Even in a high-demand profession such as Engineering, the job search for a new position can pose a challenge or be “downright miserable” as one job seeker recently described it. The upside of this industry is that labor demand allows you to take charge of your career path. The downside is that you’re so busy with projects, workloads, and personal commitments, it can be challenging to be disciplined to make the time to comprehensively conduct your job search.
The average employee looks to make a move in their career every four years. As you start to notice the itch for wanting more or something different, it’s important to know what change you’re looking to pursue. Knowing your “why” is critical, whether it’s salary, type of role, company and culture, or a stable career progression.. This sharper focus will assist in pointing you in the right direction to follow your passion.
While still employed, it’s best to be discreet about your job search. Posting your resume to online job boards, tagging on LinkedIn, mentioning it to a coworker (tell one person and the next thing you know, it’s front page news) or networking within your industry can lead to awkwardness or worse with your current employer. Even using your boss or coworkers as references should only be done after explaining your need for discretion . Don’t give notice until you have been officially offered and accepted the new job.
Working with Abel Personnel can provide you with a more confidential and less time-consuming job search solution! At Abel Personnel, our recruiters make themselves available during and outside of regular business hours to discuss your goals and preferences. They will assist you in creating a strong resume and can present you to hiring managers as a “confidential candidate.” The recruiters can also give you feedback from potential employers that will help you fine-tune your interviewing skills or your job search strategy.
Abel Personnel works with employers in the Central Pennsylvania area filling positions for Engineers, CAD Designers, Civil Engineers, Project Engineers, Engineering Technicians, and more. If you are looking to follow your interests in the Engineering Industry, we help outstanding candidates find the next step in their career journey. Our recruiting services are free to job seekers. Please contact us through our website at abelpersonnel.com/job-board/ or call us at 717-761-8111 to speak with a recruiter.