Q: How do I stand out in my company?
Welcome to Episode #9 of Engineering Career TV. The topic for this episode is Driving Value as an Engineer.
I will spend most of the Engineering Career TV episodes answering questions that have been submitted from engineers around the world on how to rapidly advance their careers and live the lives they want to live.
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Let’s jump into today’s topic, Driving Value as an Engineer, which is based on a question from Tomasz, a recent graduate, who asks the following:
Q: I need your advice. How do I stand out in an engineering company? I’d like to be more recognized amongst co-workers and my superiors despite my engineering work being essential, it’s not that impressive. Like the work of the sales reps that generate instant revenue. The problem is I don’t know how to stand out without kissing up to somebody.
A: The full answer can be seen in the video above, but here are a few of the main points:
- As an engineer, you MUST drive value in your career because that’s what’s going to make you successful.
- Have a conversation with your supervisor and ask what you can do to bring value to your engineering company.
- Engage in tasks that will drive value to your engineering company.
I hope you found this episode of Engineering Career TV helpful.
What questions do you have about driving value as an engineer?
To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success