Regardless of how skilled or experienced you are, it’s important that you keep learning and improving your areas of expertise rather than remaining stagnant. Education at university is just the beginning of your education as an engineer – the most successful engineers are the ones that continue their learning and keep up to date with new trends and developments.
Have a look around and see if you can find any training courses or webinars that’ll benefit your knowledge. Not only will they be of value to your understanding of the industry but showing a willingness to improve your skills or knowledge off your own bat will demonstrate your enthusiasm and dedication, therefore making you more attractive to employers.
Never consider your education complete!
Build your CV
We can’t stress enough the importance of having a great CV. You need to be able to stand out from the competition – especially if you’re in a competitive and populated sector – and owning a comprehensive CV is often the first step in getting noticed by employers.
Make sure all relevant details are included in your CV, including all of your qualifications and key achievements. We also recommend highlighting specific work experience on your CV, explaining what you learned and how the experience benefitted you – even if it was in a non-engineering related role, describe how it taught you broader skills, such as attention to detail or health and safety, that you can apply to your engineering responsibilities.
Update LinkedIn Profile
Your LinkedIn profile is effectively an online version of your CV. Keep it up to date and ensure that all vital information is listed. Many recruiters use LinkedIn on a regular basis to scout and headhunt for talent, so it’s a great platform for getting recognised by employers and notified of any vacant positions.