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Academic or Experienced?

Rightly or wrongly, there’s probably nothing more galling for an engineering veteran with 20 years or more under their belt than a ‘jumped-up’ graduate with little or no experience of the “real” working world. This is not graduate-bashing time, some do realise their deficiencies and want to learn from the very veterans their presence has irritated, but others irk even more by strutting around spouting paragraph after textbook paragraph, only to find themselves stumped at the first problem that doesn’t...

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How to Deliver Awesome Presentations

Increasingly, interviewers are looking for interactive elements to help them identify the right candidate, and presentations are a common way of testing candidates on the vital skills they will need to perform within the role. As with the vast majority of business activities, planning lies at the heart of your presentation success. Know Your Audience This is key to pitching your presentation correctly and tailoring your content to match what they want to know. It’s important also to establish how...

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How to Improve Emotional Intelligence

You probably know someone who you feel has more highly-developed emotional intelligence than you do, perhaps wondering how you can improve your own skills. While you might think emotional intelligence comes naturally and can’t be learnt, there are in fact significant steps you can take to enhance the way in which you handle your emotions and react in certain situations.   Become more self-aware Take time to recognise how you’re feeling and try to establish why you feel the way...

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Turbo Charge Your CV in 7 Steps

The CV is now more of a sales document than ever before, therefore it has to be compelling to its audience. Like any sales document the CV needs to show benefits to the potential employer – in this case, in the form of notable achievements where you have made or saved your employer money or helped the organisation meet and exceed its objectives. These achievements come in the form of exceeding targets, delivering projects/change/improvements, formulating and implementing ideas etc. Achievements...

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What I learned from the most famous person you’ve never heard of.

I was very excited about my peer group meeting in London yesterday. I was one of only eight like minded professionals fortunate enough to have an audience with one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met. And yet I didn’t know this person, had not heard of him before and didn’t even know what he looked like. I did however know him by one of his notable achievements. I was about to be educated in a number of others...

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