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  • Creating an alluring covering letter

    Creating an alluring covering letter

    • 23 Oct 2018

    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.

  • Do's and don'ts for developing a CV

    Do's and don'ts for developing a CV

    • 24 Sep 2018

    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.

  • Are you making this mistake at your structural engineer interview?

    • 28 Aug 2018

    You’ve made it to your prospective employer’s HQ, you’re dressed in your smartest outfit, and you’re ten minutes early for your interview – what could possibly go wrong?

  • How to get a pay increase in your structural engineering role

    • 25 Jul 2018

    How do you go about asking the boss for an increase on your existing salary? Bear these things in mind..

  • Are your social media activities damaging your structural engineering career?

    • 28 Jun 2018

    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.

  • 7 ways your CV can cost you that engineering interview.

    • 25 May 2018

    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.

  • 5 must-haves for you to get your dream structural engineering job

    • 25 Apr 2018

    Competition for structural engineering jobs is high. To get your hands on the most rewarding positions, you’re going to have to stand out.

  • CV writing service for structural engineers

    • 15 May 2017

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

  • 5 different fields for structural engineering

    • 1 Dec 2016

    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.

  • Writing a captivating cover letter

    • 22 Nov 2016

    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.

  • When writing a CV, put yourself in the reader’s shoes

    • 5 Sep 2016

    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.

  • LinkedIn profile writing for structural engineers

    • 1 Aug 2016

    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.

  • Professional CV Writing Toolkit for structural engineers

    • 17 Feb 2016

    Write your own perfect CV with confidence

  • How white space can transform your CV

    • 20 Oct 2015

    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.

  • Negotiating the best starting salary

    How good is your CV?

    • 10 Jun 2015

    Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.

  • Psychometric testing in interviews

    Psychometric testing in interviews

    • 10 Jun 2015

    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.

  • Creating rapport in an interview

    Creating rapport in an interview

    • 10 Jun 2015

    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.

  • Negotiating the best starting salary

    Negotiating the best starting salary

    • 10 Jun 2015

    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.