In this episode, I answer some questions from our listeners and subscribers about building communication skills, improving public speaking, and strategies for overcoming being overqualified for a position you want.
Q: How can I stand out when applying for an engineering job?
Welcome to Episode #20 of Engineering Career TV. The topic for this episode is How to Stand out when Applying for an Engineering Job.
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.
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Let’s jump into today’s topic: How to Stand out when Applying for an Engineering Job, which is based on a question from Mallipeddi, who asks the following: [Read more…] about How to Stand out when Applying for an Engineering Job – Engineering Career TV Ep. 20
In this episode, Dorie Clark (@dorieclark), marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review shares some strategies on how you can reinvent yourself by rebranding, and her thoughts on having mentors for mid to senior engineers and mastermind groups as part of your reinvention journey.
Key points in this episode include: [Read more…] about TECC 87: Reinventing Yourself So You Can Stand Out in Your Engineering Career
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.
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, Chris Knutson and I are going to answer questions from our listeners asking for career advice.
“Ideally, since 80 percent of your life is spent working, you should start your business around something that is a passion of yours. If you’re into kite surfing and you want to become an entrepreneur, do it with kite surfing. Look, if you can indulge in your passion, life will be far more interesting than if you’re just working. You’ll work harder at it, and you’ll know more about it. But first you must go out and educate yourself on whatever it is that you’ve decided to do–know more about kite surfing than anyone else. That’s where the work comes in. But if you’re doing things you’re passionate about, that will come naturally.” – Richard Branson
In the Take Action Today segment of the show, we give you some tips on how you can stand out as an engineer.
Here is the summary of the questions and answers we’ve discussed in this session: [Read more…] about TECC 76: TECC Community Questions Answered – Part 2 – The Engineering Career Coach Podcast
In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to give you six action items you can use to differentiate yourself in the industry. Please note, most of these actions are the opposite of what most people will tell you to do.
Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can.
The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it’s a job.
Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.
I call the process of doing your art ‘the work.’ It’s possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that’s how you become a linchpin.
The job is not the work.”
― Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
The Take Action Today segment of the show will highlight one of the items discussed that can give you immediate results.
Listen to this session and learn: [Read more…] about TECC 27: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast – Six Action Items for Differentiating Yourself as an Engineer by Doing Things that You Are Not Always Supposed to Do