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  • First Day in a New Job? 5 Tips for Creating a Good Impression!
    What to do when starting a new job, and how preparation can help you handle first day nerves. The first day at the new job normally means excitement mixed with nerves. You might like to compare it to travelling alone to a new foreign country for the first time – you’ll be learning and seeing lots of new things, but you’re going to have to navigate your way around and communicate in a language you’...
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  • First Day in a New Job? 5 Tips for Creating a Good Impression!
    What to do when starting a new job, and how preparation can help you handle first day nerves. The first day at the new job normally means excitement mixed with nerves. You might like to compare it to travelling alone to a new foreign country for the first time – you’ll be learning and seeing lots of new things, but you’re going to have to navigate your way around and communicate in a language you’...
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  • How to Write a CV That Works
    Writing an effective CV is the vital first step towards your dream job. Here we walk you through creating the perfect CV. There is no such thing as a standard CV example. A CV is only “good” if it works…if it fulfils its purpose of marketing your skills and expertise. If you are receiving calls and emails because recruiters or employers have seen your CV, then you have a good CV that works for you...
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  • Character reference – What is it, and how do you get one?
    You’re probably very familiar with work references, but you may not know what a character reference is, or the value of having one. You’ve created a sterling CV that got you the interview, because you prepared well. You have some great work references to supply, but the employer has come back with a request you haven’t prepared for – a professional character reference. What is a character referenc...
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  • Engineering – the creative career choice
    With  International Women in Engineering day approaching on 23rd June, we spoke to IET’s ‘Young Woman Engineer of the Year’, Jenni Sidey to get her thoughts on the lack of diversity in the industry… “International Women in Engineering Day is a call to celebrate the achievements of women in technical fields around the world. For some, it highlights the talents, drive, abilities, and achievements of...
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  • What is Voluntary Redundancy?
    Have you been offered voluntary redundancy recently? While the severance package can be appealing, it can be difficult to assess whether to take your employer up on the offer. We’ve rounded up all you need to know on voluntary redundancy, and whether it’s the right choice for you. The prospect of redundancy fills most employees with fear. But it shouldn’t be taken as a reflection on your ability, ...
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  • Can Britain’s teens solve the engineering skills crisis?
    Nearly 1 million British teens could solve engineering skills crisis, but they don’t know where to start… - 50% of teens aged 16-18 would consider a career in engineering. - However, 63% don’t know which qualifications are needed. - Engineering vacancies increased by 23% in the last 5 years. With an annual shortfall of at least 20,000 skilled workers, generating interest in engineering has been f...
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  • Resignation letter template and guide
    Learn the steps you can take to make handing in your resignation as painless as possible. It’s never like in the movies. The days of declaring “I quit!” and flouncing out of the office are long gone – in the UK anyway! In a world of LinkedIn recommendations, exit interviews and counter offers – not to mention word of mouth – resigning is yet another part of changing jobs that needs thought and pre...
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  • What do restrictive covenants mean in employment?
    Whether you call them restrictive covenants or post termination restrictions, read why you need to know your employment rights.  It’s not often that employment law hits the headlines, but with Mary Berry’s shocking departure from the Great British Bake Off, many fans despaired at how, ‘contractually’, their favourite TV chef could be allowed to move to Channel 4. Would a non-compete clause have ch...
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  • What does garden leave mean?
    If you’ve recently handed in your letter of resignation, been suspended from your role, or been made an offer for redundancy, you could be placed on garden leave. But is it a good thing or could it damage your career prospects?   Why are people placed on garden leave? Garden leave refers to the process where you spend part (or the full) duration of your notice period away from the office, on payro...
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  • You just don’t get ‘IT’
    With technology now at the centre of all critical business operations, having an enthusiastic, reactive and empowered IT department has never been more important. However, even in this modern, tech-enabled age it is clear that out-dated clichés around the role of the IT professional in 2017 still persist. These clichés can make IT departments less efficient, feel less valued and can impact the mot...
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  • 5 tips to spring clean your social media
    As warmer weather approaches and bank holidays are a plenty, spring is the perfect time for job seekers to give their social media channels a ‘spring clean’ as new research from Jobsite reveals 71% of employers admitted to looking at candidate’s social media accounts before making a decision for most or every role1. Meanwhile, only 23% of job seekers believe their social media profiles can help in...
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  • Phased return to work: Your questions answered
    Ready to return to work after an extended period of absence? Don’t let the prospect daunt you. Read on for our advice on how to immerse yourself back into the workplace successfully. It’s not always easy to return to work after an extended period of leave, whether it was for a couple of months or years. Regardless of the reason for your absence, whether it was due to sickness, stress, parental lea...
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  • What is constructive dismissal?
    Knowing your rights is very important when it comes to triggering the, commonly misused, process of constructive dismissal. The lesser known ‘constructive dismissal’ is when an employer changes an employee’s job or working conditions with the aim of forcing their resignation. This can be a hugely traumatic experience for any employee, and one that any employer should seek to avoid. In the ever-cha...
