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  • How to improve your productivity

    • 14 Nov 2019
    • CABA

    Stay on top of your to-do list and improve your effectiveness, efficiency and wellbeing with these simple, productivity-boosting tips.

  • Are you ready to retire?

    • 5 Oct 2019
    • CABA

    Retirement planning isn’t just about financial planning. A happy retirement rests on you being ready, from both an emotional and a financial point of view. While you save for retirement your entire life, there are always going to unexpected expenses that come into play that could affect your personal finance, once you’re without a regular salaried income.

  • Top tips for a successful Skype interview

    • 17 Sep 2019
    • CABA

    The option to conduct interviews remotely is becoming increasingly popular and is now common practice for many employers and recruiters, particularly due to more people working from home. Usually conducted over Skype, they’re convenient, reduce travel costs, and can save time.

  • Is it time to change jobs? How to spot the warning signs

    • 13 Sep 2019
    • Hays

    ‘It’s just a job’, is something we often say to ourselves after a bad day in the office. But is it? We spend so many of our waking hours at work that to settle for less than a job that is fulfilling, challenging and creatively and intellectually stimulating is to do yourself a disservice.

  • Seven tips to becoming more employable in 2020

    • 30 Aug 2019
    • Thea Watson, Marketing Director of Hays UK & I and UK Board member

    So, if you have realised that the time is right for you to make a change and find a new job, then the following tips will help you achieve your goals.

  • Pitch perfect - make your elevator pitch work for you

    • 22 Aug 2019
    • CABA

    An elevator pitch is an executive summary, just 60 seconds or fewer, that you can use to sell yourself. It’s one of the most effective ways to promote your personal brand and one of the simplest yet most powerful tools for any professional. Follow these simple steps to build your own interesting, memorable and succinct pitch that clearly explains what makes you unique and how you can add value.

  • Lights, camera, action: how to impress in your video interview

    • 19 Aug 2019
    • Karen Young, Director of Hays Accountancy & Finance

    Video interviews are now a necessity and they need to be taken seriously if you want to impress a prospective employer and secure a new role. For some, the perceived lack of real interpersonal interaction during a video interview can be a cause for anxiety. Body language accounts for a large part of communication, and without it the ability to express ourselves decreases significantly.

  • How to improve your communication skills

    • 14 Aug 2019
    • CABA

    When it comes to your career, communication is key. Your productivity levels, workplace relationships, and job satisfaction rely on your ability to influence and motivate others, express your values and goals clearly and give or receive feedback. If you can't communicate effectively with team members, productivity and growth will stagnate across the business.

  • Develop your career plan

    • 29 Jul 2019
    • 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.

  • How to make the most of working from home

    • 24 Jul 2019
    • CABA

    Following the latest government advice, many of us will already or soon be working from home for the foreseeable future.

  • Tackling ageism

    • 22 Jul 2019
    • 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.

  • When's the best time to change jobs

    • 17 Jul 2019
    • Hays

    We all have our up and down days at work, but if you feel the Monday blues consistently during the week, this could be a sign that your current job is not working for you. If it’s not, it’s time to consider just when and how you want to make your next move.

  • Returning to work after a career break

    • 15 Jul 2019
    • 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.

  • How to find a good work-life balance

    • 10 Jul 2019
    • CABA

    Most people will have periods at work when they struggle to get out of the office on time. Sometimes it’s also difficult to avoid taking work home with you.

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

    • 8 Jul 2019
    • 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.

  • How to build resilience and confidence when you're looking for work

    • 1 Jul 2019
    • CABA

    Looking for a job takes a lot of energy, and if you’ve been out of work for an extended period it’s very easy to lose confidence and motivation. The key is resilience. The more resilient you are the more confident you will feel and the more productive and effective your job search will be.

  • 10 tips for an effective networking strategy

    • 24 Jun 2019
    • CABA

    Networking is one of the most effective ways to find new career opportunities, whether you’re looking for a new role, returning to work after a career break, aiming for a promotion or looking to set up your own business.

  • Why cover letters are still crucial to your job application, and how to make yours stand out

    • 17 Jun 2019
    • Jane Donnelly, Managing Director East of England

    Writing a cover letter can help your job application stand out to a hiring manager or recruiter. Taking the time to write one makes you seem proactive, as well as someone who cares for the role they’ve applied for.

  • How to stand out in any stage of your career

    • 10 Jun 2019
    • Thea Watson, Marketing Director of Hays UK & I and UK Board member

    Whether you’re trying to progress as part of a large team or one of many applicants chasing a new role, trying to set yourself apart from others can often be difficult. Here are five tips to make sure your hard work and talent does not go unnoticed:

  • How to find your balance between your career and your side hustle

    • 3 Jun 2019
    • CABA

    Are you thinking of starting a new side hustle, or struggling to meet the demands of both your full-time job and your side business? In this blog I will give you some tried and tested tips on how to strike a comfortable balance between your career and the passion project you're pursuing on the side.