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  • Are you just starting your first job? If so, here is some essential advice for navigating the transition: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM4XN

    5 things no one tells you about working in an office

    Are you just starting your first job? If so, Hays' Jane McNeill has some essential advice for navigating the transition. So, you've been offered your first office role, congratulations! Of course, you've had other jobs before, but this is very different to your previous part-time gigs undertaken while you were at school or university.

  • Do you have a job interview coming up? Remember, how you present your answers is just as important as what you say: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMeoY

    How you answer interview questions is just as important as what you say

    When preparing for an all-important job interview, you might think that the most important thing to equip yourself with is what you're going to say when answering specific types of interview questions. Something that you may not appreciate, though, is that the interviewer won't necessarily only be paying attention to what you say - they'll also be actively looking at how you approach answering their questions.

  • Struggling to find the time to manage your online personal brand? These six hacks will help: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMeLw

    6 time-saving hacks to help you to manage your personal brand online

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos has been famously quoted as saying that " your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room ". Your personal brand is essentially the perception that others have of you.

  • Are you about to start out in a role that has never existed in the business before? In this blog, our Hays Belgium Managing Director shares seven ways to ensure your success: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMiSQ

    How to guarantee success in a newly created role

    Robby Vanuxem, managing director of Hays Belgium, shows you how to ensure you succeed in a newly created role. The world of work and the businesses operating within it are changing faster than ever before. This means new departments are forming and new roles are being created all the time.

  • How good are you at delegating? These three simple steps from Maggi Evans, Chartered Occupational Psychologist will help you get better: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMtQY

    Three steps to help you get better at delegating

    We hear a lot about scarcity of talent. However, a recent report by the CIPD found that 30% of people feel over-qualified for their job. This suggests that your team actually have lots of talent and potential that's just waiting to be tapped into and released.

  • For many, money is a key motivator when looking for a new job. Some may be tempted to exaggerate their current salary in order to secure a larger pay rise – but is this ever a good idea? http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMEuf

    Job searching? Why it doesn't pay to inflate your salary

    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.

  • Learning agility refers to a person’s ability and willingness to learn from all experiences, and then use these lessons to develop the way they react to situations in future. According to experts, this will be the most important workplace skill in the coming years – how learning agile are you? http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMFkm

    Are you 'learning agile'?

    Without this agility, you may find it difficult to embrace incremental changes in your business or the game changers brought about through artificial intelligence, market disrupters and evolving global markets. Research and experts are suggesting that learning agility is one of the most important skills for the future.

  • In his latest blog, Managing Director of Hays Belgium, Robby Vanuxem explains why taking a compassionate approach to leadership is becoming more important in today's evolving world of work: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMFvu

    Why you should always ask your team how their weekend was

    There have long been two broad schools of thought as to whether bosses should be predominantly 'compassionate' or 'tough' in how they treat their employees. Which one do you most believe in? Do you enthusiastically ask your team how their weekend was, or sit stone-faced at your desk waiting for them to get back to work after the weekend?

  • Not all candidates will make the effort to write a personalised cover letter. Here's why you should, and, importantly, how you can ensure it catches the attention of the reader: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMBp3

    Why cover letters are still important, and how to write one

    Writing a cover letter to accompany your job application can really help you to stand out in the mind of a hiring manager or recruiter. Taking the time and effort to write one positions you as a proactive candidate who is genuinely interested in the role you've applied for.

  • Here's how to explain seven of the most common CV gaps during your next job interview: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMBV0

    7 common CV gaps, and how to explain them in an interview

    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.

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