• Virtual Lunch & Learn: Career Advice for Engineers from LVI Associates

    about 2 months ago

    ​Join LVI Associates during Engineers Week for a Virtual Lunch & Learn: Career Advice for Engineers. This webinar will take place on Thursday, February 25th from 12-12:45pm EST. Our specialist recruiters, Hanna Ito, George Place and Dylan Mather will share exclusive insights on the job market with specific tips and tricks to help continue success in your engineering care...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    3 months ago

    It’s tempting to enter 2021 with blind optimism, eager to put the challenges of 2020 behind us. However, to learn as much as possible from the adversities we all faced last year, we’d like to suggest that we begin 2021 with a brief period of reflection. Rather than making a New Year’s Resolution this year, perhaps more can be achieved by reflecting on the challenges of 2020 ...

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  • 12 Days of Career Advice

    4 months ago

    ​2020 has been a year like no other; the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on many markets, resulting in a rise in unemployment rates across the globe. The U.S has an unemployment rate of 6.9%, the UK has 4.8% - the highest in 3 years and Hong Kong is seeing its biggest rise in 16 years. With this uncertainty surrounding the job market, how can you improve your cha...

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  • Want to Secure Your Dream Engineering Job? Choose a Specialist Recruiter

    7 months ago

    Searching for the perfect job is no simple task. Sometimes, all you want is the opportunity to get your foot in the door. When it comes to applying to the most successful engineering and infrastructure firms, where do you begin? After all, so many jobs are not publicly advertised, and competition is fierce. Who do you reach out to discover the best opportunities? And how can...

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  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    8 months ago

    ​Engineers, are you preparing to return to the office? Many of your peers may have been back for a while, but for those lucky professionals who have been able to work from home, you may feel a little unprepared for what’s next.Flexibility will be key. Surprisingly, 69% of engineering and infrastructure professionals we surveyed said they want their employer to encourage more...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    10 months ago

    What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?While great progr...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    10 months ago

    ​​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the engineering & infrastructure sectors, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.​​Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social ani...

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  • What's My Better Option: Utility or Consulting Firm?

    11 months ago

    ​This is a common theme I've noticed from when I first started recruiting in the power utilities industry which I still see come up, if not even more frequently now. Luckily, compared to almost three years ago where I would have just scratched my head, I'd like to think I've developed a much more in depth understanding now on the differences, the benefits to both, but more i...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    11 months ago

    ​Working-from-home will endure after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. Before government lockdowns, only 3.4% of the U.S. workforce telecommuted at least half the time. Yet, many businesses have had to adapt to their employees remote working. This forced organizational shift may change the very nature of work forever; many employees have found they enjoy avoiding the commute...

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  • How to Navigate a Difficult Job Market

    12 months ago

    ​The Covid-19 has rattled markets and the global economy, leading to increased unemployment. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or have decided to move, we have put together this guide to help engineering and infrastructure professionals navigate these challenging times. Read on to discover how to hide, move or target to get your desired job without lingering for...

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    about 1 year ago

    Governments all over the world are appealing to the engineering community to help deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Factories are being asked to shift production to meet the high demand for ventilators. While mammoth hospitals are being raised in just days. For those working on other projects, construction work is slowing down. To minimize the impact, the Association for Cons...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    about 1 year ago

    As the Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread across the US, more of us will be adapting to working from home. If you find yourself interviewing for a new engineering or infrastructure role during this time, it is more likely that you will be asked to interview via video conference call instead. Alex Hayes, Director of LVI Associates, says, “In engineering, screen share is an...

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  • Tips to Stay Positive on Blue Monday

    about 1 year ago

    The dreaded Blue Monday is officially recognized as the most depressing day of the year. For those working in engineering and infrastructure in many parts of the US, factors like the cold weather and a lack of sunlight can lead to this depression. Whether you are working in an office or in the field, the dreary weather and the fading cheer of the holiday season can put you i...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    over 1 year ago

    ​When hiring for a pivotal role which requires a range of skill sets or holds a lot of responsibility, multiple stakeholders will want to have an input in the decision being made. This has led to talented candidates within the infrastructure and engineering sector attending a day-long interview, which involves several rounds of questions mixed with tests, tasks and a tour of...

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  • How to Resign From Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    over 1 year ago

    ​It is an exciting moment to get a job offer for a lucrative new position within the global infrastructure and engineering sector, but this can be mixed with a sense of foreboding when it comes to quitting your current role. If you are in a skilled position, your employer may be unhappy that they now need to seek your replacement.However, if you make the right steps when han...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    over 1 year ago

    ​Quitting your role within the infrastructure and engineering sector can be a challenge. On one hand, you may wish to provide constructive feedback on why you have decided to leave your role. One the other, you don’t want to risk offending your bosses and end up with a negative job reference.It is also important to maintain a strong network within the sector, and you need to...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    over 1 year ago

    ​Engineering skills are in demand, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 140,000 new jobs will be created over the next decade.Working in engineering means you are never short of new opportunities, and there will always be competitors who require your skills and expertise.The best way to find out if it is a good time to discuss a salary increase is to work ou...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    over 1 year ago

    ​Reaching the ‘finish line’ of a recruitment process and getting a job offer for a lucrative role in the infrastructure and engineering sector is certainly a cause for celebration, but before you pop the champagne, it pays to ask a few questions about the role before you say ‘yes’.Are you excited about starting the role, or do you have doubts about your suitability? Are you ...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    over 1 year ago

    ​Starting a new role in the global infrastructure and engineering sector is a time of optimism and potential, so it makes no sense to waste it on making a bad first impression on your first day of work. It is important to view your first day as an extension of your interview, and arriving on time and looking your best will only make a positive impression.However, there is mo...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    over 1 year ago

    ​The busy and demanding engineering sector requires a lot of work under pressure. Where some workers thrive in stressful conditions, even the most resilient can face being overwhelmed by their work at least once in their careers.The research firm Gallup found in 2014 that the average American work week averaged out at over 47 hours and is continuing to rise. These extra hour...

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