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18 March 2019

EURES Germany organises unique event for aspiring orchestral musicians

(From ec.europa.eu ) One only needs to look at the names of the musicians in these orchestras to see that the job market for professionals is an international one. With its numerous prestigious music colleges, Germany is also an attractive place to study music. However, the international nature of the industry means that those who study in Germany may need to be open to moving abroad for work. In order to prepare up-and-coming musicians for this possibility as early on in their career as possible, theZAV-Künstlervermittlung(the German Federal Employment Agency’s Placement Service for...
04 March 2019

Salary negotiation: Where should I start?

(From ec.europa.eu ) Do your research You’ll want to go into the negotiation with a clear salary figure – or salary range – in mind so that you have a good starting point to build on. But it’s important to make sure that this figure is a realistic one or you may find that the negotiation doesn’t go the way you hoped. Researching similar positions to yours, and the related salaries, is a great way of getting a clear picture about what you should be aiming for and will give you a stronger overall negotiating position. Know your own worth Maybe you’re great at sales. Maybe you can type 70 words...
04 February 2019

What skills are companies looking for in 2019?

(From ec.europa.eu ) How about by focusing on the skills that companies are looking for? Over the last few years, LinkedIn has tracked the skills that companies need the most on an annual basis andthe company recently released its findings for 2019.. Using data gathered through their website on skills that are in high demand compared to their supply, the LinkedIn team narrowed down an estimated 50,000 skills to a list of the 30 that are most in-demand (5 ‘soft’ and 25 ‘hard’). Find out what skills made the list below… The soft skills The soft skills that companies are looking for tend to...
21 January 2019

Skills for Jobs: How to get the most out of the OECD’s database

(From ec.europa.eu ) The world of work is changing amid technological developments and globalisation. For employees and employers, it’s important to know which skills are in demand – and in excess – in certain countries and occupations. This is where the Skills for Jobs database comes in. What is the Skills for Jobs database? Launched in 2017 by the OECD, Skills for Jobs provides information on skills shortages and surpluses in 40 countries, as well as occupational imbalances. It looks at cognitive, social and physical skills, and can help you understand which skills are hard to find and...

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