Who am I?
Hey there, my name’s Skye and I’m an engineer working at one of the top engineer firms in the nation. But it wasn’t always this way.
A couple of years back I was stuck in a dead-end job with no prospects for growth. Despite high quality work that I was putting out, I wasn’t getting the pay and recognition that I deserved. I’d get a “promotion” that came without the escape from my pigeon-holed existence as a design engineer.
Whenever I was having drinks with friends, the conversation eventually always led to the same place, how unhappy I was at my firm and how it felt like I wasn’t appreciated.
It was time for a change…
Why Engineered Path?
Unlike every other schmuck who’s searching for a job and threw their resumes into the wind hoping desperately for companies to come knocking with suitcases full of cash, I knew better.
My previous experience had allowed me the unique opportunity to post job recs, review resumes, and interview candidates.
So many of the resumes and people I interviewed were such a waste of time. Their resume wouldn’t come close to filling any of the requirements of the job they applied for. They would come to the interview without any knowledge of the type of work or clients that the firm worked with. Their voice was shaky, hands sweaty, and they avoided eye contact like the plague. There was no shot at them landing the job.
I was determined that my job search wouldn’t be the same, so I did what any engineer would do… I started doing research.
- I read all of the top books on resumes for engineers.
- I spent thousands of dollars taking courses on getting your dream job.
- I sat down and practiced interviewing with my friends.
When I finally got to the point of looking for my new job, I knew that the last thing that I wanted to do was to start a career of job jumping. I’d rather find the right position with the right company, with the potential for growth, and stay there. I was meticulous in my research of the various firms in my area. I sat down with my friends who worked at various places and found out about the company culture, the people who worked there, their bosses, what their average day looked like, etc.
It took months, but I eventually narrowed down my list companies to two.
When everything was said and done, I sent out two resumes. I had two job interviews. And I received two job offers.
So now whenever I’m having drinks with a friend and they start complaining to me about their dead-end job or lame-ass boss, I walk them through the exact steps that I took to get where I am now. Following my proven steps, they’re able to find an amazing career at a company that they love. Often for more money, and with better perks.
That’s why I started this blog.
I want to help you follow the engineered path towards getting exactly where you want to go. Are you ready to start that journey towards a more rewarding engineering career?