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Are you in deliberation on whether to stay or leave your job? This article discusses how you can decide whether to stay or when to move on to a new job.Read more
Here are 5 ways to make social media work for you when looking for a new job.Read more
Just one career mistake is all it can take to have a damaging impact on your professional ambitions. To avoid tripping up, Susie Timlin, Global Director of People & Culture at Hays Talent Solutions put together a list of the ten most common career mistakes.Career mistakes to avoid
Are the big accountancy firms helping to perpetuate the class divide? We find out what the UK Accountancy institutes had to say.Read more
A new job can cause butterflies to flutter but there are a few things to remember that can help settle those day one nerves.Read more
Karen Young, Director of Senior Finance at Hays, provides an overview of the Senior Finance recruitment insights and trends from the Hays Salary Guide 2015 (video).Watch video
Practice or industry? This is the vital career decision most newly-qualified accountants face as demand increases for their skills.Read more
There are some interview questions that many people find difficult. In the first of a series of articles on difficult interview questions, we’ll help you prepare for the question, “Why are you looking for a new role?”Read more
As business confidence increases in the UK and we continue striving for consistent, sustainable economic growth and recovery, the importance of being able to hire in expertise to finance departments and project delivery teams on a short to medium term basis.Click here for the full article
So you have begun your job search and are preparing your CV and getting yourself interview ready. A key element to being successful with securing a new job is understanding what you are good at so you can effectively sell yourself.Click here for the full article
The most important thing to remember when writing your CV is this; the purpose of your CV is to secure you the interview, not the job. With this in mind, see below for top tips on writing an interview-winning CV for Part and Newly Qualified Accountancy and Finance job opportunities.Read more
Shahid Nawaz, Business Director at Hays Accountancy & Finance, discusses making the first six months of your new job a success.
‘The first few weeks are crucial to give a positive impression and the first few months should leave a lasting impression with your employer. It is important to demonstrate enthusiasm and knowledge in the early stages.’
First published in CIMA Insight e-magazine in September 2014.Click here for the full article
Nick Keen, Business Director, Hays Accountancy & Finance on career planning: using a personal SWOT analysis.
‘Often your greatest strengths may be attributes that you take for granted or features of your personality that you are not even aware of.’
First published in Student Accountant magazine in September 2014.Read more
If your professional accountancy exams are behind you, or you are sitting your final papers this year, the chances are you will be thinking “what now”? SME or large multi-national? Home or abroad?
Your newly qualified status will open the door to a whole host of career options, Hays’ latest Journey Ahead Guide is designed to help you make your mind up.
As the economy continues to strengthen, the outlook for the next 12 months looks bright for part-qualified and qualified-by-experience accountants in the City of London.Find out more
Paul Venables, Group FD for Hays Plc, shares his views on:
Are you developing the skills employers are looking for? See how your skills rate in the Capability Gap Report 2015.View more
Credit managers play a critical role in enabling companies to stay in business, report healthy profits and to grow and attract investment. We discover, based on interviewing 500 credit managers, what it takes to make it to the top in credit.Find out more
We asked up to 400 partners across the UK how they got to where they are today.Find out more
We asked 800 finance directors across the UK what they needed to get to where they are today.