What’s the best way to position myself to take fresh opportunities and escape a rut?
HAVE worked in engineering for eight years now and, while I love the sector, I feel like I have been stuck in a rut at my company. I want to progress further in my career, but I feel that if I don’t make a change myself it will never happen for me. I hear about all the opportunities in the engineering sector but I am not sure how I should approach making that step change. sector. This is true of workers in all sectors – not just engineering. Here are our eight smart tips on how you can get ahead in your field. YOUR GOALS: importance of soft skills. Work on improving your communication, teamwork and presentation skills — this will give you an edge. Having good soft skills might put you ahead of a rival candidate who can only display engineering skills. CHANGE: you have to be realistic, being optimistic when facing challenges will take you a long way. A ROLE MODEL: