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Looking for a new job or keen to progress your career? Listen and subscribe to our monthly podcast for expert, up-to-date careers advice delivered straight to your device - from perfecting your CV and preparing for a job interview, to creating a strong personal brand and standing out from the crowd.

We are the world’s leading recruitment experts. Last year we placed 70,000 people in to permanent jobs and over 240,000 people in to temporary roles.

For more expert careers advice, visit our blog: www.haysplc.com/viewpoint

    42: How to improve your presentation skills - Jay Surti

    42: How to improve your presentation skills - Jay Surti

    42: How to improve your presentation skills - Jay Surti

    In this podcast, keynote speaker and author, Jay Surti, shares the dos and don’ts of giving presentations at work, as well as how best to tackle any fears or difficult scenarios.

    • 21 min
    41: How to find meaning in your work - Shannon Houde, MBA, Career & Executive Coach

    41: How to find meaning in your work - Shannon Houde, MBA, Career & Executive Coach

    Are you struggling to find real meaning in your working life?

    Listen to this podcast from Shannon Houde, Founder and Managing Director of Walk of Life Coaching for expert advice to help you make a difference in your career.

    You can also read the full transcript here: https://social.hays.com/2021/06/30/podcast-41-how-to-find-meaning-in-your-work/

    Timestamps:
    (01:08) Please could you introduce yourself to our listeners and give an overview of your career to date?
    (02:00) So, you've had quite a varied career. Did that lead into your interest in career purpose and to write your book Good Work as well?
    (02:56) How have you personally found meaning in your own career?
    (03:51) And in your book, you begin by exploring the concept of impact careers. Could you just explain to our listeners what you mean by this in a little more detail?
    (05:07) Why is it so important that we find purpose and meaning in our jobs? And do you think, this need to find meaning has grown because of the pandemic?
    (07:02) Is there anything that you can tell our listeners now on how they can find a sense of purpose in their day-to-day roles?
    (08:18) What would you say to those that are struggling to find meaning in their current roles?
    (09:43) Are there any strategies you can share with our listeners that they can follow to find an organisation that matches their personal values and traits? And how important would you say it is for them to do that?
    (12:11) So, if a person has decided to search for meaning elsewhere, in a new job, for instance, how can they effectively demonstrate their commitment to the employer’s purpose on their CV or during the interview stage perhaps?
    (14:38) If you had one piece of advice to help our listeners navigate their careers throughout the pandemic and beyond, what would that be?

    • 17 min
    40: How to fail well and build your resilience at work – Dr Susan Kahn, Business Psychologist

    40: How to fail well and build your resilience at work – Dr Susan Kahn, Business Psychologist

    40: How to fail well and build your resilience at work – Dr Susan Kahn, Business Psychologist

    In this podcast, Business Psychologist, Author of Bounce Back and Programme Director at Birkbeck, University of London, Dr Susan Kahn, shares her expert advice to help you embrace failure in order to build resilience in the workplace.

    You can read the full transcript here: https://social.hays.com/2021/05/19/podcast-40-how-to-fail-well-and-build-your-resilience-at-work/

    Timestamps:
    (01:09) Please could you introduce yourself to our listeners?
    (02:10) What sparked your interest in resilience, and led you to write the book Bounce Back?
    (03:08) You mentioned a concept in your book of ‘failing fast’, which is a framework that allows employees the space to make mistakes. Could you explain this concept in a little more detail?
    (04:19) Why else do you think it's so important that employees embrace failure?
    (05:06) How can our listeners embrace failure and learn from their mistakes? And what effect could this have on their careers potentially?
    (06:27) Please could you share with our listeners how you define the term resilience?
    (07:52) What are the key benefits of resilience? And do you think this is becoming even more important as we find ourselves in this ever-changing world of work?
    (09:09) What do you think the typical traits of a resilient person are?
    (10:48) What can our listeners do to develop their own resilience? And do you have any strategies that they can follow that would help them achieve this?
    (13:45) It seems that self-awareness is important to developing resilience, would you agree?
    (14:53) Is there anything else that our listeners can do in addition to what you've already discussed, to build their resilience?
    (15:42) If you had one piece of advice to help our listeners navigate their careers throughout the pandemic and beyond, what would that be?

