Ready for Takeoff! A Winning Process for Launching Your Engineering Career

ISBN-10: 0136081274
ISBN-13: 9780136081272
Edition: 2011
Authors: Dean C. Millar
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Description: Ready for Takeoff is an appropriate companion text for all courses in engineering, and for engineering professionals.Your career in Engineering is about to take off.There is simply no other book on the market like Ready for Takeoff. Author Dean  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.60
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Ready for Takeoff is an appropriate companion text for all courses in engineering, and for engineering professionals.Your career in Engineering is about to take off.There is simply no other book on the market like Ready for Takeoff. Author Dean Millar uses plain English, specific examples, and insights from industry experts to explain the steps you need to take to identify, and then go after, The engineering job that's right for you.Part I of this unique book starts by helping you assess your own unique skills and abilities and understand how they match opportunities in the job market. The author then explains the basics of a successful job hunt, including how to write a resume that sells your skills, using your university's career center to your advantage, and nailing the interview. Part II offers career advice and expectations from 32 industry insiders like CEOs and Engineering Directors, and explores career development. Finally, Part III covers the finer points of success in your field such as leadership, motivation, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.

Pre-Employment Success: Understanding Yourself and Getting the Right Job
Introduction and Your Four-Year Plan of Career Development
Important Life Realities
Self-Analysis: Your First Career Step
Market Research: Engineering Opportunities
Your Resume and Cover Letter
Your University's Career Center
Organizing and Executing Your Job Search
The Successful Interview
Follow-Up Action
Starting Employment
Professional Functions and Opportunities
Overview of Industry: Executive Panel
Project Management
Value Engineering
Quality Engineering
Lean Enterprise
Engineering Professionalism, Ethics, and Responsibility
Entrepreneurism
Academic Careers and Graduate School
Becoming a Global Citizen
Personal and Professional Success Skills
Self Reliance, Planning, and Time Management
Empowerment and Motivation
Interpersonal Skills
Teamwork in Industry
Leadership
Effective Writing and Presentation Skills
Transition to Industry
Recommended Reading for Success
Index

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