03 Nov CAREER GOALS: How To Achieve Career Success Via The Art Of Reverse Engineering
🚀 Here is a powerful career development approach that I’M SURE my audience can embrace: “Reverse Engineering” your goals in the civil engineering world! 🏗️
Ever thought about achieving your career objectives by envisioning the end goal and working your way back? 🎯
“Reverse Engineering” is a concept I hear of often on podcasts relating to goals, mindset, etc, and it is certainly a method that can pave the way for your career success.
𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩 1️⃣: 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐚𝐥
Start by envisioning your long-term career aspirations, whether it’s becoming a senior project manager, leading a renowned engineering team, or hanging up your own shingle. Clearly define what success looks like for you.
𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩 2️⃣: 𝐈𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐲 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬
Break down that end goal into achievable and realistic milestones. What skills, experiences, or positions do you need to attain to reach the top?
𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩 3️⃣: 𝐌𝐚𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐉𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲
Now, plot a logical career roadmap. What roles align with your milestones? Consider taking on projects, acquiring certifications, or pursuing further education to bridge the gaps. Most firms will pay for or reimburse you for certifications and education!
𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩 4️⃣: 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐁𝐨𝐬𝐬
This is important. Initiate a candid conversation with your supervisor. Share your aspirations and proposed milestones. Seek their guidance on how to align your current role and projects with these objectives. This way, come review time, you can point back to these conversations and hold your boss accountable if you have met or exceeded your milestones.
1️⃣ 𝐀𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫:
𝐄𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐚𝐥: 𝘚𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘳 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘳
𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬: 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴, 𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘗𝘔𝘗 𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯
𝐉𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲: 𝘚𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘦𝘯𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘗𝘔𝘗 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘴, 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘶𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴
2️⃣ 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫:
𝐄𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐚𝐥: 𝘓𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮
𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬: 𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴, 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘳 & 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱 𝘫𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘳 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘌𝘓𝘗 𝘛𝘏𝘌𝘔 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭𝘴
𝐉𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲: 𝘝𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘴, 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬
Remember, “Reverse Engineering” your career path empowers you to proactively shape your professional journey. Take the initiative and drive your success!