All Careers Advice

  • Whether you are unemployed or working whilst job-seeking, it can feel like a worrying time to start or continue the process of looking for a new job. We have some ideas on how to utilise the time you might have and leave you feeling a little less worried about the current situation you may find y...
  • For some reason, the idea of negotiating your own salary or even talking about money in an interview, has earned itself a bad name. We have some tips for you to help in your next interview and understand why it is best to talk about money now, before you accept the job.
  • Video interviews have become a popular recruitment tool over the years, and they have various benefits to both jobseekers and the hiring company. We have some tips to make sure you succeed in your next video interview!
  • When writing your CV, you may be torn between what aspects of your education are relevant to your job search and which are not. Keep reading to find out what education you should be including on your CV at the different stages of your career.
  • Each year, Leonardo seeks to attract enthusiastic people to join one of their highly regarded apprenticeships programmes.
  • When the interviewer asks, “Why should I hire you?” you shouldn’t panic. More often than not, the interviewer is looking for a concise summary of reasons stating why you think you would be a good fit for the job. We have some advice on how to prepare yourself for this question and get yourself in...
  • The goal of International Day of Women and Girls in Science is to challenge stereotypes and help women understand what they can bring to the industry. We spoke to Principle Design Verification & Certification Engineer here at MBDA*, Karen Mason about her experiences and what inspired her to becom...
  • Although online seems to be the most convenient and sometimes easier option for finding a job, it isn’t the only way you can find yourself a new role. We have some tips and ideas on other ways you can job search and get you away from your computer for a few hours.
  • One of the biggest hurdles’ graduates and new job-seekers can have, is standing out from the crowd with little or no job experience. To stand out from the rest, you should be taking risks. We have some advice on what you can be doing to push yourself a little further to get the job you want.
  • Writing code isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when you think of spies, is it? Keep reading to find out more about roles in UK intelligence agencies and see if this could be the next step in your engineering career.
  • Having an online presence is about more than just sharing an opinion, it’s about marketing yourself and it can be an easy way to share your CV online. It's very important for jobseekers to know how to use social media in the right way and help you get your next opportunity!
  • If you’re a job seeker, you have probably been told how important transferable skills are to have. But what are transferable skills and how should you present them on your CV? Keep reading for more information and our tips on how to include them on your CV!
  • Dyson engineers are focused on solving problems and creating better technologies for its customers. We caught up with Vice President of Personal Care, Paul Dawson, to learn more about Dyson and the opportunities they have for engineers. Click the link above to read the full article!
  • Although this question may feel tedious, knowing how to answer the question and why employers ask it, can help you feel more at ease. Keep reading for tips on how to prepare and answer this question well in your next interview!
  • The way your CV looks can give a lasting impression, so you want it to look sleek and professional. We have put together some Do’s and Don’ts for your CV. Following these guidelines can help you create something great and memorable.
  • If you’re job hunting right now and you think there is something getting in the way of your success, then keep reading. There are a few myths about job hunting that need to be straightened out. Hopefully then, you’ll feel more confident about your job search.
  • For many young engineers, the IET may be their first point of contact with the engineering community. We are there to help all engineers no matter what stage you are in your career, keep reading for more information and find out how we can help you.
  • 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.
  • 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 mig...
  • 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.