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.
In this episode, I talk with a listener whose question I previously answered in Episode 131. We talk about the factors that influenced his decision in choosing between a Fortune 50 Company and a Small Engineering Firm, and what he learned from the decision he made.
- It’s better to increase your knowledge in your engineering career, than to plateau in a position you might get elsewhere.
- All the answers for your engineering career are pretty much within your own grasp, you just need to gain clarity around them, maybe with the help of a coach.
- It is important to think about the knowledge you will obtain, in the engineering company that is going to support you, when choosing between jobs.
- Don’t just work at a company because it is a top engineering company, work at a company because they have experts in your field, so you can learn from them and progress in your career.
- Gather a lot of information from different sources to help you clarify your career goals, which will make it easier to make decisions.
- There’s not a right or wrong answer when choosing between companies, it’s a case by case basis based on the individual deciding.
- Pick a niche within your field and develop an expertise in that niche.
More in this episode…
In the Take Action Today segment of the show, I will elaborate on what you need to do in order to become successful in your engineering career.
About Jamie Buck
Jamie Buck graduated from the University of Leeds in 2016 with a 1st class master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He has one-year work experience spent in the process industry (industrial placement) and is currently working for an independent consultancy company, serving on the design simulation team for the last 4 months.
Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make every day, and those decisions are determined by our priorities. – Myles Munroe
Resources and links mentioned in this session include:
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How do I Choose Between a Fortune 50 Company and a Small Engineering Firm?
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success
In this episode, I interview Josh Doody, a Computer & Electrical Engineer, MBA, author, and consultant, on the very popular topic of salary negotiation.
Engineering Success quotes:
Here are the key points on negotiation: [Read more…] about TECC 115: Salary Negotiation for Engineers
In this episode, Chris Knutson, PE interviews Joan Graci, a career strategist, success coach, and business growth expert, and they discuss the importance of knowing what you want from a company you might work for and viewing that relationship from the perspective of an entrepreneur. They also dive into the importance of engineering firms strategic plans spelling out deliberately the talent the firm needs to be successful in executing and winning more work.
Engineering Success quotes:
In today’s episode, HR expert Amanda King gives you four steps to being a rock star engineering job candidate.
Here are some key points:
Step 1 | Who you are – Identify your values and your priorities
Make a decision about targeting what engineering companies you want to work for as opposed to what jobs you want to get.
In today’s episode, Joe Lampinen of Kelly Services talks about the trends in the industry and what employers are looking for in the engineering industry in the way of engineering skills and certifications.
Here are some key points:
Trends in hiring:
Hollywood model/talent supply chain management – hiring just for the life of the project or particular purpose.
Open innovation – bringing in minds outside the organization who can contribute or share technical insight or vision on how an engineering problem may be solved.
Recent graduates should expect to change jobs 10x times over the course of their career. [Read more…] about TECC 96: A Discussion on What Engineering Skills and Certifications Are In Demand
This podcast episode is the first of a special six episode Q&A Series which airs every first Friday of the month starting December 2015. My guest co-host, Pat Sweet and I answer questions from our listeners asking for engineering career advice.
This Q & A Series is brought to you by WPI’s Foisie School of Business which is ranked the #1 part-time MBA degree in the Northeast according to Business week since 2007. For more information visit business.wpi.edu or call 508-831-4665.
“It is all too easy to speed through life with our eyes focused only on the road ahead. The challenge is scanning the horizon from time to time to determine where we are headed.” – Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek
Here is the summary of the questions and answers we’ve discussed in this session: [Read more…] about TECC 89: Special Q&A Series from Engineering Management Institute and the WPI MBA Program 1 of 6
“I hate to be a kicker, I always long for peace, but the wheel that does the squeaking is the one that gets the grease.” – Attributed to American humorist Josh Billings
In the Take Action Today segment of the show, I am going to answer two questions from a listener.
Listen to this session and learn some strategies for approaching your boss when you are not advancing as fast as you’d like to, including: [Read more…] about TECC 77: A Conversation with an Engineer on How to Press His Company on Advancement – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, we will focus on the job search process and will interview a member of the Engineering Career Community who is in the process of searching for an engineering job because he has hit a ceiling in his current position.
“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser
In the Take Action Today segment at the end of the show, I answer a question from one of our listeners.
Listen to this episode and learn how Matt approached his job search process: [Read more…] about TECC 75: A Discussion With An Engineer Trying To Make A Career Move – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast
“Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.”–Katherine Whitehorn
In the Take Action Today segment of the show, I will give you an actionable tip that you can do today that will make a positive impact on your engineering career and life.
Below are the questions from our listeners followed by a short snippet of the answers. Listen to the show for the complete questions and answers to each question: [Read more…] about TECC 68: Listener Questions Answered – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast