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Minimum Requirements for Seafarers - Offshore Engineers
Minimum Requirements for Seafarers - Offshore Engineers
We are lucky enough to work with highly skilled and knowledgeable seafarers. In this blog series, we’re exploring what it takes to be a seafarer and what qualifications are required. The last instalment of our blog series covered the minimum re...
Posted by: Nina Dransfield
10/06/20
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Top three advantages of working from home
Top three advantages of working from home
With much of the world in lockdown or encouraging social distancing, many of us find ourselves working from home. It’s not possible to do this in every industry, but the staff at WRS have been able to set up remotely and continue working to ass...
Posted by: Mark Burslem
26/03/20
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How to answer: what’s your greatest weakness?
How to answer: what’s your greatest weakness?
Picture the scene. Your interview is going well, then the Hiring Manager asks that question. You know, that one. The trickiest of all. “So tell me, what’s your greatest weakness?” It all hangs in the balance. If you answer it we...
Posted by: Megan Cartwright
10/03/20
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Life offshore: Rizaldo Zunio, Electro-technical Officer
Life offshore: Rizaldo Zunio, Electro-technical Officer
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work offshore? As part of a brand-new blog series, WRS has been interviewing candidates who are currently working offshore to gain a better insight into what their lives are like. This week, we sat dow...
Posted by: Richard Baillie-Gray
04/03/20
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How to ace a second interview
How to ace a second interview
Congratulations – you’ve done it! You passed the first stage interview with flying colours and you’ve been invited back for a second interview. It’s important to be aware that the company is interested in you, or they wouldn&r...
Posted by: Thomas Shard
03/02/20
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Five signs it's time to change jobs
Five signs it's time to change jobs
When Sunday rolls around do you get the fear of going back into work? Do you think about leaving your job, but not sure whether you should? It could be time to think about whether you need a new job.  It’s very easy to just stay in your c...
Posted by: Emma Upton
22/01/20
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8 Common interview mistakes and how to avoid them
8 Common interview mistakes and how to avoid them
What shouldn’t you do at a job interview? WRS take a look at some of the most common job interview mistakes and offer advice on how to avoid them! 1 Not being fully preparedStart your preparation a few days before your interview. Research the...
Posted by: Chloe Jordan
14/06/19
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Question: Are you unhappy at work?
Question: Are you unhappy at work?
You spend more time at your job—as much as one third of your days according to some sources—than just about anywhere. And if you’re miserable, it can take a tremendous toll on all aspects of your life. Yes, we can’t all be hap...
Posted by: Mark Burslem
02/05/19
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New UK Government Guidance released on Minimum Wage for Seafarers in UK Waters
New UK Government Guidance released on Minimum Wage for Seafarers in UK Waters
New UK Government guidance has been released today regarding the UK National Minimum Wage for Seafarers.This means that all seafarers must be paid the UK National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage if aged over 25, which are set at present at &poun...
Posted by: Matthew Spells
18/01/18
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A Quick Guide to... Living and Working in Lagos, Nigeria
A Quick Guide to... Living and Working in Lagos, Nigeria
There are a lot of misconceptions about life in Lagos. Many expats who’ve lived in the city describe it as vibrant, colourful, and a huge amount of fun – yet the 2014 Economist Intelligence Unit rated the city as amongst the 4 worst desti...
Posted by: Fay Solomon
29/12/17
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