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How to Improve your Engineering Personal Profile in the Work Place

Career Management for Engineers

How to Improve Your Personal Profile

Making improvements to your engineering personal profile in the workplace is necessary if you truly want to achieve your goals and objectives as quickly as possible. This is not about being vain, instead it is about getting you the recognition and appreciation you deserve for the skills, knowledge and experience you possess. In addition to this, you are more likely to gain satisfaction from your role as well as increase your professional network. Your engineering personal profile will also set you apart from the crowd and in times of cut backs and lay-offs, it could ensure you get to keep your job.

Your Personal Profile Improvement Points...

  • Concentrate on doing your job well. Be conscientious in what you do. Recognise your weakness and work hard to improve them (these may form part of your development plan). This is central to improving your profile.

  • Be as polite and helpful as possible with colleagues. Attempt to be recognised as dependable and a good team player. However, ensure you are not ‘dumped on’ by realising when taking on too much work will be detrimental to the results of your core activities.

  • Always be on the lookout for networking opportunities to advance your own aims, as well as those of others. Assisting others benefits your engineering personal profile.

  • Gather knowledge and use it to assist yourself and others. Again, this may contribute to your career objectives. Ensure you are aware of the latest company business news, as well as possessing detailed knowledge of your particular area of expertise.

  • Think about your strongest skills and past achievements. It may be worth listing these and periodically reading them. This will increase your self-confidence and your ability to achieve in the future as well as promoting yourself to others.

  • Always contribute in group activities and project work. Push yourself to contribute more than the majority of the group. Volunteer for activities such as chairing meetings or giving presentations. This will raise your personal profile in public.

  • When you promise to deliver, make sure you do! Do not be late with work, information or feedback.

  • Make sure that relevant people know about your achievements at work. Send project summary e-mails and talk to people. Make sure your boss is well informed and therefore keep your engineering personal profile in the spotlight.

  • A Personal Development Plan is crucial in advancing yourself as quickly as possible. Please read and follow the Career Planner section carefully. The benefits of the strategy, coupled with your high profile activities in the work place, are a powerful combination that will bring you real job and career satisfaction. 

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