Skills Ellis Fox Blog

Skills to develop at any stage of your career

The best type of career development happens organically – where you discover an area of interest and seek to expand your knowledge in it. Indeed, there are industry trends that highlight where opportunities exist. Such as in renewable energy, infrastructure resilience and modern methods of […]

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CV elements Ellis Fox Blog

2 Key elements of a successful CV

If you’re considering seeking out a new role this year, the first step is to update your CV. The challenge is that writing about yourself is never easy. You know what your skills are and where your strengths lie, but somehow articulating it in words […]

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Priorities 2024 Ellis Fox Blog

What will your priorities be this year?

At the start of every year, many people make New Year’s resolutions in the hope that this will make it a better year ahead. The problem is that as challenges arise, people get discouraged and optimism quickly turns sour.  Perhaps a better approach is to […]

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Construction career progression Ellis Fox Blog

What does the construction sector downturn mean for your career prospects?

Currently industry journals are dominated by headlines citing a continued downturn in construction output. This isn’t really news. Given current economic trends and a multitude of challenges it would have been more surprising if construction had managed to remain buoyant. While the bigger industry picture […]

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Year end fatigue Ellis Fox Blog

Year-end fatigue – Does it have you wondering: What’s next?

It’s that time of year when the world seems to spin. There’s just over a month before the year draws to a close and most companies are pushing hard to get projects completed before the festive season shut down. You’re probably already feeling tired and […]

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CEO skills Ellis Fox Blog

CEO skills – what does it take to get to the top?

This week Balfour Beatty announced that their Construction Chief, Mark Bullock will be retiring in December and that they’re on the hunt for a replacement. Those will be big shoes to fill. Balfour Beatty is one of the largest main contractors with a better than […]

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Hire who you need Ellis Fox Blog

Why it’s worth hiring who you need

Many companies outline a detailed job specification based on what the role entailed in the past. They’ll look at the skills and expertise the previous person had and look to replace that with a new candidate. The problem is that it’s rare to find a […]

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QS Career progression Ellis Fox Blog

How to prepare for promotion as a QS

With quantity surveyors in high demand its not uncommon for individuals to move up quickly in the ranks. In fact, moving on a yearly basis will almost guarantee a senior quantity surveyor job title and a healthy benefits package to match. As good as it […]

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What you bring Ellis Fox Blog

What do you bring?

As much as it’s a job seekers market, companies are still looking for value. When they’re hiring for a new role, one of the most important questions they’re asking of each candidate are: What do you bring to the role? What skills, what knowledge? What […]

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career move Ellis Fox Blog

Is it time to move?

With so many job opportunities on offer, it may be tempting to jump in and start interviewing without a second thought. After all, what’s there to lose? Moving on is certainly one way to improve earnings and increase knowledge to progress in your career. However, […]

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