It's been four months since I started a new job. I recognise that things are more pleasing than in the first weeks. God, I felt so disoriented back then.
Currently, I'm starting to do some tasks autonomously, and little by little, I feel like I'm contributing to the team. The pile of work is increasing progressively, but I'm enjoying working with shapefiles. I begin to understand what people are talking about when they ask me something. Don't get me wrong. I still make mistakes because I'm still learning. However, I see some light at the end of the tunnel.
I've noticed that I need to work on my verbal communication skills if I want to make progress as an engineer. I see how senior team members can express and talk about a problem verbally, and I need to think and rethink an issue, before expressing it with clarity. Writing helps to sharpen thoughts, but I want to speak out my ideas quickly—and using my mouth. Being heads down is important, but laying things on the table is crucial.
Hi, I'm Erik, an engineer from Barcelona. If you like the post or have any comments, say hi.