If analytics are your gizmos, and problem solving is your putty; you may already be considering a career in research. The obvious road to go down is a master’s degree in your specific field of study, and that wouldn’t necessarily be the wrong choice. Still, why wait any longer? If you love your area of professional practice,…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on February 1, 2015 at 7:07am — No Comments
You’ll never get a second chance to make a good first impression. When it comes to getting a job, you might think that means mastering your handshake, or perfecting your body language for an interview - but all that is fruitless without a first-class CV. Your resume is what’s going to get you a foot in the door, and with masses…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on February 1, 2015 at 7:02am — No Comments
What would we do without Facebook? We’d be free from those humiliating “tagged” photos from drunken nights out, that’s for sure. Aside from the unflattering pictures and trifling statuses about what people had for lunch, though, the social network is an integral part of our lives. It keeps us up to date with friends all over the…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on January 21, 2015 at 4:36am — No Comments
There’s no beating around the bush when it comes to job-hunting: you will be rejected at some point in your career. When the inevitable happens, and the door closes, one thing you should never do is walk away from it.
Job interviews can be highly stressful. After fine-tuning your CV and perfecting your cover letter, you’re then called to present yourself to employers in the most glowing light possible. After thoroughly researching potential…Continue
The master of HR, Sir Richard Branson, is a down-to-earth bloke that all employers can learn a thing or two from. We adore his quote:
'Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles.'…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on January 8, 2015 at 8:19am — No Comments
When you really get down to it, not much about the ‘good old days’ was truly very good - but you did at least know you’d be expected to wear a suit to an interview.
Formality may have been stifling, but it took the agony out of the interview wardrobe dilemma. These days, it’s all Converse in the office and open-necked shirts…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on December 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
In a world of CV’s it takes a lot to make yours stand out, to give yours the XFactor. And no, we’re not talking about creating a sob story to get through to the next round of the competition or parading around in a pair of gold hot pants to brighten up Simon Cowell’s day. We are talking about filling your CV to the brim with these brilliant entities…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on December 3, 2014 at 12:01pm — No Comments
The first time I ever heard about a ‘personal brand’ was when I got fired for having the wrong one.
It was the mid 1990s. The TV production company I was working for was at the forefront of brand exploitation, licensing, selling and developing their programmes - their intellectual property - all…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on December 3, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments
Is this you? You trip up and your first instinct is to tweet your misfortune. You spot a Christmas tree in October and you’ve uploaded to Instagram before you can say bah humbug. You’ve got 2,000 Facebook friends and more likes than a meme of the world’s cutest kitten sitting next to a cupcake on Brad Pitt’s…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on November 6, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
You may have just embarked on your first year studying. You may have just graduated from a top university, fresh and ready to set sail on your engineering career. Or, you may already be embedded in the working world of engineering, ready to take the next step up. If you are dreaming of where your next post will be, whether a…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on November 4, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
Learn how to walk the fine line between knowing your worth and arrogance to unlock your maximum reward potential.
Skip back to the 1960s. Fresh-faced graduates and hopeful apprentices were marched in front of potential employers like a faceless beauty parade. The skills employers were looking for back then were…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on November 4, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
Whilst stuck in a dead end role, have you ever dreamt of finding a dream job that lights your fires, motivates you and makes you want to get up and go in the morning? For some its a vocational calling, such as a doctor or teacher, for others its something they excelled at academically such as a chemist or an…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on October 30, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
The British motor industry has been the jewel in the crown of our engineering heritage for the best part of a century. 50 years ago it was the world’s biggest outside America. But, having hit well-documented difficulties throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and really limping into this millennium, has the rest of the world, not to…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on October 29, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments
Desperate for a design job? Keen to become a creative? When you’re starting out, you can’t boast a ton of experience or a huge portfolio, so it’s tricky to get yourself noticed among an avalanche of CVs.
Owen Turner, managing director of branding and design agency United by…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on October 28, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Engineers are constantly innovating and creating new products and services, changing our world and our lives. So it is fitting that some engineering firms and recruitment specialists, are stepping up to meet the innovative levels that their world operates in when they are looking to employ new recruits. Whilst in…
Added by Rebecca Baines on June 20, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments
Engineers are constantly innovating and creating new products and services, changing our world and our lives. So it is fitting that some engineering firms and recruitment specialists are stepping up to meet the innovative levels that their world operates in when they are looking to employ new recruits. Whilst some engineering recruiters use the good old…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on June 17, 2014 at 5:28am — No Comments
For many students, the prospect of leaving university can be intimidating. No more tomfoolery with housemates who they have become closely bonded to, no more shared trips to the launderette and no more Sunday mornings in Starbucks catching up on revision. The world at large has hundreds of scares and surprises to offer and although most students will be sufficiently prepared…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on June 17, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments
An actuary; defined as a person who compiles and analyses statistics and uses them to calculate insurance risks and premiums. How to measure the risk and value of each asset is the hard part for any actuary professional, but the job is never dull, with requirements in every sector of the economy, covering every eventuality that could happen in everyday life. Actuary jobs can make for a really exciting and diverse career.
Added by Rebecca Baines on June 4, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments
Having super fast reactions is more important than ever today, and within the environmental and energy world, it can make a massive difference on a daily basis. How quickly do you respond to movement, light, commands or just the world around you? Within the energy sector, energy jobs are the core of one of the most influential and significant crisis of the modern century. The future of our planet rests upon the shoulders of the energy industry, with a pressure to discover sustainable energy…Continue
Added by Rebecca Baines on June 4, 2014 at 6:50am — No Comments