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November Career Advice Round-Up

Written by: Charlotte Rogers
Published on: 30 Nov 2022

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Have you missed any of this month's new articles? All of our new career advice has been added below in this handy article, to help you find exactly what it is you’re looking for. In November, we shared 6 new articles on job seeking tips, interview stress and workplace wellbeing. Things we believe to be really important for you, your job search, and your current career. 

Our website has articles filled with tips and advice on every area of job seeking. You can head to Engineering and Technology Jobs’ careers and advice page for more articles and information. If you are looking for something specific that you can’t find, let us know and we might be able to help!

How to deal with interview stress

Stress before an interview is completely normal. You are probably feeling a whirlwind of emotions but being able to handle that stress can be crucial. It’s a normal part of job seeking and it’s important to not try and push your feelings to the side. This article discusses some things you can do to try and handle your stressful emotions and have a successful interview. 

Returning to a former employer

Sometimes, we have to leave a job we enjoy because of unforeseen circumstances or simply because there was a better opportunity elsewhere at the time. Returning to a former employer is something many people feel nervous about, but why? As long as you had left your previous job on good terms, you were a good employee and had a good reason for leaving (not that you need a reason at all) then finding a new role with an old employer is never off the cards. Keep reading this article to find out more!

How to start a new role remotely

Remote working can become very popular over the last couple of years, and it allows people to find roles they wouldn’t have been able to apply for. Especially if they live a great distance away or the employer wants them to attend an office every day. Starting a new job in any case can be nerve wracking but starting a new job from home can feel very different. This article discusses what you can do to make working from home easier for you and the employer. 

How to answer, ‘What’s the most valuable thing you learnt in your last role?’ interview question

Knowing how to answer interview questions can be one of the most stressful parts of job seeking. You can never know exactly what questions the interviewer is going to ask you, but you can prepare some mock answers and adapt them if and when you need to during an interview. This article discusses how to answer this question in particular, click the link above to read the full article. 

Should I include jobs I was let go from on my CV?

Your CV is a conversation between you and the reader. It’s your first chance at direct communication and you need to use this space wisely to be able to persuade the employer that you are a good candidate for the job. So, should you include jobs you have been made redundant or let go from on your CV? This article discusses what you should include on your CV and if you want to, how you should go about including redundancy and jobs you were fired from. 

The impact of workplace wellbeing

Your wellbeing in the workplace is and should be valued by both you and your employer. You need to ensure that you are in a good environment when working, have boundaries and are given the right recourse needed to carry out your role. All whilst taking care of your mental and physical health. It sounds like a lot, but it’s very important. So how do you find the right balance?