The Engineer's Career Guide

The Engineer's Career Guide

Author(s): John A. Hoschette

Published Online: 30 APR 2010

Print ISBN: 9780470503508

Online ISBN: 9780470530177

DOI: 10.1002/9780470530177

About this Book

The Engineer's Career Guide

John A. Hoschette

The complete, one-stop career resource guide for engineers, engineering managers, and human resources personnel

Every engineer needs strong career-planning strategies in order to survive and get ahead in corporate America. Whether you are a recent graduate, mid-career, or looking ahead to retirement, The Engineer's Career Guide offers proven, commonsense advice for navigating all stages of your engineering career.

Packed with real-world tips supported by actual work experiences and examples,

this book gives you step-by-step guidance in handling a multitude of career issues.

The author draws upon more than three decades of experience to cover every aspect of an engineer's career, helping you build the skills you need to:

  • Develop a career plan that leads to success

  • Successfully transition from university to industry ahead of your peers

  • Improve your job performance and stand out from your peers

  • Deal with difficult people at work, from supervisors to coworkers

  • Negotiate a raise or promotion

  • Recover from a career setback or job loss

  • Get on the fast track for advancement

  • Manage your finances throughout your career

  • Plan for your retirement

  • Learn how corporate America operates and promotes engineers

The Engineer's Career Guide is an excellent resource for any practicing engineer or engineering student who is interested in getting ahead in corporate America.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Successful Career Planning

  2. Part 2: Company Structures, Organizations, and Barriers Impacting Your Career

  3. Part 3: Determining the Criteria by Which You are Measured and What it Takes to Get Better Performance Ratings as well as Promoted

  4. Part 4: Improving Your Performance on the Job and Standing out from Your Peers

  5. Part 5: Successfully Dealing with Difficult People at Work (People Skills)

  6. Part 6: Lost Your Job? Looking for a New Job? Strategies to Make You Successful!

  7. Part 7: Further Education and Lifelong Learning

  8. Part 8: Financial Planning

  9. Part 9: Fast Track Advancement and Career Accelerators

  10. Part 10: Be a Consulting Engineer

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