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How transparent should you be on your resume?

Posted David Brown, Hays US CEO, on Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018

How transparent should you be on your resume? | Hays US BlogHonesty is always your best policy when dealing with a prospective employer. There are things that should go on your resume, and things that shouldn’t – knowing what to include and what to omit is what separates a mediocre application from a great one. So what do you need to include, and what can you leave off?

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How to return to work after a career break

Posted by David Brown, Hays US CEO, on Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

How to return from a career break | Hays BlogIt’s time to head back to work after a career break. You’ve spent the last few months pursuing other paths in your life – out of necessity or choice. But whatever the reason, your head’s not in professional space after your time away, and the routine you’ve grown accustomed to is different. Now it’s time to get back to work – here’s how to do it without upending your life.

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Why You Should Always Tailor Your Resume – and How to Do It

Posted by David Brown, CEO Hays US on Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018

Why and how to tailor your resume for every job | Hays US BlogIf your job-hunting strategy consists of sending generic cover letters and the same resume to everyone in scattershot fashion, it’s time to sit down and rethink your approach.
 
Sending out generic applications never helps your cause. You’re wasting your time because recruiters can tell an untailored resume and cover letter straight off. And no matter what position you apply to, a resume without targeted keywords will never rise to the top of the pile. It’s far better to limit yourself to jobs you’re certain you’d be a good fit for, and take the time to tailor and polish a first-rate application.

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Perfect your phone interview style

Posted by David Brown, CEO Hays US, on Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018

Perfect your phone interview | Hays US BlogWhile an integral part of many companies’ hiring process, telephone interviews are often seen as less formal because they’re not face-to-face. This does not mean you should be less professional while conducting one. On the contrary, your performance in a telephone interview is often directly linked to whether you’ll get an in-person interview.

How can you make sure you get to the next stage?

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6 ways to move past employee engagement to employee experience

Posted by David Brown, Hays US CEO, on Thursday, Jun 7, 2018

Move from employee engagement to employee experienceEmployee experience is poised to follow employee engagement as the next big thing in getting the most out of staff and that requires a more holistic view.

As the latest Hays Journal notes, businesses are increasingly moving away from a focus on engagement to a more holistic model, known as employee experience. It’s an approach that still includes engagement at its core, but also covers culture and performance management.

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Get Noticed by Your Boss’s Boss

Posted by David Brown, CEO Hays US on Friday, May 18, 2018

How and why to get noticed by your boss's boss | Hays BlogIs your boss’s boss an enigma to you? Being more senior and often less visible than your boss, it can be trickier to build a rapport with them. Yet your boss’s boss can be a valuable person to have on side through your career. But you have to get noticed before you can establish that working relationship.

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