Why a kick ass cover letter is still essential for a job application

In the age of LinkedIn and online job applications we are often asked if a cover letter is essential when applying for a new job.

Most websites suggest and include the option of attaching a cover letter for a job application or signing up to their hiring service.

Yet because it is often not presented as essential, and just a suggestion, most applicants choose not to write one.

But from our experience a covering letter is an essential part of a job application and can help you stand out from the pack. Continue reading “Why a kick ass cover letter is still essential for a job application”

5 reasons why you keep missing out on that dream job

When you see an advert for your dream job it’s easy to get carried away and imagine your glittering career with your new employer, even before you’ve applied for the role.

So it can be a crushing experience to find your application hasn’t been successful, particularly when you make it through to the interview stage. Continue reading “5 reasons why you keep missing out on that dream job”

Shift or days? A guide to getting your head around different working hours

‘Working 9-5, what a way to make a living’. I never thought we’d be quoting Dolly Parton in one of our blogs, but here we are.

Although some companies might offer a slightly different start and end to the  day, many of us still follow conventional working hours similar to those memorably sung my Dolly.

Yet like many aspects of modern working life, we are increasingly diverging from tradition.

Continue reading “Shift or days? A guide to getting your head around different working hours”

How do I become a senior facilities management coordinator?

Recently at Alex Young Recruitment, we have seen a lot of demand from clients for facilities management coordinator roles.

These type of roles can cover the whole spectrum  – from entry level administrative facilities management positions, to senior helpdesk coordinator and schedule allocator jobs. Continue reading “How do I become a senior facilities management coordinator?”

How do I become a maintenance supervisor?

You’ve been plying your trade as a maintenance electrician for nearly ten years. You feel tired of doing the same tasks every day.

In terms of facilities management you feel as if you have done all you can as an electrician or mechanical maintenance engineer.

But how do you progress to the next level as a maintenance supervisor? Continue reading “How do I become a maintenance supervisor?”

How to stand out in an interview

After several hours of honing your CV and creating the perfect cover letter  you’ve had the call from a recruiter asking you to attend an interview.

But chances are you’re up against several other high calibre candidates. so how can you ensure you stand out in the interview?

 

Continue reading “How to stand out in an interview”

Facilities Show Excel London 2018

Recently we attended an important event that had been in the diary for a while. No, not England’s first game in the World Cup, but the Facilities Show at the Excel arena in London.

For those who might have missed it, the Facilities Show brought together service providers, suppliers and other asepcts of the Facilities Management industry, all under one roof for just three days. Continue reading “Facilities Show Excel London 2018”

LinkedIn or Linked-Out: How traditional recruitment practices hold up in the digital age?

We all know technology is constantly evolving and adapting. I am part of the generation that is at the crossover point of the digital age.

I remember not being able to use a landline and internet at the same time, but was only 11 when the first iPhone launched in 2007.

In the intervening decade smartphones and social media have revolutionised the way we communicate. Continue reading “LinkedIn or Linked-Out: How traditional recruitment practices hold up in the digital age?”