Career Development

Evaluating the Risks and Rewards of an Expatriate Assignment

March
2010
Career Catalyst
Lisa L. Walker
The global chemical industry is showing particularly strong growth outside North America. Understanding where opportunities exist — and which are worth taking — can help you decide whether it is time to take your career, and your life, on the road.

Achieving Success

December
2001
Career Catalyst
Slava Thaler
Put these seven principles to work to spell success for your professional and personal life.

Getting Your Message Across

May
2004
Career Catalyst
Denise Price Hosier, Margaret Clarke Hunt
Engineers play an important role in the marketing of products, processes and services. Here's a short course on the basics of marketing communications to help you be effective in that role.

Work Effectively with Your Patent Attorney

April
2003
Career Catalyst
Steven J. Helmer
By understanding the basics of patent law and by establishing a close working relationship with your attorneys, you can ensure that you receive the broadest possible patent protection.

Contemplating a New Phase of Your Career

April
2010
Career Catalyst
Lisa L. Walker
Today’s employment environment has altered the concept of “career.” If you are attempting to change jobs or enter a different industry — or even considering a second career — it is important to understand your motivations and proceed with care.

Get What's Coming to You

January
2002
Career Catalyst
Kate Wendleton
Here's how to negotiate the best possible severance package.

How To Be An Expert Witness

October
2004
Career Catalyst
Peter R. Lantos
Here’s what you should know about the litigation process to serve as a successful technical witness.

Do More in Less Time

March
2001
Career Catalyst
Robert W. Bly
Ten tips for improving your personal productivity.

Improve Your Telephone Skills

May
2003
Career Catalyst
Make the most of this important tool by practicing some common sense and good etiquette. RobertW.Bly-

Getting Started in Social Media

January
2012
Career Catalyst
Loraine Kasprzak
Engineers can derive professional benefits from Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, and other social media. Here is some practical advice on using these tools effectively, whether you are a veteran or a relative novice.

Forging Career Security

December
2005
Career Catalyst
David Madison
Eight things to do when you’re not job hunting.

Should You Accept an International Assignment?

August
2003
Career Catalyst
Fabio Bravo, C. Delia Contreras
Consider the career- and family-related benefits and trade-offs of an overseas experience, as well as whether you have what it takes to be successful in such a position.
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