    • 17 min
    39: How to build your career plan – Eliza Kirkby, Hays Australia

    39: How to build your career plan – Eliza Kirkby, Hays Australia

    39: How to build your career plan – Eliza Kirkby, Hays Australia

    In this podcast, Eliza Kirkby, Regional Director at Hays Australia, shares her expert advice on how to effectively develop a career plan in order help you meet your goals.

    You can read the full transcript here: https://social.hays.com/2021/04/13/podcast-39-how-to-build-your-career-plan/

    Timestamps:
    (01:27) Please could you introduce yourself to our listeners?
    (03:21) Have you followed a career plan yourself to help you get to where you are today?
    (04:32) Could you explain exactly what a career plan is and what the benefits are of creating one?
    (06:00) What time period should a career plan cover? Should you have one for one year, five years, ten years? Should you have multiple career plans that span a certain length of time?
    (07:49) What should your first steps be if you're writing a career plan from scratch or if you're revisiting one that you've already written?
    (09:26) How important is it to set realistic SMART goals and objectives?
    (10:56) I’d imagine conducting an analysis of which skills are in demand is crucial when career planning. Could you give us some examples of which skills will be crucial to succeed in the future of work?
    (13:21) Throughout the last year or so, one of the only certainties has been change. Do you think that change has made career planning more difficult?
    (14:55) Would you say it's important for listeners to be open-minded and flexible when it comes to following their career paths? Is it okay if we move away from them from time to time to focus on other things perhaps?
    (16:41) For those of our listeners who had a career plan in place but have been impacted by redundancy or change in circumstances, how would you recommend they go about resetting and reviving their plans?
    (19:06) And on the other hand, are career plans still helpful even if you're satisfied with your current career?
    (20:05) And for those of our listeners who may have been working towards a promotion which has been put on hold due to the pandemic, how can a career plan help to get them back on track?
    (22:07) If you're hoping to progress in the current company that you're in, should career planning be done on your own or should it be done in conjunction with your manager?
    (23:21) What advice would you give to those that feel as though they're not getting the support they need from their manager?
    (25:17) What would you recommend listeners do to ensure that they feel motivated to remain on track?
    (26:36) How can listeners track their progress to maintain motivation?
    (28:30) If you had one piece of advice to help our listeners navigate their careers for out of the pandemic and beyond, what would that be?

    • 30 min
    38: The five key competencies marketers need to stand out in their careers - Shake Marketing

    38: The five key competencies marketers need to stand out in their careers - Shake Marketing

    38: The five key competencies marketers need to stand out in their careers - Shake Marketing

    What are the key competencies marketeers need to elevate their careers? Listen to our podcast featuring Stacey Danheiser and Dr. Simon Kelly, Principals of Shake Marketing Group to find out.

    You can read the full transcript here: https://social.hays.com/2021/03/23/podcast-five-competencies-marketers-need-stand-out-careers/

