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STOPCOCKS PLUMBING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FEMALE FORCES LEAVERS

almost 6 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

At Stopcocks Women Plumbers we’d particularly like to welcome female service leavers to train with and join us as self-employed plumbers. Why? We see many parallels; - Stopcocks Women Plumbers have standards of excellence, so do the services. - Stopcocks Women Plumbers are practical and get things done, so are service leavers. - Stopcocks Women plumbers are solution focused, so are service memb...

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FRANCHISING AS A ROUTE TO SELF-EMPLOYMENT

almost 6 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Today I'm going to discuss setting up your own business. Being in business for yourself is exciting (take it from me!) but it is a very big step. One way to start a business that may be less stressful is with a franchise. You may have noticed that Cross Deck now has information about franchises - take a look here https://www.cross-deck.co.uk/franchises/ now. Many companies offering franchises t...

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MIND-SET “THE DIFFERENCE”

almost 6 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

mind·set or mind-set 1. A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations. 2. An inclination or a habit. Having the correct mind-set is the major factor in achieving goals and reaching targets. Working hard and dedicating yourself to any given goal is a by-product of developing the right mind-set! Time and again I encounter peopl...

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THE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS

almost 6 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

You may enjoy chatting on the 'phone, but it's a brave candidate who doesn't baulk at the thought of a telephone interview. For many jobs it's now the first hurdle you have to overcome to get hired, and as usual the secret of success is preparation and forward planning. Here’s how to deal with it. Gather your materials in advance – your CV to refer to when asked about your skills and experience...

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FROM DEFENCE TO DISTRIBUTOR: A NEW KIND OF SERVICE

almost 6 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Jason Dowle had spent 23 years in the Royal Army Medical Corps working his way up the chain of command to Warrant Officer Class One Regimental Sergeant Major, so starting a new career with Mac Tools in July 2011 was quite a change of scenery. His keen interest in motorcycle racing meant that Jason had always been aware of the leading tool manufacturers, so when he also learnt that they offered ...

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