Career Growth for the Professional Engineer

by Lindon E. Saline, Manager; Prof. Development Operations, General Electric, Croton-on-the-Hudson, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 11, Pg. 56-57

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The chief of General Electric Company's office whose job is to help professionals on the staff build their competence, tells the individual how to go about it. The most important element in the careers of those who rise is the nature of their work assignments—they need an amount of responsibility commensurate with their experience and talents, and they need variety of assignments. The manager's role in building the careers of those under him is to help his people get these appropriate work assignments. Should an engineer seek to become a manager? Here's a list of things to do, and advice on learning how to learn.

Subject Headings: Planning | Engineers | Professional development | Engineering education |

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