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How to Get an Engineering Job in 2019

February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Engineering is one of the most in-demand skills in the UK. But as demand increases, so does the amount of people taking up engineering in hope of well-paid, long term employment. One of the most common questions at many graduating classes these days is, ‘How do I get an engineering job in 2019?’

In order to improve your chances of getting noticed by recruiters and employers, here are seven tips to consider when looking for a job.

 

  1. Keep focused on your goals.

Before you start looking for a job, ask yourself what your career goals are for the near future. Doing so will help steer you in the right direction during the application process. In defining the career path you want to take, you will be able to lessen the time spent on looking at jobs and companies that do not fit your criteria. Setting goals that are achievable within a realistic timeframe keep you focused on finding a job that best suits ambitions in your chosen career.

 

  1. Use a targeted job search method.

Technology has made looking for a job both easier and harder. It is easier these days because job offers are more accessible than before. However, with more companies posting online, the process has become overwhelming for some. Adopting a targeted search method helps you filter out leads that will not help you achieve your career goals.

 

  1. Create your professional brand.

These days, your online presence plays a role in the hiring process. Tech-savvy recruiters are looking at professional social networking sites to learn more about their applicants. Creating your professional brand provides an online presence to give a positive impression on recruiters and employers. Moreover, it broadens your network of contacts who you can use when looking for a job.

 

  1. Connect with your contacts.

Establishing a professional online presence will allow you to make connections with people in your desired industry. This is especially important for those who have just graduated or are restarting their careers. Building up your network of contacts and connecting with them allows you to familiarise yourself with potential colleagues. This also increases your chances of finding work as they may be able to help you.

 

  1. Enhance your CV and portfolio.

Your CV leaves a lasting impression on recruiters. Taking the time to write your CV and portfolio to ensure keywords are included and the readability is improved will get you the right kind of attention. Doing this will also help in your targeted job search as you can customise each CV to reflect the skills and achievements that companies are looking for in their employees.

 

  1. Prepare thoroughly for your interview.

Taking time to prepare and practice for your interview will help you succeed. More often than not, applicants get nervous during this stage of the hiring process, which results in rambling and lacklustre answers. Conducting your own research into the company gives you insight and will help you give informed answers. More importantly, preparing for your interview shows your enthusiasm and professionalism.

 

  1. Know your worth and don’t settle.

When you receive a job offer, take time to read and evaluate it thoroughly. This allows you to make an educated decision on whether or not to accept the offer. There is also a matter of negotiating if the offer is not what was previously discussed.

Studying the offer before making a decision is an important step in achieving your goals. Knowing your worth as an employee and not necessarily taking the first job offer made will influence how your career develops.

 

Future Engineer

At Future Engineering Recruitment Ltd., we are dedicated to pairing people with the right companies. With over 30 years of combined experience in the recruitment industry, our management team uses a hands-on approach in selecting ambitious applicants that will grow into successful engineers.

Find the job for you today. Browse through our postings at https://www.futureengineer.co.uk/live-jobs.

 

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