In this episode, I talk with Josh Elledge from UpMyInfluence about how to advance in your engineering career by growing your authority online. Josh gives some great tips on how you can build authority and use it to catapult your career forward.
Getting Involved in Professional Associations
In this episode, I talk with Cynthia D’Amour, MBA, President of People Power Unlimited, and author of The Lazy Leader’s Guide to Outrageous Results, about getting involved in professional associations as well as the importance of networking and building your confidence.
Here are the key points discussed on getting involved in professional associations:
In this episode, I interview Danny Rubin who is a communications expert and author of the new book Wait, How Do I Write This Email? about the importance of strong writing, networking and interpersonal skills.
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Here are the key points on the importance of strong writing, networking and interpersonal skills: [Read more…]
In this episode, Dorie Clark (@dorieclark), marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review shares some strategies on how you can reinvent yourself by rebranding, and her thoughts on having mentors for mid to senior engineers and mastermind groups as part of your reinvention journey.
Key points in this episode include: [Read more…]
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview two engineering executives from Big Red Dog engineering – Will Schnier, PE and Russell Yeager, PE – and we talk about the concept of a flywheel, and how these guys have used this concept to build a leading engineering company.
“Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair.” – Annie Dillard
In the Take Action Today segment of the show, these leading executives walk you through building your own engineering career flywheel.
Listen to this session and learn more about the flywheel concept including: [Read more…]
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson interviews Susan RoAne who is a world-class teacher, speaker and author on the topic of relationship development and networking. Her books How to Work A Room and Face to Face: How to Reclaim the Personal Touch in a Digital World are great in providing actionable wisdom that we can use to help us as we socialize and build relationships with other people.
“The rewards go to the risk-takers, those who are willing to put their egos on the line and reach out to other people and to a richer, fuller life for themselves.” – Susan RoAne
In the Take Action Today segment of the show, Susan shares some more advice on how you can get started with your networking today.
Listen to this session and learn some of the tips Susan shared in this episode including: [Read more…]
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson and I are going to answer more questions from our listeners asking for career advice.
“If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavor, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It’s very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for, because you’re going to have to devote a lot of your life to it.” – George Lucas
In the Take Action Today segment of the show, we give you one piece of advice on how to move forward in your engineering career.
Here are the summary of the questions and answers we’ve discussed in this episode: [Read more…]
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, my co-host Chris Knutson and I are break down the lessons we have learned from our recent event, the Engineering Career Success Summit (ECSS). We also interviewed Skye Coleman to give you an attendee’s perspective and his key take-aways from the event.
“All the time and effort put into networking can be all for naught if there is no follow-through. The same goes for sales. And leadership. And … well, everything.” ― Beth Ramsay
In the Take Action Today segment of the show, we are going to give you some actionable tips that you can immediately implement based on the lessons we learned at the ECSS.
Listen to this session and learn some of the lessons we learned from our annual Engineering Career Success Summit event including: [Read more…]
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I provide seven strategies that can help you become a better networker, if you apply them.
This episode is the fifth part in the seven part series of the recently released updated and expanded edition of my Engineer Your Own Success book.
“The successful networkers I know, the ones receiving tons of referrals and feeling truly happy about themselves, put the other person’s needs ahead of their own.” ~ Bob Burg
In the Take Action Today segment of the show, my co-host Chris Knutson will interview Dr. Zach Schaefer who will give you a sneak peak of his upcoming talk at the Engineering Career Success Summit.
Listen to this session and learn the importance of networking along with details on these seven strategies that will help you improve your networking skills including: [Read more…]
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I interview Sanjay Gupta, a power networker who has over 40,000 connections on LinkedIn. He created and manages the LinkedIn Construction Group called Linking Construction with over 138,000 members but still remains extremely responsive to people. In this episode, he discusses his approach to networking, both online and offline.