Blue Monday 2020

Blue Monday, dubbed the 'most depressing day of the year', typically falls on the third Monday of January every year. In the case of 2020, the 20th of January is the date on which everyone is supposedly down in the dumps and not feeling their best. But why? Well, let's find out!
 
Blue Monday, was first publicised back in 2005 as part of a press release from a holiday company, that claimed to have calculated the date using an equation that takes into account a number of different variables. These variables include weather conditions, the time since Christmas and failing any New Year's resolutions, debt and motivational levels as well as feeling the need to take action.
 
All of these things were placed into an equation that subsequently deemed the third January of every year as the most depressing day.
 
Blue Monday equation
 
However, we at HRS don't believe in Blue Monday and see it as just another day! Another day that you can use to make positive changes to your life and make a brighter start to your 2020.
 
A couple of years ago, the creator of Blue Monday insisted that it was "never his intention to make the day sound negative", and in fact, he was simply trying "to inspire people to take action and make bold life choices." But you don't need Blue Monday as a source of inspiration or an excuse to start making bold life choices or take action and if you do find yourself feeling a little blue, talk to people around you to lift yourself up and become a positive influence for others.
 
 
If you are feeling extra-motivated however, Hyper Recruitment Solutions want to help you! If you're looking to make the best start to 2020 that you can make and push your career within the science industry further with new and exciting opportunities, why not browse the science jobs that we are currently recruiting for? Set the tone of your 2020 and take the first step to become a better you by leaving Blue Monday in the past!
 
To view the full list of science jobs that we're currently recruiting for, simply click below. If you require further information or assistance regarding any of our jobs, then please do not hesitate to contact us today.
 

New year's eve fireworks

Happy New Year! Now that 2020 is upon us, people all over the world will be thinking about ways to change themselves and their lives for the better over the next 12 months.

However, those vows of self-improvement don't need to be restricted to the usual suspects: weight loss, quitting smoking, seeing the world. New year's resolutions can be just as important (and beneficial) in the workplace too. Take a look at these new year resolution ideas for work and see for yourself.

 

Workplace Goals for the New Year

To help you better yourself, enhance your professional development and increase your chances of scaling the career ladder, here are a handful of handy goals and achievable aspirations you can set yourself to ensure your success in the year to come.

 

Learn a New Skill

A critical component for continued development and workplace progression, learning new skills over the course of your professional journey can be your entryway to a better role.

Whatever you do for your profession, there are likely to be a myriad of new skills you can explore to help better your existing abilities and benefit your current role.

What's more, learning a new skill can also provide you with increased confidence which, in turn, can help lead to new opportunities.

Meanwhile, the fresh challenges can also provide your current job with a shot in the arm in terms of variety and provide a welcome change from the norm.

 

Gain a Qualification

Much like the last section, gaining a qualification can have a big impact on your value within a company and increase your standing amongst your peers dramatically.

Offering multiple skills makes you more valuable to your superiors and not only secures your position within the company even further but can also put you in line for a promotion.

While professional qualifications do typically cost money to attain, they can be well worth the investment and pay for themselves in spades down the line.

What's more, continuing your education as your career progresses shows other potential employers that you are still eager to learn and strive to be your very best.

Meanwhile, adding further qualifications to your existing skillset can improve your worth notably and open up financial opportunities both within your current employment and elsewhere.

 

Revamp Your CV

Keeping your CV up to date with key information is a task that very few of us do anywhere near as much as we should, especially those in long-term employment.

However, staying on top of your resume periodically is a great way to ensure you don't miss out important areas of information, such as key responsibilities, new qualifications and notable achievements.

Leaving your CV unattended for any length of time, it can be all too easy to neglect to include a training course or you've certificate attained along the way, particularly if you haven't applied for a job in some time.

Meanwhile, in addition to the information held within the document, the layout and presentation of your resume can also have a huge impact on your success rate, should you decide to apply for a job down the line.

Give your CV a facelift and play around with the layout to help give your CV a look that fits today's recruitment preferences and includes accurate, up-to-date info to provide substance to go with the style.

 

Get Connected

By the very definition of the word, networking is a great way to meet people and expand your professional circle outside of your immediate employment.

Connections made through networking events can prove pivotal down the line, with the ability to forge and strengthen business relationships, broker deals and even provide job opportunities.

Meanwhile, networking events are also a great way to keep on top of your industry and stay abreast of all the latest happenings within your professional sphere, along with who the key players and influential figures may be.

What's more, continued company and individual presence at industry networking events can help to establish both you and your company as key players within your field.

Conversely, non-attendance can have the opposite effect and leave you behind in the rat race, playing catch-up.

 

For more advice on the best new year career resolutions, why not drop us a line and speak with one of our career specialists today? Call now on 0203 225 5120 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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Two people negotiating a job contract

Are you thinking about changing jobs? Here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions, we often get asked the question...

"When is the best time to switch jobs?"

...and, unfortunately, there's no definitive answer. It's all dependent on your specific circumstances and what point you're at in your career.

The following questions should help you decide if the time is right to make a change:

 

How long have you been in your current job?

Interviewers will always be interested in the level of 'professional stability' you have displayed in your working life to date. If you're someone who has repeatedly jumped from job to job without ever really progressing upwards or taking the time to settle into a particular role, this can indicate that you'll be quick to leave their company behind, too.

Of course, for a potential employer, this can be incredibly off-putting. If you've only been in your current role for a few weeks or months, it might not be a great idea to switch jobs just yet.

 

Is there room to progress?

For lots of people, the right time to switch jobs comes when they no longer feel like they can progress in their current role. Have you been in the same job for several years?

If you haven't had a promotion or pay rise for a long time and you don't see one on the horizon, this may be a sign that now would be a good time to switch jobs. After all, you don't want to continue to working hard for an employer who will never encourage you to progress further in your career.

 

How does it make you feel?

We spend a huge portion of our adult lives at work, and if at all possible, it's definitely worth pursuing a role and a working environment that make you feel happy and positive. If you feel that you're doggedly persevering with a job that - for whatever reason - is making you unhappy, it may well be time for a change.

Of course, there is a difference between a couple of bad days and a job that consistently makes you miserable. Take a few days to mull over your decision, and don't hand in your notice until you're sure about how you're feeling.

If you're ready to switch jobs, why not browse the vacancies we currently have on offer here at HRS?

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