Have you ever thought of changing engineering career paths?
The life of an engineer can be varied and rewarding. This is due in no small part to the fact that there are so many variations of engineer. Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Civil, Petroleum, Software, Material, Biomedical, Architectural… The list goes on and on.
But suppose you started out as a Electrical Engineer then at some point down the line you decide it’s not for you.
Or maybe you are a Computer Hardware Engineer but feel that that particular option doesn’t give you the best career advancement opportunities?
How do you change your engineering career path? It is natural and completely normal to want to try something different. And not just if you are an engineer!
To make the move from one discipline to another takes some commitment. It can seem daunting at first but with the right mindset and tools at your disposal it can be achieved. After all you didn’t get this far without a bit of hard graft did you?
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
– Leo Tolstoy
The helpful people at The Engineering Management Institute have produced a 25 minute podcast that helps explain the process. —The Engineering Career Coach Podcast explains how to draw up a plan for a young engineer that has this exact issue with his career. They even promise a career-changing tip at the end of the podcast that will encourage you to “think outside of the box” in your engineering career and shake things up a bit!
If you listen to the podcast you could learn amongst other things;
- Using professional associations to help smooth the transition
- How to locate the information you need from industry insiders.
- How to use the power of LinkedIn to find people in your intended field