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  • Looking for a new job? It can be hard to know where to begin. We’ve put together a plan to help you land your dream job quickly. Whether you’re looking to get your foot on the career ladder, or ready to take on your next role, applying for a new job can be as demanding as a full-time job itself! While there are stories of the lucky few that get offered a new job without even applying, the vast maj...

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  • Been invited to a telephone interview? Here’s our top tops on how to ace it. So you’ve applied for your dream job and been invited back for the second stage: the telephone interview. Congratulations – getting to the first stage is often the hardest part. But whether you’re a natural on phone calls or they fill you with fear, the telephone interview should not be overlooked. We asked career coach a...

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  • Displaying your achievements on your CV is now a necessity set yourself apart and put your CV to the top of the pile, and bag yourself a job. As Brits, we are traditionally a modest nation when it comes to discussing our job achievements. In today’s competitive job market however, the need to move beyond just listing out duties and competencies is becoming all too clear. Michelle Bailey, career co...

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  • As the first opportunity to market yourself, a good personal statement will win the attention of a recruiter. This article will provide some valuable tips and examples. Although only a small paragraph at the beginning of your CV, it’s essentially your ‘elevator pitch’ – and an opportunity to sell yourself to the reader, like you might do if you came across somebody who could give you a job in pers...

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  • A well-written cover letter can make a difference between your CV being read and it being thrown into the bin. When applying for jobs, some applicants tend to throw their CVs in the general direction of a recruiter, and hope for the best. They haven’t included a cover letter with the application, and that could be costing them opportunities. What’s a cover letter and why’s it so important? A well-...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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