What are the biggest mistakes people make when trying to be a rocket scientist? Let’s make one thing clear. By “rocket scientist” I don’t just mean the stereotypical and precise example of people who work on rocket engines. I mean anyone and everyone who works in a space company. Or people at an aviation company. Or people at any of the companies, institutions, or also universities that are doing the incredibly diverse work that it takes to bring people, products, and services above Earth into the air and space above us.
I have my own perspective and opinions about the biggest mistakes people make when trying to enter into the aerospace or aviation fields. I’ve even made some myself! I put these stories in my book “How To Be a Rocket Scientist.” You’ll also find more opinions in other blog articles here on the website. Like this one, for instance.
But rather than listen to someone like me who has been an engineer and project manager in the industry for 20 years, someone more valuable to listen to for a question like this would be someone involved in hiring decisions. That means someone like an HR (Human Resources) professional, a recruiter for space jobs, a space career consultant, or a hiring manager in the space industry.
Good news, someone like that is out there to give you their perspectives on the 6 biggest mistakes people make when trying to get a job in the space industry!
Laura Forczyk is a space career consultant and space industry analyst. She has an excellent YouTube channel with many videos that anyone who wants a career in the space (or aviation) fields should watch. When you click the video below, go ahead and subscribe to her channel because it is worth getting a notification whenever she makes a new video. (And she deserves a subscribe to help boost her channel.)
In this video, The Biggest Mistakes Space Job Seekers Make | Feedback from HR/recruiter in the space industry, she gives you the perspective from an HR person and recruiter in the space industry. Then she gives you another big tip from herself. It’s a double value. So stop wasting time making mistakes and watch this video!