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If you have been unhappy in your job for quite some time, you likely can’t wait to escape for a week or two over the Christmas period. Of course, this time is all about relaxing and catching up with loved ones, and you need to enjoy this well-earned break. However, if you are already dreading that first day back in the New Year, then you may want to set some time aside during the...

The festive season is upon us and most of us are looking forward to a well-earned break to rest and catch up with friends and family – even if some of us are having to do that virtually. There is a tendency to see this period as “downtime”, and so it should be; you have worked hard for it all year after all. And what a year it has been. However, if you are already dreading going back to...

Globally, 2020 has been a year of disruption like no other. The devasting bushfires that ravaged over 18 million hectares of Australia were swiftly followed by COVID-19, the worst pandemic in recent history. Tragedy and turmoil trailed in its wake. But this crisis also forced us to pivot, innovate and adopt solutions that may otherwise have taken years to achieve.    In the world...

If you are looking to advance your career in the 2021 job market, it will require a determined effort to stand out and a willingness to disrupt your pre-COVID-19 job searching approach. 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. Our working approach has changed and we’re prioritizing differently...

If you’re a cybersecurity professional, you either work in-house at a company or as part of a cybersecurity firm. For those interested in a change, it’s worth considering how the other side spends their working hours, and if the alternative is right for you.  An in-house cyber role at a company  Overview of an in-house cybersecurity role You work with the same team and IT...

New types of attacks are being dreamt up with increasing degrees of sophistication, and organizations are particularly worried about ransomware – malicious software that locks or encrypts documents on a computer and demands a ransom to unlock or decrypt it. But what have these changes meant for organizations? The language has changed Most businesses have long been aware of the evolving...

As a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the world of work is undergoing unprecedented long-term change. Our professional lives will never be the same again, and that presents a challenge for leaders. We spoke with Alex Fraser, Group Head of Organizational Change at Hays about how leaders can manage the significant changes, as we transition to a new era of work post-crisis. How important...

Networking: a word that drives fear into the heart of many introverts! That’s often because many still have a stereotypical view of what networking means. Such as working a room and making a strong charismatic first impression in a time limited situation. This is a very narrow and outdated view of networking in our current world. Of course, now, in the midst of a pandemic, being physically...

Nothing beats that feeling when you first set out on a search for a new job. You’re excited for the future, eager to embark on new challenges and highly motivated to wow potential employers. However, for those who find their job search is taking longer than expected, these feelings of optimism can soon wane, and job hunting starts to feel like a chore. With each rejection comes doubts about...

As part of our ‘Ask a Recruiter’ series, we spoke to Maggie Emons our IT Team Lead, to get an inside look at what characteristics help Developers stand out. Have a look at her must-know advice that is sure to give you a one-up against the competition. 1. When you meet with developers what are some key characteristics you look for?   When I meet with developers I look for someone who is...

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