What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Mechanical Engineer in Nashville:
Always keep learning. Never say, "That's not my job." Focus on the problem at hand, not the blame.
Mechanical Engineer in Portland:
Always try to learn new things. Never say, "That's not my job." Focus on solving the problem at hand, not the blame.
Mechanical Engineer in Houston:
"Own Your Career."
No one will provide a career path for you, you have to be proactive in developing your skills and reputation.
Mechanical Engineer in Fridley:
"Work the adventure."
Exceed the expectation whenever possible try to deliver a positive wow factor once in a while.
Mechanical Engineer in Hampton:
"Find your interest and define your path."
I work for a small company. The proverbial ball is never definitively handed to you, you need to find it and develop the game around it. Make sure that whatever "game" you develop will balance your interests, hone your skills, provide a surmountable challenge, and steer you in the career direction you want.