Useful Websites

Here is a repository of websites I have used in my career to assist me in candidate sourcing, gathering market intelligence and general research and career development. I hope you find it useful.

Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) – The AESC is the worldwide professional body representing the retained executive search industry

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) – The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is a professional association for human resource management professionals

ERI Distance Learning Center – Geared towards North America. Provides online continuing education courses for Human Resource Management training and development

Mailtester is an online tool to test email addresses

Economist Intelligence Unit – Provides country, risk and industry analysis, across 200 countries worldwide

University League Tables: The Guardian – I’ve referred to this website to find out about rankings of individual universities when recruiting for early careers talent. Click on the section containing league tables that are updated annually

Engineering Council Accredited Course Search – This directory by the Engineering Council holds details of degree programmes that partially or fully satisfy the education requirement for IEng and CEng registration.

Gomapper – Good for finding out what towns and villages are close to major cities. Useful if you are sourcing for candidates that live within a certain radius of a particular city

Engineers Ireland is the voice of the engineering profession in Ireland, and has been representing the engineering profession since 1835 Useful website with information on the top construction companies in Ireland

Global Water Intelligence The leading publisher and events organiser serving the international water industry

Northern Ireland’s gas, water and electricity regulator. Great site for market intelligence on the utilities sector

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), is the professional body which represents and supports ecologists and environmental managers, mainly in the United Kingdom but increasingly in Ireland and Europe, and the rest of the world

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is a membership organisation for the Waste Management Industry in the United Kingdom

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is an independent professional body and a registered charity, advancing the science and practice of water and environmental management for a clean, green and sustainable world Chemical industry news

Downstream Today – Provides detailed information about worldwide construction projects, including refining, LNG, petrochemical and pipelines from inception to completion

Engineering News – Offers news on the South Africa’s and African region’s many industrial sectors

Gas World – Industrial gas news & global business directory designed to serve the worldwide industrial gases community, helping businesses to locate gases etc

IChemE is the hub for chemical engineering, biochemical and process engineering professionals worldwide

Institution of Civil Engineering – Founded in 1818, the ICE is a professional association that strives to promote and progress civil engineering

The Institution of Engineering and Technology is the largest multidisciplinary professional engineering institution in the world.

Myoilandgascareer is a one stop shop for information on careers in the Oil & Gas Industry

New Civil Engineer – Civil engineering news as it happens

Recruitment & Employment Confederation – Useful as a business resource for members and prospective members of the REC or others with an interest in recruitment issues

SBWWI is a trade association representing members’ opinions to clients and other bodies. The Society’s activities extend to functions such as representation to Regulators, Government Departments, input into standards-setting, training of operatives, contractual and procurement practices, and public relations in its widest sense to inform the public of the importance of its members’ activities

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is an independent engineering society, headquartered in central London, that represents mechanical engineers. With over 106,000 members in 140 countries, working across industries such as railway, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, energy, biomedical and construction

The Institution of Structural Engineer – Provides resources and support for the UK structural engineering industry

Water UK – View locations and company details as well as news for UK water and sewerage sectors

ConstructionWeek Online Project Directory – Search a database of companies involved in the construction industry

ME Steel – Linking buyers and sellers of steel with one another

Agency Central – Database of recruitment agencies in the UK

ENR is the bible of the construction industry, providing news and features about projects, products and people in construction Arabian Air Carriers Organisation

Rigzone – Widely respected oil and gas publication and job board

Offshore Energy Today – Online publication providing the latest new and updates on the offshore energy industry

Subsea World – Similar in style to offshore energy today

Occupational Outlook Handbook – A classic reference about occupations from A to Z. Compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Arabian Aerospace – Aviation, defence and space news from Middle East, North Africa and Turkey

Oil & Gas iQ – Events focused wbesite on the oil and gas industry

Human Development Reports – A United Nations site featuring a plethora of data on human development statistics for nations

Career Psychometrics – Free career quizzes

The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) – An open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century

Harvard Business Publishing Education – Choose from a range of different courses to up skill yourself. Paid courses including finance, financial accounting, spreadsheet modelling

16 Personalities One of the most popular personality quizzes online. It covers everything from your basic qualities to your relationships to your workplace habits, strengths, and weaknesses.

“Who Am I?” A visual personality test. It will show how your character shapes your outlook on and approach to life.

Test Color A short personality test. Choose your favorite and least favorite colors and it will reveal all about your leadership, your management skills, your imagination etc.

See My Personality This personality test utilizes actual brain puzzles designed by PhD researchers to calculate your IQ. It will then reveal your results broken down by your right and left brain.

The Mensa IQ Test Are you smart enough to join the prestigious and oldest IQ society, Mensa International? Take this exam and try to score in the 98 percentile.

Institute for Health and Human Potential IHHP asks short, straightforward questions on how you act around others and how you handle certain situations. It’ll not only tell you where you range, but also ways to improve your EQ weak areas.

Goleman’s EQ Test Based on work by Daniel Goleman, psychologist and science journalist for The New York Times, as well as author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ. This test presents stories and asks you to answer how you’d normally respond in that situation.

Skills You Need This personality test covers four major components of interpersonal skills: listening, verbal communication, EQ, and teamwork. The answers will reveal if you’re above, at, or below average, and how to better interact with others.

Sokanu Career Assessment This interesting, in-depth assessment takes you through various career situations, gaging both your skill level and interest.

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