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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...

CV mistakes apprenticeship applicants make

CV mistakes apprenticeship applicants make

When you’re applying for an apprenticeship, it’s essential to spend some time perfecting your CV to impress recruiters.To help you to write a high quality CV that will compel automotive companies to invite you for interview, here are some of the common...

Why a career in car sales is attractive

Why a career in car sales is attractive

We're joined once again by Rebecca Sides from Inchcape Mercedes-Benz. Today, Rebecca is speaking with us about why a career in car sales is so much more attractive than it's made out to be. “You’re going to sell cars?!” My friends and family's response to...

How to ask for a pay rise

How to ask for a pay rise

Ever wondered about asking if you were worth more, but couldn’t pluck up the courage to do it? Asking for a salary raise means stepping way outside of the comfort zone for many. In an ideal world, your boss would notice all the hard work you’ve done, and...

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