Software Developer

Software Developer: Our CV Tips

Software developer CVs have a tendency to emerge as a list of technical skills with little insight into the person behind them. Sure it’s important to get all those platforms and techniques down but a streamlined and targeted CV with a good mix of skills, experience and character is easy to achieve and a hell …

Addressing Stress

Addressing Stress when Applying for a New Job

Applying for a new job is a stressful process, but it’s important to maintain control of the stress and stop it from working against you.  It’s Stress Awareness Week and as recruiters, we deal with people at some of the most difficult moments of their lives.  Addressing stress is the first step to becoming resilient …

Academia to Industry

From academia to industry – preparing for the move

There is nothing more demoralising than the phrase ‘needs industry experience’ when you spot that perfect job and know that you are amply qualified but just haven’t worked outside of academia. As recruiters, we find it immensely frustrating when employers point-blank turn down candidates we feel would be perfect on these grounds alone. So what’s …

Career in AI

Routes into a career in AI

It feels like Artificial Intelligence is in the news almost every day, with new advances being reported one after the other. It is also accepted by pretty much everyone that the field can only continue to grow from here. With that increasing role comes a huge range of available careers in AI, often commanding impressive …

Civil Engineers on construction site

Career Paths for Civil Engineers

Civil engineers create the infrastructure our country is built on. They design roads, railways, bridges, public buildings, power plants, water management, off-shore facilities and much much more. The chancellor announced a huge investment in government infrastructure projects over the coming years and Britain may well be on the way to a building boom. There is …

Science Jobs that don't require a degree

Science jobs that do not require a degree

If you’re finishing your compulsory education or further education you may be told that university is the only option if you want to pursue a career in science.  The vast majority of the candidates we place have a minimum of a BSc and many have an MSc or PhD, but occasionally we have science jobs …

Rejection - How to become resilient in your career

Rejection happens to all the best people!

Okay, we’re not going to give you (much) folksy wisdom about how to deal with rejection. This post is about getting perspective, planning for the future and hardening yourself for the inevitable low points. They will come and they will hurt. You can become upset, angry, insecure and lose hope or you can take stock, …

Maths Graduate

Top Jobs for Maths Graduates

To graduate with a maths degree is something to be proud of.  Employers will know that maths graduates are bright, haven’t taken the easy option and have an aptitude for logic and problem-solving that is very sought after.  The issue with many of the most respected subjects is that they are in their nature seen …

New Job - Woman Searching Online

Finding a new job: First steps

Most of us have stuck in roles for too long, not quite ready to make the leap, no longer motivated. The new year brings a moment of reflection and now is the time to start assessing your prospects. Time for a new job? Why aren’t you happy in your current role? If you’re going to …

STEM Jobs in Agriculture

STEM Jobs in Agriculture

It’s probably fair to say that working in agriculture does not have the same glamour to it as joining a Silicon Valley start-up, at least to the average person on the street. But jobs in agriculture can offer an extraordinary range of scientific and engineering openings for those prepared to dig a little deeper in …