This is a guest blog by Patrick Sweet, P.Eng., MBA, PMP, CSEP
No matter what your particular engineering discipline or industry, there is immense value in establishing yourself as an expert. In both Seth Godin’s “Linchpin” and Cal Newport’s “So Good They Can’t Ignore You,” very compelling cases are made for why someone should strive to become an expert in their field. To be the go-to person for a given subject is not only incredibly gratifying, it also provides excellent job security and flexibility.
In this post, I’ll offer five concrete strategies you can use to establish yourself as an expert in your field.