Changing Company Career Advice
Carl and Fred discussing advice for experienced engineers who are looking to change jobs or companies.
Join Carl and Fred as they discuss lessons learned on how to advance one’s career when changing companies.
- Don’t be afraid to look for new positions. The best employees look to advance their careers and let their management know their goals.
- Where do you want to be in five years? Covey: begin with the end in mind.
- Helping other people is satisfying and builds networks.
- Volunteer for things that stretch your capabilities.
- When you interview, be ready to talk about STAR: Situation, Task, Action, Results
- Use qualifications brief, not traditional resume, emphasis on your accomplishments.
- Job search is automated, tailor your resume to the job you are looking for and be sure to include key words.
- Study the industry you are looking to enter, be prepared for interview questions that specifically relate to the industry.
- Use networking to open doors.
- Go to conferences and network, learn about different industries.
- Don’t network merely to find a job, network to learn about other industries and how people solve problems.
- When interviewing, focus on what you can do to help the company, not on what the company can do to help you.
- Work to get lots of interviews, and lots of offers.
- Don’t embellish your resume, always be honest about your accomplishments and history.
- Practice your “two minute speech,” why you want the job, what you can contribute. Make it genuine and passionate.
- Don’t change jobs too often.
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SOR 799 Changing Company Career AdviceCarl Carlson
Here is a link to an article about the STAR system for recruiting that was mentioned in the podcast.
Understanding the STAR Interview Format (indeed.com)
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