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Finance Business Partner

Job Reference: 2909_1603377261

  • Location

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    £50000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Finance Business Partner Do you have strong experience in financial analysis and business partnering within the energy industry? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Finance Business Partner to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Finance Business Partner – What will you do: Working closely with the Commercial […]

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Energy Specialist – Customer Care

Job Reference: 2822_1603351993

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £24000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Specialist / Customer Care I’m working with a growing, stable, exciting brand within the Energy sector, who are looking to take on permanent people in their Customer Care and Engagement teams. You’ll need to have at least some experience of the Energy supply market, everything else they’ll teach you. This is a fantastic opportunity […]

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Billing Agent

Job Reference: 2821_1603351129

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £23000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Billing Agent I’m working with a growing, stable, exciting brand within the Energy sector, who are looking to take on permanent people in their Back Office Operations teams. You’ll need to have at least some experience of the Energy supply market, everything else they’ll teach you. This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your understanding […]

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Job Reference: 2908_1603305332

  • Location

    St. Albans, England

  • Money

    £64000 - 74000 per annum

  • Contract

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Data Architect Do you have experience in data architecture looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Data Architect who will deliver big data solutions in a growing diversifying cloud based business. Data Architect- What will you do: Manage the data pipeline and ETL processes […]

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Customer Relationship Manager

Job Reference: 2880_1603286944

  • Location

    Milton Keynes, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 32000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Customer Relationship Manager – A key player in the Energy sector are searching for a Customer Relationship Manager on a 12-month fixed term basis to help manage a portfolio of customers acting as the first point of contact for customer queries and ensuring contract agreements are met. The successful candidate will come with experience in […]

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Senior Energy Analyst

Job Reference: 2905_1602864806

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Energy Analyst Do you have strong experience in analysing large data sets and are looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Senior Energy Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Energy Analyst – What will you do: […]

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Energy Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 2873_1602782847

  • Location

    Leeds, England

  • Money

    £23000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Pricing Analyst – Leeds We are currently recruiting for a talented Energy Pricing Analyst with strong skills using Excel and an exposure to SQL to join a Commercial Department within one of the fastest growing UK Energy Suppliers. Skills/Experience – Strong Excel skills – Experience working around Energy Pricing or a similar commercial role. […]

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Asset Specialist

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    St. Albans, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 60000 per annum

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Asset Specialist – Civil Engineering Do you have experience in utilities asset management in a civil engineering capacity and are looking for your next venture? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Asset Specialist – Civil Engineering who will work on risk assessments and management strategies. Interested? Have a look at the […]

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Health & Safety Compliance Specialist

Job Reference: 2903_1602778205

  • Location

    Watford, England

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    £1 - 1 per day

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Health & Safety Compliance Specialist Do you have experience in H&S compliance and are looking for your next contract position? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Health & Safety Compliance Specialist who will work on compliance procedures abiding to LOLER, PUWER, DSEAR and ADR. Interested? Have a look at the below! […]

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Energy Contracts Administrator – Remote/Work from home

Job Reference: 2902_1602695097

  • Location

    Carlisle, England

  • Money

    £22000 - 25000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Contracts Administrator Do you have experience working with Energy Contracts, looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client who looking for an Energy Contracts Administrator to help deliver efficient and accurate processing of contracts for the business. Interested? Take a look at the below! Energy Contracts Administrator […]

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Senior Reporting Analyst

Job Reference: 2901_1602675792

  • Location

    North London, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Reporting Analyst Do you have experience with SQL, Python Excel and VBA looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Senior Reporting Analyst who will present business reports and improve existing reporting capabilities. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Reporting Analyst – […]

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Senior Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 2900_1602675770

  • Location

    North London, England

  • Money

    £42000 - 52000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Pricing Analyst Do you have experience in UK Gas and Power looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client who are looking for an Senior Pricing Analyst who will help deliver a streamlined Pricing function for the business. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Pricing […]

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Energy Efficiency Coordinator

Job Reference: 2897_1602518009

  • Location

    Sheffield, England

  • Money

    £20000 - 24000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Efficiency Coordinator Do you have experience in energy efficiency services looking for the next step in your career, or are you a graduate in an environmental related subject looking for your first role? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Energy Efficiency Coordinator who will work with clients to deliver key […]

Added 12 Oct 2020

SMART Metering Analyst

Job Reference: 2896_1602513875

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

SMART Metering Analyst Do you have strong experience in SMART Metering looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a SMART Metering Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! SMART Metering Analyst – What will you do: You will be liaising […]

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Job Reference: 2890_1602277028

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £65000 - 75000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Customer Service Excellence (Homebased) Back yourself as a customer service expert able to constantly deliver outstanding customer service? If so we have a new position that may be for you, we’re looking for someone from an Energy background who can lead a team who will constantly be looking to make improvements to a […]

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Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Reference: 2894_1602262524

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

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    £40000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Continuous Improvement Manager (Remote working available) Do you have strong experience in planning and executing a clear strategy for customer satisfaction and looking for your next career step? We are working with an exciting client looking for a full time Continuous Improvement Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Continuous […]

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Process Improvement Manager – Remote/Work from home

Job Reference: 2892_1602262117

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Process Improvement Manager – Remote Skills/Experience – A track record driving organisational change and improvement– Solid skills in Root Cause problem solving & process mapping– Prior experience in a similar Process Improvement role– Demonstrable technical skills and expertise in lean tools and concepts The role – Responsible for the documentation, management, and continuous improvement of […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Resource Planning Manager

Job Reference: 2893_1602261451

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Resource Planning Manager (Remote working available) Do you have strong experience in forecasting of customer demand and identifying risks to service delivery and looking for your next career step? We are working with an exciting client looking for a full time Resource Planning Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Customer Service Manager

Job Reference: 2891_1602259565

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Customer Service Manager – Home Based Do you have strong experience in energy retail supply looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Customer Service Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Customer Service Manager – What will you do: […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Service Performance and Communications Manager

Job Reference: 5889_1602254333

  • Location

    Warwick, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Service Performance and Communications Manager Do you have strong experience in creating and implementing call centre quality assurance and looking for your next career step? We are working with an exciting client looking for a full time Service Communications Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Service Performance and Communications […]

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Job Interview Competition

The 4 People You’re In Competition With At Job Interviews

By Consult Energy
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Landing that big interview for the job of your dreams is an amazing achievement, but just because you’ve made it to interview stage doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got it in the bag.

