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13th, June 2018
FM Quiz

You call yourself a Facilities Manager? Take the FM Acronym Quiz!

Test your knowledge of FM by taking the quiz below and see how many of these acronyms you can get in 4 minutes! See if you can beat the Maxwell Stephens’ team score of 18 out of 20. 

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6th, June 2018

Recruiting a Facilities Manager? 5 reasons why you should use a recruitment agency.

Need to recruit a Facilities Manager and don’t know where to start? There are a number of reasons why recruiting a high calibre Facilities Manager in-house may be an insurmountable task.     Knowledge and experience The sheer variety roles, responsibilities and experiences that candidates are exposed to in this industry means that there is […]

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30th, May 2018
candidate respect

Why it’s important to treat candidates with the respect they deserve

No one wants to hear that they didn’t get the job but applicants who don’t get asked to stay in the recruitment process still deserve to be treated with respect. Earlier this week, the team spotted a job advert with a sign off which upset us. It stated that:  “Due to the high number of […]

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23rd, May 2018
smart building

The rise of ‘Smart Buildings’ – 5 of the world’s smartest buildings

A room that knows what temperature you prefer? Windows that tint on demand? Robot Security guards? These may sound like features of the Star Ship Enterprise, however these are just of the few amazing technological advancements that are becoming more commonplace in modern ‘Smart Buildings’. Here we look at some of the most impressive smart […]

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18th, May 2018
2nd interview facilities management

What to expect at a second interview

So you’ve aced the interview, impressed your interviewer with your skills and references, and feel confident you’ve got the job in the bag. But when it comes to the call back, instead of an offer, you’re given an invitation. “We’d like you to come in for a second interview!” The second stage of interviews can […]

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10th, May 2018
should I quit

Married to the Job – Is it time to get divorced?

Is getting out of bed to start the work day becoming increasingly difficult? Does worrying about your job keep you up at night? Do you find yourself constantly complaining to anyone who will listen about your job? If you’re like most people, you spend the majority of your waking hours at work, so it stands […]

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3rd, May 2018
Perfect FM

What makes the perfect FM?

The world of FM is constantly changing, so describing the perfect FM person is no easy task. Of course, this means that Facilities Managers need to be extremely adaptable in order to keep up in this fast-paced and highly diverse sector. So, what are the most important traits you’ll need to survive in FM today? […]

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27th, April 2018
the perfect cv

Creating the Perfect CV

Long before you get to the interview stage, you’re going to have to start thinking about how you could impress a potential employer. Your CV is a company’s first impression of you, meaning it absolutely must make a significant and positive impact.   1. Presentation is everything We will get on to the content of […]

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18th, April 2018
interview

Interview Techniques – What Not to Say

So, you’ve got to the all-important interview stage. Your opportunity to impress with your eloquence, positivity and superior communication skills. Either that or an ideal opportunity to place your foot squarely in your mouth! The pressure of an interview scenario, coupled with your pre-interview nerves and anticipation can very easily cause you to say something […]

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