Careers Advice

  • Ergo Consulting - Why New Zealand?
    Ergo Consulting aspires to become the first-choice provider of engineering services to New Zealand’s power and energy industry. Engineering and design are a huge passion for the business and finding the right engineers that share the same passion is crucial. Read more about Ergo Consulting and wh...
  • Sometimes the most daunting part of your early career can be leaving education with no work experience. Sometimes getting industry experience before leaving school just isn't going to happen, but there are plenty of ways around it. Keep reading and see how you can make sure your application gets ...
  • Second interviews are a frequent occurrence for most job-seekers and just like the initial interview, there are ways you can prepare and make the most of the opportunity. Keep reading to find our tips on tackling a second interview.
  • Career gaps are becoming more common for more reasons than one. Whatever your situation, it is important to be able to talk about career breaks in interviews and on your CV. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.
  • Flexible working hours are becoming increasingly normal for both employees and employers. It allows workers to avoid the restrictions of the typical 9-5 working day and have that better work-life balance they crave. Read more and find out if flexible working may be right for you.
  • STEM Ambassadors are there to inspire and help young people get involved in science, mathematics, engineering and mathematics. Are you involved in any of these activities or want to become a STEM Ambassador? Read on and find out how you can help your local community.
  • Group interviews can be rare in the engineering sector but they are still a popular type of interview. They save the business valuable time and it is worth knowing how to make it through one. Read up on some tips and advice on how to ace your next group interview and make your voice heard.
  • Engineering can require more than just your qualifications. There are some every day skills that will help you throughout your career. Some of these skills may come naturally to you and some may just take a bit of practise. Keep reading to know what some of these important skills are and how to u...
  • If you are currently job-seeking or looking to leave your job, you should start to consider how you will write your resignation letter. It can be extremely important to know how to write your resignation letter appropriately and we have some tips on how to do so!
  • Recruitment consultants are there for job-seekers who may need help with their job search. They may help prep you for the job interviews they get you, they may help with your CV structure, design, but is using a recruitment consultant the right way forward for you and your job-search?
  • Receiving one or more job offers is a huge success, but some job-seekers may have some uncertainty as to if they are accepting the right job for them or not. Read our tips on how to know if the job is right for you.
  • It can be tough when you decide to start your search for a new job and even tougher when you are staying in your current job whilst doing it. There are going to be some big hurdles but here are some useful tips to get you through this stressful yet exciting time of your career.
  • Interviews are a daunting aspect of job-seeking but we all have to do them. There may be some particular questions that are worrying you, so read our tips on how to ace those answers and bag yourself that dream job.
  • The importance of recycling, plastic usage and renewable energy has dragged its way up to the main headlines in much of the media. So why should we be listening? Why should you consider working in Renewables?
  • The structure of the graduate scheme afforded Emily the opportunity to develop core technical, managerial and leadership skills whilst providing her with the necessary foundation to become a Chartered Engineer with her chosen engineering institute.
  • Recruitment events are a great way to meet recruiters and get to know more businesses in your industry and in your area. You can have a more hands on approach to your job search if you attend events and spend more time with recruiters and professionals.
  • The first 30 days in a new job can be nerve-racking. As a new employee, you can be introduced to a lot of new information and people in a very short amount of time. Despite the rush, it is important to appreciate this time, so here are a few tips to ensure you are enjoying this period and making ...
  • We spoke to Saida Thamya Khan about her engineering career so far, why she chose the engineering industry and how her current employer fuels her ambition for engineering. She is currently a Senior Fellow for the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment and also for the Electromagnetic Calorimeter.
  • There are so many opportunities available for recent engineering graduates, it's all about finding the right one for you. Graduate schemes offer a huge range or prospects that you may be interested in, explore the opportunities available to you and begin to enjoy what these schemes have to offer.
  • When you enjoy your job, it can be very difficult to separate your work life from your home life. However, it can be very important to be able to create a divide between the two and manage your time a little better. It can have amazing benefits on your overall health and mood.