Technical Career Survival Handbook: 100 Things You Need To Know, 1st Edition

  • Peter Y. Burke
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  • ISBN-10: 012809611X
  • ISBN-13: 9780128096116
  • DDC: 658.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Overview

This practical guide provides the information needed to survive a technical career, enabling prospective candidates and those currently in technical careers to explore all technical education possibilities, industries, disciplines, and specialties.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Preparing for the Work Force.
1: Technical Careers.
2: The Big Four Engineering Degrees.
3: Other Engineering Degrees.
4: Technology Degrees.
5: Career Choice.
6: College Selection.
7: Engineering Technology.
8: Graduate School.
9: Day Versus Night School.
10: Co-Op Programs.
11: Internships.
12: Alternative College Funding.
13: Finding That First Job.
14: Geographic Factors.
15: Interviews.
16: Opportunities for Women.
Employment Challenges.
17: Experience.
18: Work Direction.
19: Manager.
20: Management Styles.
21: Positions—Open Versus Created.
22: Specialties.
23: Contractor.
24: Consultant/Self-employed.
25: Part Time.
26: Temporary.
27: Technical Spectrum.
28: Job Titles.
29: Job Descriptions.
30: Salary Structure.
31: Key Employee.
32: Nondisclosure Agreement.
33: Company Size.
34: Company Organization.
35: Pensions.
36: Training.
37: Benefits.
38: Public Versus Private Technology Companies.
39: Industries.
40: Industry Trends.
41: Green Jobs.
42: Regional Manufacturing Centers.
43: Foreign-Owned Companies.
44: Manufacturing.
45: Engineering Department.
46: Plant Engineering.
47: Service Companies and Consulting Engineers.
48: Government.
49: Union Versus Nonunion.
50: Utilities.
51: Spinoffs, Acquisitions, and Mergers.
52: Startups.
53: Alliances.
54: Joint Venture.
55: Job Site Work.
56: Commuting/Telecommuting.
57: Reorganizations.
The Job Search.
58: Resumes.
59: Headhunters.
60: Staffing Firm.
61: Networking/Newspaper/Internet.
62: Offers/Counteroffers.
On the Job.
63: The Midcareer Years.
64: Technical Library.
65: Associations/Societies.
66: Seminars/Webinars.
67: Publishing.
68: Industry Standards.
69: Employment File.
70: Patents.
71: Trade Secrets.
72: Professional Engineer.
73: Safety.
74: Business Plan.
75: Schedules.
76: Budgets.
77: Time Management.
78: Specifications.
79: Documents.
80: Performance Appraisals.
81: Decision-Making.
82: Project Team.
83: Scope of Work.
84: Procurement.
85: Trade Shows.
86: Vendors.
87: Meetings.
88: Transfers.
89: Feasibility Studies.
90: Projects.
91: Promotions.
92: Demotions.
93: Layoffs.
94: Resigning.
95: Relocation Packages.
The Career.
96: The Earning Years.
97: Success.
98: Retirement/Winding Down.
99: Parting Advice.
100: Glossary.
Further Reading.
Index.