Changing your engineering job in 2023, now that you have made this decision, where do you begin?
Even if deciding that you’re ready to change jobs is a big step, it can still seem like a frustratingly long time until you can actually locate a new engineering role.
There are things you can do right away to assist you get ready for a job transition, even before you get your first interview.
Write The Description Of The Perfect Engineering Job.
You know that you want to move on , but where? Try writing an engineering job description for the position you see for yourself. Consider your abilities and areas of interest, as well as the aspects of your current role that you like or dislike. Your job search should be guided by this ideal description.
Create A Schedule.
Your job search should be divided into a number of manageable steps, such as:
- Job Research
- Interviewing prep
Determine what you must complete at each level, such as having your CV prepared for the application stage and a wardrobe assessment completed for the interview stage, and set a reasonable timetable for each stage. This schedule should be pinned up someplace in your house to serve as a reminder.
Reconnect With Your Network
Ask around among reliable contacts for recommendations on the best employers, reliable information sources, and recruiters. This will give you suggestions for businesses to look up online, follow on social media, and even contact recruiters for. It might even produce some interesting results..
Sign Up To Specific Engineering Jobs Newsletters and Job Alerts
Consider the finest resources for new employment information in your sector, and confirm that you have subscribed to all relevant alerts and newsletters. Many websites let you customise a search by a number of factors. Such as travel distance and income range and get alerts for new relevant job possibilities.
Consult With Industry Specific Recruiters
A professional recruiter within the industry may be a goldmine of beneficial information, regarding everything from wage expectations to skills requirements to job hunting advice, thanks to their in-depth knowledge of your market and of recruiting trends. Make a couple unscheduled exploratory calls to recruiters who seem like a good fit.
A top-notch recruiter might volunteer to handle your job hunt. Being exclusive indicates that you have a committed resource working hard to match you with the ideal position. Since you won’t have to communicate with numerous different recruitment firms, you may prefer this choice.
Get in touch with one of our experienced recruiters who are experts in placing qualified engineers in jobs that they love.
Keep Up To Date (When your changing engineering job)
Additionally, this is an excellent opportunity to make sure you’re up to date on technical advancements, regulatory changes, and market trends. Choose a few important publications you can rely on to keep you well-informed, and make a point of reading them frequently.
Starting to pay closer attention to current events now will help you be as educated as you can be when it comes time for your interview. Consider specifically how important news stories have affected your sector.
Allocate Time Each Day For Job Searching
Make a list of the tasks you want to do each day. Allot a modest amount of time each day for your new job search. This usually entails browsing LinkedIn, reviewing important job boards, and reading the most recent articles from important trade periodicals.
Make The Most Out Of LinkedIn
Your online presence will be more noticeable the more engaged you are on LinkedIn. Connect with employers and recruiters in the fields and industries that interest you. To find useful contacts, use the alumni search tool. To increase the number of people who read your profile, look to constantly update your LinkedIn status with interesting information and links, as well as submit relevant articles.
Spend time making sure your profile is current, to maximize your appeal to possible new employers. Ensure your profile has an up to date professional photo and includes all the information about your most recent experience and expertise. You can also request recommendations and testimonials from contacts who know you well.
Our piece on “How LinkedIn can be key to your new role” provides more information on this topic
Enhance Your Appeal To Potential Employers
There are several actions you may do at your present employment that could possibly help your job search. Consider utilizing any available training or development options that would improve your skill set. And be prepared to take on new duties or expand your areas of expertise so you can add them to your resume.
Upgrade Your Skillset
It’s always a good idea to pick up a new skill to add to your CV, especially if you’re looking for a job that’s a little different from what you now do or if you’re concerned about a skill gap. There are many free online classes, seminars, and evening programs available. Discover what might be pertinent to the position you’re seeking and begin learning.
Update your CV
If you’ve been in the same position for a while, there’s a chance you haven’t lately accessed your CV file. Update it before submitting applications for new positions. Include all of your relevant experience, additional coursework, and any freshly acquired abilities. Check out our article on creating a winning CV for additional information.
Our recent blog goes into more detail on how to write “A compelling engineering CV that stands out“
Upgrade Your Wardrobe
A polished professional look offers a fantastic first impression and gives the wearer confidence. Look through your closet to see if you have a standout clothing or if it would be wise to invest in a new appearance right now. Of course, you may have multiple interviews or meetings to attend, so consider upgrading the necessities as well.
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