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Posted by Dan Rodriguez, CEO, Veredus, a Hays company, on Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Networking is often named as one of the critical ingredients for driving your career. The saying goes that who you know matters more than what you know. I don’t think that’s true – what you know and what you can do will drive your career – but if no one knows what you’re capable of then it will be hard to get ahead. As important as networking is, a lot of people struggle to do it effectively. In-person networking at events is a great way to generate trust, build your reputation, open doors and generally increase your chances of securing a new role.
There is a real skill to face-to-face networking, especially while looking for a job and it’s all too easy to overlook important factors. So, here are a few networking tricks you can try if you are looking for a new opportunity.
Posted Dan Rodriguez, CEO, Veredus, a Hays company on Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
They’re the often overlooked force behind your company’s success. Over the last 10 years, the role of office administrators has evolved from the task-based job – filing, typing, ordering stationery – to a complex strategic role.
Have you acknowledged their hard work recently?
Posted by Dan Rodriguez, Hays USA President and CEO, on Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
So you have a vacancy to fill, a shortlist of applicants who are mid-way through the interview process, and you want to get this right. There is one candidate in particular who stands out and you have a gut feel swaying you towards them, but a resume gap or apparent mismatch has you hesitating.
When is it worth taking that risk?
Posted by David Brown, EVP, Veredus, a Hays company, on Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Posted by James Hawley, EVP, Hays USA on Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Who do you know, and more importantly, who knows you? Networking has always been central to the construction industry, but social media has made it both easier and harder. It’s easier than ever to find relevant people, but building meaningful relationships is more difficult - and many people are overwhelmed with messages so it can be hard to stand out.
For the Hays DNA of a VP of Construction, we talked to more than 20 VPs about their career path, job advice, and what role networking played in their work life. Here are their top tips.