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Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career

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ISBN-13: 978-0578082288
ISBN-10: 0578082284
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About the Author

Anthony Fasano is the founder of Powerful Purpose Associates and the author of Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career. After a successful engineering career, Anthony transitioned his career from designing to inspiring engineers. The techie turned talker has been referred to by many of his seminar attendees as "the Tony Robbins of the engineering industry" and has been profiled in newspapers and magazines from the Wall Street Journal to the Bergen Record to the New York Professional Engineer, as well as being featured on Boston's Civil Engineering Today television show.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Premier Publishing (June 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578082284
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578082288
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,818,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are plenty of self-improvement and career-advice books available, however, you'll find few targeted to the engineer profession. This book fixes that shortfall and does it superbly.

This is an outstanding resource for engineers at any point in their career. Whether just beginning, or well-established, Anthony's book provides a superb guide for developing skills and competencies in the areas that will be essential to unlocking your highest potential and achieving your goals. The 7 key elements are truly essential to achieving personal success, and this book presents practical and easily-achievable tips and suggestions to unlock each of these keys in you.

If you're at the beginning of your career, grab a copy and use it to help you chart your plan for success. If you're an engineer-leader, then read this book to assess where you are in your own career as well as use it to help mentor the junior engineers that look to you for advice. You won't be disappointed.
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I just finished reading the book and was very impressed. The author managed to put together the very essentials for a successful engineering career. Having been practicing as a Civil Engineer for just over eight years, I can see some of the lessons I learned through setbacks and frustrations clearly explained in the book. I do wish I had this book at the very beginning of my career-it could have saved me some time. However, I am still glad I got the book. It not only illustrates many important principles that I just start to get a sense of, but also organizes them in such a logical way that I believe is especially appealing to most engineers. Still early in my career, I can't say for the more experienced group how this book will benefit them. But this is a chart for younger engineers who aspire to explore the ocean of opportunities and find their dream land. I am definitely recommending this book to my friends and colleagues.
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Don't let the title fool you! You might believe you need to be an engineer to read and benefit from this book but nothing could be further from the truth. The author, Anthony Fasano, was first trained as an engineer but early in his career he noticed that his skill as an engineer was not the only criteria used to measure his success.

He realized that the non-technical skills such as how to find a good mentor, how to be an effective leader, goal setting skills, organizational skills, how to become an effective communicator and learning how to network were also very important to his success and these topics were not covered in most engineering colleges.

Anthony discovered that the more he concentrated on developing these soft skills the faster his corporate career advanced.

Helping his fellow engineers excel in these skills became a passion for Anthony so he invested the time into becoming a business coach as well as an engineer. This book may have been original written to help only engineers advance up the corporate ladder but I believe that the tips, tools and strategies discussed in this book would work equally well for most technically focused professional such as architects or accountants.
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This is a good motivational book for engineers. If you've read a lot of other books on business success you won't learn that much new information, but reading something about positive things you can do for your career helps offset the negative stuff you hear from the news and some curmudgeonly engineers.

The parts on the PE exam go beyond motivation and provides practical tips on preparing.

The book covers the importance of setting goals, networking, and organization, all from an engineering point of view.

I'm glad to see this covered and directed to an engineering audience.
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This book provides great background on how an engineer (or anyone) can grow his career. The book gives you help on how to improve your soft skills, remain competitive, and find your place in the industry. I thought the chapter on the Professional Engineering License and Exam was the excellent; he discusses about the utility of the credential and how best to prepare for the exam (without going into the actual material specifics). It's a short book that you won't regret reading.
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As someone who is very familiar with the engineering field, I thought this book would be a interesting book based on the premise , which is providing career advice. I was not wrong. This book has lots of great information for newly graduated to more experienced management level types who could use some useful information on managing a career.

This book is published by the IEEE, so it is an indication that it is a serious effort to provide useful information to aspiring engineers. As a prospective reader may be aware, the information here is something an engineer may not always be cognizant as being a skill since emotional intelligence is not something that is considered an engineering trait at all times (okay, brutal and harsh, but given the thinking tree of engineers and the relationships to management, much truth).

There really is quite a bit of useful information I found here to have application to careers generally, but the engineering bent is really fantastic. The 7 elements allows for a god wide-ranging discussion that needs to be held and internalized in a professional setting.

A very useful and worthwhile purchase.
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