All Careers Advice

  • RICS property industry salary survey 2018 - The good news
    The RICS property industry salary survey by RICS/Macdonald & Company showed that salaries for men and women with professional qualifications increased, on average, by 12 per cent, in 2018.
  • 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.
  • Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.
  • Detailing the most in-depth and current employment and salary trends in the UK property industry to help you make the best hiring decisions over the next 12 months.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.