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Month: May 2016

What are soft skills and why are they important?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Research led by Harvard University shows that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills, while only 15% of success is based on technical skills. But what exactly are soft skills? Soft skills can be defined as personal qualities or traits that allow the individual to interact harmoniously and effectively with other people. [Read more…]

Why a career in engineering has endless possibilities

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

In 2015, the engineering industry contributed to just over 27% of the UK’s GDP and is expected to generate 2.56 million job openings between now and 2022, according to a survey by theengineer.co.uk. The industry is expected to deliver a wealth of opportunities for the UK workforce in the near future, and those of us [Read more…]

Perfecting your elevator pitch

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Imagine that you have to sell yourself or your company in 30 seconds. You’ve just jumped into an elevator with the head of your company or a major potential investor, and you’ve got a rare opportunity to pitch to them while the elevator travels between floors. What would you say to get their attention? Today, [Read more…]