Candidate

10th, May 2018

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

Posted in Candidate, Facilities Management

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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21st, February 2018

Staying Optimistic during your search for a job

Posted in Candidate, Recruitment

Let’s face it, job searching is difficult. It’s draining both emotionally and physically, and you can sometimes feel like for every door that opens, another slams in your face. However, staying optimistic during your job searching period makes a difference. Here’s how to do it.   Keep on top of your mental health One of […]

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20th, October 2017
The Apprentice

BBC The Apprentice…and how not to get ahead in your FM career

Posted in Candidate, Comments, Facilities Management, Maxwell Stephens, News & PR

The two Sarahs facing down Siobhan, promotional billboards full of typographical errors, a body-popper, Anisa and Jade wrestling over who was going to be project manager. Yes, it’s The Apprentice and it’s back on the BBC. All of the Maxwell Stephens team talk about it the following morning. It purports to be a business show […]

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21st, September 2017

How to nail a panel interview

Posted in Candidate, Recruitment

More and more frequently organisations are using the panel interview. Why? Because time is in short supply, people are busy, but it is increasingly important for multiple stakeholders to be involved in the hiring process. A one to one interview fills many candidates with a certain level of fear, but a panel interview sends most […]

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12th, September 2017

How to identify and secure a great mentor?

Posted in Candidate, Facilities Management

Mentoring is hard to get right, but when it happens, it is hugely rewarding for both the mentor and mentee. For those seeking a mentor it can be difficult to know where to start in the search. The first thing to tell you is that you may identify a stranger that you find to be […]

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27th, July 2017

Questions Not to Ask In an Interview

Posted in Candidate

I have read many blogs and articles that share questions TO ASK in an interview. In fact I have written about this subject myself. However, it is rare to find an article which highlights questions NOT TO ask. Of course, just as not preparing any relevant questions is often frowned upon by the interviewer, so […]

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