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December Career Advice Round-Up

Written by: Charlotte Rogers
Published on: 28 Dec 2022

December engineering job advice

December can be a busy month and the festivities can sometimes get in the way of our day-to-day activities and job seeking is one of those activities. If you have missed any of this month’s articles, don’t worry, they are all supplied below in one handy place. We shared 6 new articles, from looking for a new role in December to getting into teaching. 

For more articles and advice on job seeking and engineering, head to our careers and advice page. If you are looking for something specific that you can’t find, let us know and we might be able to help!

Why should you look for a new role in December?

Looking to take some time away from your job search over the holiday period? Where it is a good idea to have a break and make sure you are refreshed for the new year, stopping your job search altogether can be a mistake for some. Hiring doesn’t stop, just because it’s almost Christmas. If anything, some companies want to make sure they have new hires, ready for the new year! It’s important to take some time for yourself, but why is December such a good month to job search? Read the full article to find out why. 

Embracing difference - diversity is the future of the tech industry

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is a defence and security company with a long history of helping our customers harness innovation through the successful delivery of some of the world’s most complex integrated systems. To successfully continue the work we do, we are focussed on building a diverse and inclusive workforce of the best talent from across the globe.

Click the link above to find out more about two of our talented employees and their career journeys into tech. 

How to answer interview questions archive

Over the years, we have written many articles advising you on how to answer specific interview questions. Preparing for an interview can often feel like the hardest part because you simply don’t know what to expect. These articles give you an insight into what you might be asked and how to answer them in a way that suits you and impresses the interviewer. Pre-planning answers can be a great way to get ahead of the game and feel more relaxed in an interview environment. So, we’ve put all of these questions in one place, so it’s easier for you to find. 

Use your skills to inspire the next generation

Have you ever thought about the different routes your engineering career could take you? If you find yourself wondering what your next step could be, teaching might be the way forward. ‘Get into teaching’ are helping engineers unpack their full potential and take their engineering careers down a new and different path. 

They need engineers to join them and retrain as physics teachers. Read the full article to find out what Ruth and Chris had to say about their re-training experience and how you can get involved. 

Handing in your resignation whilst on sick leave

If you’ve been on sick leave at work for a long period of time, there is nothing forcing you to stay with the employer. Plainly said, just because you are unable to work at this period in time, doesn’t mean you are obligated to stay with your current employer throughout your sick leave. However, you are expected to let your employer know about termination of your contract in the agreed way. 

If you find yourself in a situation like this, make sure you know your rights and you do everything necessary to fulfil your contractual commitments with that employer. This article discusses how to hand in your resignation and more!

Thinking of taking a career break?

Have you been thinking of taking a break from your career, but you’re worried about what your employer might say or the potential strain it may have on your career? 

There are many reasons why you might want a career break and it is valid. You are entitled to time off work for whatever reason, but your employer might not always support this. This article discusses what you could do with your career break, how to ask for one and what you are entitled to. So, click the link above to keep reading. 

For more career advice and engineering specific articles, head over to Engineering and Technology jobs where you can find them on our career and advice page.