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The engineer's career guide

Author: John A Hoschette
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Hoschette
ISBN: 9780470503508 0470503505
OCLC Number: 318292647
Description: xxvi, 609 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Successful career planning : Successful career planning --
Developing a successful career plan --
Career strategies: what works and what doesn't --
Successfully making a job or career change --
Strategies for getting your next promotion --
Career discussion guide for employees, managers, and mentors --
The mentoring process and value to your career --
Stuck in a dead-end job? what to do to break out --
My career has plateau, now what? --
How new graduates can successfully transition into industry --
Phases of retirement planning: beginning with the young engineers --
Part II: Company structures, organizations, and barriers impacting your career --
How company size affects your career --
The corporate ladder: careers open to you --
Invisible company barriers stopping your career growth --
Getting ahead in product-oriented organizations --
Getting ahead in the functional-matrix organization --
Part III: Determining the criteria by which you are measured and what it takes to get better performance ratings as well as promoted --
Determining how the company measures your performance --
Determining the informal criteria by which you are assessed --
The leading reasons endineers are not successful --
Part IV: Improving your performance on the job and standing out from your peers --
The engineering process in your company: learning the business --
Team skills: essential for successful engineers --
Generating career advancing ideas --
Getting promoted whether your project is successful or unsuccessful --
How to ask for a raise: it is easier than you think, even in bad times --
How to get your next promotion --
People networking: A vital and indispensable career skill --
Accomplishing more in less time and getting organized for success --
Your internet image: it could be sabotaging your career --
The importance of maintaining a company calenday --
Part V: Successfully dealing with difficult people at work (People skills) --
Dealing with a difficult boss --
Diversity --
endorse it or be left behind --
Part VI: Lost your job? Looking for a new job? Strategies to make you successful! --
Time to change jobs or stay --
Using the company's job opening system to your benefit --
Surviving layoffs, corporate takeovers, mergers, shutdowns, and reductions in work force --
Understanding the job search process --
Understanding the job search process --
Self-inventory --
Searching and finding jobs --
Creating resumes that get you interviews --
Cover letters that will impress employees --
Why portfolios are important for engineers --
Interviewing --
Following up, getting an offer, and negotiating --
Relocating and starting the new job: tips to make it easier --
Part VII: Further education and lifelong learning --
How to get an education from your company --
Getting a master's degree: so worth it! --
Lifelong learning: growing or decaying --
Part VIII: Financial planning --
Basic financial management 101 --
Part IX: Fast track advancement and career accelerators --
Getting on the fast track for advancement --
Part 10: Be a consulting engineer --
What is a consulting engineer? Is this the right choice for your? --
Setting up and building your consulting business.
Responsibility: John A. Hoschette.

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