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February Career Advice Round-Up

Written by: Charlotte Rogers
Published on: 28 Feb 2022

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February always goes by in a flash, especially when January feels like it lasts a lifetime. Have you been successful in your job search this year, or do you need a bit of advice to help you along the way? Job seeking can be a long process and E&TJ is here to help you not only find the job you are looking for, but to guide you in that process. We have written a range of articles this month that we think may be of use. You can find all of February’s articles below and if you think of anything else you may need, don’t hesitate to drop us an email with a suggestion. We’re here to help you!

Potential Job interview mistakes you didn’t know you were making!

After interviews, do you find yourself overthinking all of the things that you would do differently? It’s only human to want to go back and change things, but the point of this article is to solve the mistake before you make it. We should learn from our experiences and try again next time. If something doesn’t go right, it’s all about how you come back from it. Ask yourself what you think you did wrong, own it, and change it for your next interview. Some interview mistakes are common, so click the link above to find out what you might be doing wrong.

Back to Basics Guide

Job seeking can be tough, it can take time and a lot of energy. This guide is all about the basics of your job search. Discussing decision making, your CV and everything in between. So, if this is your first time looking for a job in your chosen sector or you need to readjust your job search, this is the guide for you.

Could Recruitment Consultants be the Right Step for you and your Job Search?

Just like any other decision or change you decide to make for your job search, it should be tailored to you and your needs. A job search isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ task and you should think about the steps and your goals before making these types of decisions. Are you on the fence about using recruitment consultants? Click the link above to keep reading to find out more about recruitment consultants and why they could potentially help you land a new role!

New Skills to Learn in 2022

Are you looking for your next job? Or are you just looking to develop your skills for your current role? Whichever reason, there is always room for improvement and with technology constantly changing, upskilling is the best thing to do for you and your career development. This article includes some soft skills and some more industry specific skills that as an engineer, you could take the time to learn and develop this year.

How to answer the “What makes you stand out from the other candidates?” Interview question

Preparing for an interview can be just as nerve wracking as the actual thing, but it will help you in the long run. Simply thinking about potential questions and answers can help you feel ready for anything the interviewer may ask you. Employers want someone that can bring something different and that is why they ask you this question. It can be phrased as ‘What sets you apart from other candidates that have applied for this role?’ or ‘What makes you unique?’. Whichever way the interviewer phrases it, we have some advice on how to prepare and answer this popular interview question. Click the link above to keep reading!