In today’s digital-first environment, it’s easy for a hiring manager to do a quick Google search on a candidate’s name to shed further light on who is applying to join their team and business.
As we are all aware, the UK has been experiencing a serious skills shortage in recent years – particularly in the engineering sectors. In part, this issue as we know can be attributed to the lack of apprenticeships and opportunities for entry-level employees, and in part, it may be linked to the fact that our attitudes towards work are changing.
The skills shortage is deepening across the UK construction industry, with the possible implications of Brexit on the availability of EU workers still to be felt. All employers in the building or energy sectors need to be formulating a powerful, bulletproof recruiting strategy to attract and retain the best talent in the years ahead.
For some people facing an interview in the building or energy sector, the very words ‘competency-based interview’ makes them go hot under the collar.
What to wear at an interview? You might think it’s no longer important in the building services sector; the truth is, it’s as important today as it ever was #impressionscount.
More female Engineers and computer programmers are needed throughout the world, according to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
The world of work is changing. Technology is disrupting traditional hierarchies in favour of increased collaboration, the demographics of the workforce are changing to accommodate both Millennials and Baby Boomers, and rapid globalisation demands a 24/7 work culture.
This Christmas, a record 40% of all power generated in Britain came from renewable sources – about three-quarters of it from wind turbines. This festive season record is a reminder that the future of energy production is going to be ever more in the renewables sector.
So you’ve taken the first steps in your hunt for a new job by securing yourself an interview thanks to your stellar CV, but now it’s time for that all-important interview.
If you are feeling fed up or unhappy with your current job, the New year is a good time to start looking for alternative employment. It may be the case that you have not developed your career in years and want to progress for the future, you are seeking a better salary or you don’t like the company you currently work for. Here are some top tips for changing your job in 2017.