Blog - August 2017

  • How to engage millennial talent (and what are millennials anyway?)

    Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    The term millennials describe the demographic cohort born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, otherwise known as Generation Y or ‘Echo Boomers’. However, only 40% of millennials actually identify as a ‘millennial’, which is hardly surprisingly given the criticisms levelled at them: ‘lazy’, ‘selfish’, ‘arrogant’, ‘the Me Generation’. Of course, we don’t believe these generalisations ...

  • What makes a successful manager?

    Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    Let’s clear this up first: Management and leadership is not one and the same. Of course, successful managers will invariably have strong leadership skills, but management requires a specific set of characteristics that true ‘leaders’ don’t always possess. And interestingly, a recent internal study by Google found that technical skills weren’t top of that list. Overwhelmingly, Google found that ...

  • How to make a great first impression in a new job

    Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    The saying goes ‘you’ll never have a second chance to create a good first impression’.  This is particularly relevant when it comes to the workplace. You’re going to be spending a significant amount of time with your new colleagues, so it’s essential you get off on the right foot.  Creating a good impression doesn’t just make work life more enjoyable, it can have a critical impact on your ...

  • What you should do after the interview

    Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    You’ve had your interview. Time to breathe a sigh of relief and wait for the decision, right? Not quite. It’s often mistaken as the last step in the job application process, but there are a few things you can do after the interview to help secure your chance of getting that job offer. Ask about next steps Before you even leave the room, try and get a sense of the next steps in the decision ...

  • The hottest skills in Engineering right now

    Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    Open the pages – virtual or otherwise – of the engineering trade press and you will undoubtedly find an article on the state of recruitment within the engineering sector today. So while we’re on the topic, let’s quickly remind ourselves of where we are on that. According to the 2017 State of Engineering in the UK report, there is currently a shortfall of 20,000 engineers each year. However, ...

  • How recruiters can help you secure your next career move

    Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    If you’ve decided it’s time to look for a new job this year, you couldn’t have chosen a better time. Hailed the ‘year of the job seeker’, 2017 has seen job vacancies rise, unemployment drop, and the pay increases for job seekers expected to the highest it’s been for eight years. But with more opportunities available, it may be hard to know where to start. Working with a professional recruiter ...