“They lead a lot more with the head than with the heart” – A mock public sector interview with Laura Brinbaum

I recently spoke with Laura Brinbaum, Head of Property for London Fire Brigade. Laura has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, therefore Laura shares her expertise around some of the key differences between private and public sector interviews and the types of questions asked. Laura was also kind enough to take part in a mock interview with a view to supporting jobseekers on how to model their answers and ultimately be successful at interview stage.

There may still be a level of uncertainty around returning to the workplace, however it is apparent that things are starting to move in the right direction. In the coming weeks and months we may start to see a gradual return to the workplace for many people, and FM professionals are going to play a huge part in getting the UK ready for work again. From social distancing guidance to advanced cleaning procedures, providing a safe and efficient workplace will be a daunting task for even the most skilled FMs out there.


The team at Maxwell Stephens have put together this guide to provide key decision makers in businesses an overview of the primary areas to be considered as they prepare the workplace for repopulation in a new, post-lockdown world. 

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