About Pat Sweet
Pat Sweet
Pat Sweet is an electrical engineer working in the transportation industry in Kingston, Ontario. Pat earned his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University where he was named a Sexton Scholar and a ChancellorÆs scholar. Pat has garnered a wide range of professional experience having worked in building and facilities design, consulting, utilities, and manufacturing. In May 2012, he started the now-popular Engineering and Leadership blog, where he writes about front-line leadership for engineers, personal productivity, engineering education, and professional development.

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Engineering Career Management 101: What is networking?
This article explains what networking is, why it's easy, and why it's important for your career.
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Should you quit your job?
In today's post, I suggest some reasons an engineer might consider quitting their job and offer some...
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Building a personal brand as an engineer
Nobody has any interest in generic engineers. We need to, as professionals, establish ourselves as s...
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Engineers beware! HR is creeping your profile
There's no doubt that social media has been an enormous trend in the last 10 years. A recent survey ...
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Engineering Management: Demystified

There are two basic paths for engineers to follow as they progress through their careers. One path i... More >>
The one strange secret that only the very best engineers know

In my career as an engineer, I've noticed one thing that separates the engineering cream of the crop... More >>
The Goal of a Resume (hint: it's not to get the job!)

Most people believe that their resume is their #1 tool for getting a job. As I've mentioned already ... More >>
Why you need to be a quitter to win

We've all heard it before: you can never give up if you ever hope to reach your goals. You can't be ... More >>
Three Simple Questions that Will Change Your Engineering Career

"I hate it here." Within 30 minutes of getting to the office, it is guaranteed that I will hear the... More >>
3 Reasons You Should Apply for That Job You're Under-qualified For

In my engineering career, I’ve had a lot of luck applying for roles that I was technicall... More >>

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