In this episode, I am taking you with me on a road trip to the offices of Burns Engineering in downtown Philadelphia where you will listen in on a conversation between myself and Laura Hughes. Laura practiced as an engineer earlier in her career but is now the Director of Business Development at Burns Engineering, Inc. In the interview Laura provides strategies engineers can take to improve their business development skills. One example — she discusses why listening and leaving space in conversations is important instead of insisting on what you think they need. You can also view this episode on YouTube.
TECC Podcast-The Engineering Career Coach Podcast
In this episode, you will be listening to a conversation between myself and Scott Harvey-Lewis, PE who is a Professional Engineer and the Vice President of M2E Consulting Engineers, one of the nation’s leading multi-disciplinary engineering firms. We talk about the importance of having fun in the workplace and we also get into social media marketing as part of your engineering career. This episode was also published on our YouTube channel and can be found here.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About Having Fun in the Engineering Workplace:
In this episode of The Engineering Career Coach podcast, I talk to Tori Thomas, who is a strategic analyst intern at Organica Water about an article she wrote on LinkedIn regarding a disagreement she had with her boss. She explains to us what her goal was when writing the article and how it has affected her, and her internship ever since. We also talk about the passion she has for engineering at such a young age and the importance of using social media in your engineering career for personal branding.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed and Quotes Related to Tori’s Disagreement with Her Boss:
In this episode, I will explain how you can avoid becoming a frog in boiling water in your engineering career. Nobody can predict the future and disaster can strike at any time in your career and that is why you should always strive to minimize risks in your career by being prepared for the absolute worst.
Here Are 5 Action Steps You Can Take to Avoid Becoming a Frog in Boiling Water:
In this episode, I talk with Peter C. Atherton, P.E. who is the author of “Reversing Burnout: How to Immediately Engage Top Talent and Grow! A Blueprint for Professionals and Business Owners”, and the creator of the I.M.P.A.C.T. process. We talk about the truth behind engineering partnership or ownership: the good, the bad, and the potentially ugly.
In this episode, you will be listening to a conversation between myself and Robert Moment, author of Starting a New Job: Career Planning and Job Promotion Tactics for Motivated New Employees who will provide you with some great tips when starting a new job. Regardless of your current career situation, you will find great value in these start-up strategies.
Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. – William Patten
Here Are 11 Success Strategies That You Can Follow When Starting a New Job:
1. Listen and Learn
In episode 204 of The Engineering Career Coach, I will be answering some questions that we received from our listeners about career development and goal setting, specifically on leveraging accomplishments and about how to show your company that you are ready for an engineering management position.
Here Are the Questions and Related Answers Discussed in This Episode:
In this episode, I discuss a book I recently read entitled: “The 5 Book: Where Will You be Five Years from Today?” and more importantly pose a question to you which is, “Where will you be five years from today?” Well…where will you be?
Here are some of the key points discussed about the Book, “Where Will You be Five Years from Today?”
In this episode, I talk about the importance of deadlines in your engineering career and life, and how you can use deadlines as productivity tools. This episode was inspired by a chapter of the book called The Business of Engineering: A New Mindset for the Engineer of the Future by Matthew K. Loos, P.E. that we are running a Kickstarter campaign for at the moment.
Here Are 4 Guidelines for Using Deadlines Effectively as Productivity Tools in Your Engineering Career and Life:
In this episode, you will be listening to a conversation between myself and Amanda Glover who helps introverts build confidence and be the best professionals they can be. We will talk specifically about how introverts can nail the job search process, as well as the importance of overcoming limiting beliefs.