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Career development advice from Hays

Think of career development as a marathon, not a sprint. It’s a process that you should take at your own pace for the sake of getting where you want to be when you feel you are ready. As an authority on this topic, Hays has pulled together a series of articles to help you find your way in your field of expertise.   

Career progression opportunities can mean many different things to different people. Whilst getting a pay rise is high on the agenda for some, others may have a clear focus on mastering the art of management to climb the corporate ladder or perfecting a certain set of professional skills to better themselves day-to-day. It’s important that you maintain foresight over the goals that matter most to you so you can craft your own professional development plan to achieve ultimate job satisfaction. 

Browse the list of articles below to learn about personal branding, tips for success in the workplace, career planning and looking for career-advancing opportunities. 

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Mental health and wellbeing at work

11 ways to take care of your mental health and wellbeing at work.

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Signs your boss cares about your progression

How much your boss cares about your career progression is key to your progress.

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Starting a new job

Starting a new job: 10 important steps

Learn how to make a positive start in your new job with these 10 tips.

How to ensure success in a newly created role

8 considerations to help you succed in a newly created role.

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Tips to ease your new job nerves

Follow these 9 tips to keep your new job nerves in check. 

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Ask for a promotion the right way

Take these 7 steps to prepare for the promotion conversation.

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Career progression guide

Discover tips and actions you can take to influence your career path.

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10 qualities of a good leader

Learn these vital leadership attributes to become a truly great leader.

How to ask for a pay rise

Thinking of negotiating your salary? Learn how to achieve this goal in a professional way.

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Setting career goals

How to set career goals

Learn how to set career goals and write a plan with clear, actionable objectives.

7 steps to set career goals

How to adapt to change at work

Learn how to adapt to change at work.

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How to be tech savvy

Discover simple tips to stay abreast of the latest technological updates at work. 

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Stretch opportunities

Keep looking ahead to continually grow  in your career. Learn how with advice from Hays. 

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Time management tips

Work smarter, not harder to earn better results in the workplace. Learn how with Hays. 

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Tips for success at work

Find out how to beocme more successful in your chosen field with top tips from Hays. 

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Managing workplace burnout

Burnout involves long-term, enduring stress, but there are ways you can reverse course.

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How to successfully network online

Connecting with peers online can lead to great career growth opportunities.

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