We are constantly receiving feedback from engineers who register to offer freelance engineering services on kkooee: many are feeling disenfranchised or disillusioned with their current employer. Some feel like opportunities are passing them by. In the most unfortunate cases, these engineers have been let go from the very firm they helped to build.
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There is a war brewing in the engineering world, and those with the foresight to recognize this... Read more
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Let’s be honest, it’s been a brutal few years for engineering consulting firms –– particularly those who service the mining, oil & gas, and energy sectors. Many engineers have lost their jobs. Many are still looking for employment. Many they feel as though they have been dismissed from the very firms they helped to build.
It doesn’t paint a pretty picture for the industry –– or its main participants –– at the moment.
KKOOEE is sounding a metaphorical bush call as the new global marketplace for engineers.
Welcome to Part 4 of my blog series on how freelance engineers can increase their success when competing for work in the digital world.
Welcome to Part 3 of my blog series on how freelance engineers can increase their success when competing for work in the digital world.
In this Part 2 of my blog series on how a freelance engineer can increase their success when competing for work in the digital world, I’m going to explore in more detail some of the challenges in building relationships in a virtual world.
The engineering world is changing. And so too is the way freelance engineers and individual engineering consultants compete for work.
How do you grow your engineering consulting firm?
The global engineering services industry is huge and it is expected to continue growing. The industry was worth approximately $US782.8 billion in 2014 according to the IBIS World Industry Report (Global Engineering Services; April 2015). The industry is expected to continue growing beyond a trillion dollars in less than a decade. If the global industry were a country, it would rank in the top 20 in terms of GDP.... Read more
By 2020, independent workers will account for an estimated 40 per cent of the United States workforce. And that trend will sweep across the globe. Embracing this megatrend is a business imperative; harnessing it is a matter of business sustainability.
While some industries such as mining and manufacturing still require workers that are time and location bound, many sectors will embrace virtual workforces, connecting to work anytime, from anywhere, and on any device.
You’re at a crossroads.
You’re good at your job, you’re respected by your colleagues, and you enjoy your work.
But you think about freedom and independence – being your own boss with the benefits that brings. But it’s tempered by that one obvious thought – how would I fare without a salaried income?
Here’s the good news – becoming a successful freelance engineer is more realistic than you may expect.
The engineer of the future will be vastly different to the disenfranchised in-house cubicle existence dominating today’s workforce. The travel-intensive career in a consulting firm that appears attractive today will soon feel like a restriction of personal freedom.... Read more
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