Communication Skills for Remote Workers

Developing Excellent Communication Skills for Remote Workers

We’ve been moving more into hiring IT and finance professionals recently and from our traditional base of lab or factory-based workers we noticed the change in skills required.  Particularly in the world of IT contractors, remote working is huge.  Companies, especially large multinationals realise they can hire a top professional anywhere without the cost and …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Engineering Role

Securing your first engineering role

Engineers are sought after in the UK and internationally.  Salaries across the broad spectrum of engineering are high and rank well for job security. Don’t, however, let complacency hinder your chances of landing the dream job.  Engineering graduates are some of the brightest and most determined job seekers, therefore competition for a great engineering role …

British engineering companies

Top British Engineering Companies to Work For

The recent coronavirus crisis has really highlighted the difference in British engineering companies in how they look after their staff. Jobs that seemed totally secure disappeared overnight, corporate giants like British Airways have been significantly diminished and management bonuses have somehow been retained at the cost of vulnerable workers. On the other side, however, some …

Soft Skills for STEM Candidates

Soft skills for STEM candidates

Our clients are increasingly emphasising soft skills when defining their requirements, but what does this mean and how can you maximise your chances of getting your dream job? What are soft skills? Soft skills are what we used to call ‘people skills’ or ‘EQ’ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient). This covers a broad range of qualities including …