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  From succeeding in your current role to finding a new job, we always face challenges and obstacles in the world of work. Frustration, anxiety, and feelings of powerlessness can leave many other struggling to perform at our best. Today, I’m joined by Doug Strycharczyk and Dr Peter Clough, whose work in psychology led them to co-author the book ‘Developing Mental...

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  The importance of employee upskilling has been heightened since the pandemic. The world of work has changed faster and in more fundamental ways than any of us have experienced before. However, the speed at which digital transformation has taken place has not been matched by the supply of talent available for these roles. This is a problem affecting business leaders in all sectors...

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  To some, quiet quitting means refusing to go above and beyond at work. It is a rejection of the hustle culture. To others, it means setting boundaries to improve their work-life balance. I have talked in depth about how much the world of work has changed in recent years. The Covid-19 pandemic has shifted people’s priorities and made many of us re-evaluate what we want from our...

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Finding the perfect job in Hong Kong can be a tedious process, but using an employment agency like Hays can make your life easier. Read on to find out more.

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What does it take to be a successful business development manager in Hong Kong? Our comprehensive guide will provide all the answers you are looking for.

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  In your eyes, how does a “successful” person spend their time? Do they work tirelessly every hour of the day and night? Are they constantly rushing from one meeting to the next, never really coming up for air? Can they be spotted every day eating their lunch at their desk, whilst dialling into a conference call and checking their emails all at the same time? If you think this is what...

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  I first left my homeland of England in search of personal and professional development in 1998 to venture to the other side of the world and settle in New Zealand. I spent the next 12 years working in New Zealand and Australia before being asked to depart the relatively familiar and comfortable antipodes to lead and grow the Hays business in Hong Kong. Adapting to a whole new...

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What makes a good software developer is so much more than technical skill. Read on to learn about the most important software engineer qualities and skills!

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There are several common questions to consider when preparing for a software engineer interview. Read on for the top 10 most common questions and answers.

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Interested to know what makes a good business development manager? Find out all about it and more in our in-depth blog.

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Want to ace your next interview for any accounting job? We at Hays have identified the most common interview questions you may be asked and how to answer them.

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Struggling to write the perfect resume for a software engineer job? Here are a few tips and examples on how to ensure your CV stands out from the crowd.

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  If you’re currently preparing for a remote job interview, you may be feeling concerned that it could be more difficult for you to assess whether the opportunity is the right one for you. After all, when interviewing remotely, you won’t have the opportunity to meet the people you’ll be working with face-to-face, visit the organisation’s offices and generally get a feel for the...

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  Are your team members and colleagues taking time off this summer? It falls to managers and human resources leaders to make sure their teams and organisations run smoothly during peak vacation months. You can avoid project delays and deadline extensions during the summer period with the right policies, strategic temporary staff, and forward planning. 1. Create and maintain good...

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  Research indicates that temp workers suffer from adverse mental health for a variety of reasons, many of them due to the working patterns and job insecurity inherent to temp work. As a temp worker, you may sometimes feel disposable or replaceable, as a result of inconsistent and irregular work, which can impact negatively on your mental health. Temps can help prioritise...

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    Are you wondering why this title is in quotation marks? Well, that’s because it’s not just your friends and family who may want to know why you are thinking of leaving your current job. And, while it can feel easy enough to answer when someone close to you has asked, it can be far harder to articulate your reasons when it’s an interviewer posing the question, and when the...

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  This is the time of year that university undergraduates around the world start to prepare to take those daunting first few steps into the world of work. Hours of research and job applications, right at a time when the demands of completing a degree are reaching their peak in the final year of study. There are vast tomes of advice out there around ‘how to start a career with a bang’...

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  The life sciences industry is growing, and it’s not just because of the pandemic. As I explained in my last blog, we are still trying to conquer diseases for patients with unmet medical needs like cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, Crohn’s disease and rheumatology that affect millions of people every day. Cancer, Haematology and Neurology dominate in the arena of new treatments...

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  Who are you? What have you achieved? Why are you the right person for the job? These are all questions a strong CV should instantly answer for the reader. Think of this document as your own living, breathing personal marketing pitch, a marketing pitch that should constantly evolve as you grow and develop as a professional. It was none other than Leonardo da Vinci, over 500...

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  There are many reasons why you may have gaps on your CV. You might have spent your time away from the workplace to look after children, you may have been studying, travelling, caring for a relative or looking for a job. Career gaps can also be caused, of course, by redundancy. Most people have some sort of gap in their career history, and, as our CEO Alistair Cox explained in a...

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