Career Advice

7 simple ways to look after your wellbeing when working from home

6 months ago by Thea Watson, Marketing Director of Hays UK & I and UK Board member

Working from home can bring with it a number of challenges, whether they be in-home distractions or general technology frustrations. However, it can also be an isolating and even lonely experience, especially if you are new to it. So, what can you do to look after your wellbeing when working from home? How can you create healthy boundaries between your work and personal lives, stay mentally and...

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Job hunting in a time of corona: 9 ways to get into a positive mindset before your remote job interview

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

“I’ve never had a phone or video interview before, what if it goes wrong?” “I feel worried about the impact of the virus, what if that negatively impacts my performance?” 80% of all the thoughts we have are negative. Yes, you read that right, 80% of the 12,000-16,000 thoughts we have every day are negative. And, of course, I don’t need to tell you that this percentage has most likely risen sinc...

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Being resilient in difficult times

7 months ago by CABA

There are any number of definitions for resilience, most of which refer to the ability to 'bounce back from adversity' and 'withstand stressful situations'. However, you can only do it so many times before you are exhausted and no longer have the resources to cope. If you’re finding it hard to stay calm during the coronavirus outbreak, here are some tips for emotional resilience to help you cop...

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How to make the most of working from home

7 months ago by CABA

Following the latest government advice, many of us will already or soon be working from home for the foreseeable future. For those who aren’t used to working remotely, this can be a particularly disruptive experience and may require some time to adjust. Some people initially enjoy the idea of not having to leave the house in the morning, but may soon find the comforts of home distracting, leadi...

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

7 months ago by 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. It’s imp...

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