Building a Winning Career in a Technical Profession

Building a Winning Career in a Technical Profession : 20 Strategies for Success After College

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Based on research with 200 accomplished professionals, Building a Winning Career in a Technical Profession offers twenty proven ways to build and sustain a successful technical career. Using a very practical approach, it examines specific "soft skills" that complement technical course work, and demonstrates how to learn and implement strategies such as integrity, perseverance, public speaking, leadership, and negotiating to take one to the top of their profession. Complete with success stories, discussion cases and insightful tips, it serves as an excellent reference, tailored specifically to technical professionals, and provides a road map for building a winning more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 430.92g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131192108
  • 9780131192102

Table of contents

1. Make Integrity Your Hallmark2. Become an Effective Communicator3. Become a Leader In Your Organization4. Set High Expectations for Yourself and Develop a Plan for Achieving Them5. Identify Positive Role Models and Learn from Them6. Be an Effective Team Player and Team Builder7. Be a Positive Change Agent8. Project a Winning Image9. Become an Effective Negotiator10. Apply Self-Discipline and Time Management11. Never Just Pass the Time-Use It12. Learn to be Customer-Driven13. Develop and Apply a Can-Do Attitude and Seek Responsibility14. Don't Just Plan-Execute15. Become an Effective Public Speaker16. Become an Effective Problem Solver and Critical Thinker17. Learn How to Manage Conflict and Deal Effectively with Difficult People18. Be a Mentor to Team Members and Your Boss19. Learn to Balance Work and the Rest of Your Life20. Persevere Through Difficult Times-Don't Quit and Never Give Up APPENDIX A: SAMPLE RESUMESAPPENDIX B: JOB SEEKING TIPSAPPENDIX C: INTERVIEWING TIPSshow more