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

    3 days 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...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 86437771
  • The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    12 days 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...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 1397013956
  • How to Navigate a Difficult Job Market

    about 1 month 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...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 1014942157
  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    about 2 months 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...

    Read more
    Lvi Being Business Critical In The New Virtual Workplace Blogimage
  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    2 months 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...

    Read more
    Lvi How To Ace A Virtual Interview Blogimage (1)
  • Tips to Stay Positive on Blue Monday

    4 months 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...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 732310144
  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    7 months 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...

    Read more
    How To Find Out Your Co Worker's Salary
  • How to Resign From Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    7 months 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...

    Read more
    How To Resign And Leave On Good Terms
  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    7 months ago

    Working on large infrastructure and engineering projects depends on productive and collaborative teamwork, and good working relationships are essential to projects being completed to tight and stressful deadlines. A single ‘bad apple’ within your team can lead to dips in productivity and a toxic work atmosphere.More often than not, toxic behavior is the result of stress, and...

    Read more
    How To Deal With A Toxic Co Worker
  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    7 months 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...

    Read more
    Lvi How To Make A Great First Impression In A New Job
  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    7 months 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...

    Read more
    The Signs Of Burnout And What To Do About Them
  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    7 months 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...

    Read more
    How To Survive A Marathon Interview Process
  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    7 months 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 ...

    Read more
    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Offer Is Worth Taking
  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job

    7 months ago

    ​Looking for a new role is a stressful and time-consuming process, especially in the infrastructure and engineering sector, where demands for specific soft and hard skill sets are high. You may often find your CV and cover letter in the digital ‘black hole’, never to get a reply, or struggle to get ahead in a busy job market.One of the best ways to find your perfect role is ...

    Read more
    The Benefits Of Using A Specialist Recruiter To Secure Your Dream Job
  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    7 months ago

    ​Engineering is all about solving problems using practical and technical skills - it demands engaged workers who create precise and efficient work. As new technologies transform the landscape of engineering and how infrastructure is built, demand for skilled, flexible and adaptable individuals has increased. There are plenty of opportunities for engineers out there to develo...

    Read more
    Is Your Boss Invested In Your Career Development
  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    7 months 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...

    Read more
    How To Leave A Job Without Burning Bridges
  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    7 months ago

    ​​Did you know that 23% of US companies offer sabbaticals, according to the Society for Human Resource Management? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company...

    Read more
    Lvi 5 Steps To Convincing Your Boss That A Sabbatical Is A Good Idea
  • Why You Should Always Turn Down a Counter Offer

    9 months ago

    ​“We’ll match what they’re offering.” It’s a moment that can catch you off guard. You’ve done the difficult bit, after all. You’ve survived marathon interview rounds, had your experience and expertise challenged, and come out on top – success, you’ve been offered the job! The only thing left to do was to rip off the band-aid and hand in your resignation. Unfortunately, your ...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 1201747654
  • How to Secure Your Ideal Job within Transportation

    10 months ago

    ​In our experience, there’s some truth to the maxim, “the best things in life are usually found when you are not looking for them.” Last year, 89% of the transport-related professionals we placed into a new job were not actively searching for a new role. So, we know it’s always worth listening when someone contacts you about an opportunity. It’s natural to be curious about w...

    Read more
    Edouard Ki 270914
  • Can a Professional Engineering License Advance Your Career?

    12 months ago

    ​Should you invest in obtaining a Professional Engineering (PE) license? Mathew Philips, Associate Director, argues the answer is a resounding yes. If you want to distinguish yourself from the crowd, appear more attractive to employers, command respect from your peers and earn trust from your clients, you should obtain a Professional Engineering license.The PE licence certif...

    Read more
    Shutterstock 314317817