Mindset, career clarity, and personal branding – with these three principles you can empower your engineering career success.
Because you’re setting up a strong foundation to build upon.
Without them, it’s like throwing pasta at the wall and hoping something sticks, or trying to play darts blindfolded.
Or, well, like trying to build a house on sand.
These “strategies” are rarely going to lead to great outcomes for long-term success.
Let’s briefly break down these three items and how they can influence the foundation of your career.
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford
Your mindset drives not just what you do but how you do it. Similarly to the quote above, if you don’t believe you can build a great career, you probably won’t. If you don’t believe you are a great fit for a potential position, you’ll be hard-pressed to convince the hiring manager that you’re a great fit.
Your mindset and thoughts have a huge impact on your success.
So we need to address how you think about yourself, the challenges you face, the people you will interact with, and more.
Then your actions can be aligned with your powerful mindset!
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” ~ Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland
What do you want to be when you grow up?
How do you make a decision between multiple career paths?
You’re not enjoying your career right now – but do you know what you would enjoy?
These are just a few questions I get people asking themselves all the time. They are questions of career clarity.
The key reason you want to get clarity is so you can be intentional, deliberate, and proactive in your career.
If you’re not progressing towards something, you’re just letting your career happen to you. You’re being reactive, and will rarely end up in a place you want to be.
Career clarity helps you chart your path and take action towards that imagined reality!
“Personal branding is not about you. It’s about putting your stamp on the value you deliver to others.” ~ William Arruda
This is a big one for modern careers. Your own understanding of your personal brand influences every mode of communication you have – written, spoken, and even how you listen.
A great personal brand is about communicating the value you can deliver to others in effective ways.
If you don’t know how to do that, you’ll have a hard time getting great jobs or clients.
But if you can do it well, people will find themselves saying about you, “this person seems perfect for the problems we’re trying to solve. Let’s hire them!”
Figure out the value you bring and how to communicate it to others.
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Accelerate Your Career
I’ll be sharing more on these topics in coming weeks, but this is a great start. I hope you’re excited!
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- Watch a FREE Engineering Career Masterclass – the 4 Keys to Intentional Engineering Career Transitions
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