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“What is Area 51?”, “How to eat pineapple”, “How to floss dance”. These are just three of the most searched for questions and phrases of 2019. In fact, every second of every day, we ask Google over 40,000 of these factual, monotonous, fun, interesting, and, quite frankly, bizarre questions, making it the most visited site on the planet by far.   It’ll be no surprise either that another...

If you are looking to advance your career in Australia's 2021 job market, it’ll require a determined and strategic effort to stand out and a willingness to disrupt your pre-COVID-19 job searching model.   There’s no denying that COVID-19 has – and will continue to have – a hugely disruptive effect on everything to do with the world of work. We’re working differently, collaborating...

If you’ve found yourself in the position of being made redundant, don’t be afraid of communicating it clearly on your CV and in a job interview.    When addressing your redundancy on your CV, include any relevant and appropriate background information, such as the department or organisation needing to downsize, and ensure you highlight your key achievements in the role.  ...

For many professionals, maintaining a work-life balance at the best of times can be difficult. Add children to the equation and working parents suddenly find themselves facing heightened challenges. While it can feel overwhelming, knowing how to balance work and family commitments will help you juggle your professional life with parenthood.    Although most organisations now offer...

Strategically managing your career sometimes involves knowing when and how to say no to more work. After all, you don’t want to regularly work late into the evenings. So, for the sake of your mental health and wellbeing, it’s important to set healthy boundaries and learn how to say no to extra work in a diplomatic way.    If you are good at your job and have reached a certain...

If you love your job and want to advance your career, you’re no doubt working hard to rack up as many successes as you can. At the same time, change and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic may have left you feeling that you need to prove yourself and position your role as ‘indispensable’. But failing to manage this situation in the right way could leave you feeling overwhelmed,...

We are all living through an unusual time – and project managers are no exception. The world of work is experiencing unprecedented challenges and complexity due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the majority of organisations and industries affected in one way or another. So, what does this mean for the project management profession? We recently spoke to Elizabeth Foley, CEO of the...

Most of us, at some stage or another, question ourselves. We question our abilities, our skills, our judgement. We worry that we’re not good enough. We listen to the self-deprecating thoughts buzzing around in our minds and we take those thoughts to heart. After all, we’re all human and all of us experience a dent to our self-confidence at some stage or another, some more regularly than...

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organisations to undergo significant change and adjust to an unexpected new reality. From adapting products or services to adopting new technology to run their business, in a matter of weeks organisations have undergone levels of change that, pre-crisis, we wouldn’t have thought possible in years. Consequently, the people working in these organisations have...

With restrictions around the world beginning to slowly ease, and home working set to become more normalised, many leaders have understandably been wondering how their teams will operate post-crisis. Much of the answer to this question is currently unclear. However, it seems inevitable that many organisations will adopt more flexible working policies, allowing at least an element of home...

Social distancing rules aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus forced mass remote working onto a significant percentage of Australia and New Zealand’s skilled professionals. While this was designed as a temporary stop-gap, many employees have come to appreciate the benefits of working from home and wish to retain some form of flexibility once they transition back into co-located...

For so many of us, the coronavirus crisis has led to a feeling that the world as we know it has been put temporarily on pause. While government restrictions have taken some of life’s simple luxuries away from us momentarily, one luxury that most of us aren’t lacking right now is time – bar, of course the heroic healthcare and essential workers who are currently doing so much to keep our...

We’ve said goodbye to the 2010’s and welcomed in a new year and decade, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the IT talent gap, which continues to afflict the tech industry. Innovation and emerging technologies remain the driving force of disruption, impacting nearly every industry and organisation – and providing plenty of job opportunities. Here we present our latest tech trends for 2020...

For many people, the start of a New Year is a good time to wave goodbye to bad habits and look ahead to new beginnings at work. We take time to consider what we want to achieve, improve and learn to make this year more successful than the last. But all too often and all too soon, our lofty work resolutions are forgotten. By 31st January, our workload has intensified, other priorities...

We live and work in a digital world and more than ever executives require their EAs to be digital experts. As a result, it’s important that you use your personal brand to build your reputation as a digital expert. In this blog, we look at how you can develop yours. Firstly though, what is a personal brand? Your personal brand is the reputation you have as a professional – both within your...

Is a new job on your radar for 2020? If so, you might think you’ve mastered the art of the job search – but think again. In 2020, it’ll take more than tailoring your CV and preparing thoroughly for interviews to get your dream job. This year, there are several new recommendations to add to the list. From taking a calculated risk to highlighting transferrable skills for a sideways move, 2020...

The acute cyber security talent gap continues to challenge organisations across Australia and New Zealand. We recently spoke to over 200 cyber security professionals and business leaders who shared their insights on this critical issue in our Hays Cyber Security Talent Report. Our report reveals that a lack of in-house expertise and difficulty finding the right talent were two of the top...

The role of Project Manager is not an easy job; in fact, it’s many different jobs rolled into one and therefore demands a vast and varied skill-set. This is especially true in today’s rapidly changing world of work as organisations continue to adopt new technologies and transform their businesses to remain competitive. As a Project Manager, you’re a change agent working with various teams...

In our recent conversations with EAs, the topic of data is a common one. EAs tell us that their executives are aware that data-driven decisions make commercial sense and they want to harness available data to extract insights that will allow for more informed decision making. With that in mind, in this blog we share tips on how to ensure the data passed to your executive will help them make...

By James Milligan, Director UK & Ireland, EMEA - Technology & Project Solutions, Hays Are you thinking about leaving your permanent role and starting a career in IT contracting? If so, this can be an incredibly exciting prospect, which will no doubt benefit your long-term career. You won’t be stuck doing the same thing day in, day out, and you’ll have variety in your job roles, where...

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