Rule #2: Demonstrate the ability to get things done

Unwritten Rule of Engineering #2: Demonstrate the ability to get things done.

A combination of three basic characteristics:

  • initiative, which is expressed in energy to start things and aggressiveness to keep them moving briskly,
  • resourcefulness or ingenuity, i.e., the faculty for finding ways to accomplish the desired result, and
  • persistence (tenacity), which is the disposition to persevere in spite of difficulties, discouragement, or indifference