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 prepare your facilities management CV

Regardless of your reasons for seeking a new facilities managememt role the first thing you need to do is make sure that your CV is in order.

Along with your cover letter, your facilities management CV is your first opportunity to catch the recruiters eye, and make yourself stand out.

However, if you have been with the same organisation for a long time it may have been a number of years since you last spruced up your resume.

Continue reading “How to prepare your facilities management CV”

Our new graduate recruit, Ben Roff

A few weeks ago we announced the recruitment of a new member of the AYR team, graduate Benjamin Roff.

So to celebrate the launch of our new blog, we thought we’d get Ben’s fresh faced graduate thoughts on his first couple of weeks in the facilities management recruitment industry. Continue reading “Our new graduate recruit, Ben Roff”