We find ourselves in strange and difficult times, and many of us are stuck at home for the foreseeable future. That can be tough, but there's also a lot you can do from home to pass the time and be productive. Here are some of our top tips and resources:
We've got your back in these uncertain times with helpful resources, including the following:
IEEE-USA Salary Service
Benchmark your salary and benefits against engineers nationwide. By participating in the survey (check your inbox for your personal 2020 invitation) you receive 10 free uses of the Salary Calculator (a US $130 value). If you're unemployed, reach out and we will give you five free uses right away.
IEEE-USA Consultant Finder
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IEEE-USA Resource Page for Unemployed or At-Risk Members
These resources can help members who find themselves without work, or in danger of becoming so.
News and Information
Stay up to date on the latest in the tech or even just connect with colleagues with SmartBrief, IEEE-USA's newsletter. This free, curated weekly digest will keep you up to date on the latest news in the engineering world.
Members Can Access More Than 200 Free On-Demand Webinars
IEEE members can access more than 200 IEEE-USAfree on-demand webinars, which are designed to help members hone their skills, assess their value and brand, and gain a competitive advantage in the workplace. There are also several upcoming webinars covering topics such as how to stand out in the workplace, leadership skills, and what Congress is doing for the engineering profession during the COVID-19 pandemic.
IEEE-USA Offers More Than 150 Free E-books and Audiobooks
IEEE-USA has made its entire collection of e-books and audiobooks free to members and student members.
“This is a difficult time for our members as the world deals with this unprecedented public health situation," says Jim Conrad, IEEE-USA president. “By providing our members with all of our e-books and audiobooks for free, we hope to make their time at home more productive. Some of these publications are also helpful for members who are facing job-security questions or recent unemployment."
The books cover topics such as how to become a mentor, tips for students when transitioning into a professional, and public speaking for engineers. Many books are written by industry veterans including Caring for Your Project Team by Harry T. Roman, who spent more than 30 years as a project manager for the R&D group of Public Service Electric and Gas Co., in Newark, N.J.
To download these books, visit the IEEE-USA online shop and log in with your IEEE account. Then start adding the e-books and audiobooks to your cart.