Career Advice

3 steps to stay 'visible' and keep your career on track in a changed world of work

4 months ago by Roddy Adair, Director, Hays

How ‘visible’ do you really feel at work right now, having potentially not seen your managers and colleagues in months, unless via virtual contact? Whether you’ve continued to go into work or are now based remotely, the world of work has changed for us all and that’s posed challenges for many employees trying staying visible and noticed. Findings from over 16,000 respondents in the Hays Market ...

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What makes a great leader?

5 months ago by CABA

While management is typically about managing resources, completing tasks and getting things done, leadership is much more strategic, and very much future-focused. Effective leadership skills empower you to build trust with, influence and motivate people to achieve goals. So which attributes make a good leader? 1. Self-awareness; a deep understanding of ethics, emotions, strengths, weaknesses, n...

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Reflecting on your career during lockdown? 7 questions to ask yourself

6 months ago by Roddy Adair, Director, Hays Personal & Executive Assistants

During any extra free time that lockdown affords, it will come quite naturally for some to take a moment of stillness and reflect on their career – but for others, this will require a more proactive effort. But being physically away from your usual workplace for longer than ever before is a great time to consider both your current job and your future career. To get you started, here are some qu...

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Top 5 tips for Job Searching During Covid-19

6 months ago by Claire Brandon, Head of ICAEW Jobs

A lot of people find themselves on the job market at the moment for numerous reasons because of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Perhaps you have been on the market since pre-Covid-19, or you have unfortunately been let go as a result. You might currently be on furliugh and placed on the coronavirus job retention scheme, which has given you a chance to look at job boards and reevaluate your career or yo...

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How to job hunt successfully, even if you're on lockdown

6 months ago by Mark Staniland, Managing Director of Hays Ireland

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: 1. Get the basics ready First things first: ensure you have an up-to-date CV – take a look at our tips on getting your CV ready, or find out more about building a strong graduate ...

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