While it can be dangerous to generalize about a group as diverse as engineers, scientists, and IT professionals, similar traits commonly appear. Make sure a new job offer allows flexibility for these career characteristics:
- Avoid Micromanagers. Technology professionals work well from precise direction and appreciate being trusted to get the job done.
- Look for Meaningful Work. Evaluate the impact your efforts will make on organization, your specific field, and the good of humanity.
- Leave Time for Training. Make sure employers have an open mind about education, conferences, and creative outlets so you can stay innovative and current.
- Stay Connected. Your professional goals should align with organizational goals to make sure your interests are in tune with the job you will be performing.