Careers & people

  • Karen Atkins, Technical Director (Ecology) Atmos Consulting tells us.
  • Naomi Harnett is a 33 year old Project Manager at Exeter and East Devon Growth Point. She specialises in planning for economic development.
  • Tim Morris, Managing Director of Piece Regen, a specialist regeneration consultancy takes a look at why a career in Heritage regeneration shouldn't be overlooked.
  • Planning now embraces a range of specialisms. Tomo Taka asks planners how they found their niche.
  • Phone interviews are a popular choice amongst employers in the planning industry and they are usually the first interaction before a face to face interview.
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  • Information for UK planners who want to work abroad

  • Career Profiles of UK planning professionals

  • Information about potential sources of continuing professional development in planning and regeneration

  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.