January Career Advice Round-Up

Written by: Charlotte Rogers
Published on: 31 Jan 2022

January is the time many of us decide we’d like a change and one of the first things to get the ‘new year, new me’ treatment is our job. You’ve had time to rest, think about your goals and January is often the time that we put those goals in motion. We know that January can feel like an eternity, but we are here to help you reach your job seeking goals and direct you towards a happier you. However, if it didn’t happen in January, don’t be disheartened. Job searches take time, patience, and a lot of work. Throughout January, we have provided you with a variety of careers advice. If you’ve missed any of it, you can find all of this month’s advice below, for your convenience. Let us help you smash your goals this year!

What can you do to boost your January job search?

As always, January is a month to determine what you want to gain from the rest of the year. It’s a good time to start your job search as well, especially after a nice break. Hopefully you are feeling rested and ready to get back out there. So, if a new job is on the cards for you this year, we have some tips on how you can kickstart this now. Click the link above to read!

Your Guide to Social Media as a Job Seeker

Have you thought about using social media platforms to aid your job search? If yes, there are some things you should consider before doing so. We all know there are pros and cons to using social media, but how will this really affect your job search and work goals? This guide will talk you through the advantages, disadvantages, and other information valuable to your job search. Click the link above to read the full guide now.

A day in the life of Nick James

Nick James is the Executive Engineer at BAE Systems. In this article, Nick discusses his typical day at work and some of the opportunities currently available. Are you thinking of a new career with BAE Systems? Keep reading to find out if this could be the next step in your career and to find out what engineering jobs, they currently have available!


Returning to your Engineering Career

Many of today’s workforce will end up taking time away from work, so how do you make that return after a career break? Whether your career break is for childcare, family reasons or even a redundancy, time away from your career doesn’t affect your successes. Career breaks can be worrying to talk about for some, but this article discusses how you can return to work and feel confident doing so. Click the link above.

How do you know that you’re accepting the right job for you?

Receiving a job offer can be the best feeling in the world, especially if you’ve been job hunting for a while. However, the offer is just the next step and it’s a big one. You should take the time to assess the offer, look back over important factors of the job and the offer itself to ensure that it is right for you. Just because you’ve received an offer, doesn’t mean you have to accept is straight away. To read more of this article, click the link above!

How to answer the “Why are you leaving your current job?” Interview question

If you are new to interview situations, one of the main causes for nerves is not knowing what they will ask you. The best way to be prepared, is to go through some popular questions and create mock answers. This article tells you how to prepare for the question ‘why are you leaving your current job?’. When not prepared, this question may leave some of you trying to grasp an answer. It’s as easy as you make it! Keep reading to find out how to prepare for this question specifically!

Make sure to come back to E&TJ for more job seeking related articles next month. If you’re looking for a new engineering role, click here to sign up for a job alert and find the role for you!