Personal Development and Professionalism

Making a Good First Impression – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode, I talk with Tony Munson, author of People Skills for Engineers. Tony talks about the technical and non-technical skills that engineers need to possess to become successful engineers. He also talks about how you can make a good first impression on your boss, and explains how to correct versus criticize someone. His tips are so practical and easy to implement, and they will help you to take your people…

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Do You Have the Resourcefulness to Earn a 30% Pay Raise This Year? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

This is a guest blog by Jen Bunk, Ph.D.Happy New Year! It’s goal-setting season. How much value do you want to add at work this year? Do you know the EXACT percentage raise you want to earn? And do you know how to earn it? For many of our clients, earning a 30% pay raise is a stretch goal they aspire to achieve. But the question is, how do you get there? Do you work your butt off hoping (fingers crossed!) that…

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3 Uncommon Engineering Skills That Engineers Should Develop for Extraordinary Success – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

This is a guest post by Nader Mowlaee There comes a time in every engineer’s career where they’ll want to take their roles to the next level by managing others, overseeing projects, and even running their own engineering startups. It’s a given that to catapult your engineering career, you have to do what’s necessary to be successful in outshining the rest, and sometimes that calls for identifying and fine-tuning the skills companies need. Research shows that companies desire soft skills, such as…

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