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  • To let you fully prepare for job interview, we’ve put together several simple pointers that could help you arrange the time off required for your job interview.
  • Our recruiting experts suggest some example questions to ask an interviewer to help set you up for career success in the new era of work.
  • In these challenging times, it’s very likely that any interviews you undertake will take place either over the phone or by video call. Recruiting experts at Hays provide some useful tips for those interviewing remotely, to help them overcome their fears and secure their next job.
  • With working practices having changed vastly in a short space of time, how can we remain 'visible' to managers and colleagues in a continuously evolving world of work? We provide tips on how you can ensure your career stays on track in the coming months.
  • The current uncertainty shouldn’t stop you from looking to the future and making your professional dreams a reality. But how has your profession changed since the advent of the pandemic? Recruiting experts provide tips on how you can ensure your CV reflects these changes.
  • There is no doubt that these are unprecedented and challenging times. However, you might still be thinking about your career and what your next steps might look like. Here are our tips for job hunting during lockdown.
  • Once you reach a senior level in your career, the road ahead holds many exciting possibilities. But how do you decide which path to take? Recruiting experts outline five ways for senior professionals to advance.
  • The coming year promises to be a busy one for accountancy and finance employers. What skills are they most in need of and what can you do to boost your salary in 2020?
  • Salary is often a key factor in our decision to change roles. How can you use the tools at your disposal to work out what your ‘desired’ salary should be?
  • When in your career can you say that you are the ‘finished article’? After many years in the industry, we still believe that the answer is never.
  • Gaining the respect of a new team is essential to leadership success. Recruiting experts offer four tips on how to face the challenges that might arise in your first few weeks.
  • Your career progression options are not limited to management roles. Let the recruitment experts discuss 4 ways you can pursue career success – without managing people.
  • In a competitive job market, how do you grab the attention of an employer? Make your CV stand out from the crowd by answering these three vital questions.
  • In order to move forward within your career, it is necessary to be your own ‘biggest fan’ and communicate to others about your skills and successes, otherwise you may find yourself stuck in a career rut. Find out the five ways here to give you greater control of your future path.
  • There are plenty of common traits shared by people from every walk of life, working at all levels, in each part of the world – for example, all of us eat, breathe, sleep and have imagination. But until that imagination is applied to something, can we all honestly say that we’re creative?
  • How do you ‘talk about yourself’ in an interview? “Tell me about yourself” – this common interview question seems simple enough, but without proper preparation can cause you to slip up. Read on to find tips on how to structure your answer.
  • There are often managers or directors within your organisation that you want to be noticed by, like your boss’s boss. However, due to their seniority, they are just a little too far out of reach when it comes to building a relationship with them. Read on to find out how to build this vital rappor...
  • Interviews can already make you feel quite nervous, but when you’re asked to also give a presentation, you can feel even more apprehensive.
  • Interviews can be stressful situations, and you can’t beat yourself up about the odd slip up here and there. However, as part of your interview preparation, it is important to understand that a lot of the mistakes people make are both very common, and easily avoided. Put simply, the more prepared...
  • You career mentor is someone who can help you achieve your professional goals, and give you objective advice and support. If you’re ambitious about your career, a mentor can help you succeed. So why don’t you have one?