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Egret Consulting’s own Prudence Thompson answers your questions about how to navigate your career within the electrical industry. Prudence frequently provides career advice on these topics:

Job searching
Career changes
Industry changes
and more…

Ask an Expert – June 2017

Hi Brooke, My current job title is Junior Systems Integration Analyst, and the department that I work in is called Systems Engineering. However, my job function closely matches that of Applications Engineer. Furthermore, employees from other compa

Ask an Expert – May 2017

Hi Prudence- I've been interviewing with a distributor for about two weeks and just spent another full day with them. Nearing the end of the time with them they told me that the ball was in my court, not "do you want the job?" or "we'd love yo

Ask an Expert – April 2017

Hi Prudence- I took a job about 8 months ago with a distributor who I've found out, doesn't have the best relationships with their vendors. There are major issues with credit and it's clear I've made a mistake. So, I'm updating my resume now and

Ask an Expert – March 2017

Hey Prudence- I just applied for a position with Graybar. You contacted me a couple of times about Graybar jobs and wondered if you could put in a good word for me? - Jeffery Jeffery- Unfortunately, I can't because it really wouldn't be approp

Ask an Expert – Feb. 2017

Hey Prudence- I've been interviewing for a pretty great job and they asked me for references. I provided them with customers and past bosses and they said they all came back great. Then I get a call from the VP that tells me they're not making the o