All I want for Christmas is…

Author: Dan Foster All I want for Christmas is… Dear Santa (yes, it’s that time of year), Thought I would call in as the kids are very excited; did you receive their letters? I actually wanted to contact you about something I want. I’m a Quantity Surveyor with a nightmare client giving me grief and let’s just say I hope [...]

2018-09-03T14:55:07+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Job search advice, Uncategorised|

“TECHNOLOGY WILL REPLACE RECRUITERS!” (No. It won’t. Ever.)

Author:Cliff Kemp LinkedIn is awash with people from the technology sector prophesising the ‘Death Of Recruitment!”. You wish. They describe ‘AI’ as the ticking time bomb to the recruitment industry; the Grim Reaper waiting in the server cupboard of recruitment companies across the land. Not gonna happen. “But why?” I hear you ask. “We have self-driving cars and machines that [...]

2018-09-03T14:54:28+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Industry analysis, Uncategorised|

Shortage of QSs solved! Scrap degrees

Author: Cliff Kemp I’ve long had an issue with the entire education system in this country; a system designed hundreds of years ago with none of the understanding we now possess. Your little bundles of joy are working through a process implemented by men who were okay with a bit of slavery and who thought educated women should be burned [...]

2018-09-06T18:37:05+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Skills shortage, Uncategorised|

Surveyor? Need a new job? DO NOT apply for jobs

Author: Cliff Kemp In today’s market, no quantity surveyor or building surveyor without a conviction for armed robbery or worse, needs to be sitting on the train (or toilet) sending their CV to every recruiter with a Totaljobs account and a fancy logo, when the time comes to move on. Job boards (Monster, etc.) spend billions of pounds each year [...]

2018-09-03T14:53:14+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Job search advice, Uncategorised|

Are QSs the new Premier League footballers???

Author: Cliff Kemp As most of us who make our living from the Construction sector are aware, the explosive growth of technology and the mind-boggling array of careers on offer has caused a crippling ‘brain-drain’ away from white collar Construction roles over the past 20 years. Together with the shortage of skilled blue-collar workers, I can’t help but think that [...]

2018-09-03T14:52:19+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Skills shortage, Uncategorised|