The U.S. economy creates competition among job seekers in many fields, including the engineering sector. Many firms are looking for engineering professionals who can perform a wide variety of tasks, which is reflected in the views of some employers.??

According to the Houston Chronicle, business acumen, management skills and technical expertise are just a few of the qualifications that engineering companies are looking at when they review candidates’ applications. Engineering industry expert Kevin Gwinn??said that many businesses are searching for employees who can fill long-term roles with their firms.

“Companies have depended on [some] experienced engineers for decades and now as they retire, there are very few who can immediately step into their shoes,” Gwinn told the newspaper.??

More engineering jobs are becoming available in certain portions of the country, which bodes well for experienced professionals with broad skill sets. The Albany Times Union reports that many engineering positions were open to job seekers in New York in January 2013, and some companies are promoting these vacancies through employment fairs.??

Engineers can be valuable contributors to companies around the country if they possess extensive backgrounds and education. In fact, these professionals may help their respective employers grow exponentially.??

Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.

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