In this episode, we talk to Sol Rosenbaum, P.E., CEM, an energy engineer and founder of The Engineering Mentor, about the importance of mentorship and networking in your engineering career and explain how it can benefit your engineering career.
The Engineering Management Institute is thrilled to have Jeff Perry, MBA, leadership coach and founder of More Than Engineering as the new host of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – a podcast dedicated to helping engineers create extraordinary careers and lives.
Jeff decided to transition in his engineering career towards coaching and training because he saw the amazing difference it makes in the lives of individuals and teams. He finds more joy in helping others be their best selves by developing people, rather than developing projects and services.
His advice to engineers is to not buy into classic engineering stereotypes that can sometimes limit your beliefs about yourself.
“Engineering is a key component to economic growth and world-wide innovation.”
~ Jeff Perry, MBA
Jeff’s goal as host of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast is to bring engineers the latest in personal development ideas from experts all over the world to allow them to improve their personal lives and careers.
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Channel Podcast, we talk to Rens Hayes, Principal at H+O Structural Engineering, about strategic planning, organizational structure, leadership, management, and advancing your engineering career. Regardless of your current position and aspirations in your engineering career, if advancement is something you’d like to continue to pursue, this episode is full of big-picture insights that will help you see where opportunity for growth lies.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Rens in This Episode:
In this episode of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to give you ten of the scariest things you should do in your engineering career and explain why you should do them. Most successful engineers agree that taking risks and doing things that were uncomfortable in their careers were the things that have helped them most in their careers. I will list 10 possible risks and challenge you to take on one of them, or even one of your own, immediately in your career.
Here are 10 of the Scariest Things You Should Do in Your Engineering Career:
In this episode, I discuss why mentoring matters and how you can find a great engineering mentor in your career. I will be sharing some advice that I received from a great conference I attended in New Jersey, the ASCE Tri-State (NJ-NY-PA) Conference in Atlantic City in late September 2019. At the conference, I attended a panel entitled: “Mentoring Matters: The Role of a Mentor in Helping to Chart Your Career Path”. The panel consisted of experienced engineering professionals who talked about the importance of mentoring and how it helped them in their careers. They provided a lot of great strategies that you can use in selecting, finding and getting the most out of a mentor in your career.
Here Are the Key Points Discussed and the Professionals That Mentioned Then During the Mentoring Matters Panel:
This is a guest post by Nader Mowlaee
At some point in your engineering career, conflict in the workplace arises. In fact, conflict resolution takes up as much as 40 percent of managers’ time in the workplace. That’s because it’s natural for different people to have different views on how to accomplish a task or project. But when you’re working on an important project with your engineering team and have quickly approaching deadlines, constant conflict can slow down your team’s productivity. So, it’s crucial for engineers to overcome conflict with their colleagues. Here are three practical tips engineers can use daily to avoid or eliminate workplace conflict.
In this episode, I will explain how you can avoid becoming a frog in boiling water in your engineering career. Nobody can predict the future and disaster can strike at any time in your career and that is why you should always strive to minimize risks in your career by being prepared for the absolute worst.
Here Are 5 Action Steps You Can Take to Avoid Becoming a Frog in Boiling Water:
How to Handle Tough Interview Questions for Engineers is a guest blog by Nader Mowlaee
Preparing for an interview is crucial for moving you forward in starting your engineering career. If you get the chance to get to the interview round, luck is already on your side. That’s because research shows that only two percent of applicants get called back for an interview. But it’s important not to throw caution to the wind by being unprepared for your interview.
One of the best ways to get ready for your interview is by tackling the tough questions with a strategy. Luckily, you can take a strategic approach to handle tough interview questions. When it comes to interviewing, practice makes perfect. Here’s how to handle some of the top three common job interview questions that can be difficult to answer: [Read more…] about How to Handle Tough Interview Questions for Engineers
In this episode, I discuss a book I recently read entitled: “The 5 Book: Where Will You be Five Years from Today?” and more importantly pose a question to you which is, “Where will you be five years from now?” Well…where will you be?
Here are some of the key points discussed about the Book, “Where Will You be Five Years from Today?”
In this episode, I talk about the importance of deadlines in your engineering career and life, and how you can use deadlines as productivity tools. This episode was inspired by a chapter of the book called The Business of Engineering: A New Mindset for the Engineer of the Future by Matthew K. Loos, P.E. that we are running a Kickstarter campaign for at the moment.