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How can I be the best manager to my team?

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 woman...

Advice on working in the motor trade

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

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

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

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...

How to become a mechanic in the UK

How to become a mechanic in the UK

Looking for a career change where you can get your hands on a motor vehicle? Why not pursue a career as a mechanic?Working as a mechanic involves working on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines to exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security. How can...

Day in the life of a master technician

Day in the life of a master technician

Lee Michael Greer is a consultant/master technician who has worked in the motor industry for 15 years. Below, Lee gives us an insight to his job and how he’s spent his time in the automotive industry.  My name is Lee Michael Greer and I am currently...

Good reasons to cancel an interview

Good reasons to cancel an interview

So you’ve set up an interview for your dream job, but due to external circumstances can no longer attend. Of course this is frustrating, but the bigger question is how do you cancel it? Some people might have a bigger opportunity in hand, so choose not to attend this...

The typical structure for a cover letter

The typical structure for a cover letter

An important element of any successful job application is the quality of the CV and the accompanying cover letter. Writing a cover letter is an area that some applicants really struggle with as they’re not sure exactly what they need to include or how it...

A guide to job interview preparation

A guide to job interview preparation

Preparing for a job interview can be somewhat daunting, especially if you are applying for your first job in the motor industry. It can be hard to determine which details are important to research, and what aren’t, sometimes adding to an already...

Why do we quit our jobs?

Why do we quit our jobs?

At some point in your career, you might feel like you want to quit your job. Pressure at work, the feeling of not being challenged, and generally not enjoying your time at a company can all factor into it. So what are the main reasons you would consider quitting a...

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