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DIVERSITY in Ed hosts a job board, virtual job fair platform and print magazine to connect job-seeking bilingual, multicultural and diverse teachers with school employers, educational institutions, and professional organizations committed to equity and diverse recruitment.


TODAY'S INSIGHT

Friday, September 21, 2018

Five Risks Smart Jobseekers Should Take

By Chris Dottie, Managing Director Hays Spain

Social.Hays.com —

Sometimes risks are worth taking. I’m a firm believer in the fact that always following the standard, predictable path doesn’t necessary get you to where you want to be. However, where your career is concerned, taking risks can seem stupid. After all, so much is riding on the career that you’ve spent years building, for instance – your financial situation, your happiness and much, much more.

Yet sometimes, and more often than you might think, taking a risk when job seeking can be the best decision you’ve ever made. It can often be worth the gamble, and sometimes, you’ve just got to go for it and not look back.

Take me as an example; I remember when I was first offered the opportunity to move from the security of a management position in the well-established Hays business in the UK to join a tiny Hays start-up in Lisbon.

I was unsure whether to accept and asked a Director in the business for advice, explaining my concerns surrounding the fact that I would be managing a smaller team within a much less supportive environment. Her view was that I needed to assess the risk and potential reward, if I succeeded in the challenge then I would acquire a skill set that set me apart from my peers, creating a fast-track growth path for myself. Thankfully that proved to be the case and I’m very grateful for that advice. [Read more...]


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