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The following is a Graduate Review for Hays.

Hays scores 3.7/5 based on 450 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from Hays. Employees are asked to rate Hays on a wide range of work place topics, which is broken down through star ratings on the right hand side.

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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?


National, worldwide career progression opportunities.
Ability to branch out and be a specialist in a number of different areas. The fact I have AMAZING line management to support me in my career and get the best out of me whilst guiding me is incredible.


The hours are long - however I don't see this as a negative, to some it may be. But we are here to get hold of our candidates and clients at the right times which may mean speaking to them outside of working hours. You get out what you put in so it's down to you really.

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £15,000 - £17,000

Current salary: £39,000 - £41,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 08:00

Finish: 18:00

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

Ensure that you have an up to date CV, your reasons for leaving your previous employer are on there with the correct dates. Make sure that the CV outlines everything you have done - don't miss anything off. Also be sure that it looks good and is readable to the employers.

Do you have any interview tips?

Be yourself! The interview process is tough - there are 4 stages to get through but each motivated me to want to work for Hays even more.

You need to demonstrate your potential to work in Hays not necessarily where you have previous recruitment experience. They also want to see your personality shine through as well as your commerciality.

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