In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to help a younger engineer in Florida take her biggest challenge as a military spouse and leverage it into something positive.
“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – are all opportunities for me to rise.” – Kobe Bryant
The Take Action Today segment of the show will help you turn your biggest challenges into opportunities.
In today’s show, I provide coaching to Kathy, a young civil engineer from Florida who specializes in the field of water and wastewater. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in 2003. Being married to a military officer, her biggest challenge is that she has to relocate every three to four years. The challenge is not the relocation itself, but the challenge of procuring new jobs when prospective employers know that her spouse is in the military. She is afraid to even mention being a military spouse because it could potentially sabotage here chances of getting the job, since the prospective companies may think she is unreliable.