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  • The IET Female Trustees

    • 10 Jan 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    The IET has always been devoted to inclusion and diversity. The IET has a number of female trustees on the board and here they share insights into their experiences and advice for anyone at the start of their engineering career.

  • Benefits of fixed-term contracts

    • 6 Jan 2020
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Depending on what the company needs from you, the length of fixed-term contracts can differ, but they always tend to have a specific end date. Fixed-term jobs can develop into a variety of different opportunities that can benefit your career. Keep reading to find out why a fixed-term contract might be for you!

  • Flying high with Leonardo helicopters

    • 1 Jan 2020

    For hundreds of years the sea has been a major strategic channel for the transport of raw materials, goods and the exploitation of energy resources. Therefore, the defence of maritime interests has become a priority for many nations.

  • How to tell when an employer is not for you

    • 27 Dec 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Sometimes a job comes along that you may think is perfect for you, but the company is not a good match. Your place of work is meant to make you feel comfortable and be a place you want to wake up for. So, here are a few tips on how to recognise if an employer is just not for you.

  • How to achieve the right mindset for an interview

    • 23 Dec 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    A negative mindset can really affect your performance in an interview before it has even happened. You should be spending your preparation time focusing on what you can do, not what you can’t. We have some tips and ideas on how you can improve your mindset before an interview and help you work towards your job goals.

  • Is your CV underselling you?

    • 20 Dec 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Are you being modest and continuously underselling your abilities on your CV? It’s time to stop and start showing off what you can do. Here are some tips on how to sell yourself properly on your CV and start getting results.

  • Should you have a job search strategy?

    • 16 Dec 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    At the beginning of any job search, you need to know what you want to gain from it and understand the goals you have set for yourself. Having a job search strategy isn’t as much work as it may sound, it’s all about planning your journey and figuring out how to make the most of it. Keep reading for our tips on how to get started.

  • How to avoid burnout

    • 9 Dec 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    There can be many reasons as to why you may experience burnout, but there are also some ways to prevent it. We have some advice and tips on how you can try to avoid burnout during your job search and keep yourself on the right track.

  • How to tackle a telephone interview

    • 6 Dec 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Telephone interviews are a great way for employers to get to know you a bit better as a professional before they invite you to a traditional face-to-face interview. They can sometimes cause a bit of worry, especially if you’ve never had one before. Keep reading for some tips on how to prepare for and ace a telephone interview!

  • Is no-where responding to your job applications?

    • 29 Nov 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    As a job seeker it can become very frustrating to be putting in countless hours of your time writing and submitting applications and not getting any kind of response from employers. So, what can you do to change the outcome? Keep reading for our advice on how to boost your applications and get more responses.

  • How to write an entry level CV

    • 25 Nov 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    If it’s finally time to start writing your first CV, you may be left wondering what to include. It’s important to take your time and really think about what you want out of the jobs you are applying for. We have some tips and advice on how to start writing an entry level CV, so you can begin getting stuck in with interviews.

  • How to answer the “What is your greatest weakness” interview question

    • 22 Nov 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    During interviews, you may sometimes feel a little unprepared when the interviewer asks you “What is your greatest weakness?”. Keep reading for our tips on how to prepare for and answer this question well.

  • Working offshore needs many different skillsets. What will you bring to the team?

    • 18 Nov 2019

    Technicians at BP work in a hugely diverse variety of roles, at different levels, in many environments. We had a chat with a team of offshore technicians to better understand their roles. Keep reading for the full story.

  • How Important is Personal Branding when Job Hunting?

    • 15 Nov 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    What do you want employers to think of when they hear or see your name? Personal branding allows you to build a name for yourself. It’s important that you make sure your personal brand is showing employers both what you want from them and what you can do for them. Keep reading for our tips on how to create and develop your own personal brand.

  • How to ace the Technical Interview

    • 11 Nov 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    The technical round of an interview is used for the interviewer to assess your technical ability. We have some tips and advice on how to properly prepare yourself for this type of interview.

  • Job seeking for the first time in years? Here’s where you start

    • 8 Nov 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Before you begin your new job-search, we have some tips for you on how to start your search and jump-start your new career as smoothly as possible.

  • Out of work activities employers actually want to see on your CV

    • 4 Nov 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    You can always take the time to try and improve the look of your CV and one way to do this is adding your out of work activities. Extra activities can demonstrate important skills that can be transferable to work. Keep reading to find out which of your interests you should be adding to your CV.

  • Job hunting after a redundancy

    • 1 Nov 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    Redundancy can be a negative and stressful time in your career. But when something like this happens, it is important to try and turn the negative into a positive and see how you can learn from the experience. Keep reading for our tips on how to restart your job search after a redundancy.

  • How to shorten a long engineering CV

    • 28 Oct 2019
    • Charlotte Rogers

    The length of a good CV is constantly under debate. Over the years you build up a lot of experience and may think it is all of similar importance. Trimming down a long CV is a skill that all professionals should try and master. Keep reading for our tips on how to keep your CV concise and effective.