Rebecca Baines's Blog (23)

Love research? Forget the Master's - land a great research job

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,…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on February 1, 2015 at 7:07am — No Comments

10 ways to make your CV stand out from the crowd

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on February 1, 2015 at 7:02am — No Comments

How to bag your dream job using social media

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on January 21, 2015 at 4:36am — No Comments

Don't give up! How to turn a job refusal into an acceptance

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on January 16, 2015 at 6:39am — 1 Comment

Ten things all employers can learn from Sir Richard Branson



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.'…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on January 8, 2015 at 8:19am — No Comments

Dress for Success: What You Should Wear to An HR or Recruiting Interview

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on December 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to give your CV the X Factor

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on December 3, 2014 at 12:01pm — No Comments

How to create an personal brand that employers will find irresistable

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on December 3, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

Ten reasons why you should join the digital job hunt

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on November 6, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

The five best engineering companies in the world to aspire to

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on November 4, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Get What You're Worth At Work: How to Build A Better Relationship With Your Boss

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on November 4, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

5 dream jobs you never knew existed (and wished you had!)

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on October 30, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Your country needs you! Delve into the world of the British motor industry

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on October 29, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

10 simple things you can do to stand out from the crowd and grab your dream design job

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on October 28, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Innovative Engineering Recruitment



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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on September 16, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

The Use of Social Media in Recruitment

Added by Rebecca Baines on June 20, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

Innovative Engineering Recruitment

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on June 17, 2014 at 5:28am — No Comments

Top 5 graduate sales employers

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on June 17, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

There is an actuary in everyone just trying to get out

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.

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Added by Rebecca Baines on June 4, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments

Can you react this fast? The world’s 5 fastest responses

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…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on June 4, 2014 at 6:50am — No Comments

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