    Timestamps:
    (01:02) Please could you introduce yourselves to our listeners?
    (02:13) You've both recently released your new book called ‘Stand Out Marketing’. Could you tell us a little bit more about the book and the research that you've conducted around the topic?
    (03:25) And in your book, you mentioned the fact that marketing is ‘swimming in a sea of sameness’. Could you explain the concept in more detail?
    (04:44) Standing out from the crowd is key to marketing, so in the context of your book, could you please talk us through why that is essential?
    (06:20) Which competencies do you think marketeers of today are lacking when it comes to standing out from the crowd?
    (08:14) We'll go through each of those elements starting with visionary. What does it mean for marketeers and how can they demonstrate this competency effectively?
    (10:56) And talking about the acceleration of technology and being a disruptor, how can marketeers generate creative and innovative ideas that can help their organisations to move forward, or stand out? Do you have any tips?
    (13:04) If we could look at the second competency which is activator, that's about, bringing those ideas to life and activating them. How can marketeers go about getting their ideas heard by their managers to progress or to execute in a vision for change?
    (15:13) And how can marketeers become more adaptable to modify their strategies accordingly?
    (16:19) I guess then, a blocker to doing things differently could be, a person's organisation being quite unwilling or resistant to change. What advice would you give to someone in that position?
    (18:10) Why is it so important for marketeers to upskill to keep on learning and developing, especially in this new era of work that is constantly accelerating with changes?
    (20:00) I imagine there's a real risk of being left behind if you don't carry on learning throughout your career?
    (21:18) Do you have any tips for our listeners to help them effectively upskill in a way that perhaps works for them?
    (25:01) As the expectations that are placed on marketing functions continue to increase in this new era of work, marketeers are understandably under a lot of pressure to prove the value of their role in order to demonstrate their usefulness, which brings us on to that term. How can they prove their usefulness effectively?
    (28:01) How can marketeers effectively prove their value without suffering from burnout?
    (30:12) How important is it for marketeers to assess and analyse whether their activity is having the desired impact?
    (33:00) And do you think that the need for these competencies in marketing has increased with the COVID-19 pandemic? And do you think the importance will continue into the new era of work?
    (36:57) If you had one piece of advice to help our listeners navigate their careers through the pandemic and beyond, what would that be?

    • 39 min
    37: The experience of women of colour in today’s corporate world - Simi Rayat and Rhonda Williams

    37: The experience of women of colour in today’s corporate world - Simi Rayat and Rhonda Williams

    37: The experience of women of colour in today’s corporate world - Simi Rayat and Rhonda Williams

    In this podcast, Leadership Coach, Simi Rayat and Rhonda Williams, CEO of Dream Life Academy share the key challenges women of colour face in their careers and how to best overcome these obstacles.

    You can also read the full transcript at: https://social.hays.com/2021/03/04/podcast-37-experience-women-of-colour-corporate-world/

    Related content:
    • Four ways women can be braver, bolder and more successful - https://social.hays.com/2017/03/07/four-ways-women-can-be-braver-bolder-and-more-successful/
    • How one organisation helps disadvantaged women get back into work - https://social.hays.com/2019/11/05/organisation-helps-disadvantaged-women-work/
    • Podcast 19: Why D&I is important right now, and as we enter the new era of work - https://social.hays.com/2020/07/13/why-diversity-important-throughout-covid-crisis/
    • When applying for a job, who are more confident – men or women? - https://social.hays.com/2018/08/20/job-confident-men-women/

    Timestamps:
    (00:57) Please could you introduce yourself to our listeners?
    (02:27) Rhonda, what has been your experience of being a woman of colour in the corporate world?
    (04:04) Do you think your experience has changed in any way during the pandemic?
    (05:06) What impact do you think that Black Lives Matter and the growing polarisation especially that the US has had?
    (06:30) For those listening who may be of other genders or races, how can they go about truly understanding what the unique experience of women of colour in their organisations are and how important is it that they proactively do this?
    (09:13) In 2020, it was reported that of all the Fortune 500 CEOs, only 1% were black, 2% were Asian, 2% were Latino and 5% were women. So, there's obviously a lot of work that needs to be done. What do you think had led to this and what impacts does this lack of representation have on the careers and outlook of those just starting out in the world of work?
    (11:42) Is the notion of "only-ness" a challenge for women of colour? So, for example, being acutely aware that you are the only person in the room that looks like you. What impact can that have?
    (15:22) Simi, we hear a lot about the importance of bringing your authentic self to work every day. Do you think that women of colour in particular struggle to do that? And if so, why, and what other barriers that they face? What steps can they take to overcome these?
    (19:34) Do you think there are any other issues and unique challenges women of colour are facing in the workplace right now and how can these be tackled?
    (23:24) Do you think that women of colour feel they can't easily call out bias or inequality that they may be experiencing?
    (27:58) How important is sponsorship in helping women of colour progress in their careers and how can those that are listening to this podcast go about seeking out sponsorship?
    (30:47) What role do allies at work play in helping women of colour and how can our listeners be an ally in the workplace?
    (34:13) What is the one piece of careers advice that you would give to our listeners today?

    • 37 min

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