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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 years ago,...

For some, people management just isn’t their cup of tea. From training and development to managing employee relations, managing others isn’t the career path they want to take. Maybe you would rather spend your time developing an area of knowledge that you are truly passionate about. Whatever the reason, your career progression options are not limited. There are non-people management...

When actively job hunting, tech professionals often have an idea of the type of organisation they want to work for. But is that necessarily where you are placed to utilise your talents to the full? Are you best matched to an IT leadership role at a corporate organisation, or more suited to the innovative world of tech start-ups? The ‘benefits’ of working at either a start-up, corporate...

Engaging candidates with the right skills and experience remains an ongoing priority for social housing employers, according to our latest  Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 report . Demand for social housing is rising. The introduction of legislation such as the Homelessness Reduction Act and Housing & Planning Act has increased pressure on services, meaning that...

As businesses expand their workforces to every corner of the globe, there has been a large increase in demand for multilingual candidates. The main benefits of hiring a multilingual candidate are clear; not only will the candidate be able to communicate with your foreign-speaking markets, therefore allowing you to further expand your customer base, but they will also bring with them an...

Recently Education Secretary Damian Hinds challenged the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities. Once thought of as the disruptive influence in the classroom, technology is now innovating teaching and learning in a way no one would have ever predicted. Teachers are no longer lecturing from the front of the class to rows of children,...

The challenge of dating is that you can’t know for certain whether your current date is going to be the best suitor you’ll ever find. Settle down too quickly, and you might never meet Mr or Mrs Perfect, get too picky and you may end up rejecting someone who is highly suitable for you. Replace the word “suitor” with “the perfect job candidate”, and you will see that there are in fact many...

The volume and velocity of technology making its way onto the  Human Resources  scene over the past year have been somewhat of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we have technology delivering us with the solutions needed to automate mundane processes and free up our time for more high-value, “human” tasks. On the other, we are finding ourselves inundated and unsure of which...

Choosing to move to a foreign country is an excellent way to propel your career forward. In July 2018, it was announced that Domènec Torrent, who had most recently been Pep Guardiola’s right hand man at sister club Manchester City FC, would take up the role as Head Coach of New York City FC. Commenting on the move, Torrent said, “Though I have enjoyed a wonderful 11 years working...

There are plenty of common traits shared by people from every walk of life, working at all levels, in each part of the world – for example, all of us eat, breathe, sleep and have imagination. But until that imagination is applied to something, can we all honestly say that we’re creative? And what exactly is creativity? A philosophy? A work of art? Essentially, creativity is both of...

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