Working in highly complex and diverse technology fields, being a successful engineer requires the willingness to train extensively and the flexibility to continually upgrade present skill sets by acquiring new sets of knowledge & industry insights, just to stay up to speed with market changes. This takes a big toll on many engineers and requires planning and preparation so that you can successfully hit your career goals within the 12-month period you have in 2019. With the New Year almost upon us, it is time to take inventory of your progress to date, and of your professional career goals as well as to create a new set of goals. That said, the following is an overview of three of the best New Year’s career resolutions for engineers in 2019.
In this episode, I talk with Josh Elledge from UpMyInfluence about how to advance in your engineering career by growing your authority online. Josh gives some great tips on how you can build authority and use it to catapult your career forward.
Here are some of the key points discussed on growing your authority:
In this episode, I talk to Ian Balina, a serial entrepreneur and former freelancer about how he became a sales engineer and how you can brand yourself as an expert.
Here are the key points discussed on becoming a Sales Engineer:
Q: What is the difference between the civil PE structural exam versus the SE exam. Is one better than the other? Is it possible to have both? Is it better to have both?
Welcome to Episode #4 of Engineering Career TV. The topic for this episode is Making Engineering Career Decisions with the Help of Others.
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, Making Engineering Career Decisions with the Help of Others, which is based on a question from Matthew, a student, where he asks the following: [Read more…]
In episode 32 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I interview Alexi Lambert, who has leadership and management experience as a U.S. Naval Officer, about Marketing for Civil Engineering Firms. She was enlisted in the Navy as an E5 (2010) as a university student and commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy (2013) and promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade (2015).
Here are some of the questions I ask Alexi:
- What tools do engineers use for their primary research for their jobs?
- What are the common mistakes that engineering firms make when marketing themselves online?
- How can engineers create content for their blogs?
- What metrics are marketers for engineering firms typically measured on?
- What is the key to getting civil engineering firms ranked for top searches in Google?
Quotes to think about:
Here are some key points discussed in this episode: [Read more…]
In episode 031 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I interview Richard Poulin, a resume writer and marketing professional with 12 years experience, as well as extensive skills in using.
Quotes to think about:
Here are some tips on How to Build a Complete LinkedIn® Profile:
In episode 025 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I interview the resume expert Richard Poulin, who has studied over hundreds of civil engineering resumes, and wrote the book Civil Engineer Resume Hacking. This episode is packed with insider tips on how you can make your civil engineering resume stand out and be successful in your interview.
Here are some of the questions I ask Richard:
- Big picture of addressing the civil engineering job search
- How to make a civil engineering resume stand out
- How long does recruiters spend on a resume
- How can I optimize my civil engineering resume to deal with automated screening
- Is a cover letter necessary
- How can I use LinkedIn while employed to network and build personal brand
- Tips for successful job interviews
This is a guest blog post from Zubin Ajmera
In this extremely challenging job environment, it is not only tough to get an engineering job, but equally tough to get an interview or a phone call for an engineering position. Several studies have shown that recruiters or engineering hiring managers spend roughly 6-10 seconds on a resume. What I believe, however, it’s not just a resume, but everything else too, like your LinkedIn profile or your elevator speech when you talk/meet for the first time.