Careers Advice

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Becoming professionally registered demonstrates your engineering competence and commitment. Keep reading for more advice and contacts who may be helpful to you and your application.
  • Initially, an internal interview can seem easy but that is not always the case. You need to be able to prepare in the same way you would for any other interview. Read our tips and advice on how to prepare for an internal interview appropriately.
  • A career development plan is a strategy used to assist professionals and help them to achieve their desired career goals. A development plan usually consists of both short-term and long-term goals and should be tailored to you. For tips and advice on where to start with your personal career devel...
  • Arm® technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Keep reading for more information about Arm and what they do.
  • Rejection can sting a little. After all a job interview requires a lot of preparation and time from you. There is always a good side to everything and sometimes job rejection can be a blessing in disguise. Keep reading to find out more.
  • Sending thank you notes can be a crucial part of your job-search strategy. Thank you notes can insure the employer of your continued interest in the job and they be an extra push to help you receive that job offer. Keep reading for our tips on how to write great thank you notes.
  • Tell me about yourself? A question that most interviewers love to ask and a lot of job-seekers don't like to answer. This article can help you prepare a good answer and help you overcome the interview nerves. Click below to read more!
  • Looking for a new job can be difficult and at times stressful, but you can always use the negative moments, you may encounter, to drive your ambition and get you one step closer to the job you want. Keep reading for some tips and advice on how to deal with hard times during your job search.
  • The IET can help you with all aspects of your professional registration journey, but why should you become professionally registered? Keep reading for advice from our members and just some of the benefits of professional registration.
  • The commute isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when searching for a new job. However, a long commute can have long term effects on you and your job, so it is worth considering. Continue reading for come information about commuting and how to make your decision.
  • When you decide that it’s time to start looking for a new job, the obvious way to begin your job-search is by using online job boards – like E&TJ. Keep reading for some of our tips and tricks on using a job board effectively.
  • Danielle Flynn, degree apprentice, explains how she found her passion for engineering and gave up a space at university for her apprenticeship with Jaguar Land Rover.
  • Whether it be nearing the end of the week or you’re just having a long day, we can all have times where our productivity at work is not the best. Keep reading for some tips on how to get into a routine that works for you and stay productive at work.
  • Many companies hold recruitment open days as a way to connect with potential candidates. They can be very important for getting to know a company before you apply for a role. Keep reading to find out what to expect from a recruitment open day.
  • Ideally, a job-seeker’s goal is to receive a job offer. However, you may be offered a job that just isn't for you. Turning down a job can sometimes feel rather awkward, so we have provided a few tips to make this process as easy as it can be.
  • Often, interviews are not just question and answer meetings anymore. It’s now quite common for interviewers to ask you to complete a task before or during the interview. Read our tips on how to complete these tasks and get the most out of the experience.
  • When applying for jobs, it’s important to have a list of strong references ready, in addition to your updated CV and cover letter. Keep reading for our tips on how to manage your references appropriately.
  • Having the ability to chose when and where you work is just one of the benefits that freelance workers have. To find out more, we spoke to some professionals and how they feel about their freelancing engineering career.