The fact is that you’re going to be going up against a shortlist of other interviewees, and for many this can be quite daunting. In fact, aside from dealing with tricky questions and woes about getting rejected, the fear of competing against unknown opponents is one of the main reasons for those pre-interview nerves we all get from time to time.

Unless you’re extremely lucky, there’s always going to be competition for big ticket roles. That’s just unavoidable. But don’t sweat it, we’ve tackled the fear of the unknown for you and have narrowed down the four types of interviewee you’ll likely be up against and most importantly, we’ve identified how to beat them to the chase too.

1. The Loud One

You’ll be all too familiar with this person already, as they’ll likely have told you their life story and will have made excellent headway with the interviewer before they’ve even stepped through the door.

Particularly if you’re an introverted person, being faced with an overly confident challenger might seem hopeless – who can contend with those energy levels?

Although employers certainly appreciate confidence in their interviewees, in some roles being brash may actually work as a disadvantage depending on what your employer wants from you.

We really wouldn’t worry too much about The Loud One, that old adage of ‘he who shouts the loudest…’ doesn’t fly when it comes to job interviews. Sure, if you’re going for a sales role where being able to talk the talk is paramount to your success – then fading into the background while someone else takes the limelight probably isn’t the best strategy.

Whatever the case, just be yourself, trying to outdo the bigger personalities in the room by doing things you wouldn’t usually do will only set you up for a fall. Imagine if you got the job based on the act you’d put on during the interview – nobody needs to deal with that level of upkeep.

 2. The One With Connections

You know the ones: they’ve graduated from a top 10 university, interned at a global organisation, climbed the ranks and collected an impressive list of LinkedIn connections in the process. They’ll likely have a roster of referees ready and waiting to give a glowing review of their performance at previous roles. Intimidating much?

Having friends in high places can certainly seem like an unfair advantage that will likely have piqued the interest of hiring managers and carried this person to interview stage, but it isn’t the be all and end all.

Just because this person can name drop like it’s hot doesn’t mean they’re necessarily right for the role. They might not have the experience you’ve got, and for all you know they could be completely the wrong cultural fit.

Our best advice to you when pitted against the one with connections is not to fret about what they’ve got, and instead focus on what you can do for your prospective employer.

That will be far more interesting to them than what life at Oxford was like. Ultimately your interviewer wants to know that you can jump in, roll up your sleeves and deliver against your job spec – no amount of LinkedIn connections can trump being good at what you do.

3. The Over-Preparer

This competitor is polished and has done their homework, there’s no doubt about that. They’ve pored over the company’s LinkedIn feed, examining the profiles of all their employees and have even given the director’s personal blog from 2006 a read. You can also pretty much guarantee that they’ve already rehearsed their answers to any competency based questions that might arise based on the job description.

At this point, you’re quaking in your boots and may be questioning whether you’ve done yourself a disservice by not spending every waking moment researching your new employer’s favourite colour. After all, is there any such thing as being too prepared for an interview? Take it from us, there is.

We’ve conducted enough interviews to know that an over-prepared interviewee can be their own worst enemy. Nothing interrupts the natural flow of a conversation more than rigid rehearsed answers. While, yes, preparation is key – you don’t want to be so inside your own head that you’re unable to engage with your new manager.

Don’t try to memorise snippets of trivia about the company to try and impress, instead spend the time reflecting on your own career and times where you’ve exhibited qualities referenced in the job description. Talking about your own experiences and career highlights will come across as much more personal and genuine, as a result you’ll be able to build a solid rapport with your interviewer.

4. The Perfect One

If this were a retro computer game, squaring up to The Perfect One would be your boss battle. They are formidable, sharp as a tack and almost impossible to defeat…on paper at least.

How to spot one of these? Well, they have exactly everything that the job description calls for – including those ‘desirable but not essentials’. Qualifications? Check. Years of hands on experience at every level? Check. Glowing references? Check. To say they’re a strong contender would be an understatement, but ticking all the right boxes doesn’t a dream candidate make.

Trust us on this one, we’ve come across many a candidate who was perfect on paper, but turned out not to be a good fit for the role or company at all upon a closer inspection. When it comes to placing the right person into a high competition role, it’s so important to consider cultural fit among other things.

Much like The One With Connections, you can’t let this person frighten you, yes they very likely can do the job in question – but can they do it the way that you could? Debatable. All you can do is bring your a-game and do your best to fill your interviewer with confidence that you can do everything they’re asking and more – and to top it off, you’ll fit right in with their existing team.

If there’s one thing all of our interviewee personas have in common, it’s that whatever you think they’ve got on you, you can outshine them by being your authentic self. Just remember that you’ve been invited to interview too, there’s something about you that made your interviewer think that you’re right for the job.

An interview is an opportunity for prospective employers to sense check their own opinions about you, so draw on your own experience, knowledge and charisma to prove them right.

If you’re looking for more career advice, or would like help finding your next big break, get in touch with our friendly team today on 0121 633 3030 to get started.

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