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  • Aurecon appoints global Transport Planning Leader
    Global engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Aurecon has appointed Mieszko Iwaskow as its Transport Planning Leader.
  • EngineeringUK today announced the appointment of Mark Titterington as its new Chief Executive. Mark, who will join the organisation in October, has held various business leadership roles throughout his career and has a background in government relations and corporate communications.

  • In the competitive jobs market for structural engineers, it is essential your CV stands out and meets the high professional expectations of employers.

  • How do you go about asking the boss for an increase on your existing salary? Bear these things in mind..
  • Competition for structural engineering jobs is high. To get your hands on the most rewarding positions, you’re going to have to stand out.
  • Social media can be useful for advancing your career and learning more about structural engineering; but if not used wisely it could end being the thing that holds you back.
  • Failure to prepare for questions that are going to be thrown at you can be as bad as turning up late – these steps will help ensure you look and sound right for your interview.
  • Don’t give potential employers the opportunity to pass over your application. By eradicating these seven common CV mistakes, you can make yourself a more desirable candidate.
  • To many, a career in structural engineering means overseeing buildings as they rise from the gound, but structural engineers can work in a range of varied and exciting disciplines.
  • In a recent study of HR professionals and recruiters by CV Writers, we found a divergence of opinion amongst recruiters on the value of a cover letter.
  • Although it’s not generally advised to share shoes with other people, getting down deep and smelling the leather can be very beneficial when it comes to planning and writing your CV.
  • With around 430m users in the world, it’s not hard to see why LinkedIn is the fourth biggest social media platform. While it’s not quite up there with Facebook numbers, you can see why the business community loves it.
  • Write your own perfect CV with confidence
  • It is always good advice to make your CV short. Two pages is about the ideal length. However, many job seekers - in trying to edit their CV down - reduce the point size and cram in as much of the previous CV as possible.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.