Find a New Job, or Quality Candidates, Virtually

March/April 2018

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Find a New Job, or Quality Candidates, Virtually

If you’re looking for a new position or seeking to hire, don’t miss the Engineering & Science Career Network virtual career fair, hosted in part by NSPE. No travel is required for the online career fair, taking place March 21.

The fair is free for job-seekers, and both experienced and early-career professionals can take part.

Employers can register for $600. Companies choose their own chat times during the event. A schedule on the website will notify job-seekers of the available times.

Registration includes an employer profile page, a chat room, an unlimited number of recruiters, tools to conduct video and audio interviews and broadcasts, access to search resumes and create resume books, unrestricted time frame to filter and export candidates’ profiles, and unlimited job postings on the employer profile.

Learn more and register.

Top Reasons for Employers to Participate

  • Lower recruiting costs by using the online virtual solution to screen and recruit quality candidates;
  • Interact in your own chat room with the option to conduct video interviews;
  • Get unlimited access to all registered candidates’ information, including exporting electronic resumes;
  • Save time, travel, and staff required to participate in all-day, on-site events;
  • Efficiently involve subject-matter experts and other decision-makers in the recruiting process; and
  • Eliminate transportation and overhead costs associated with booth design and production.

The Science and Engineering Workforce

The National Science Board has released its Science and Engineering Indicators 2018, “broad-based, objective information on the US and international S&E enterprise.”

A sampling of workforce facts and figures from the report:

  • The estimated size of the US science and engineering workforce varies depending on how it’s defined (workers in S&E occupations, holders of S&E degrees, those who use S&E technical expertise on the job). In 2015, estimates of the workforce ranged from over 6 million to more than 23 million depending on the definition used.
  • In 2015, about 6.4 million college graduates were employed in science and engineering occupations in the US. The largest occupations were computer and mathematical sciences (3.1 million), followed by engineering (1.7 million).
  • The US science and engineering workforce has grown faster over time than the workforce overall. It now represents 5% of all US jobs.
  • Science and engineering workers have higher earnings than other comparable ones. Half of the workers in the former occupations earned $84,000 or more in 2016, which is more than double the median salaries ($37,000) of the total workforce.
  • The science and engineering labor force is less likely than others to experience unemployment. In February 2015, about 3.3% of scientists and engineers were unemployed, compared with 3.5% of all college-educated individuals and 5.8% of the overall US labor force.
  • Unemployment rates for S&E doctorate (2.6%) and master’s degree holders (2.8%) are even lower than for bachelor’s degree holders (4.0%).

Access all the data.