With the right skills and experience, engineers can go far in their career. Yet, engineers in any industry—from budding professionals to seasoned veterans —need meaningful connections to enrich their knowledge, find new opportunities, and foster career or personal growth. By putting your best foot forward in front of the right people, you open doors to new job opportunities and career growth.
But networking doesn’t come easy—at first. Many of us can suffer from awkwardness, social anxiety, and discomfort when meeting new people or asking for career help. While it can be stressful to establish these connections, anyone can earn and maintain meaningful relationships by following a few simple steps.
As a hiring manager, you’ll often face the challenging decision of choosing between multiple highly qualified candidates for one open role. And once you’ve made your selection and sent a job offer, you’ll have to break the news to the candidates who didn’t make the cut. Without careful planning and sensitivity, these rejections can leave candidates with a negative impression of your organization.
While it may be easier to send a curt rejection response, impersonal communications can hurt your company’s reputation and affect your ability to attract top engineering talent in the future. Even if you’ve already made your hiring decision, putting some extra thought into rejection calls or emails can open opportunities for future job openings or contract work.
In this article, we’ll explore a few simple ways to create a considerate (and painless) experience when rejecting engineering candidates.
In March, the USB Implementers Forums (USB-IF) announced the USB4, the latest version of the popular connector. Although the full specifications haven’t been released, the standard is expected to be faster, better equipped, and more standardized than all previous versions.