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20/01/20

How to Write a Great CV

Writing a CV can be frustrating. You know you could do the job you’re applying to, but how do you write a CV that convinces the Hiring Manager of that? There is a minefield of information out there about what you should and shouldn’t do, so much so that it can leave you even more…

16/01/20

Top tips for starting your new role – Part 2

You’ve been in your new role for a few months now and are starting to feel a bit more settled. Our MENA Country Director, Richard Smith, shares his tips on how to make sure you continue setting yourself up for success beyond your probation period.  1. Participate in office activities and events Do your best…

16/01/20

Top tips for starting your new role

The first week at a new role can be one of the most stressful experiences an employee can face. You will be exposed to new people, new processes, new ideas, and a whole new work culture. Salt’s MENA Country Director, Richard Smith, has put together some standout tips on how to make your first week…

19/12/19

How to build your self-confidence

Do you ever feel like you have zero self-confidence? It happens to the best of us. Everyone has that one critic trying to squash our goals and instilling doubts in us — the kicker, it’s you. We are our own harshest critics. Your inner critic can be damaging to your self-confidence as a lack of…

4/12/19

How to make a career change

Do you ever feel that you’re in the wrong industry? You’ve worked tirelessly to land your dream job, but only to uncover your dream job isn’t what you wanted? The good news? You’re not alone — many people do feel that way and have gone on to switch career paths. Yes, it might be frightening…

25/11/19

How to talk about your mental health with your boss

In today’s world, discussion about mental health at work has intensified compared to the previous generation where talking about mental health was a fairly taboo subject. Although, it’s easier today to bring up mental health in the workplace, many of us prefer to keep our personal lives separate from our work lives. Thus, if we’re…

20/09/19

Join us at our SaltSessions London: SRE

We’re excited to be holding an event all around DevOps hosted at Kobalt’s HQ on Wednesday 16th October. Speakers on the night come from Just Eat, FINOS, and Kobalt and will be sharing their insights into the DevOps world. Find out what they’ll be discussing below. If you’d like to join us, scroll down and…

1/08/19

Mind the career gap

Attending a job interview can be a daunting task especially if you have gaps in your employment history. Although having some gaps in your CV is understandable, they are sometimes seen as red flags to potential employers. There are many causes why someone has gaps in their employment history. Knowing how to address these gaps…

25/07/19

What makes a great leader?

Great leadership is crucial to the success of any business. It’s the differentiating factor between all businesses. Employees today are looking for flexibility and meaning in their work. They want to be engaged, given opportunities and have a voice. Leaders who listen, ask questions, try to understand their employees’ perspectives, and empower their employees are…

4/07/19

5 things successful people do

Which you should consider if you want the next promotion In today’s uncertain economy, asking for a promotion ranks up as one of the most stressful experiences in your life as you’re putting yourself at risk and being vulnerable. It’s a nerve-racking ordeal as you need to prove to your boss that you’re ready and…

27/06/19

10 tips to a standout LinkedIn profile

With over 400 million professionals on LinkedIn, across 200 different countries, LinkedIn is a fantastic tool when fully utilised. Plus, hiring professionals use it daily  for headhunting, so you want to make sure your profile makes a great impression and is truly representative of who you are. Read on for our top 10 tips for…

12/06/19

So, you’ve got an interview!

Your CV has been noticed and your interview is all scheduled (yay!), now it’s time to prep! Interviews can make even the most confident of people nervous, but preparation beforehand will help it go a lot smoother, so here are some of our interview tips.  We know you probably know these common interview tips already…

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