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  Negotiation is probably the most important skill you can master to be successful both at work and in your personal life, but it can be stressful and difficult at the best of times. As I explained at two recent talks I gave to the “Hays Leading Women network” – many people are “avoiders”. Put simply, because they find negotiation so awkward, difficult and uncomfortable they will go...

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  In many ways, it seems like there’s never been a more exciting time than the present to be working in marketing, or, indeed, to be embarking on a career as a marketeer. Why? Well, we all know that the world around us is changing, and it’s changing at what sometimes feels like breakneck speed. And you, as a marketeer, have the best seats in the house. As a marketeer, the proverbial...

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  Welcome to the first blog in this Practical Product Management series. The series will discuss a number of simple and practical solutions and tools to help through the challenging and evolving landscape of Product Management. So, let us set an objective for this article: I want to be able to clearly define my product on one page. We will do this by following a simple set of six...

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  I’ve spoken before about the language you use on your CV and how it can have a huge bearing on whether or not you make the interview shortlist. For example, using action verbs to communicate your successes is one of the simplest ways to help your CV stand out. But it’s also important that the language you use isn’t too clichéd. If it is, you may run the risk of diluting or...

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  Let’s face it, no-one likes failure, and for some it’s a horrible word that raises their anxiety levels. I’ve read inspirational quotes such as, “I’ve learnt more from my failures than I have from my successes”, but is it really something we all want to experience and do we really want these circumstances dredged up in the interview room? Surely interviews are the place to highlight...

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  Nothing quite beats that feeling when you walk out of an interview room. The thorough preparation, interview nerves, and the fact that you’ve had to talk yourself up for the best part of an hour, can really take it out of a person – so it can be quite a relief when it’s over. That is until you start to wonder how the interview actually went. This limbo period...

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  Across the world, offices are reopening after the pandemic forced many of us to work from home for long periods of time. The shift to a hybrid model, where employees split their time working from home and the office, is seen as the future for many of us. There are many advantages for both the employee and the employer with this new model. However, it also brings challenges that...

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  On the face of it, answering the common interview question, “So, tell me about yourself” seems easy enough. After all, you just have to talk about your background, and this is a topic you know better than anyone else. What could possibly go wrong? Well, to be frank, a lot can go wrong. Many perceive this to be one of the easiest interview questions to answer, however providing a...

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  As a contractor, you will be more than familiar with the many benefits that contracting brings, from the ability to gain a wide variety of experience and expand your network, to improved work/life balance. And because of these benefits, contract roles are always highly sought after. This means that you need to set yourself apart with a great CV if you want to compete. However, the...

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  When a friend of mine told me she was changing jobs recently I congratulated her and asked what she was going to do. “I’m going to work at (insert name of technological mega-brand here),” she answered enthusiastically. I was polite enough not to remind her that she wasn’t answering the question I’d asked, but that seemed irrelevant to her in any case. Her new job title could have...

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  One in four businesses on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ offer a paid career break. But, what are they and are you eligible for one? A career break is a period of leave, agreed upon with the employer, during which the employee fulfils personal ambitions and development. Career breaks can last for as little as a couple of months, but most people tend to take around a...

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  Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the world of work is vital if all employees are to realise their full potential. For candidates looking to progress in their current workplace or find a new role elsewhere, an organisation’s commitment to these pillars will affect their experiences and opportunities. Today we welcome Sheree Atcheson, an award-winning leader in Equity,...

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Ever wondered how to become a data analyst without a degree? Hays reveals the requirements needed to start your career and secure your dream data analytics job.

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  Whether you are an experienced developer or a self-taught programmer, if you’re looking for a new job, you’ll almost certainly be faced with a technical interview. Some may find these interviews daunting and so preparation is key to your success.   To help you prepare for your technical interview, today we’re speaking with James Milligan, Director at UK and Ireland and...

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  Strategically managing your career involves knowing when and how to say no. If you are good at your job and have reached a certain point in your career, you will soon get noticed and naturally new projects will fall on your desk. However, in order to build on your success you have to accept that you can’t do everything and you can’t please everyone. It’s about making a considered...

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  “Climate change is the defining crisis of our time and it is happening even more quickly than we feared.” That stark quote from the United Nations could not be clearer. We are in the midst of a catastrophe, and how we react to it will define not only our future, but the future of generations to come. But despite this, António Guterres, Secretary General of the UN commented in...

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  Kathy Chen, VP of Partner Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan for Citrix on how she got into Tech, her journey and challenges being a woman leader, and why diversity is crucial for tech companies. This is an excerpt from episode 8 of the Hays Technology podcast, How Did You Get That Job? Listen to the full podcast.     When you think tech, the first image to pop into...

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  Research shows low employment rate for Autistic people in US, UK and Australia. Meanwhile, some employers focus on hiring Autistic people as opposed to a fully neurodiverse workforce. Adapting interview techniques and job descriptions can make process more inclusive for neurodiverse applicants. The lack of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry is a widely acknowledged...

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  What do you want from your next job? More flexibility, perhaps? To immerse yourself in a new and improved company culture? And probably a little more in the bank each month, right? These are the sort of rewards we all tend to look for when we decide to switch jobs, but naturally, money in particular is a key motivator for many. You may also, however, be a little anxious about...

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  Conducting job interviews remotely is set to become commonplace as we enter the next era of work. But how can you replicate that ‘feeling’ candidates get for your organisation when they interview with you in-person, if they are just staring into a screen, devoid of the sensory overload they would experience during a face-to-face interview? How can a potential employee truly get an...

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