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    I could do with making use of the mentoring Service.  I dont feel I am making the best use of my IEng and FInstLM status and have started to submit a few job applications over the pas...
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    Nicky Tooley:
    Hi Bryan

    Thank you for your post about the Mentoring service.

    I'm Nicky Tooley, i'm responsible for the voluntary Mentoring service within the IET.

    If you have an...
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    Finn Cormack:
    Looking inwards at my strengths I think of myself as very charismatic with good social skills, which is why I believe I could have success as a manager. 
    Hi Finn,

    Ju...
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    Hey everyone, I'm a final year undergrad student majoring in Electrical Engineering. I'm doing a FYP on "Analysis & Suppression of Non-linear Harmonics". If anyone has any he...
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    Finn,

    I expect that you know some age group peers, who picked up a blue-chip organisation graduate training place. These are highly contested, so lots of good applicants miss o...
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    Thank you all for your support and advice. Much like Roy, I feel that I am an "all-rounder": a jack of all trades, however this of course comes with the pitfall that I am the master o...
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    Finn

    First and foremost you need self-belief and determination , three knock backs is nothing, pick yourself up, dust yourself down and keep pushing. If you are earning reason...
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    Hi Finn,

    I was in a similar situation last year with my current employer, work was becoming boring with the same stuff day in day out. After reading on career advancement in journ...
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    Two final thoughts:

    It's worth getting and checking a clear list of the skills and experience you do have that are transferable. Very few engineering applicants get this right...
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    100% support Alasdair's post. Many years ago I found myself in a similar position to yours, so I went on loads of courses / seminars etc, gained some certificates and a (low level...
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    Finn Cormack:
    ....I didn't know which strand of engineering was right for me. 

    Can anyone recommend any kind of online course that might be able to help fill in the blanks? 
    Finn...
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    Hi everyone, 
    I seem to be stuck at a bit of a dead end. I graduated from university two summers ago and since then have been working for a small company. While at university I suffe...
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    Transferable skills (immediate transfer, yes I agree, if in right industry). Agree again on KA Stroud for starters. For further Maths it will be Glyn James.

    All the best
    Former...
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    A small but practical point that I'm sure is mentioned elsewhere on these forums is about maths content.  When I worked within the professional development team a lot of people...
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    Thanks for the kind words Oliver.   We have a fantastic registration team, so unfair that I should take all the credit.


    Good luck with your interview, 

    Glenn
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    Don't forget, in accordance with BS 7671, isolators for LV systems must disconnect ALL poles (including Neutral), unless the supply is a TN system (TN-S or TN-C-S) in which iso...
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    For those interested in this topic, I thought it worth updating. My timeline for application to interview was as follows:

    Submitted application: 24th October > Confirmed pro...
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    Dear Calvinyou need to have a very genuine interest in engineering; you need to enjoy engineering mathematics; you will encounter many hurdles along the way, but never give...
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    Thank you, everybody, for your help and for your support. Now I have the ideas more clear.
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    Andy Millar:
    ...what often, in fact very often, happens after that is not that the degree on your CV gets you a better job, but that the attitude you've shown plus the commitment y...