In this session of The Engineering Career Coach Podcast, I am going to help an engineer overcome stagnation and build flexibility into her career. Career stagnation can prolong your journey towards your goals or prevent you from achieving them altogether.
As always, I will also provide a career-changing tip at the end of the show. This week’s tip will be a challenge for you in both your engineering career and life to help you break stagnation and bad habits.
“When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon
During the show, we will help a young engineer overcome stagnation and deal with the issue of not being utilized effectively by her managers. Our guest for Session 3 is Daniela from Virginia, a 32-year-old land surveyor and civil engineer.
Listen to this session and learn:
- What steps you should take when you feel stagnant in your engineering career.
- How to start to gain more responsibilities when your engineering company is underutilizing you.
- How to progress towards a project manager role in your engineering career.
- What questions to ask yourself to ensure that you are taking all of the right steps in your engineering career to achieve goals that are important to you.
- How to decide what credentials will help you succeed in your engineering career.
- How to create a realistic timeline to be able to measure your engineering career progress.
- Ways to create options for you in your engineering career.
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To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success