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Your job: To jump or not to jump – should you stay or should you go?

In Careers, Guides, Recruitment by Gavin Hanrahan

You’re comfortable in your current position. You make decent money. The company you work for is relatively healthy. The people you work with are nice enough. But something doesn’t sit right. Maybe you’ve lost your excitement for the job. Maybe you lack that get up and go. So after taking a fresh look at your situation, you’re left wondering if …

Gavin HanrahanYour job: To jump or not to jump – should you stay or should you go?
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Top tips on how to secure a new job in 2017

In Careers, Guides, News, Recruitment by Andrew Midgley

It’s 2017, if securing a new job is one of your New Year resolutions, you may want to follow our top 5 tips to help you get started.   1. Set new goals for the year Score. Easily distracted? Set yourself milestones to keep your job search, professional development and career progression on track throughout 2017. Why not sign-up to a training …

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Why you shouldn’t stop your job hunt at Christmas

In Careers, Guides, Recruitment by Craig Pledge

Is a new job at the top of your Christmas wish or new years resolution list? It could be worth keeping your search going during the holiday period. While it can be true that many people slow down as the festive fun ramps up, but plenty of hiring still happens around the holiday period. In fact, some employers simply need …

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What are employers really looking for in a candidate?

In Careers, Guides, Recruitment by Andrew Midgley

Employers will only interview a small fraction of the people who applied for the available role. A large number of the applications they receive are either not suitable or from under-qualified candidates. So only the very top few are selected. Therefore, when you walk into a job interview, you’ve likely already met several requirements, and stand a fairly good chance …

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Why would it be good to become an Engineer?

In Careers, Engineering, Guides by Andrew Midgley

Do you have an obsession with dismantling things, learning how they work, fixing or upgrading them and putting them back together? If this sounds like you, you should seriously think about becoming an Engineer. Engineers have qualities that are incredibly hard to find. They love solving problems and firmly believe that there is always a way to ‘do it better’. …

Andrew MidgleyWhy would it be good to become an Engineer?
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Your pre-interview checklist

In Careers, Guides by Andrew Midgley

Preparation is key to a successful interview. Planning also helps with those pre-interview nerves and helps to feel more confident on the day. Here are some of our suggestions to add to your pre-interview checklist:   1. Research the company Check out as much as you can about the company before the interview. This will allow you to see if …

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What are the benefits of being a contractor?

In Careers, Guides, News by Gavin Hanrahan

With an ever-increasing number of engineering jobs in the UK being offered on a contract basis are you clued up on the benefits of being a contractor? Contracting can deliver skilled workers a huge range of benefits, which makes contract work a very attractive option compared to being fully employed. Higher pay and greater flexibility are just two of the …

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Meet Lucy ‘The Gas Lass’ – National Women in Engineering Day

In Careers, Engineering, Guides, News by admin

As part of National Women in Engineering Day we spoke to Lucy, a successful gas engineer. What do you do? I work via TXM Recruit as a sub-contractor for a social housing provider in Wales. I have worked on various different contracts with TXM Recruit, however, I am currently providing support on servicing and breakdown calls, getting through around 8-10 jobs per …

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How-to create a professional LinkedIn profile

In Careers, Guides, Recruitment by Andrew Jarman

If you aren’t on LinkedIn yet, now is the time to sign up. LinkedIn is ‘the’ professional social media platform. It is used by over 430 million users daily and helps to generate a large percentage of all job placements whilst creating networking opportunities with other professionals worldwide. LinkedIn is a fantastic platform for showcasing your skills, knowledge and experience, …

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Job Tips – Richard Mariner, TXM Recruit Consultant

In Guides, Job tips, Uncategorized by Andrew Midgley

Need some help with job hunting or some advice on how to prepare for your first day? TXM Recruit Consultant, Richard Mariner, shares his top tips for candidates. Tips for job hunting Always read job adverts and only apply if you meet the criteria. If something is essential and you don’t have it then continue your search or look to …

Andrew MidgleyJob Tips – Richard Mariner, TXM Recruit Consultant