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September Career Advice Round Up

Written by: Charlotte Rogers
Published on: 30 Sep 2021

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Here at E&TJ, we like to keep you up to date with the latest information on job seeking, how to tailor your CV and provide a selection of guides to make your job search as easy-going as it can be.

We aim to help people in the early career, looking for a new sector and experienced engineers find their new jobs. We even have articles from some of the top recruiters themselves and how they are helping their engineers get the most out of their careers.

Throughout September we have written seven new articles for you from your online presence whilst job seeking to the importance of networking. Keep reading to find all of this month’s articles and links to help you find them with ease. If there is something you cannot find on a certain topic, or you have any suggestions on what you want to see on E&TJ, send us an email and we’ll be happy to see what we can do!

At Equinix, I’m Safe, I Belong & I Matter

This article written by Emma Hayden from Equinix is a lovely read! She shares her journey of transitioning while working as a data center technician at Equinix in Manchester. She discusses her experiences and how Equinix as an organisation helped her throughout. To read more about this, click the link above and maybe you could find your next role with Equinix?

Your Online Presence – Why You Should Review This Before Starting Your Job Search

Social media can be a very strong tool. People and employers have the ability to get to know you before they even meet you, depending on how you present yourself online, this can either be a very good or bad thing. Being able to utilise social media and the online community means you open up a whole new world of opportunities, so learning how to use these tools can be very important.

Show them what kind of person you are and allow them to see your skills before speaking! Impress them with your online profiles and portfolios. Want to find out how? Keep reading this article using the link above.

You Guide to Virtual Job Seeking

Online job seeking can seem scary at first, especially when we are in a time where this means virtual meetings and interviews as well! Adapting to a new normal of job searching can be a lot to take in, so we created this guide to help you with every step along the way.

From setting your goals, to applying online and interviewing virtually. We have advice for it all and you can find it in this guide.

The Importance of Networking and Why You Should Grow Your Contact List

Building a good network should be a key starting point in any job search and you should continue to add to it throughout your career. It’s not something you should only focus on when you are looking for a new role. Your network can help you through your job search and other parts of your life, it’s all about building lasting relationships with people and helping them when they need you as well. Do you dedicate time to your network? If the answer is no, click the link above and find out why you should start!


Could You Improve Your Time Management?

Time management is an important skill to have, whether that be in your job search or a skill you are using in your day-to-day life. It may come naturally to you, it may not. However, it is something you should be looking to improve. The better you manage your time, the more control you have over your work and productivity. We can all spend a bit more time planning and thinking about the future, so why not start now? To keep reading, click the link above and see if you could improve this skill!

Why Now Is the Right Time to Look for a Job

Have you enjoyed your job recently or is the idea of going back into your workplace the worst thing you could possibly think of? If you want a new role but think now might not be the right time, ask yourself why? Is it a personal reason or do you think that there isn’t any jobs available right now?

Engineering employers are hiring! The job market is currently booming, and you should be taking advantage of it! (If that’s what you really want) What’s holding you back? Click the link above to find out why now is the right time for you to find a new role!

How to be a Great Leader as an Introvert

Whether you are introverted or extroverted, leading a team or a business isn’t a skill that you can simply learn overnight. If you are an introverted person, the thought of leading others may cause nerves, but it doesn’t mean you don’t have the skills to do it!

An introverted personality trait doesn’t automatically mean that you will be bad with people, it just means you work in a different way to extroverted people. So, if you do want to take your career in this direction, click the link above to find out why you will succeed!