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  • Do you have a job interview coming up? Here’s how to elevate your answer when the interviewer asks you, “Why should I hire you?” http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMRSe

    How to elevate your answer to: "Why should I hire you?"

    With it often being one of the first questions asked in a job interview, how you answer, "Why should I hire you?" could really help you set a positive tone for the rest of the meeting, whilst engaging the interviewer in what you have to say from the outset.

  • Looking for a new job or keen to advance your career? It’s important that you understand the differences between skills and competencies: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMyqR

    Skills vs. competencies - what's the difference, and why should you care?

    "Skills" and "competencies" are two terms you'll come across regularly when searching for your next job. It might seem as if these two words are interchangeable - but it's actually not quite right to describe "competency" as a mere synonym of "skill".

  • Are you feeling increasingly nervous about starting your new job? Here are nine simple tricks to help you keep your nerves in check: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMyaX

    How to stop feeling so nervous about starting your new job

    Are you about to start a new job? If so, by now, I'm sure at least some of that initial excitement of being offered the job has worn off and is starting to be replaced by feelings of nervousness or anxiety. Am I right?

  • Many organisations are moving away from a traditional hierarchical structure, to a flatter one. Here's a summary of the pros and cons of working in an organisation which has less layers: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM0F2

    The benefits and downsides of working in a flatter hierarchy

    Hays' Nick Deligiannis explains the perks and pitfalls of working in an organisation with a flatter hierarchy. Before embarking on the search for a new job, it's important to take a step back and think about what you realistically want and need from your next opportunity - including your desired salary, benefits, progression, commute and boss.

  • When it comes to career plans, most of us naturally focus our attention on the next step. But what about the step after the next step? Here, Karen Young, Director at Hays UK&I explains why a lateral move could actually be a huge benefit to your career: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMlMY

    Why a horizontal move may be the best career decision of your life

    When it comes to career plans, most of us naturally focus our attention on the next step. But what about the step after the next step? Hays' Karen Young explains why a lateral move could actually be a huge benefit to your career.

  • For many, money is a key motivator when looking for a new job. Some may be tempted to exaggerate their current salary in order to secure a larger pay rise – but is this ever a good idea? http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMlLO

    On the job hunt? Why it doesn't pay to inflate your salary

    If you've been tempted to tell a little white lie about your current salary during job interviews, you should reconsider, writes Nick Deligiannis of Hays. What do you want from your next job? More flexibility, perhaps? To immerse yourself in a new and improved company culture?

  • If your work no longer inspires you, it could be time to look for something new. Do these eight signs that you’ve been in your job too long sound familiar? http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMl9e

    8 signs you've been in your job too long

    Staying in the same company can be very comfortable - you know everyone, you know how everything works, you don't have many challenges to deal with - but do you ever get the feeling that something is missing? You could be letting opportunities pass you by and damaging your long term career prospects in the process.

  • Do you have a job interview coming up? This is the best question to ask your interviewer: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM4kB

    The one question you should ask your interviewer

    We're all used to the idea of being questioned at a job interview - after all, the interviewer needs to ask questions to assess your skills, competencies and fit for the role they're recruiting for. But in truth, the interviewer shouldn't be the only one asking questions in your next job interview.

  • Too busy to manage your online personal brand online? These six time-saving hacks will help you: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM4Q3

    6 time-saving hacks to help you to manage your personal brand online

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos has been famously quoted as saying that " your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room ". Your personal brand is essentially the perception that others have of you.

  • Are you feeling complacent or bored in your current job? If so, it might be time to hit refresh. In his latest blog, Business Psychologist, Gordon Tinline explains the concept of ‘job crafting’ and how you go about crafting your role to make it more meaningful, engaging and satisfying: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM4Nx

    Is it time to refresh your role?

    Have you been in your job for a while now, and you're getting a bit bored with it? Or, perhaps you still enjoy much of what you do, but the scope of your role has changed and you are struggling to get a handle on what's most important?

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