How accurate are Donald Trump’s views on the Silicon Valley?

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Donald Trump, the infamous real estate mogul, television boss, and now presidential candidate, is well known for his out-spoken nature. His success in the primary rounds have turned his strong opinions from empty threats into viable scenarios, if he is elected president. It seems that Donald Trump has a vendetta against the Silicon Valley tech… Read more »

5 myths about working as a contract engineer in the Silicon Valley

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We always hear misconceptions and myths about working as a contract engineer in the Silicon Valley. Job seekers are quick to share horror stories with colleagues about layoffs in big companies, staffing agency relationships turned sour, or unstable start up jobs. While these situations do take place in the Silicon Valley on occasion, they are… Read more »

3 Easy Mistakes Managers Make When Searching for an Engineering Consultant

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When you’ve got a project that needs to be completed, deadlines to meet, and a skill set missing from your team, many engineering managers turn to a technical consultant to fill the spot. Contract engineers can be a valuable asset to any engineering team, if they’re the right fit for the role. How can you… Read more »

Survival Tips for New Engineering Consultants

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Navigating the Silicon Valley consulting world can be a bit intimidating at first. You shouldn’t feel like you’re left to fend for yourself in your first engineering consulting project. That’s why we put together this list of survival tips, tricks and insight to help guide you through your first contract. This survival guide for new engineering consultants was written… Read more »

The Top 4 New Year’s Resolutions for Engineers

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  Now that you have your holiday decorations put away and sent home the last of your out-of-town relatives, it’s time to focus on your goals for the upcoming year. Whether you’re making personal or career-related goals, it’s an excellent time to get introspective and find areas for improvement. Each year, people make vows to… Read more »

What an amazing year! Looking back at 2015 at ERG

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As 2016 ramps up, we’re looking back at some of the best moments and stand out events at ERG over the past year. 2015 was ERG’s 11th year in business, and our team couldn’t feel more grateful for our continued success in such a dynamic market. We continue to be fortunate to have some of… Read more »

6 technologies that will land you an engineering contract gig in 2016

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  Silicon Valley engineering teams are gearing up for 2016! We’ve come up with a list of skills and technologies engineering managers will be looking for in the coming year. Not all of these skills are new technologies like Swift or Coffeescript. Some are long tried-and-true like Python Test Automation and ASIC Verification. They all… Read more »

Do you need an engineering consultant? 4 ways to find out

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Do you need an engineering consultant? Use our checklist to find out! One of the largest growing trends in Silicon Valley staffing is the usage of software and hardware talent on a contract basis. Contract engineering jobs are becoming more and more popular, largely based upon the benefits it brings to both the engineer and… Read more »

Should you become an engineering consultant? Take the quiz to find out!

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If you’ve been job searching in the Silicon Valley, you’ve likely seen an influx of contract engineering roles open at technology companies. Perhaps you’ve toyed with the idea of becoming a contract engineer before. Now, you’re probably wondering if engineering consulting is right for you. Becoming an engineering consultant is not for everybody. While becoming… Read more »

Crazy Cool Perks at Tech Companies in the Silicon Valley

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Companies in the Silicon Valley aren’t just in a race to build the best and brightest inventions… they’re also fighting for the best employees. As the competition heats up, we’re seeing more and more awesome employee perks. Why are company perks so important? Well, for one, they keep employees happy. The Silicon Valley has a… Read more »