Career Advice

How to improve your productivity

1 day ago by CABA

Stay on top of your to-do list and improve your effectiveness, efficiency and wellbeing with these simple, productivity-boosting tips. 1. Find your flow Have you ever been so immersed in a task that you’ve lost track of time and everything going on around you? You might call it 'being in the zone' but it’s what Positive Psychologists call being in a state of flow. In this state, you feel energi...

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Develop your career plan

8 days ago by CABA

With a personal career plan, you can focus on what you want to do and how to get there. By working through the steps below you’ll end up with an effective plan for having the career you really want—one rooted in your key strengths and personal values, giving you a sense of purpose and fulfilment. Step 1: Set the scene Start by asking yourself the following questions: What motivates you? What ar...

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Tackling ageism

15 days ago by CABA

Since the compulsory retirement age of 65 was abolished in 2011, it has become more common for people to continue working into retirement. In fact, for many people, retirement can be the perfect opportunity to try something different and have a change of career. However, older professionals often face the barrier of ageism. While legislation has been passed in an attempt to help combat discrimi...

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Returning to work after a career break

15 days ago by CABA

Whether you’ve been away for 6 months or 16 years, it’s normal to experience a range of feelings as you prepare to return to work. You may feel nervous, eager, daunted and excited. How you tackle the negative emotions will determine how smooth your transition back into the workplace is. Confidence A lack of confidence is one of the biggest issues affecting people returning to work. It might be ...

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Not sure what your "desired salary" should be? Here's how to figure it out

17 days ago by Roddy Adair, Director Hays Personal & Executive Assistants

A crucial reason why people decide to change jobs is because they want more money. Salaries are usually a key factor in our decision making when it comes to switching jobs. However, people also change jobs because they want increased responsibility, more flexibility, a greater sense of purpose or a more suitable organisational culture. However, most often employees feel they’re not being paid f...

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