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Assess you Strengths and Weaknesses in Facilities Management recruitment

Do you want to be the best you can be in the facilities management recruitment process? To put yourself ahead of the competition as you start your FM career? Getting your perfect job requires more than just a CV. It could be the most beautifully assembled masterpiece, perfectly articulating your enthusiasm and commitment for becoming a Facilities Manager. But you’re going to need a little more than that for an employer to select you.


You need to have all the required background, training, and experience, to stand a chance in such a competitive industry.


Don’t have it? Don’t worry.


Maxwell Stephens are here to offer their advice on how to identify your weaknesses, and greatly improve your chances of getting the job you want.

Ask for professional advice


Specialist Facilities Management Recruitment firms, like Maxwell Stephens, know exactly what your potential employers are looking for.


By talking to one of our experts, we can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and find where you require improvement. We’ll then show you where you can get the training and certification you need to secure your dream job.


Skills – hard and soft


In a fast-paced, constantly evolving industry, successful recruiting in facilities management is becoming increasingly difficult.


Once upon a time, FM only involved the hard skills; carpentry, electrical wiring, operation and maintenance, structural engineering, and other skilled trades.


Nowadays, companies prefer a more versatile, all-round employee. Employers look for people with hard skills, but also require them to know the softer elements, including budgeting, data entry, and computer skills.


Make sure you have at least some basic training in each of these to increase your chances of finding a job.


Your focus


Whilst it’s important to have a comprehensive knowledge of FM, you must also decide on your main focus. Whether you’d prefer to be known for hard skills, soft skills, or a combination of the two.


Based on your strengths and goals, facilities management recruitment firms help find your specialism, and the career that you’re looking for.


Many companies now decide to have two Facilities Managers – one for hard services, the other for soft services. This allows for the two managers to work together to achieve goals, and everyone to work to their strengths.


If an employer is looking for a specific kind of worker, marketing yourself as a specialist in that area will increase your chances of being hired. Let them know what you like!




Your long list of skills and abilities doesn’t mean anything unless you can back it up. Employers want proof that you’ll be able to do the job.


School leavers and graduates tend to not have the appropriate experience to secure a FM job right away. An apprenticeship in Facilities Management, which range from a few months to a year, is a great way to gain the experience you’ll need.


Your recruiter could even place you within the organisations you’re interested in to get that experience. You’ll get the chance to prove yourself, work hard, and move up through the company as you sharpen your skills.


What to do next 


Once your CV is complete and accurate, take it to a Facilities Management Recruiter at Maxwell Stephens to see what they can do for you. They get you on the right path to finding your perfect job.


Call us today on 0207 118 48 48 or email


Peter Forshaw 

– Managing Director 

– Maxwell Stephens 

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