Looking for a new job? Let VHR’s Job Hunting Guide help you take the next step in your engineering career.
When searching for engineering jobs, it’s important to really understand your current situation and what this means for your job search. Think about your:
One thing is consistent when setting goals – when you can clearly picture a positive future for yourself and your career, it is much easier to achieve.
Here are some useful questions to guide your vision for your new job and next step in your career: What do you want, specifically? – Maybe you’ve been in engineering for a few years and want to move up to manager or team leader level? Perhaps you want to transition from the Marine industry to work in Aerospace & Aviation?
Set aside as much time as you need to ask and answer questions like these: it’s better to deliberate now than get to interview or offer stage for a job that you don’t really want. Spend time with colleagues and people whose opinions you value to discuss your job options and help you evaluate your next career steps.
Understand your market value covers not just your day rate or salary, but also how your skills, knowledge, experience, and even your beliefs can add value to the next business you work for.Planning the next steps in your engineering career will require feedback from colleagues/managers and research into market trends, current recruitment drives and job opportunities offered for skills and experience similar to your own across a range of industries.
As recruitment consultants and specialists in recruiting for engineering jobs, we work with hundreds of engineering companies every year. Well-informed, professional and specialist recruiters are in the best position to help you understand your industry market value.
Get to know which publications, websites and job boards are useful in your job search: many will advertise roles that are suitable for you, and others will include important information about current recruitment campaigns, advice on success in the job market or even hints and tips on how to write a good CV.
There are over 20,000 recruitment companies registered in the UK today, and not all of them will be able to help you. Choosing which agency to help you is vital to your job search:
Find out how to find the right recruiter.
A CV is an information document first and foremost, and information is best received (and remembered) when presented succinctly. Your CV is a tool to ‘sell yourself’ to recruiters and hiring managers, and is often your first introduction to a future employer.
A variety of different people read your CV - HR, line management, senior management, consultants, possible future colleagues, agencies, head-hunters, people whose first language may not be English, and so on. Your CV must be clear and concise to enable people of all backgrounds to understand the job you do.
Read our Top 5 Tips on How to Improve Your CV.
Job interviewing can be daunting, but remaining upbeat and enthusiastic is essential – interviews are all about self-promotion and selling your skills. Find out how to have a great job interview with VHR’s Guide to a Successful Interview, or read our top 5 tips below:
If you’ve made it past the interview and offer stages, congratulations! Keep in mind your vision for your future career and take steps to continuously develop your existing skill set and learn the new skills you need to build your engineering career.
For those who are about to change your jobs and career, start your job search with VHR – Find your next engineering job here.
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