The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the way businesses operate, forcing thousands of organizations to digitize their workforces. In the process, job transitions have exploded, and many managers are undergoing major shifts in their roles and responsibilities. In some cases, these leadership transitions are transparent while coming with new titles and job descriptions. Many transitions, however, […]
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You have just finished your dream job interview, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. Most hiring managers expect to receive a thank you email. According to a TopResume survey of 334 hiring managers in 2020, 68% responded that thank you emails were important when it came to evaluating a potential candidate. If English is not […]
Do you excel at the technical side of your job but struggle to present and translate complex engineering concepts in English? There’s no getting around it: If you want to succeed as an engineer in the 21st century, fluency in English is often as important as technical acumen. Increasingly, technical organizations require their professionals to […]
It’s becoming paramount for engineering professionals to be fluent in English. According to the Harvard Business Review, a significant number of global organizations have embraced English as their workplace language. Not only is English often a requirement, the ability to speak it clearly can be important in order to operate as part of an international […]
As the workforce becomes more global, English is increasingly becoming important for technical professionals to understand. Many tech companies and university engineering programs expect their employees and students to have proficiency in technical English. Thankfully, there are a number of apps that can help non-native English speakers become more fluent in the language. Some of […]
Are you stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Spend your time improving your English. One fun way that technical professionals can improve their English skills—and their career prospects—as a non-native speaker is to watch television shows in English. A growing number of organizations see English fluency as an essential skill for technical professionals. This […]
Today, engineers all over the world are increasingly working within global environments. With 67 countries declaring English as their official language, it has become the most common language spoken by engineering professionals and students. It is also the most commonly spoken language within international supply chains. Many college programs expect engineering students to be proficient […]
This is a sponsored post from Digi-Key. Written by Nancy Ordman. What technical skills do you need for 2020? How different is the 2020 list from previous years? Skills that are in high demand and short in supply will change at the pace of technological innovation as well as based on changes in the economy. […]
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Written by Jacquelyn Adams This article originally appeared in IEEE-USA InSight. It is reprinted here with permission from IEEE-USA. Copyright 2019 IEEE In business, lots of people are encouraged to find their mentors. And there are many advice columns about how to be a good mentor. But what about the mentee? What’s their ownership in […]