Don’t worry about stepping on a former employer’s toes; we live in a small world and it’s bound to happen unless you move several hundred miles away. Rest assured that everybody else in town is attempting to develop relationships with those potential clients.
Not mentioned in the thread above: small civil engineering firms are in my experience…[Read more]
Absent a huge trust fund and wealthy spouse, the most direct way to survive the first few years is by snagging your former clients – especially those shining few who both have money and pay their bills in a timely manner. These will be your best leads because they hopefully know and love you / your work, know that you were the brains behind your…[Read more]
Calico replied to the topic Employer won't give me permission to use any of the work I've done here in the forum PORTFOLIO & RESUME 8 years, 1 month ago
I am responding to this post because I worked for a principal for a few years who used similar tactics. The “why is this important, are you looking?” question is an intimidation technique designed to squelch your initiative to look elsewhere. Don’t fall for it.
Since you are not (hopefully) an indentured servant, and are (probably) not a slave, o…[Read more]