Trends & Data

Most Popular Engineering Jobs: October 2014

November 3, 2014

Studying the success of others can be an important tool to your own progress. So we dug through our analytics and rounded up the 10 Most Popular Engineering Jobs in October of 2014 (measured by raw pageviews between 10/1/2014 and 10/31/2014) to look for patterns.

In order, starting with most popular, they were:

  1. Mechanical Engineer 1 at Echostar
    • Position is in Englewood, CO
    • Job posted 10/25/2014
    • Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
    • Engineers spent (on average) 2 minutes and 42 seconds reviewing this ad.
  2. Mechanical Engineer – Entry Level at Carollo Engineers
    • Position is in Walnut Creek, CA
    • Job posted 10/31/2014
    • Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
    • Engineers spent 2:29 reviewing this ad.
  3. Mechanical Engineer – Entry Level at Carollo Engineers
    • Position is in Fountain Valley, CA
    • Job posted 10/22/2014
    • Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
    • Engineers spent 2:51 reviewing this ad.
  4. Full-Time JR/Intermediate Electrical EIT/Engineer at MIC Energy
    • Position is in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    • Job posted 10/22/2014
    • Discipline: Electrical Engineering
    • Engineers spent 2:32 reviewing this ad.
  5. Research and Development Engineer at Washington Mills
    • Position is in Niagara Falls, NY
    • Job posted 10/8/2014
    • Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering
    • Engineers spent 2:15 reviewing this ad.
  6. Engineer I (Infrastructure) at Brown and Caldwell
    • Position is in Walnut Creek, CA
    • Job posted 10/23/2014
    • Disciplines: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
    • Engineers spent 2:15 reviewing this ad.
  7. Project Engineer – Aerospace/Mechanical at IRPI LLC
    • Position is in Wilsonville, OR
    • Job posted 10/8/2014
    • Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Project Engineering
    • Engineers spent 2:15 reviewing this ad.
  8. Wastewater Engineer I (Process/Process Mechanical) at Brown and Caldwell
    • Position is in Seattle, WA
    • Job posted 10/15/2014
    • Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering
    • Engineers spent 1:50 reviewing this ad.
  9. Aerospace Engineering (Entry Level) at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
    • Position is in Atlanta, GA
    • Job posted 10/27/2014
    • Discipline: Aerospace Engineering
    • Engineers spent 1:43 reviewing this ad.
  10. Biomedical Engineer at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc.
    • Position is in Bethesda, MD
    • Job posted 10/15/2014
    • Discipline: Biomedical Engineering
    • Engineers spent 1:34 reviewing this ad.

What Can We Learn from This?

Entry-Level Jobs are Always Popular

As per our first report back in June, entry-level engineering jobs will almost always be among the most popular on site. Why is this?

Since 100% of the “entry-level job” market is looking for a job by default, these job postings will almost always receive the most views.

But when we included the posting date of each job it became abundantly clear that not only are entry-level jobs popular, they have remarkable velocity. Several on this top 10 list were posted only a few days before the end of the month.

You can use your entry-level jobs to help raise employer brand awareness about your company to the widest possible audience. If you have entry-level jobs you are not currently advertising (beyond your internal careers page), you’re missing out on a big opportunity.

More Popular Jobs =  More Time Spent Reviewing the Job Ad

time on page popularity of job adAnother reason to leverage your more popular jobs for employer branding – the more popular your job is, the longer the job seeker will spend time reviewing the ad. Popular jobs are a great place to introduce your company and its culture in a succinct and memorable way.

Conclusion

In terms of raw pageviews, entry-level positions are wildly popular across disciplines and regardless of location.

Use this to your advantage by advertising your entry-level positions to the widest possible audience and you can reap the benefits of greater employer brand recognition both in the near-term, and in the future when these entry-level engineers are mid-career and considering other opportunities.

It’s also worth noting – make sure your job ads are ads (see #3 here). The more popular the job is, the more likely it is to be read in great detail.

Do you have takeaways from this list we haven’t hit upon? Other advice on recruiting engineering talent? Feel free to join the conversation in the comment section below or tweet us @HireEngineers.

Photo credit: Gary Meek/ GTRI