Recovering Engineers

Are you an engineer (or other profession) that has begun questioning your choice of career?  Join us our 12 step program to begin your recovery.

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Where to Ask a Question About a Voice-Recognition Product

Started by brad moore. Last reply by Bill Blanchette Nov 30, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello...my name is Brad Moore and I am new to the group. I am not sure, but I thought some of you might be able to help me. I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to come out with a certain…Continue

Writing an ebook sharing the tactics I use for getting a new job

Started by Josh Bulloc. Last reply by Josh Bulloc Apr 4, 2013. 5 Replies

Hello everybody,I have a lot of my engineering friends asking me to help them get a new job so I have started writing a book to save me some time in repeating myself over and over. I have limited…Continue

Strengths that are also weaknesses

Started by Josh Bulloc. Last reply by Ford Prather Mar 4, 2013. 1 Reply

What strengths do you have that are also weaknesses?  One of mine is that I get energy from being around others and if I don't have the attention of others I tend to lose energy.

Escape Fears

Started by Josh Bulloc. Last reply by Ford Prather Feb 12, 2013. 7 Replies

What do you fear that is keeping you from making the escape from engineering?

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Comment by Josh Bulloc on June 22, 2011 at 6:10pm
Nice to have you here Teaque, is it in the engineers or the other employees you see this mindset?
Comment by Teague Sizemore on June 19, 2011 at 6:30pm
I have also found engineering jobs while going to school or interning that have the defeatism prevalent that I would imagine could cause any well meaning engineer to change careers. I am talking about those engineering establishments where many of the workers just want to skate by the days earning a nice retirement package, benefits, no threat of being laid off, doing things the same because that is how they have always been done. You may know of the places too. But I am young, adventurous, I want to be working on the next biggest, greatest project, helping to change the world with landmarks seen from the space shuttle. If anyone here can help to point to someplace like that it would be a step in the right direction for me! Thanks!

*And in no way is that post meant to mock or put down any particular person, job, or place of work. It is just an over generalization of a small trend that I do not want to follow.*
Comment by Teague Sizemore on June 19, 2011 at 6:22pm
I am trying to do the opposite of this forum! Hah. I am a nearly minted civil engineer trying to get into the business, find my first successful career, a mentor, and eventually start an innovative business of my own.

Group Leader
Comment by Josh Bulloc on June 19, 2011 at 6:56am
We are glad to have you Brandon.
Comment by Brandon Hilliard on June 17, 2011 at 5:05am
I love the name of this group! Just joined yesterday and I'm looking forward to the discussions.

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Comment by Josh Bulloc on May 28, 2011 at 6:07am
Great idea Brent.  We are always interested in having more people in the mastermind.

Group Leader
Comment by Josh Bulloc on May 28, 2011 at 6:07am
Good thinking Gerard
Comment by Brent Green on May 27, 2011 at 9:03pm

Christian -

Josh also leads a 'Pursuing Your Calling' Mastermind group....lots of good ideas shared there. We meet every 2 weeks online. Might be able to 'flesh out' some ideas on how to establish yourself as an expert outside of your field there.

I'd suggest that you start a step at a time in establishing yourself as an expert. Comment on a few blogs. Call in to a podcast feedback line or 2 in areas of your interest. Start writing a blog. Start small, then build it.

Comment by Danny Mullen on May 27, 2011 at 4:34pm

Christian the main thing is to start.  Since you are capable of programming, you could for example seek out jobs on places like elance that are in your area of interest.  What you will find is that as you do jobs it will naturally build your credibility.  Start small and work up. 

Since you say you are the teacher kind, the other thing you could do is setup a class in your community or church teacher in your area of expertise.  I believe you will find that people will naturally ask you to teach more or others if you do a good job. 


My for example is at work I helped a few friends setup servers and websites, now I get asked by people to do it all the time.  Unfortunately, I don't currently have the time to help them, but it only took helping one person. 

Group Leader
Comment by Josh Bulloc on May 27, 2011 at 2:53pm
Christian, those questions require some in-depth answers.  I would take it a step at a time.  Where have you proven yourself in helping companies create and grow their companies?

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