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  • Job References: Your Questions Answered
    Have you been offered a new job, subject to reference? Congratulations! If you’re unsure of what the employment reference process entails, read on to find out the dos and don’ts. The job application process can be challenging, from updating your CV, attending multiple interviews, all the while ensuring your current employer doesn’t get suspicious. If you’ve recently been offered a new job subject ...
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  • How to prepare for a performance appraisal review?
    Terrified of the A-word? Don’t be. If carefully prepared for, work appraisals can help you to improve your day-to-day work and boost your career. Here’s how… What is an appraisal at work? Big employers, have used work appraisals for measuring employee success for decades. In recent years, however they have become more regular with many now biannual occurrences, while medium-sized and small busines...
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  • Don’t like your job? Top questions to ask if you’re considering a career change
    If your current job doesn’t excite you as much as it used to, you’re not alone! So, if you’ve had a change of heart about your career, read on to see the top questions you should ask yourself before deciding to make the jump.  It’s thought that the average person will have nine jobs in their lifetime, but that number is set to increase, with millennials being increasingly known as a generation of ...
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  • Tips to help you prepare for a second interview
    You’ve got through the first interview, and been invited back for a second. It’s important that you feel confident, but it’s equally important to remember that you’ve got to give it your all again. Here are our top tips to ace your second interview. “One of the best things about being a Recruitment Consultant was telling a candidate they’d been offered a job. The second-best feeling was telling th...
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  • 6 questions to ask at an interview
    You might only get the opportunity to ask questions at the end, but this can be the most important section of an interview. Make sure you are asking the right ones. Interviews are as much about you finding out about the company, as they are about the company finding out about you. Your ability to ask questions at interview stage will help you decide if you think the job will be a good fit for you....
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  • 5 ways to get an IT apprenticeship
    The thought of securing your perfect IT apprenticeship may seem daunting. Be sure to think through these five steps so you can really kick-start your career: In January, Skills Minister Robert Halfon announced that the UK Government would create 200,000 new apprenticeships by 2020. He highlighted that they were committed to breaking down barriers and creating a ladder of opportunity for people eve...
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  • How to get a pay rise
    It’s a commonly held view that Brits don’t like discussing money. But with workers being more stressed at work than ever, isn’t it time to pluck up the courage and ask for a pay rise? Of course, asking your boss for a salary raise is no easy thing and there’s no guarantee of success. You need a plan, a strategy – and don’t forget there’s more than one way to bring home more in your pay packet: Hav...
  • Essential guide to writing a graduate cover letter
    As a new graduate, putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard nowadays) to write a cover letter may seem daunting if you’ve never done it before. Read our tips on what employers will be looking for. As the saying goes, first impressions are everything. And, when it comes to job applications, your cover letter is the employer’s first chance to get to know you so making sure you come across well c...
  • Siri…find me a job
    The way we search for jobs has changed over recent years, but will automation and AI be the next things to revolutionise your search for the perfect job?   Artificial Intelligence, robots and automation have their fair share of advocates and detractors. But what was once a thing of science fiction is becoming a reality, with its main aim to make our daily lives, working and personal, more streamli...
  • Dress for Success: What to wear to a job interview?
    We’ve rounded up our top tips for making sure you rock interview-chic all year round. Preparing for a job interview is pressured enough, but on top of ensuring you’re up to scratch on industry news and you’re well prepared for tricky interview questions, you’ve got to look the part, too. In an interview scenario, first impressions are everything, and it’s thought that you’ve got just 7 seconds be...
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  • Why a graduate job in engineering could be key to your future
    With university drawing to an end for another crop of graduates, it is time to think about whether a graduate engineering job could be the right choice. From designing bridges and buildings to the latest robotics and even Ed Sheeran’s next guitar, engineers have a hand to play in everything we do today – you only need to look as far as Sir Jonny Ive to be inspired by the possibilities. For graduat...
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  • Tell me about yourself! How to tell your story in an interview
    It’s probably the most frequently asked question in any interview, and while it’s not meant to trip you up, the pressure of the occasion can sometimes make you forget what makes you, you!  It’s easier said than done, but the key with any interview is to be yourself. After all, the interviewer wants to get to know the real you. With this in mind, we’ve put together our top tips to help you tell you...
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  • Six skills to take your job interview to the next level
    Getting a positive response to a job application is always exciting, but for some, that excitement can quickly vanish when they’re reminded of what the second stage of the process entails: the interview. Job interviews can be terrifying, but, as the old saying goes: fail to prepare, prepare to fail. If you do your homework, you can quickly shift your mentality towards an interview as something you...
  • Five skills to give your engineering CV the edge
    Making your CV stand out can be a daunting task, in what is a competitive job market. Ask the following questions of your engineering CV to really make recruiters take notice. Late last year, Sir James Dyson, the engineer behind the Dyson vacuum cleaner, said that the UK will need another one million engineers with skills in software, hardware and electronics by 2020, and that the industry needed ...
