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“If You Build It, They Will Come”

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I was watching a movie earlier in the week: "Field of Dreams," an oldie but a goodie. Those who have watched it will know the phrase, "If you build it, they will come." It got me thinking about how good it must be to be an engineer in this current market. There is so much going on with mining, infrastructure, building, and technology. My focus at Titan is the mechanical space, covering the mining and renewables sectors.

The mining industry stands as a cornerstone of the Australian economy, and the future appears promising with a plethora of significant mining projects on the horizon:

• Greenbushes Lithium Mine expansion

• Yangibana Rare Earths Project

• Mount Holland Lithium Mine

• Honeymoon Uranium Project

• RIO Tinto – Rhodes Ridge

• HANROY – Mulga Downs

• BHP Jimblebar Beneficiation project

With so much activity in the mechanical space, is it time to start thinking about stepping out of your comfort zone and switching jobs?

Here are some ways switching jobs may benefit your career:

Better Salary: For engineers, changing jobs is a highly effective strategy to substantially boost your income. While sticking with the same employer might yield a small annual raise, seeking new opportunities can result in negotiating a 10% to 20% or higher salary increase.

Higher Learning Curve: Engineering evolves rapidly, demanding involvement in emerging technologies. Continuous learning is crucial; failure to do so puts you at a knowledge disadvantage compared to peers of the same age.

Enhanced Performance: There is no such thing as an ideal company or a perfect employer. We've all dealt with a toxic work environment, unpaid overtime, excessive workload, and repetitive tasks at some point in our careers. However, there are instances when a positive change can make up for a negative one. Making the switch can help you have a fresh start and, in turn, improve your performance.

As an engineer contemplating a career change, it's crucial to assess the potential benefits that such a transition could offer. However, navigating the job market to find a new engineering role that aligns with your needs can be a challenging endeavor.

Whether you are a prospective candidate exploring new career opportunities or an employer actively seeking top-tier talent to fill a vacancy, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

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