CONGRATULATIONS YOU'VE GOT THE JOB – NOW WHAT? CAREER PATHS IN GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING
Today’s job market is highly connected and competitive and the shrinkage and re-structuring of the engineering and environmental consulting business that has occurred over the past ten years combined with the contrasting work habits and styles of Millennial and GenX employees is driving significant cultural changes within most surviving firms. One way these changes are being manifested is in how new employees are selected, trained, mentored, and groomed for leadership positions but their older, and sometimes no wiser, (Baby Boom) supervisors and managers. The basic outline of one possible career path or ladder which I describe and present is intended to focus entry level candidates early on the skills and traits needed to prosper and even thrive in a demanding, results-oriented engineering or environmental consulting paradigm.