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The birth of energy from waste

As part of its drive towards its 2020 target of 15% of UK energy coming from renewable sources, the UK Government created a Renewable Energy Roadmap. Published in 2011, the roadmap identified the creation of energy from waste as one of its key target areas to achieve this aim. In practical terms, this means that a lot of investment is flooding into this area – and with it comes job opportunities.

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7 top tips that will make your CV shine

A career insight piece by Huxley Engineering.

From your covering letter and CV to your first interview, your job hunting success boils down to how good you are at selling yourself in a short space of time. So, when it comes to your CV how do you get your credentials and suitability across succinctly? How do you sum yourself up in the most insightful way? How do you catch a prospective employer's eye with strong headlines while also delivering on detail?

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Why continuous professional development should be your top career priority

In a fast paced and constantly evolving industry such as IT, it's never been more important to keep your skillset up to date and prove to recruiters your hunger for new opportunities. But we're not talking solely about seminars and training courses.

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10 steps to finding a new job

Starting a new job search can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’ve been in your current role for a while.

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Top tips for networking like a pro

What’s the secret to networking properly? A question that many find themselves asking the night before a big event.

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7 ways to impress in your new job

You’ve trawled your way through the vastly competitive jobs market, impressed at the interview and gone on to get the job.

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Top 5 bizarre interview questions and how to answer them

There’s an apocryphal story that has been bandied about for years, about an interview where the interviewer asked a candidate: “Do something to surprise me”. The interviewee got out his lighter and set fire to the interviewer’s newspaper. It’s not an action we would advise emulating, but very definitely comes under the heading of utterly incomprehensible interview questions.

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11 things you should never put on your CV

Waiting for a response to a job application can be a soul destroying experience. Even more so when you've applied for multiple roles but still your inbox stays resolutely empty. If that’s happened to you then you should take a closer look at the common element, your CV – especially if you know that you’re well qualified for the position.

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The perfect match: why job hunting is like dating

Looking for a career match this Valentine's? Play the job hunting game like you do the dating one and the perfect match could be just around the corner.

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How to answer the toughest interview questions

An interview is a bit like a dating site: the questions asked are designed to figure out if you are compatible with that company. In a job interview, this will be from a skills point of view as well as from a cultural point of view.

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Why UK plc should look to Europe for talent

Recruitment in 2015 was characterised by a general shortage of skilled professionals. As the economy picks up, businesses are looking to hire, but the combined issue of older workers nearing retirement age and a lack of younger experienced professionals has caused a dearth in the skilled talent available.

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5 ways to make your job search a success

Wanting a new job is one thing. Landing the right one is quite another. This is especially true if you work in competitive market. Even in a buoyant jobs market, there are always plenty of well-qualified professionals who can fill a vacancy, so how do you make sure that you get the one you want?

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