One of the luxuries that engineers have in most regional job markets is that they are in high demand and can find a new gig sometimes in an hour. That happened to me twice. One time, I sent a guy a resume and he called me and I was hired over a 10 minute phone call. If you employ professional networking, it could be quicker.

 

But just because an engineer can get hired in a short time does not mean:

 

  • A. It's a fantastic job. (You might want to ask about the turnover in the job before you accept it. Extremely high turnover jobs have a back story to them IMO.)
  • B. It will lead to a career. That is, a position where you have an opportunity to grow professionally.

 

Careers often take years to develop. Of course, it depends on the person. Some people are quite happy with staying in one job for years. But most people change and evolve over the course of a decade and want to do new things.

 

Building a career requires more than just sending our a resume/CV and waiting for a phone call. (Or waiting for a recruiter to contact you via LinkedIn, for instance.) Careers are developed through relationships, but also through listening and learning to people who work at companies that you want to be part of.

 

I think that's why element14 is offering a Career Series of webinars focusing on companies that provide products and/or services for IoT solutions. On October 10th, we will be having a panel discussion with representatives from Microchip Corporation and The Things Network.

 

I encourage you to sign up for the webinar: How To Start and Grow Your IoT Career Featuring Microchip Technology Inc and The Things Network 

 

I really believe these people will provides some insights to starting an IoT career, if you are right out of college, or growing your IoT career if you are more experienced.

 

 

Randall Scasny

Webinar Host