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  • Common interview questions - and how to answer them

    • 23 Mar 2022

    The trick to answering questions well is to take your time and not parrot off a pre-prepared script. This ease comes from knowing your material – so gen up in these popular questions – and answers – in advance.

  • Good questions to ask at an interview

    • 23 Mar 2022

    Tough questioning about the company’s future plans is legitimate, if done elegantly, but too much interest in the sick-pay scheme may set alarm bells ringing. Likewise, listen carefully to the answers, and, once out of the room, mark them out of 10.

  • Top 60: Agents gain £260m

    • 17 Feb 2022

    Move over Savills, the top agents have a new leader.

  • Top 60: Agents' workforce growth

    • 17 Feb 2022

    The workforce at the UK's top agents is growing again. Just over 500 staff have been added, based on a comparison of the numbers submitted by the same group of 57 firms that took part in both the 2010 and 2011 surveys.

  • Perfect your interview technique

    • 23 Jan 2022

    Like football, an interview is a game of two halves and you need to prepare and perform. Read our expert tips on how to prep an interview and conduct yourself for maximum impact.

  • Starting out in property: the graduate's view

    • 17 Dec 2021

    As a new wave of graduates start their industry inductions, Estates Gazette talks to a few about their careers to date, and how the numbers of new graduates are up on last year.

  • How to... get headhunted

    • 14 Dec 2021

    Jonathan Krogdahl gives an insight into how best to get headhunted in the property sector.

  • Psychometric testing in interviews

    Psychometric testing in interviews

    • 9 Dec 2021

    Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.

  • Do's and don'ts for developing a CV

    Do's and don'ts for developing a CV

    • 1 Dec 2021

    A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.

  • Routes into Property

    • 19 Nov 2021

    Whatever route you take to get into property, choosing a specialism will help. Ellen Gylen asks experts in different areas of the industry about how they got where they are.

  • Negotiating the best starting salary

    Negotiating the best starting salary

    • 17 Nov 2021

    Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.

  • Creating an alluring covering letter

    Creating an alluring cover letter

    • 9 Oct 2021

    The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.

  • Women's work

    • 3 Oct 2021

    In the first of a series of features looking at property organisations and how they can help to advance careers, Ellen Gylen examines the place of women-only groups.

  • Creating rapport in an interview

    Creating rapport in an interview

    • 9 Sep 2021

    Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.

  • How to... manage workaholics

    • 18 Aug 2021

    Given that working excessive hours on a regular basis is neither effective nor productive, it is strongly advisable for management to take active steps to regulate such employees' working habits.

  • Advice to Women in Real Estate

    • 28 Mar 2021

    The restults from a recent survey about Women in Real Estate, show the industry is improving...

  • How to write a CV

    • 16 Mar 2021

    In this digital day and age, there’s nothing like a beautifully presented CV on crisp paper to impress a prospective employer. Here’s how to do it.

  • Calling all graduates!

    • 1 Jan 2021

    Handy tips to make sure you make the right start and best possible first impression in a new company.

  • MSc Real Estate at NTU: Fast-track your property c

    MSc Real Estate at NTU: Fast-track your property career

    • 8 Nov 2017

    Property surveyors are at the heart of the property and construction industry. With an MSc in Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University (NTU), you could be in that position in just a year.