Staying career-focused at home

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic has meant working professionals and jobseekers have had to adapt to working from home to maintain social distancing. While it's a new and challenging situation for us all, Robert Walters can support you through this time so your career, your job hunt or your work-life balance don't have to suffer.

Take a look at our career advice to boost your productivity, continue your job search and maintain your work-life balance when working from your home office.

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10 ways to stay motivated while job hunting

Whether you’re re-entering the jobs market, or your job hunting for the very first time, the process of looking for your dream job, applying for jobs and interviewing for jobs can be daunting for anyone, especially if you feel like you’re stuck in a rut. Keeping up a positive morale and staying optimistic all of the time can be difficult. So, in our Keeping Your Career on Track series, our recruitment specialists have outlined the top ten tips you can focus on to help stay motivated on the path to your dream job:

Finding a job from the comfort of your own home

Although you might be spending majority of your time at home, this doesn’t mean your job hunt must come to an end. As recruitment specialists, Robert Walters outlines a number of actions you can take to continue your job search right from the comfort of your own couch! Here’s our top tips to lead you on a successful journey to finding your ideal job:

Minding your mental health

Adapting to ‘the new normal’ has left many of us open to the effects of social distancing, on top of any financial pressures, health scares or employment uncertainty we may be feeling due to the crisis. As many businesses are set to continue remote working for the foreseeable future, it is important we identify these challenges and outline strategies to overcome them.

How to stay focused and productive in your home office

Working from home is still somewhat unusual for many in Ireland. You may be working at the dining table, the spare room, or the back garden, but regardless of your home set up, it’s important we position ourselves to work as efficiently as possible.

Preparing for video interviews

Some of you will already have experience with video interviewing software, while others may only be familiar with the more traditional face-to-face set up. One thing’s for certain though, videointerviewing is here to stay. So, now’s the time to embrace them! In fact, given the current climate,it’s more likely than ever that you’ll be asked to interview online. So, here’s a quick run-down to helpensure you’re putting your best foot forward when the time comes.

Top tips for working from home with kids

On the 12th of March 2020, The Irish government made the decision to close schools and universities to encourage social distancing in an effort to combat the spread of Covid-19.
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Essential dos and don'ts for Skype interviews

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How to write a successful CV

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Considering a temporary position?

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Networking on social media

Networking provides professionals with the opportunity to build productive and lasting relationships. Read our tips on how to continually connect with new people.

Market yourself to potential employers

In such a competitive market it is vital you learn to market yourself to potential employers to secure your new role. Here are some helpful tips.

Attracting employers to LinkedIn profiles

With social networks increasing in popularity in the professional world, a paper CV is no longer enough. Here are some tips to help direct employers to your profile.

How to write a great cover letter

Your cover letter will often be the first impression employers have of you. As such, it's important to get it right and make an impact.

Tips for Skype interviews

With web-based interviews on the rise we can offer you help to prepare you for a Skype interview and feel comfortable in an online setting.

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