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Our insights section has articles on various aspects of the job search journey, from tips on building your personal brand online to developing confidence in interviews. We aim to provide you with the expert insight you need to make the right decisions for a successful job hunt.

Should I stay or leave my job?

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.

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Using social media in your job search

Here are 5 ways to make social media work for you when looking for a new job.

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When is the best time to have a job interview?

When trying to secure yourself a new job you should always be looking to gain a competitive edge over the other candidates. One of the ways in which you might do this is by scheduling your interview for the optimum time.

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Interviewee's biggest fears

Job interviews leave the UK’s job hunters lost for words according to new research from Hays, the leading recruiting expert. Discover else what other fears job seekers have when they go for interviews.

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Confront your workplace weaknesses

When presenting yourself to another within an organisation – whether it's on the phone, face-to-face or through Skype etc – you are transmitting vibes that automatically translate to the workplace. They portray signals about your company culture, ethos and how you present yourself outside work.

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With competition being so fierce over those career enhancing roles that we are looking for, is it worth considering whether you can give yourself a competitive edge by chosing the best time to interview?

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Negotiating a pay rise

Directors from Hays give their expert top ten tips on how best to negotiate a pay rise. Explore salary and benefits information in more depth using our new, interactive Salary Guide.

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There’s no escaping it, hiring managers and recruiters use LinkedIn to find and vet candidates. Savvy and experienced candidate screeners can spot a false claim on an online profile very quickly, so make sure you can back up every statement you make.


Tips to help with your career progression

Success in the corporate world is no easy feat. For young professionals, the path to reaching your “corporate dream” can sometimes seem out of your control.Success in the corporate world is no easy feat. For young professionals, the path to reaching your “corporate dream” can sometimes seem out of your control. Andrew Nip Sales training & internal recruitment manager of Hays Asia puts forward tips for those starting their career and want to progress.



Stress caused by trying to meet targets can push team members to the limits and in turn crack. However, if stress is managed it can actually increase the performance. Alistair Cox, CEO of Hays, explains how to best manage stress in order it to positively affect abilities to achieve targets.


The importance of writing a cover letter

The cover letter is a very important part of the application process. Dominic Morton, Business Manager at Hays London Cheapside, explains why the covering letter is still important and the different factors it affects in job search.


Answering Difficult Interview Questions

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?

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What do experts look for when they recruit?

Recruiters make a living by finding the right hires for other companies, but what do they look for when recruiting for themselves? Alistair Cox, CEO of recruitment experts, Hays, shares how to stand out from the crowd. 

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If you’re searching for a job, it can take up all your time and energy. First of all, do you know what you want to do? Then there’s the job search and changing your CV to suit the jobs you’re applying for. Then the wait…….. It can be a long wait or very quick turnaround, but once you get an interview the excitement and nerves start to kick in – especially if it’s the perfect job for you!

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How to build your personal brand online

Your online reputation is now just as important as your offline one, so you need to put your best self out there, and here’s how:

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Improving your social media profile

Top employers are looking online to find the best in the market. It's important your digital profile is a professional representation of you. Download our guide to help you get your profile in shape.

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