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Is Work Separation Anxiety Affecting Your Tech Team?

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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Work separation anxiety is defined as when employees focus on work-related tasks and concerns over their role while they are not at work. It is a condition which employers increasingly recognise, and it could be negatively affecting your team. Tech employees, in particular, are most at risk from experiencing this phenomenon, as round the clock communication, has blurred the lines between work and home life. The added factor of the coronavirus outbreak has contributed to the problem even further. With many tech employees remote working, it can be difficult for them to set strict ‘work’ times, dipping in and out of tasks as...
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Counteroffers and Their Potential to Impact on Your Career

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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The path to the top in your Tech career will contain different arcs. From the size and type of companies you choose to work with to the different areas you want to specialise in – there are a lot of options to consider. With the Tech sector expanding as it is, there is an abundance of roles for talented individuals. This is great for those wanting to explore different career opportunities, but the choice can be overwhelming. How can you decide which employment opportunity will be beneficial to your career in the long-run? Which companies should you choose to stay with, or...
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How Tech Employees Can Minimise the Impact of COVID-19

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many businesses operate and has caused unprecedented disruption in the UAE and across the world. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has allowed private businesses who have been affected by the coronavirus to introduce temporary measures to help curb the spread of the virus.  Every sector has been affected, but some have managed to cope better than others. In terms of the global impact of the coronavirus, the UAE has fared well compared to other countries.  The three most significant risk areas in the UAE economy are oil prices, tourism and capital...
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Interview Skills for Hiring Managers In The Financial Sector: Are Your Skills Still Fit for Purpose?

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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Interviewing is not a skill that anyone is born with – it takes practice. As a hiring manager in the finance and technology sector, you have the essential job of making sure every new team member is not only right for the role but that they will bring something to your company which will help it thrive and grow. IT and FinTech jobs are in high demand, with the sector is growing at an incredible rate. Thankfully, in the UAE, there are plenty of talented FinTech employees looking to accelerate their careers in this expanding sector.  The UAE is the largest FinTech hub in the...
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5 (Important) Ways to Handle Interview Rejection

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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Interview anxiety is something that affects all of us at some point in our careers.  Even the most experienced Restructuring Specialist or Technology Architect will have question marks in their heads about whether they’re really ‘right’ for the job they’re applying for.  Interviews throw up all kinds of feelings of insecurity, and we end up comparing ourselves to the other hypothetical applicants. Going through a stringent interview process can feel even worse if you are aware of who your competitors are. It could be past colleagues, or if you’re applying for a promotion, chances are you will be up against someone in the same company. As much as...
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