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Great read, thanks Chris! What companies/industries do you think are the main competition that utilities are up against when it comes to attracting the top young talent with the right skillsets-- is it a battle vs. silicon valley? the tech start ups? established engineering legacies?
I think it depends on the job function. For IT roles, utilities are competing with other companies that are in tech, for engineering roles, we are competing with engineering firms, etc. That's always been the case, of course, but with the urgent need to hire due to mass retirements, and the diminishing quantity of the US workforce, this challenge is even greater now. So the key is what...
Thanks for the reply and insights, Chris. That definitely makes sense. I wonder also if there's something to the fact that so many utility companies that see employees retiring are ones where those employees spend many years, decades even, at the utility, whereas the new grades today seem more inclined to change jobs and employers with more frequency.
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Hi Matt, thanks for always reading and commenting on my contents. I appreciate it a lot. By the way, I’m still hoping to work in the industry full time in the future. As a newcomer with very minimal experience, it is still a struggle to get into the industry. I have applied to a number of companies for years already, but still no luck. But nonetheless, i dont need to feel...
Hi, Bob. Thanks for taking time to read this. Yes, I’m still hoping for that day to come, that I’ll be able to work in the nuclear or energy field in general. What i’m doing now is expanding my skills set and building my portfolio, and writing articles and sharing my work are part of it. In this way, I hope i cam meet potential employers. Thank you again for reading. I...