In this episode, we talk to Lesa Edwards, MPA, CJSS, MRW, ACRW, CELDC, a Master Resume Writer, Certified Job Search Strategist, Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach, award-winning podcaster of The Exclusive Career Coach, Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and international speaker on job search topics. We talk about how you can develop a growth mindset to act as a primary tool for career advancement.
In this episode, we talk with Matt Warzel, CPRW, CIR, a certified professional resume writer, career coach, and outplacement expert with over 10 years in human resources and career advancement techniques. He will provide some great tips and strategies on how engineers can find job opportunities during this global crisis, including talking about best practices for conducting a webcam interview and utilizing LinkedIn to find the perfect job.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed About How Engineers Can Find Job Opportunities During This Global Crisis:
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 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.
Here are some of the key points discussed about overcoming limiting beliefs and tackling the job search for rising introverts:
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?
We would love to hear any questions you might have or stories you might share on choosing 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. And of course how a shift in entrepreneurial mindset can bring success to your engineering career.
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