  • How to resign from your job
    The importance of how you submit your resignation is too often overlooked by candidates eager to start their new jobs. Just because you’re leaving a particular job doesn’t always mean that you’re leaving that industry. So whether you love your current job, or can’t wait to be out of it, it’s important to remember that how you act in the run-up to leaving can have a lasting impression on your reput...
  • Top Tech Trends for 2017
    There is no doubt that the technology sector has once again brought huge innovations to the table this year. Here are 11 top technology trends that graduates entering the work place should know about and be on the lookout for in 2017: Personal Drones Drones have been cited as a top future technology for a number of years, with uses from delivering pizzas to filming documentaries. As they have beco...
  • How to get the most out of work experience or an internship
    The very word ‘internship’ has a bad reputation, and can conjure up images of coffee runs, picking up dry-cleaning and other thankless tasks. But these opportunities (internships, not coffee runs) often prove to be very rewarding and the launchpad for a fruitful career. We speak to experienced insiders who hire interns, and Amy Mcdonnell, who did a work experience placement in the media industry, ...
  • How often should I change jobs?
    Without a doubt, younger workers are more likely to change jobs more often than their senior counterparts. According to reports published by CNBC, the millennial generation is the largest in today’s workforce, and the median tenure for a millennial employee is just two years, compared with seven years for a baby boomer. A 2013 survey found that 30% of companies were losing 15% or more of their mil...
  • What are the best paid IT jobs?
    It’s another good year to be an IT professional. Latest findings show that 41% of companies plan to increase the number of IT jobs. But which roles in the sector are the most sought-after and lucrative? There’s a shortage of people with in-demand skills – particularly in the areas of mobile, cloud, infrastructure and cyber security – according to HR consulting firm Robert Half’s 2016 Salary Guide....
  • Top planning jobs
    Benjamin Franklin is reported as saying that by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Having a plan in order to achieve success is something that more and more organisations are spending time and resources on, but there are already some jobs that are all about planning. Here, we profile some of those roles and examine what, if anything, they have in common. Town planner It’s easy to fall ...
  • Paul McPherson: How I Became a Design Engineer
    Paul McPherson is a Junior Design Engineer at Owen Mumford who holds a BSc in Product Design. His current role includes the design of injection devices and he is a creative team player who adds value in his work through innovation and positive contribution. For Paul McPherson, it’s in his blood to work in the medical industry. In his formative years, Paul developed a passion for product design ori...
  • Will Brexit impact your career?
    Impacting the way British businesses trade, the skilled workers that enter the UK’s borders, and where the Government invests, Brexit will certainly orchestrate change over the next few years. If there’s one thing that’s divided opinion in the last 12 months, it’s the EU referendum. Whether you’re for it or against it, the Prime Minister’s 12-point plan means that the UK is one step closer towards...
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  • What’s it like to live and work in Cambridge?
    It’s already given us Sir Richard Attenborough, Roger Waters and one of the most famous universities on the planet, but what else keeps Cambridge’s estimated 138,750 residents sticking around? What types of industry are prominent in Cambridge? It goes without saying that education is the most famous industry associated with the city thanks to the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Universit...
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  • Writing the perfect personal statement for your CV
    When employers are wading through piles of CVs, a personal statement can make all the difference. We therefore asked two experts to tell us about the merits of having one that stands out, and how to craft it… The merits of a good personal statement “Candidates should use a personal statement as a platform to detail anything that demonstrates core competencies and transferable skills, particularly ...
  • What’s it like to live and work in Bradford?
    It’s already given us the mysticism of Dynamo, the hilarity of Adrian Edmundson and the world-conquering pop of Zayn Malik, but what else keeps Bradford’s estimated 530,983 residents sticking around?  What types of industry are prominent in Bradford? According to its local government, Bradford has 15,200 businesses employing 192,200 people and is primarily defined as a “producer city”. More specif...
  • What does a Hedge Fund Manager actually do?
    Hedge funds and Hedge Fund Managers are more infamous than understood. For many people, they’re “something to do with the City” and not to be trusted. We find out what a hedge fund is, and look at hedge fund managers – are they number-crunching nerds or wide boys making deals? What is a hedge fund? A hedge fund is a way of making money through buying securities, like company shares, which are trad...
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  • What’s it like to live and work in Cardiff?
    It’s already given us Dame Shirley Bassey, Ryan Giggs and Roald Dahl, but what else keeps Cardiff’s estimated 358,400 residents sticking around? Let’s investigate… What types of industry are prominent in Cardiff? According to the Cardiff Research Centre’s Economy and Labour Market Report last year – citing figures from the Office for National Statistics – the main sector providing an impressive 13...
  • 5 HGV jobs in demand right now
    We’ve already learned that being a qualified heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver is an opportunity to travel the country, meet new people and enjoy an independent lifestyle. Here we look at not only what’s involved with getting behind the wheel but also other jobs associated with HGVs. 1. Driver With a chronic shortage of drivers, there’s never been a better time to consider this as a career. An HGV ...

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