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The engineering industry is always adapting as new technologies are developed making way for some interesting job opportunities. Check out our guide on how to kickstart your career in engineering!
If you know which type of company you want to work for, make sure you research them. Find out about their company values, what products or services they provide and what development opportunities they offer employees.
Follow the types of companies you want to work for. If you’re going for an interview, it’s always a plus point if you know your facts!
It’s not all about the money you’ll be earning. At the end of the day, money doesn’t always make you happy! It’s a lot more than that. For example, are there progression opportunities available, will you receive training and development, are the employees nice and easy to get on and work with?
These are all important questions that are sometimes overlooked. Think about what you really want out of an engineering job – and what’s most important to you. This will make it easier to find a role that ticks all the boxes.
Here at Delve, we have a beyond the paper approach, we’ve seen thousands of engineering CVs and most of them look exactly the same. What we are looking for is something that makes you stand out from the rest.
What key skills or achievements do you have? The key skills that recruiters are currently looking for are team players, curiosity, ambition, good communicators, problem solvers, adaptability, and creativity. If you can show a recruiter that you have these skills, then make sure you shout about it!
If you know of a particular company that you want to work for, call them! Put yourself out there, be a bit cheeky and ask them if they need volunteers. Gaining work experience can really help to kick start your career in engineering.
After all, you could see what it’s like working there and which areas of engineering you might be interested in. This is a really good way of developing skills and building a network of useful contacts, and it looks good on your CV too!
Finally, don’t give up! If it’s something you really want, then keep going. We all get knock-backs in life, but what makes you stronger is how you get up, deal with it, and move on.
Engineering can be a very exciting sector to work in, so why don’t you give it a go?
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