Career change for the better? – by Natasha Stone

So, it's the new year and you're sat back at your desk. You look around at everyone else, familiar faces, good friends - you smile and wish them happy new year - and you see the genuine enthusiasm shine from them - and you almost envy that they're happy with their chosen workload. It's not an overwhelming feeling, but then... …

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Young Surveyor of the Year Awards – By Samantha Organ

Attached to my keys is a keyring, purchased when I lived in America. It reads Failure is not an option, and I referred to it throughout my part-time PhD and during my APC. Whilst it appears to be useful motivation, reading it is very different to really believing it, but read it enough and this …

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When does “very experienced” become “too experienced”? – By Sharon Slinger

A woman has 50 years of experience working as a professional in our industry, she’d be snapped up by companies with all that knowledge, wouldn’t she? Surely you’d want that knowledge and experience involved in your project or team? What better way to teach junior members of staff the technical and personal skills to prosper …

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What I learnt from being an award finalist – By Kimberley Hepburn

After winning the inaugural RICS Apprentice of the Year title in 2017, I desperately wanted to avoid winning any more awards too soon - only to find out that I'd been shortlisted as an EG Rising Star and a Women of the Future finalist this year. I am absolutely honoured and so humbled by these phenomenal accolades, …

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Lottie’s Work Experience, Women’s Engineering Society 2018 – By Natasha Stone

“So, what is it that you do every day, do you do a lot of Maths?” Lottie’s first question when I picked her up was quite a familiar question really. When I began my training within the construction industry, I was nervous that I’d considered myself ‘a bit rubbish’ at maths. In fact, it’d been …

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