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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, a global digital recruitment agency’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…

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 digital recruitment agency’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…

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, award-winning 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…

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, a global digital recruitment agency, Country Director MENA, Richard Smith, has put together some standout tips on how…

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 at work

Although it’s encouraged to discuss mental health at work, for many of us it can still feel extremely difficult to talk to managers about how you are feeling. We often try our best to ensure we carry on as normal and keep quiet about how we’re really feeling. Keeping a mental health condition hidden at…

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