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The Engineers Guide to
Lifelong Employability


A practical resource book on locating and obtaining engineering jobs throughout your career, the Guide will teach you the skills you need to prosper in today's technical job market. Locate the great jobs and conduct electronic job searches, write a new "searchable" resume that showcases your education an experience to best effect, become more familiar with "networking", and learn how to create and use a career network. Apply knowledge on how to properly transition from school to work, reearch prospective employers, and effectively interview and negotiate job offers. With these skills, you will be employable for life!

The following is a list of chapter titles:

  • Booting up Your Job Search
  • Taking Stock of Yourself
  • The Transition From School to Work
  • Where EEs are Employed
  • The Fine Art of Networking
  • Resumes: Traditional and Otherwise
  • How to Find Job Leads on the Internet, at Job Fairs and at Your Local Library
  • How to Ace an Interview
  • What Are You Worth?
  • The Value of a Professional Society
  • What Recruiters Can and Can't Do For You
  • Should You Become a Consultant?
  • Employment Law Issues: A Primer for the 21st Century

Appendices include a self assessment guide, statistics on industries that employ electrial engineers, sample resumes, a breakdown of engineering compensation by region, specialty, industry, function, and metropolitan area, a list of professional societies in the electrical, electronics and computer engineering fields, and bibliographies of resources in print and on the Internet.

What Do Fellow Engineers Have to Say About the Guide?

"This book should be required reading for every graduating engineer, every engineer over the age of forty, and every engineer who has thoughts about becoming self-employed. It is quite simply the best book on the market today about engineering career management." Ed Safford, Lockheed Martin Senior Engineering Staff.

"I would describe this guide to lifelong engineering employment as the single most succinct, useful, and hard-hitting book on the topic I have ever read." Larry Stern, IBM project manager.


Order Number: UH2970 Member Price: $19.95 List Price: $24.95


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Last Update: 19 July 2003
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