Change is not easy, especially when it is such a large part of your every day and life in general. Taking on a new position or responsibilities can be overwhelming, but there are a few things that one can do to ease the transition. Today, I would like to talk about career changes — and how to make the most of them in your civil engineering career.
Q: How do I create the career experience that I love as an engineer?
Welcome to Episode #14 of Engineering Career TV. The topic for this episode is Creating the Career Experience you Love 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.
You can submit questions for the show by clicking here.
Let’s jump into today’s topic, Creating the Career Experience you Love as an Engineer, which is based on a question from Aaron, who asks the following: [Read more…] about Creating the Career Experience you Love as an Engineer – Engineering Career TV Ep. 14
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, my partner Chris Knutson interviews author James Lehman who gives some good strategies and advice on career transition.
“Switching from one career to another can be scary, but it also can be a thrilling experience. Look at it as an opportunity to really go after what you want to accomplish in life and make a difference in the world. The key is to take small, conscious steps and prepare yourself for a successful transition.” – Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series
In the Take Action Today segment of the show, Chris is going to give you a tactic he used that has helped him personally in his transition. James will also share a valuable point that you can exercise to prepare for any career change.
James Lehman is the author of the new book Maneuvering Your Career – 20 Strategies to Prepare You for Voluntary (or Involuntary) Career Transition. James has either experienced or witnessed just about anything that can happen in the workplace relating to people, and their careers. He himself has had 20 job transitions, and as a Senior HR Professional, he has spent more than 20 years working in Human Resources. James also is a Certified Professional Coach, and works with both groups and individuals helping people access their power so they can own their job, and achieve their dreams.
Listen to this session and learn some strategies that will help you if you’re transitioning now, thinking about transitioning, or wanting to be prepared if you have an unforeseen transition: [Read more…] about TECC 66: Maneuvering Your Engineering Career Through Planned and Unplanned Transitions – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast
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It happens to everyone. The minute you land your new job, you’re so excited. Your heart is racing, you have this desire and drive to do your best, you’re putting in extreme effort to show your boss you were the right hire and you’re off…you feel exhilaration, you feel excitement, you feel unstoppable. Slowly, the novelty of the job wears off. This can take anywhere from a couple of months to a couple of years. But the newness does eventually subside. And with the loss of its sheen, the job becomes more and more of just that…a job. Eventually, you find yourself in the offensive place that no one ever wants to admit they occasionally find themselves in, that smelly gutter that runs parallel to everyone’s career, the …R…U…T…
So, how do you know you’ve fallen in? Well…I really only go by one rule. You know you’re in therut when: [Read more…] about What’s That Smell? A Stagnant Career Perhaps?