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What are the worst things you can do in an interview?

Sometimes things just don’t go your way! You can do hours of preparation and plan for every possible situation, but ultimately it is out of your control and something goes amiss. Take a job interview. All it needs is someone with a little bit more experience to come along at the last minute, and you might miss out to them. Continue reading “What are the worst things you can do in an interview?”

Maintenance electrician jobs – What skills do I need?

At Alex Young Recruitment we often get calls from people looking to start a career in facilities management. Many of these calls are from young engineers looking for  maintenance electrician jobs, with the aim of rising up the ranks within commercial maintenance.

Below we discuss the main requirements when applying for maintenance electrician jobs. Continue reading “Maintenance electrician jobs – What skills do I need?”

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”

Have these body language mistakes cost you a job offer?

Body language plays a highly integral factor in how you come across in a job interview.

But can body language mistakes really cost you a job offer?

In a recent survey 2000 hiring managers listed the various reasons they would not offer candidates a job: Continue reading “Have these body language mistakes cost you a job offer?”

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?”