What’s the best way to po­si­tion my­self to take fresh op­por­tu­ni­ties and escape a rut?

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Business & Appointments - - FRONT PAGE - Emer Feeney

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:

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