Career Advice

For those working within power generation and transmission, the coming decade is shaping up to be a very exciting time. While the government's commitment to reducing carbon emissions and so increase the proportion of energy generated from low carbon sources has meant renewable energy and nuclear power are both hot topics, readying the country's transmission system to cope with this change is also creating new challenges. As a result, demand for skilled engineers able to innovate in these areas is growing.

Whether you are just starting your career, already working in the industry or looking for a career change, this section of Energy Jobs List provides all the information and guidance you need to plan your career in the energy industry.

As you start to think about choosing a job, you will not know about all the jobs available in particular industries, but a good starting point is to think about what you enjoy, where your interests lie and what you are good at. 

People often comment on the excitement of working in the energy sector. It is a dynamic industry, where hard graft, team work and an understanding of social and environmental responsibilities is expected, and rewarded. 

Networking for JobssekersProfessional networking is about making contacts and building relationships that can lead to jobs or other work-related opportunities. Thoughtful networking provides a focused way to talk to people about your job search. Done right, it can help you obtain leads, referrals, advice, information and support.

Including the right words on your CV and application form will increase your chance of getting hired by 80%. Recruiter may have only 30 seconds to read each CV, so your choice of words has to be as precise as possible and your phrases and sentences punchy and economical. 

Interview questions may vary but in essence they are all trying to establish the your skills and experience to do the job, your enthusiasm and interest for the job and whether you will fit in. 

An interview is your chance to make a good impression. However, there are certain rules you should follow in interviews. All interviews are different but there are some things you should always do, and some things you should definitely not do.

Interview AdviceDuring the interview, interviewers are trying to picture you fitting into their existing team in a particular role and they normally have a list of requirements or competencies in order to trying to measure candidate against, and to see if candidate is the right person for the role. 

Employers ResearchOne of the most fundamental aspects of any job search preparation that can truly set you apart is employer research, especialy if you are offered an interview. Gathering information is necessary part of interview preparation and also increases the chances that you and the firm will be a good fit.

Cover Letter AdviceThe objective of the cover letter is to present a brief overview of yourself to the employer. By presenting your personal information in a coherent format, your objective is to convince the employer that your skills are valuable to the employer. 

Assessment Centre AdviceAssessment centres are an increasingly popular tool in the recruitment process for the majority of leading graduate recruiters. They offer companies a chance to observe the way candidates operate and interact with each other and so gain more information on the candidates' abilities.

CV Writing Do and Do NotA Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. Your CV is your chance to show an employer you have the skills and experience needed, and that you are the right person for the job. 

CV Writing AdviceCreating a good CV will not guarantee that you will find your dream job, but you can not get a job without writing one. There are thousands of CV tips available on numerous websites, but sometimes it can be difficult to assimilate all this good advice into personal circumstances.

Application FormWhilst a CV can be used by an employer to assess whether or not you possess the qualifications and experience to fulfil a role, an application form can reveal a lot more about your personal skills and abilities. 

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