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DreadyCraig - on 03 Dec 2013
I'm looking for a new job but don't know where to look.
I'm looking to progress in my career of Quality in aerospace engineering. I've tried to google companies in my area but have not had much luck. I've been on a couple of sites such as Monster, but it seems to be full of jobs which are not suitable or for recruitment firms.
Is it worth submitting my CV to some job hunting sites? or should I just keep hunting through the fluff on the job sites until I find something?
Lew13 - on 03 Dec 2013
In reply to DreadyCraig:

Submitting your CV to job hunting sites is going to do no harm. I've found the DirectGov site quite useful.

Apart from that google and contact companies direct.
balmybaldwin - on 03 Dec 2013
In reply to DreadyCraig:

In that field and where you live id be surprised if there werent some good specialised agents near you esp in the farnborough area.

But if I was you I would try to get an interview with mclaren's f1 production centre in woking
balmybaldwin - on 03 Dec 2013
In reply to DreadyCraig:

Meant to say ask at work what agencies they use, it would be a good place to start
elsewhere on 03 Dec 2013
In reply to DreadyCraig:
LinkedIn for current & previous employers of friends in the business, colleagues & people you trained with.
DreadyCraig - on 09 Dec 2013
In reply to balmybaldwin:


> But if I was you I would try to get an interview with mclaren's f1 production centre in woking

I've already looked on their website, dream job!! I seem under-qualified for most jobs I look at, especially for Mclaren.
Uluru on 09 Dec 2013
In reply to DreadyCraig:

You need to get your CV on as many sites as possible. My bf is a systems engineer (I'm aware that it's a different sort of engineering) and gets at least four calls a week from agents. Monster is one of the companies who has his CV.

Like someone else suggested get busy on LinkedIn, take advantage of the free Premium service for a month and contact a few people out of your usual network.

Good Luck

Phil Payne - on 09 Dec 2013
In reply to DreadyCraig:

I'm assuming that you know about aviationjobsearch dot com. I've not been unintentionally out of work for more than a couple of weeks in the last 6 years and it's pretty much the only site I use.
colina - on 09 Dec 2013
In reply to DreadyCraig:

if you google "airbus broughton" you can subscribe to their job site which gives out email alerts.
normally get 2/3 alerts a week for jobs not only here in chester but other areas too .
may be worth a try

still haven't had my call to interview for trainee Vulcan pilot yet but only a matter of time I reckon!
good luck with your job hunting .8-)

ByEek - on 10 Dec 2013
In reply to DreadyCraig:

Sounds like your job is rather specialist to me. In those sort of cases, it is more likely that potential employers will recruit though agents. It might be worth ringing a few up to suss out the territory. A few tips though:

- Agents only ever want to speak to you if it is in their interest
- They are however severely lacking in domain knowledge so play this to your advantage.
- Ensure that your CV contains all the same buzz words as the job ad to ensure your CV is put forward.
- Once you have landed an interview, it is over to you.
balmybaldwin - on 10 Dec 2013
In reply to DreadyCraig:

YOu could always try here as a stop-gap:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25321113
John_Hat - on 10 Dec 2013
In reply to DreadyCraig:

Another vote for Linked-in. A very comprehensive linked-in profile attracts attention, especially if you can get someone or some few people to reccommend you.
knighty - on 10 Dec 2013
In reply to DreadyCraig:

I've dropped you a PM.
ads.ukclimbing.com
Juicefree - on 11 Dec 2013
In reply to DreadyCraig:

Just left that place, it's like working on the Death Star!


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