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Should I cancel my job interview?

After weeks, perhaps months of searching for a job, the interviews are finally beginning to roll in. If you’ve got more than one, you might feel pretty amazing right now.  At some point before the interview though, you might realise that you can’t, or...

How to prepare for psychometric employment tests

Automotive recruiters in the UK are turning to psychometric employment tests more and more when assessing the skills, intelligence and personality of potential candidates. The results collated from these tests should give the employer a good idea of how...

Why you don’t need to add references to your CV

For years, people have been including references unnecessarily to their CV, taking up vital space and wasting time worrying about who to ask to be a reference or checking that their contact details are still up to date. It may come as a surprise to some,...

How is employment in the automotive industry changing?

Ahead of our annual report, which will be delivered in January 2020 (view our 2019 one here), we wanted to share some of the key statistics we’ve seen this year and in 2018 related to employment in the UK automotive industry. We will also dive into the...

How can I be the best manager to my team?

In the beginning of my management career, I strived to always know what to do, what to say, how to act and to be a shining example to others. But the reality I experienced was that I didn’t know it all. In fact, I didn’t know half of the answers.As a young...

Advice on working in the motor trade

Ray Burling, Director at CarWiseUK, has been in the motor industry for the past 30 years and has seen a variety of changes over this period of time. This has ranged from how salesmen in the industry sell their vehicles to the fast pace of models that...

Manager interview questions

If you are applying for your first managerial role then it may be hard to predict what questions you might face as they will obviously differ from interviews in the past. Managerial interviews will focus more on challenging situations and how you have...

How to be a good manager

The automotive industry is challenging, requiring managers to be adaptable and forward thinking to get the best out of their team and make the best use of the available resources. Improving your managerial ability requires effort and most of all, practice. So whether...

The most common competency based interview questions

Congratulations, you’ve secured an interview. Tailoring your CV really did the trick!  So the next stage is to prepare for your interview. And the recruiter might have some strategical questions up their sleeve. Particularly questions that challenge your...

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