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Ready for Takeoff! A Winning Process for Launching Your Engineering Career, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Dean C. Millar

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 30, 2010

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An appropriate companion text for all courses in engineering, and for engineering professionals.

 

Your career in Engineering is about to take off.

 

There is simply no other book on the market like Ready for Takeoff. Author Dean Millar uses plain English, specific examples, and insights from industry experts to explain the steps you need to take to identify, and then go after, the engineering job that’s right for you.

 

Part I of this unique book starts by helping you assess your own unique skills and abilities and understand how they match opportunities in the job market. The author then explains the basics of a successful job hunt, including how to write a resume that sells your skills, using your university’s career center to your advantage, and nailing the interview. Part II offers career advice and expectations from 32 industry insiders like CEOs and Engineering Directors, and explores career development. Finally, Part III covers the finer points of success in your field such as leadership, motivation, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.

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Contents

 

Part 1

Pre-Employment Success: Understanding Yourself and Getting the Right Job

 

Chapter 1

Introduction and Your Four-Year Plan of Career Development

 

Chapter 2

Important Life Realities

 

Chapter 3

Self-Analysis: Your First Career Step

 

Chapter 4

Market Research: Engineering Opportunities

 

Chapter 5

Your Resume and Cover Letter

 

Chapter 6

Your University’s Career Center

 

Chapter 7

Organizing and Executing Your Job Search

 

Chapter 8

The Successful Interview

 

Chapter 9

Follow-Up Action

 

Chapter 10

Starting Employment

 

Part 2

Professional Functions and Opportunities

 

Chapter 11

Overview of Industry: Executive Panel

 

Chapter 12

Project Management

 

Chapter 13

Value Engineering

 

Chapter 14

Quality Engineering

 

Chapter 15

Lean Enterprise

 

Chapter 16

Engineering Professionalism, Ethics, and Responsibility

 

Chapter 17

Entrepreneurism

 

Chapter 18

Academic Careers and Graduate School

 

Chapter 19

Becoming a Global Citizen

 

Part 3

Personal and Professional Success Skills

 

Chapter 20

Self Reliance, Planning, and Time Management

 

Chapter 21

Empowerment and Motivation

 

Chapter 22

Interpersonal Skills

 

Chapter 23

Teamwork in Industry

 

Chapter 24

Leadership

 

Chapter 25

Effective Writing and Presentation Skills

 

Chapter 26

Transition to Industry

Recommended Reading for Success

 

Index

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