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Is a promotion or new job on your radar for 2023? Skills shortages have continued to create opportunities for rapid career progression, but make sure you’re progressing in a way that will help you achieve your long-term career goals. 

Is a new job on your radar for 2022? If so, it’ll take more than tailoring your CV and preparing thoroughly for interviews to get your dream job. As we move out of the pandemic, there are new strategies to add to the list.

Has your enthusiasm waned for the New Year’s work resolution you set last month? The start of a new year is a great time to set goals to advance your career, learn a new skill or improve your performance. But by February, more people have broken their resolution than made genuine progress.

You may be expecting a salary increase in your next review, but achieving what you think you’re worth is not always possible.  Our Hays Salary Guide FY23/24 shows that almost seven in ten (67%) employers plan to offer pay rises in the year ahead. But over half will give increases of less than 3%. 

To protect engagement and turnover, our advice is to communicate sensitively with employees about salary increases. More so than ever, when budgets are tight it’s critical to carefully manage salary expectations as part of your retention and engagement strategy. Here we present our advice on how to approach the salary expectation gap.

Since early 2020, we’ve all experienced or witnessed considerable change in the world of work, leading many careers to take unexpected twists and turns. In some instances, this has made it harder for professionals to feel as though they can effectively plan their careers in a way that they might have done pre-pandemic. Hear from Eliza Kirkby, Regional Director at Hays, as she shares her...

The long-term impact of the pandemic on our work life is an enduring conversation. Right now, however, it’s clear that employers’ expectations of executive assistants (EAs) and personal assistants (PAs) are changing. Here, we look at how executive assistant roles are changing and the implications that EAs and PAs should be aware of to continue to succeed and thrive in their chosen career.

If you work in or with the IT industry, chances are fair you’ve heard others use the terms ‘Software Engineer’ and ‘Software Developer’ interchangeably. Sometimes, it’s a non-issue. Other times, it’s problematic. We recently sponsored the YOW! Conference and surveyed members of the software community for their views on the terms ‘Software Engineer’ and ‘Software Developer’.

The challenges of the pandemic have forced many businesses to adopt an innovative mindset in order to adapt to new demands in record time. Read more here.

When it comes time to write or update your CV, it’s natural that you will have questions. Find out what the most common CV questions are here.

While it can feel overwhelming, knowing how to balance work and family commitments will help you juggle your professional life with parenthood. Read more.

Research shows that becoming more comfortable with asking “Why?” more often will make us more successful. Find out more information here.

For the past 12 months there has been a significant focus on the particular challenges faced by women during the COVID-19 crisis. Find out more here.

Australia has powered out of last year’s downturn in a stronger position than anyone could have anticipated back in mid-2020. Today, employment growth is positive. In fact, almost three-quarters (74%) of employers say permanent staffing levels are either above or equal to their pre-COVID-19 point.

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. Find out more here.

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.  ...

Strategically managing your career sometimes involves knowing when and how to say no to more work. Find out more information here.

How can you prove your value at work, without burning yourself out in the process? Find out more information here.

We are all living through an unusual time. So, what does this mean for the project management profession? Find out more information here.

As we emerge into a completely new era of work, do the current changes resulting from the pandemic risk limiting our self-confidence even further?

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