I am often asked, by both engineering job and resource-seekers, to explain how our system works. The fact that we are radically different from traditional recruiting systems catches some folks off-guard. People have been educated their whole lives about job boards, resumes, cover letters, cold calls, agency commissions, etc. so when you hit them with something outside that box, it throws them for a loop.
Engineering Czar e-book
Most of us know exactly what to do the minute we find ourselves out of work and in need of a new assignment. We go to our favorite job board site such as; indeed, monster, ziprecruiter, etc. and start surfing and spraying the internet with our CV. We also reach out to our friends and colleagues and others within our professional network to put the