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“Everyone should always hire an ex-ballet dancer… ballet dancers are very determined, disciplined, resilient and flexible. Having to learn entire ballets in a month gave me the basis to be a lifelong learner and pick up concepts quickly.” In the latest of our series on Cyber Awareness Month this October, we look back at our interview with Jessica Nemmers, Chief Security Officer at Elevate. ...

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How did you get that job? is a brand-new podcast by Hays Technology which explores the secrets of career success through insightful conversations with tech leaders at the top of their game. Join Shaun Cheatham, Chief Sales Officer at Hays Technology, as he speaks to those who have the coolest tech jobs making a difference to the way we live our lives.

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What technical and soft skills do cyber security professionals need right now? How can you develop and learn the relevant skills to boost your employability? How can you future-proof your career?   I recently spoke to some of our cyber security recruitment experts from around the world to find out the answers to these questions, and many more. In this blog, you can read insights and...

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Since early history, humans have crafted languages in order to communicate better. From the hieroglyphics of the Egyptians to the classical Latin of ancient Rome, languages have evolved and grown into the recognisable tongues we know today. Fast forward to the 21st century and the language that’s becoming more and more popular is that of zeros and ones, of brackets and asterisks, of ampersands...

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Got a technical interview coming up? If so, I don’t need to tell you this will be mostly about proving all of the technical dexterity you claim to have on your CV. But even as an experienced developer, you would be at risk of selling yourself short if you were to forget these five tips ahead of your technical interview:   1. Do more than just read the company’s “About Us” page At this...

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If you have an interview coming up for a cyber security role, preparation is everything. And there are two hot topics most employers want to know about now: the zero trust model and ransomware.   Why are these topics important for today’s cyber security jobs? The pandemic has permanently changed our outlook on remote work – with 82 per cent of company leaders planning to allow staff to...

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Cloud computing is a very well-paid industry, with professionals potentially earning more than £60,000 per year in the UK and around $100,000 in the US - with demand for such roles increasing greatly in recent years. The pandemic is also accelerating the number of cloud migrations, further increasing demand for a host of IT cloud jobs.   This trend shows no signs of stopping. Gartner...

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Be honest. Have you ever really thought about where you want to be in five years’ time? Are you worried your development career might be going down a road which you know probably isn’t right for you? If so, it’s important to take control now.   First up – don’t panic. As a developer in today’s market, you’re in an amazing position. Thanks to the widening digital skills gap,...

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The cyber security jobs market is growing, and the recent pandemic has widened the skills gap in this area. The UK Government estimates 653,000 businesses (48 per cent) are unable to complete the basic tasks laid out in its Cyber Essentials scheme. Some 40 per cent of tech leaders also say cyber security jobs are the most difficult to fill.   This skills gap exists across the cyber...

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The life sciences industry has, unsurprisingly, grown exponentially due to the impact of COVID-19. The demand for technology skills has also increased within life sciences to support the industry to keep innovating, tracking and protecting against COVID-19, as well as other diseases and conditions.   These tech skills have been crucial in the development of the vaccines, but have a much...

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Whilst consumer preferences for online channels were unquestionably present prior to the COVID-19 crisis, the unexpected global events of the pandemic accelerated this trend on an unprecedented scale.   Many businesses reacted to the onset of the crisis by fast-tracking their digital transformation initiatives, and there was a sharp increase in the number of businesses switching their...

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