Job hunting

Effective job hunting techniques, how to research potential employers and plan your job search.

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Job searching techniques

If you are searching for employment, there are a number of places you can look.

The hidden job market

Many jobs are not advertised, so how can you tap into this hidden job market?

How to plan your job search

Creating the perfect job hunting plan can help you to focus your job search more efficiently.

Using social media to help your job search

Social media can be a very effective way to boost your career prospects if used properly.

Communicating with recruiters

Tips on making contact with recruiters, how to stand out and when you should follow up.

Company research for job seekers

Find out how to research companies when you’re job hunting, where you can find the best information and what potential employers expect you to know about their business.

How to make the most of career fairs

Career fairs are a great opportunity for you to meet a wide range of potential employers, so it’s important to make the most of these opportunities.

How new graduates can ensure they’re ‘work ready’

Engineering employers are noting that many new graduates don’t appear to have the skills necessary to be considered ‘work ready’. Find out what skills are needed and how you can gain them.

Taking control of your career - hints and tips

Take control of your career with this guide developed by an IET professional skills trainer, which aims to help you stand out from the crowd.