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walk 300 miles

Reasons we love engineers – walking 300 miles for an interview!

It’s not everyone who would walk over 300 miles for a job interview, especially if there hadn’t even been a job advertised. But that’s exactly what Ayrshire born, William Murdoch, the inventor of gas lighting did at the age of 23 in 1777.

So what was this amazing opportunity and why did William make the journey from Cumnock to Birmingham (a route, google maps tells us would take 87 hours on foot today!)? Continue reading

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Do you have any questions? Part 2

Any Questions

Following up on our post: “Do you have any questions? Part 1” we thought we’d share some hints and tips from our team on questions you could ask at interview.

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Escape’s Guide for Jobseekers: Use STAR to help you shine at interviews!

Job Interview in ProgressI was recently involved in an interview training session with Young Enterprise Lothian, a programme which encourages students aged 16 to 18 to set up and run their own company over the course of one academic year.

At the moment the students are busy preparing, not only for their prelims but for their end of year company interviews. For many participants this is the first interview they have taken part in and as anyone who has been interviewed knows, they can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if you’re not sure what to expect.

One of the most popular tips the group picked up was the STAR interview technique, a useful tool to help interviewees effectively talk through an example or scenario in an interview. Continue reading

A book by its cover

Man measuring his faceInteresting, isn’t it, what academics research?

A recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee claims that men with wider faces are ‘more devious and willing to cheat’ while thinner faced men are ‘more likely to be honest and open’.

It got me thinking about the power of observation and how we make assumptions about people without them even having to look at us never mind speak to us.

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Escape’s Guide for Job Seekers: CV Hints & Tips

Job Application Form

Welcome to the first in a series of posts offering advice, hints & tips for jobseekers from the team at Escape Recruitment.
In this series we hope to offer you the information you really need to help at every stage of your job seeking process from job searching & registering with recruitment agencies through to writing cover letters, how to write a CV and of course interview hints & tips! Continue reading