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Career Advice

Here are a few pointers about how best to present your abilities to potential construction industry employers.

We hope you will find this section useful whatever your level of seniority from Graduate Quantity Surveyor to Commercial Manager, from Site Engineer to Project Director and all the roles and levels in between.

We want you to have confidence that you are doing everything you can to secure the best career move available to you.  Alongside using the right construction recruitment consultancy, take a look at the following steps in the recruitment process.

Writing a Good CV: Our advice on how to attract interest and get job interviews. Includes free downloadable "CV Builder" template

Writing Covering Letters: What do you need to say?

Job Interviews: How to prepare and conduct yourself

Job Offers and Feedback: How to turn a good interview into a job offer

Resignations and Counter Offers: How to anticipate problems and avoid burning your bridges

Starting a New Job: Preparing to start and getting settled in

Referrals/Recommend a Friend: Help your friends into a new job

Contact Us

For practical advice on any aspect of job seeking, why not send us your Good CV with a Covering Letter and we can discuss the construction companies we can arrange you job interviews with.  Alternatively give the Maxim Recruitment office nearest to you a call to discuss your experience and our capability to assist you. 

 

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Lendlease MD: We won't be a 'faceless monster'

Lendlease’s European managing director has insisted the firm will learn lessons from its rebuild of Heygate Estate, as it gears up to deliver schemes including the £3.5bn Silvertown Quays and £4bn Euston HS2 regeneration.

Source: Construction News Last updated: 22 June, 12:13 Read more »

Buckingham insists Bristol Arena won’t go over-budget

Buckingham Group has said it will build Bristol’s city arena at the target cost of £122m, after an independent report claimed the project could cost Bristol City Council at least £156m. 

Source: Construction News Last updated: 22 June, 12:13 Read more »

Engie ramps up work on £21m East End regeneration contract

Engie has secured the design-and-construct package on the regeneration scheme in Tower Hamlets.

Source: Construction News Last updated: 22 June, 11:48 Read more »

Cabinet Office proposes increased contractor oversight

Cabinet Office minister David Lidington has defended the crown representatives that monitor government contractors and suggested increasing their numbers following Carillion’s collapse.

Source: Construction News Last updated: 22 June, 10:47 Read more »

US housing starts rise to post-recession high

Housing starts in the US reached a post-recession high in May, though the number of permits for future construction dropped.

Source: The Construction Index Last updated: 22 June, 09:20 Read more »
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