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24/08/20

How to stand out when applying to Tech jobs

Tech jobs are in high demand right now, particularly as companies are moving to more digital business models. Plus, certain sectors have seen exciting growth during this time. This article shares some tips from our Consultants, so you can make sure you stand out when applying to Tech jobs. Make sure your skill set and…

12/08/20

The most in-demand technology skills and industries

During the pandemic, the Technology industry has proven resilient and as companies shifted their digital operations to survive, certain tech skills are in high demand and particular industries have seen huge growth throughout COVID. We recently highlighted the types of jobs hiring throughout the pandemic. This article identifies the in-demand technology skills and sectors, to…

24/07/20

How to make lemonade out of sour career moments

“We’re considering a restructure and a possible outcome could be the disestablishment of your role.” Salt’s APAC CEO Jacqui Barratt shares her thoughts on how to make lemonade out of sour career moments. These aren’t exactly words anyone wants to hear at work. But these are real situations that are happening, and we are very…

10/07/20

Contracting — It’s your choice!

Temping, contracting, on hire, or flexible workforce; whatever you name it, at the end of the day, it is all about choice. Salt’s APAC CEO Jacqui Barratt shares her thoughts on contracting. Globally, people are choosing to try different working options. Admittedly, this doesn’t suit everyone but every day there are millions of people choosing…

27/03/20

How to stay active and sane when working from home

The most recent COVID-19 update encourages self-isolation for 14 days for anyone with symptoms and “social distancing” measures such as working from home have been introduced by governments in an attempt to “flatten the curve” of infection rates. The prospect of staying at home for work and in certain cases not being able to go…

20/03/20

How to prepare for a video job interview

A lot of our job interviews are moving from face-to-face to online due to coronavirus social distancing. Whilst the premise is the same, it can feel daunting being on video so, we thought we’d share some of our simple tips to help you prepare.  We cover what research to do before your interview, how to…

13/03/20

How to stay productive when working from home

Most of the markets we operate in are affected by the outbreak of Coronavirus and the countermeasures local health authorities are taking. So, whether you are working from home, are in lockdown, or are preparing for remote work and practicing ‘social distancing’, we want to share some advice with you to make working from home…

29/01/20

What is imposter syndrome?

Imposter Syndrome has been discussed in detail in the UK with famous people including Tom Hanks, Michelle Obama, and Lupita Nyong’o admitting they suffer from it. In fact, an estimated 70% of people experience these feelings at some point in their lives, according to the International Journal of Behavioral Science. Read on to find out…

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

Salt’s top tips for when you start a new job

You’ve been in your new job for a few months now and you are – we hope –  starting to feel more settled. Salt Digital Recruitment Agency MENA Director, Richard Smith, shares his tips on how to make sure you continue setting yourself up for success in your new job.  1. Participate in office activities…

16/01/20

How to make a great impression in your new job

The first week in a new job 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…

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