Career Development

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The idea of teamwork and the ability to work collaboratively with others is taught from a young age, whether on a ball field or in the classroom. Even as we get older and learn to hone new skills to excel in a profession, those same simple teamwork skills still apply.

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It's no secret that most engineers and technology experts are experienced in technical and analytical skills. We are all about going to classes or conferences where we can dive deep into learning specialized skills to better perform tasks in our respective fields.

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Are you being overlooked for a leadership role? For many engineers, there is this awkward time in their career where they are starting to look at leadership roles, but their boss and others around them still only rely on them for their technical expertise. Though you may have a lot more value to offer your company in both your current engineering position and a future management one, no one may be noticing the potential but you. So, how can you stand out? Here a few tips on how to show leadership qualities in your current job.

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You have proven that you have the skills to be a good engineer, but can you be a good manager too? In engineering, management positions require a blend of the technical skills you already have with soft skills, such as team communication, that you may be lacking. Your undergraduate degree prepared you for the first part of your career, but now it is time to prepare for your next step into a leadership role. Here are five steps to help you go from engineer to manager: