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25th, November 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Interview Preparation

You have secured an interview, but now you are unsure how to prepare to optimise your chances of being successful and receiving an offer of employment. I advise candidates to approach each interview methodically, giving themselves ample time to undertake the required research and therefore feel more confident and relaxed. If you feel rushed and […]

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25th, November 2016

Top Interview Questions

Most interviews are a professional two way exchange led by the interviewer. There is usually an expectation by the person running the interview that the candidate will want to ask questions either throughout the meeting, or perhaps at the end. In fact, it is usual practice for this to be explained in the introduction to […]

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24th, November 2016

Will 2017 Be the Year Drones Become a Facility Manager’s Best Friend? Part 1

They’re in the news all the time. Particularly in the context of Amazon or Domino’s pizza. Drones – unmanned flying machines controlled by remote control from the ground. Their immediate use to an FM like you may not be obvious. We at Maxwell Stephens have been keeping a very close eye on the technology and […]

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24th, November 2016

Social Media, LinkedIn & Your Next Job aka Have You Already Shot Yourself In The Foot? Part 2

Well, the first part of this article got a proper reaction from Maxwell Stephens’ large and growing database of facilities management professionals. For many of you feeding back to us, you didn’t mind that prospective employers viewed your LinkedIn profile. After all, it’s a professionals’ network. What really got some of your goats was the […]

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17th, November 2016

How Can a Green Office Boost Your Bottom Line?

Going green is a hot topic at the moment, as more people are aware of the environment around them and the impact that their carbon footprint impacts on it. This is not just in our everyday lives, but in business, too. So, other than environmental benefits, how can a green office also improve productivity and […]

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14th, November 2016

How to Manage a Tough Interviewer

I am sure most of us have been there, you are anxiously waiting for your name to be called for interview. You get into the windowless room, hoping that all of fears will be allayed and the interviewer will make things comfortable and be willing us to answer well. However this particular interviewer is playing […]

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10th, November 2016

Social Media, LinkedIn & Your Next Job aka Have You Already Shot Yourself In The Foot? Part 1

Everything you do online leaves a digital fingerprint. This is how to handle a world where you can be judged on your name alone. The world has changed beyond recognition in the last 20 years for everyone. And that change covers every area of life from how you find to a job to how you […]

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10th, November 2016

Perfecting the Telephone Interview

More than ever, employers are requesting a telephone interview as a precursor to a face to face interview. We have put together five steps for you to follow when it comes to perfecting a conversation over the phone with a potential employer. 1. Take it Seriously The worst mistake made is to think it will […]

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9th, November 2016

What is The Cloud?

As a Facilities Manager you are unlikely to be involved in the IT conversations within your organisation; however of course there are exceptions. Regardless, many services managed by Facilities Management teams have an IT element which by its nature may have triggered the cloud conversation. Cloud computing relies on sharing computer resources as opposed to […]

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