Career Development

Some communication strategies are key your Career Development. In this section, we’ll provide resources that can help with the development of documents (resumes, CVs, cover letters, and portfolios for example) and knowledge that can help move your career along.

  • Ethics has long been acknowledged as central to engineering education; yet current approaches to teaching engineering ethics fail to understand the the psychological and philosophical literature about how ethics are learned. The three dominant modes may be identified as: The ethical theories approach: Akin to approaches ...

  •   In a previous post, I wrote about your job application as an argument, and showed how we could use a rhetorical framework established by Stephen Toulmin to help your cover letters do a more effective job of connecting your evidence to the job requirements. In ...

  • The first quarter is traditionally a strong hiring season for companies, and also a time when people turn to thoughts of new jobs and career paths. Professional communication skills are key to taking advantage of those opportunities, particularly in engineering and the sciences. In a series ...

  • Ron Blicq performs one of the roles in a difficult conversation. Ron Blicq has been integral to the development of technical writing as a field, and to the IEEE Professional Communication Society. It’s no wonder that our award for Distinction in Technical Communication Education bears his name. In ...

  • In this podcast, we discuss the role that communication skills play in determining success for engineers with Anthony Fasano, author of the IEEE-Wiley series book, Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career, and strategies for improving communication skills in various formal and ...