The aerospace engineering field is highly competitive due to a number of factors. From the perspective of hiring aerospace firms, there is a need to hire only the best and brightest engineering professionals. The competition for every corporate and government contract by a firm means that they need top notch staff at every level.
In the perspective of a graduate professional or experienced engineer, the job market is increasingly flooded by new university graduates and international applicants vying for the same positions. This high level of competition means that an engineering aspirant needs to conduct a thorough and sound job search. Graduates and experienced aerospace engineers alike need to use a multi-tiered review system during their job search. No one resource is sufficient to make for a thorough job search as different resources offer various strengths and weaknesses. A sound job search starts with the realisation that there is no silver bullet for finding the dream aerospace engineering job.
The first resource that should be considered by aerospace engineering aspirants is the general job site. Ranging from UK-specific sites to international sites like Monster, an engineering professional benefits from the relative clout that a job site has in the aerospace industry. Indeed, the higher profile a job site is the more aerospace engineering vacancies that will be advertised on it. Aerospace engineers should bookmark a variety of these sites and check them out daily. Another great resource for aerospace engineers is the individual web site of their desired employer. Whether it is a major international firm or a small aerospace consultancy, all firms worth their salt have web sites that feature employment information.
These firms offer more in-depth information to job seekers, however, as they often elaborate on the corporate life at the firm as well as advancement possibilities. An aerospace engineer interested in assessing the daily life of an engineer in a specific position should use these web sites. Finally, the recruiting agency should be considered as an important resource for the young aerospace engineer. Recruiting agencies that work with aerospace engineering firms offer a number of incentives to the aspiring aerospace professional. These agencies have strong relationships with a wide range of firms, which means a greater list of jobs to choose from for qualified engineers. As well, these jobs are often exclusive to the agency which means that an aerospace engineer has direct access to their dream job.
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