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After a diverse, successful 44-year career with five different employers, an experienced mechanical engineer offers some tips for younger or mid-career members of the profession. His advice covers ways to avoid scientific or legal errors, and to handle tough decisions. He shares the tricky details of transfer requests: your own or a staff member's. He explains the tactics he used to gain promotions or to change jobs. Read Article
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is the accumulation and cultivation of skills and knowledge that enable a professional to advance or grow in the field of his or her choice. This can take the form of educational or academic courses, professional certification and training, or practical, on-the-job experience. In the field of mechanical engineering, one of the keys to career development is certification, a portable reflection of the fact that an individual has achieved a certain skill level.
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