How to be employable when you're not looking
You’re not actively looking for a new engineering job - the perks, people and work make you
Passive candidate recruitment is commonplace in the engineering industry - where the skills gap is making it increasingly difficult for companies to find active candidates with the right skills. But how do you take advantage of this opportunity and make yourself employable, when you’re not even looking? You’re about to find out.
1. Know your strengths
2. Clean up your internet presence
Your LinkedIn profile
Keep it up-to-date, engaging and relevant to the strengths you just identified.
Further reading: how to ace your LinkedIn profile.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - whatever platforms you use, make sure they’re
If writing or vlogs are your things - go with it! Articles and videos on industry topics are an excellent way for companies to discover potential employees, and it might even be something that you can create on company time.
3. Keep on top of your CV
If you’re open to new opportunities, then you must
If it’s been too long since you last updated your CV,
4. Commit to lifelong learning
Lifelong learning is crucial for career success, regardless of whether your moving jobs, climbing the career ladder or want to stay put. Snap up opportunities to learn, attend courses and
5. Create connections
Sometimes it’s who you know, especially when companies are seeking recommendations for a hard-to-fill vacancy. Create connections across the industry by:
Attending networking events
Attend local networking events and get speaking to different people both in and out of your industry. If traditional networking is not your cup of tea, research local meetups and events - they
Register for conferences
Conferences kill two birds with one stone - keeping your knowledge up-to-date while giving you the opportunity to meet interesting, useful and connected people.
Partnering with a recruitment agency
If you save partnering with a specialist engineering recruitment agency until you’re actively job seeking, you’re missing out on potential opportunities. At RTRS, we build relationships with passive candidates
6. Stay in the loop
Staying in the recruitment loop doesn’t require scouring the job boards every evening. For passive candidates, we recommend keeping in touch with the engineering industry news so