January 2015  – Josh Kirsopp  Associate Researcher from Hays Executive continues his blog……….

It has been a while! My last update was after a month of working here at Hays. Believe it or not, it has now been over 4 months since I joined… How time flies!

During this period, I have completed multiple assignments, undertaken benchmarking projects and provided my colleagues with up-to-date information on searching the Internet: giving guidance on using Boolean, Google reverse image searching and so on. The increasing responsibility in the role is particularly exciting. It is refreshing to have reached the point where I no longer need to ask my manager for guidance on every little thing – though she may disagree!

Over the coming months, I am aiming to develop; my advanced ID techniques, enhance my understanding of search engine optimisation and time management skills. I have no doubt that as I gather experience, more gaps will appear, and more learning will be required – I consider this one of the perks of working in research!

The work is kept fresh by the differing nature of the positions I handle, and this is my favourite element of the role by a considerable margin. It avoids the monotony and boredom of a run-of-the-mill office job, and provides me with the opportunity to develop my understanding of a multitude of sectors and markets.

I cannot recommend a career in research enough – while it is challenging and difficult to keep on top of sometimes, the rewards are well worth the effort.


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