All Careers Advice

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 to...
  • 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.
  • 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 fo...
  • Twitter can often be overlooked as a good place to find your next job opportunity. However, once you look past the negatives, there can be some real potential for job seeking on this platform. Twitter is full of companies and recruiters looking to find their next hire! Here are some tips on how t...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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 mo...
  • 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 gett...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.