Make your interview work for you!

Prepare or prepare to fail – who said that? This is very true. Know your own CV. I have interviewed probably hundreds of candidates over the years and it amazes me that the person sitting in front of me doesn’t seem to be the same person reflected in the CV. Read your CV before going

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How to take the stress out of job interviews

  Thorough preparation and research are the most important things you can do to ensure a successful interview. You’ll need to show you understand the business, where your role fits in, and prepare thoughtful questions and answers that demonstrate this. But taking care of the smaller details before your interview means you have less to

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Talent shortage stunting BP’s growth

The expansion of BP’s North Sea operations could be prevented by the lack of UK engineers with the right skills. Trevor Garlick, head of the North Sea operations, told The Telegraph: “Getting hold of the right people is a real issue for us.” This comes as the oil firm plans to recruit 150-300 jobs a year

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SPX wins North Sea ClydeUnion pump orders worth US$40mn

SPX Corp’s Flow Technology segment has won two contracts, together worth US$40 million, to supply ClydeUnion-branded pumps for two offshore oil production platforms being built in the North Sea. The first contract covers six ClydeUnion pumps, including two large, high-pressure water injection pumps, two water injection booster pumps and two diluent pumps. Under the second

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Amarinth wins efficiency award

Amarinth awarded Technology Strategy Board grant to develop energy efficient centrifugal molten sulphur pump Amarinth, a company specialising in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, chemical and industrial markets, has been awarded a £250,000 grant from the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board

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SPX to acquire ClydeUnion Pumps

Date: Friday, September 02, 2011 Clyde Blowers Capital is selling ClydeUnion Pumps to SPX Corp for a headline price of £750 million. This includes £700 million in cash at deal completion and £50 million subject to an earnout agreement dependant on future performance. With projected 2011 revenues of £400 million, ClydeUnion Pumps operates eight manufacturing facilities and 25

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ITT water spinoff company to be called Xylem

Date: Friday, July 22, 2011 ITT Corporation’s water technology and services business will be named Xylem when it becomes a standalone company later this year. Xylem, derived from classical Greek, is the tissue that transports water in plants. ITT says that Xylem highlights the engineering efficiency of the water-centric business by linking it with the best

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