAD Designers, CAD Engineers and CAD Technicians. 

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How Interview Fit Are You?

Author Mercedes Toale In today’s competitive job market it goes without saying that preparing for interview is a must. Throughout the course of an interview we need to demonstrate not only why we can “do” the job but also why we “want” the job. We need to demonstrate our motivational fitness. 

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Australians, Be Prepared for Technological Tsunami!

Digital revolution has taken over the entire world these days. Shocks and reverberations are felt in countries across the globe and everyday there is a new evolved piece of technology ready to change our lives forever. Just think about how your life would be without all the apps to get you through your day, particularly […]

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How come most women choose to opt out of engineering?

According to North American research, the female to male ratio in the study of engineering is much less and those who chose to go for it opt out of their career somewhere down the line.  This research, conducted by various experts from different universities suggested that women feel undermined by men, especially during group projects, […]

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Inventive Problem Solving and Future Engineers

For Australia to compete globally and keep up with the rest of the world, its engineers need to be fully trained and equipped to handle everything that comes their way. They must possess the creativity and innovative techniques required to come up with products or ideas which are better than most others in the market. […]

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