2015 Outlook

Quality technical engineers are likely to be the most requested candidates we’ll be placing in 2015, particularly in the automotive and medical industries,” predicts Tom Obringer, OnCore USA manager. “This particularly includes engineers who are skilled in maintenance, electrical, mechanical, packaging, test, design and products.”

In Tom’s experience, another skill which is highly prized and often elusive when searching for the right engineering candidate is an aptitude for technical leadership/management. He is not alone.

In their recent survey the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) ranked the top 10 skills employers seek when they are recruiting as:

  1. Ability to work in a team structure
  2. Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  3. Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization 4. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
  4. Ability to obtain and process information
  5. Ability to analyze quantitative data
  6. Technical knowledge related to the job
  7. Proficiency with computer software programs
  8. Ability to create and/or edit written reports
  9. Ability to sell and influence others

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