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October Career Advice Round-Up

Written by: Charlotte Rogers
Published on: 28 Oct 2022

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Have you missed our career and advice updates this month? This article is here to point you in the right direction and help you find the job seeking advice you need! In October, we shared 5 new articles to share advice and job seeking tips. Our advice is here to help you find the right job for you, help you prepare for interviews and be the best candidate you can be. 

From quiet quitting to biomedical engineering, we have articles with tips and advice on multiple aspects of your job search. 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!

Understanding that a job is more than just the role itself

Work is a really big part of our lives and it’s important that we find something that not only pays the bills, but allows us to learn as professionals. When you start a job search, it’s likely that you start by typing in a job title, but have you taken the time to think about this in more depth?

What kind of employer do you want to work for? Are there specific things you want to learn? and what kind of work-life balance are you looking for? All very important questions that should be considered. Keep reading this article to find out more and how you can find a role that helps both you and your career. 

How to answer icebreaker questions

Interviews can be nerve-wracking experiences for some people and sometimes employers feel that the best way to break the ice just a little, is to ask some informal questions to get the conversation flowing. Ice breaker questions aren’t your typical interview questions and usually are not judged in any way. They’re just a way to get candidates to share a bit about themselves and hopefully relax some nerves. But can you prepare for these types of questions? Click the link above to read the full article. 

Quiet Quitting

You may have heard the term quiet quitting being spoken about recently. But what does this mean and how is it affecting people in the workplace? 

This article discusses what quiet quitting is, how you may feel about it in the workplace and what to do if you feel like this relates to your current situation. It can be something you have experienced at work or you might be wondering why everyone is making a fuss. Click the link above to find out more and see if you’ve become a quiet quitter at work. 

What is Biomedical engineering and why should you consider it?

According to the University of Glasgow, “Biomedical engineering is about finding engineering solutions to medical problems.”

Have you been thinking about taking your career in a different direction? Or maybe you are just starting your engineering career. Either way, Biomedical engineering may be the right route for you to take. It is an engineering sector full of possibility, technology enhancements and a lot to learn. 

Much like other sectors, the skills you already have are likely to be transferable. You can learn on the job and make a real difference with what you do everyday. So if you feel like this is something you’d be interested in, click the link above to read the full article. You might be surprised!

How have CVs changed?

The expectations around CVs have drastically changed over the years. Employers now expect something very different to what they did only 5 or so years ago. In the world of job seeking, things move fast and change rapidly to keep up with trends. Employers have less time but more people to recruit, they have to start cutting corners. So the idea behind the perfect CV has really been altered. 

This article is all about how CVs have changed, what employers expect to see on your CV now and how you can make it as good as possible, to ensure your success. Make sure yours makes the statement you want it to. 

You can find the links for all the articles in the headlines throughout this article. Keep Engineering and Technology Jobs in your bookmark for next month’s articles!