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When the going gets tough…tackling targets

When the going gets tough…tackling targets

We’ve all been there right?  You know the target, you know what’s required, you know the man power needed and more than anything you know it will be an uphill struggle.  But what you don’t know...is how on earth you’re going to get there.Working...

Average salary in the automotive industry

Average salary in the automotive industry

A recent average salary review has shown that a number of salaries in the automotive industry have risen since 201, the bigger changes being seen for those working as vehicle assemblers, mobile machine drivers and operatives and male valets (the female wage has...

New Year, new career?

New Year, new career?

As 2020 fast approaches, is your new year’s resolution to look for a new job?  In a recent survey we ran with over 200 jobseekers:84% told us they will be looking for a new job in 202078% told us they will be looking for a new role in January 202028% told us they were...

Interview tips: ‘What can you bring to this role?’

Interview tips: ‘What can you bring to this role?’

Make sure you don’t stumble on this classic job interview question that many people simply forget to prepare for. ‘Tell us what you can bring to this role?” is an incredibly obvious question and you’re almost guaranteed to hear it at an automotive job interview.

Horror stories from work

Horror stories from work

In light of the deadliest night of the year, we’ve put together a very entertaining (or it could go the other way and give you nightmares) piece about horror stories at work - and we asked our community on InAutomotive to share some of their worst...

Famous fictional number plates and their prices

Famous fictional number plates and their prices

I bet you could name several famous cars from movies throughout the years, from Lady Penelope’s six wheeled Rolls Royce to the classic Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond. But, have you ever stopped to think how much these famous cars’ licence plates would be...

Should I cancel my job interview?

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

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

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?

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?

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...

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