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Whether you’re looking to land your first graduate job, take the next step in your career or change direction and try something completely new, NRG aims to provide you with the support you need to succeed.

With many different variables to consider, we understand that applying for a new job can seem a daunting prospect – so we’ve created a number of resources to guide you through the myriad of career options available and share our top tips and advice on everything from CV writing to video interview prep and career pathways.

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How to Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out

Cover Letters are a means of conveying your interest and suitability for a role by providing employers with details about yourself, your skills and how…

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Tips for interview preparation: what to do and what not to do

When it comes to job interviews, the smallest things can make the biggest difference when employers are choosing a candidate. It’s not just about your…

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7 Tips for Telephone Interview Success

In many ways, a telephone interview can feel more daunting than meeting someone face-to-face. Not being able to see the person asking the questions, or…

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How to turn your Blue Monday around

Blue Monday is said to be one of the most depressing days of the year, far enough into January to feel the post-Christmas comedown as…

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Productivity Hacks: How to Improve Your Job Search

Searching for a new job is not an easy process. There are a lot of things to consider, from finding roles to writing applications to…

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How to Use Social Media to Find Your New Job

In the digital age, it’s only natural that traditional methods of recruitment are falling by the wayside in favour of modern alternatives: for one, social…

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How do I know if IR35 rules apply to me?

IR35 is a piece of tax regulation that comes into effect in April 2020 and aims to ensure that workers, who would have been an…

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Changing Careers: Vicki Smith, Production Manager at Fentimans

We recently sat down with Vicki Smith, Production Manager (now Technical Lead) at Fentimans to dig a little deeper into how Vicki found herself in…

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Five minutes with: Melanie Winter, Engineering Manager at PragmatIC

The second in our short series of career insight stories is with Melanie Winter, Engineering Manager at PragmatIC’s brand new production facility in NETPark, Sedgefield. Tell…

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Finding your first job as a university graduate

There’s a lot of decisions to be made after graduating, or that’s certainly what it feels like after hanging up your cap and gown and…

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Five minutes with: Jayne English, Device Development Engineer at PragmatIC

A key focus area for NRG is supporting the continued growth of North East manufacturing and engineering, raising the profile of career pathways into these…

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A career in marketing: Thea Scott, Marketing Manager, Bede Gaming

NRG recently had the pleasure of talking to Thea Scott, Marketing Manager at Bede Gaming. Thea has been in her role with Bede for two…

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