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 »

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 »

Don’t forget these simple tips in your next consultant interview

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Chances are, as a consultant, you’ve done your fair share of interviews. Interviews can easily be the most nerve-wracking part of the job search process, even for a seasoned consultant. We’ve all heard the horror stories… accidentally insulting the interviewer, spilling your coffee on the table, or forgetting to turn off your ringtone… the embarrassing… Read more »

Get in and Buckle up! 4 Exciting Silicon Valley Tech Innovations to Watch

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For the last 30+ years, Silicon Valley has had awesome innovations popping up left and right, with no signs of slowing down. Here are 4 exciting technical innovations looking to change the way we live. Techies from across the world turn their focus to the startups and large companies in the Silicon Valley for inspiration…. Read more »