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Why we all need to start thinking, and acting, ‘like a boss’

Why we all need to start thinking, and acting, ‘like a boss’
I have a question for every professional reading this: Do you consider yourself a leader?

If your answer to that was “No”, it might be time to re-think how you approach your job and your career.

 
 
 

How to make the most of the 48 hours before a job interview

How to make the most of the 48 hours before a job interview
Congratulations! Your carefully crafted cover letter has managed to impress, your CV has demonstrated that you have relevant skills and experience, and you've been invited to an interview with your prospective employer in two days' time.

While you've already thought about whether you might be a good fit when you applied for the role, now is the time to reassess the reasons why you want the role and take the time to thoroughly prepare your case.

 
 
 

The great skills race: How to amp up your skills development

The great skills race: How to amp up your skills development
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” So said Mahatma Gandhi and it’s the learning issue that has many of us breaking into a sweat. But there is a way out.

Do you feel you need to improve your skills? Hone an existing strength? Train up in new areas?

You’re not alone.

 
 
 

How organisations can start building the talent they need for the future – right now

How organisations can start building the talent they need for the future – right now
Hudson’s latest research reveals that only one in two employers are confident their team has the capabilities to deliver what will be required in the future. But before we even think about tomorrow’s technical skills and blue-sky predictions, we need to address what we can fix – and change, and enhance, and radically improve – right now.

The new Hudson Report: Today’s workforce demands tomorrow’s skills finds that significant numbers of employers across the Asia Pacific are concerned their people don’t have the skills required to perform in the workplace today, let alone tomorrow.

 
 
 

Are you making these 7 mistakes when hiring?

Are you making these 7 mistakes when hiring?
Want to find new hires who will perform and stay? Then don't follow these common practices.

In my 16 years in recruitment, I've seen the all-too-common mistakes many hiring managers make when they recruit for new hires. It’s understandable – time is limited and we all naturally fall back on the practices that seem most expedient and commonly used. But unfortunately, these don’t often achieve what you really want: a new hire that goes on to become a star performer in your business.

 
 
 

A good salary vs the right employment offer

A good salary vs the right employment offer
When it comes to wooing quality talent in a competitive market, we all know money talks. When people change jobs, most will want or expect a pay increase compared to their previous job – and a hefty hike can act as a powerful lure.

This is borne out by Hudson research, which has revealed that the number one ‘must have’ in a new role for job seekers is ‘the right salary’ . But what exactly is the ‘right’ salary for a role as opposed to a ‘good’ salary, and how do you determine this?

 
 
 

What's Your Story? The Rise of the Personal Brand

What's Your Story? The Rise of the Personal Brand
It’s the wise adage that has stood the test of time: “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.”

But it is not your shiny shoes or suit that will leave a lasting impression when you next interview for a role. As anyone in recruitment will tell you, it’s your story, how you tell it and the insights it offers into how you operate, that will linger long after your interview is over.

 
 
 

295 Days: How One Leader Inspired His Team to Achieve a 'Miracle' in Under a Year

295 Days: How One Leader Inspired His Team to Achieve a 'Miracle' in Under a Year
Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing the underdog triumph over adversity to rise to the top of their field. The recent upset win by Leicester City Football Club of the English Premier League is a story not only of great team work but of courageous and inspired leadership.

Leicester City recently stunned the world of football when, after being at the bottom of the table for much of last season and only just escaping relegation altogether, they became English Premier League champions for the first time in their history.

 
 
 

The Key to Being Contacted for a Job Without Even Applying? Be 'Findable' Online

The Key to Being Contacted for a Job Without Even Applying? Be 'Findable' Online
As a recruiter with extensive experience sourcing candidates for roles, there are two pieces of advice I have for job seekers hoping to be approached by those looking to hire: 1) Be ‘findable’; and 2) Make it easy.

The obvious question is: how do you do that?

 
 
 

What a Recruiter Is Really Looking for When They Meet You

What a Recruiter Is Really Looking for When They Meet You
A great suit? A strong handshake? What is a recruiter really looking for when they meet you?

What they’re looking for is you. Not the ‘you’ in your CV but the other one. The one with motivations, successes, strengths, weaknesses. The real you.

 
 
 

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