Qualifications Ellis Fox Blog

Skills or certificates – what should a CV showcase?

When applying for a job, a CV is the first impression you get to make. Before a phone call inviting you for an interview, or even the interview itself. A CV sells you and your potential suitability for a specific role. Much can be said […]

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Counter offer Ellis Fox Blog

How do counter offers subtly break relationships?

Accepting a new role is not a decision that’s made lightly, especially if you’re advanced in your career. There’s a great deal of consideration that goes into it, which often includes debating whether the new offer is worth it. It’s about more than pay. It’s […]

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Interview Ellis Fox Blog

What interviewers want to know about you

Sitting down to an interview, a common question interviewers ask is: “Tell me about yourself.” For candidates who haven’t prepared for the question, it can be overwhelming. The question is so broad, where do you start? To help you answer this and other interview questions, […]

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Main contractors hiring 2024 Ellis Fox blog

Part 2 – How Main Contractors are hiring successfully in 2024

Finding top talent is not a new challenge for Main Contractors. The ongoing skills shortage and a competitive candidate market has led companies to rethink their hiring strategies. There’s the realization that major projects or a company name aren’t always enough to attract the right […]

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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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Motivation Ellis Fox Blog

What to do when moving jobs isn’t an option

The default reaction to being unhappy at work, especially in recent years is to look for a new role. Knowing that there’s a skills shortage in the UK infrastructure and construction sectors gives many professionals the confidence that they’ll easily find something better. Often this […]

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Interview questions Ellis Fox Blog

3 Interview questions to find out if it’s the job for you

Interviewing can be nerve wracking and as a result candidates often don’t ask the questions they really want to. They sometimes feel it may come across as too pushy or they simply don’t know how to phrase the questions and so they leave them unasked. […]

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Interview culture Ellis Fox Blog

How to know if it’s the right job for you

Today job seekers have an advantage. They’re no longer beholden to simply accepting terms that a company offers, especially when company B is offering something more. That “more” doesn’t just relate to salaries or benefits. One of the biggest factors driving the great resignation worldwide […]

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Career move in Construction - Ellis Fox Blog

Career Move Considerations in UK Construction

The career opportunities that currently exist in construction and infrastructure are abundant. Industry reports that construction features among the highest number of job listings in the UK at present. With many new major projects coming online, some professionals may feel that it would be a […]

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Job interview confidence Ellis Fox Blog

3 Ways to build confidence before a job interview

Despite having a wealth of experience, most senior professionals don’t move jobs that often. This means that preparing for a job interview can be unnerving. Will you be able to answer the questions in a way that is professional and showcases your expertise without sounding […]

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