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19 August 2019

6 ways the world of work is evolving

(From ec.europa.eu ) We turned to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018 to find out. Technology will drive business growth Four key technologies – high-speed mobile internet, artificial intelligence, big data analytics and cloud technology – will take on new meaning over the next few years and help to boost the performance of companies. Socio-economic trends such as national economic growth and the expansion of education (particularly in developing economies) will create new opportunities for businesses. The current move towards a greener economy will also mean advances in...
31 July 2019

7 signs that you could be an entrepreneur at heart

(From ec.europa.eu ) You have a vision It’s easy to look at Steve Jobs or Bill Gates and think that being an entrepreneur is all about making millions and becoming the biggest brand in the world. While that’s a worthy ambition, a successful business has to start with an idea. Entrepreneurs are skilled at recognising gaps in the market for a new product, identifying a demand that hasn’t been met or developing a new solution for an old problem. You can focus on the future While the present is important, successful entrepreneurs will also keep one eye on the future at all times. They anticipate...
24 July 2019

6 tips for studying abroad in Europe

(From ec.europa.eu ) Organise your course selection in advance If possible, you should organise the specifics of your course and credits before travelling to your chosen university or college. If you’re going on an exchange, the administrative processes may be different to those of your home institution, so it may take some time to understand how things work. Having a plan in place before you arrive means you can avoid unnecessary stress in the already demanding first days of your study abroad programme. Ask questions A great way to prepare yourself for your study abroad is to ask people who...
16 July 2019

6 steps to starting a professional career abroad: Part 3

(From ec.europa.eu ) Step #5: Moving abroad Moving abroad is a big step, but with a bit of planning you can smooth the transition and make the process less intimidating. What should I think about before moving? Work contract: You should receive a copy of your employment contract and confirmation of your salary before you leave. Important documentation: Make copies of your important documents (e.g. passport, insurance papers, birth certificate) so that you can take them with you when you move. Language courses: If you’re not already fluent, then consider taking a course in your host country’s...
16 July 2019

6 steps to starting a professional career abroad: Part 3

(From ec.europa.eu ) Step #5: Moving abroad Moving abroad is a big step, but with a bit of planning you can smooth the transition and make the process less intimidating. What should I think about before moving? Work contract: You should receive a copy of your employment contract and confirmation of your salary before you leave. Important documentation: Make copies of your important documents (e.g. passport, insurance papers, birth certificate) so that you can take them with you when you move. Language courses: If you’re not already fluent, then consider taking a course in your host country’s...
10 July 2019

6 steps to starting a professional career abroad: Part 2

(From ec.europa.eu ) The second part of our three-part series explores what to look out for when applying for a job abroad, and offers some guidance on interview preparation. Step #3: Applying for a job abroad Once you’ve made the decision to work abroad, it’s time to find some opportunities to apply for! How and where do I apply? Set up a search: search engine allows you to search for opportunities by keywords and set criteria. You can then compare your profile with the results to see how well you match what the employer is looking for. . Once you’ve found a job you like, you can apply...
02 July 2019

6 steps to starting a professional career abroad: Part 1

(From ec.europa.eu ) Step #1: Finding information on jobs abroad There are lots of job portals, websites and employment services out there, so it’s likely that t European employers use different ones. While you can visit individual sites, there are also a number of European-level organisations and websites to give you a helping hand. Public employment services and EURES: It’s likely that there’s a local or regional employment office in your area. They’re a great source of advice and there may also be a EURES Staff member based there who can provide personalised one-to-one assistance. . EURES...
26 June 2019

Going Dutch: tips for working in the Netherlands

(From ec.europa.eu ) Unemployment is falling in the Netherlands as the economy recovers, and while the number of government jobs is set to fall due to cuts, employment in the private sector is rising. While there is little demand for low-skilled workers, there is a shortage of applicants for medium-skilled jobs and therefore a good chance of finding work in a number of technical occupations. These roles include CNC machine operators, specialist welders and industrial pipe fitters, while design engineers, technically qualified project managers and R&D specialists are also in demand. There...
18 June 2019

5 tips for when you’re starting your career

(From ec.europa.eu ) First impressions count When starting a new job, it’s worth taking the time to get to know the people you’ll be working with from day one. Learning names, faces, skills, experience and interests quickly will help you to develop good working relationships and make collaborative work much easier in the future. Don’t be afraid to ask for help We’re often too stubborn to admit when we need a little help, out of fear of looking weak or a bit silly. But remember, everyone has to start somewhere, and asking for help from your colleagues is an essential part of the learning...
20 May 2019

The benefits of volunteering

(From ec.europa.eu ) The benefits of volunteering Volunteering abroad might sound intimidating to some, but it can be a truly rewarding experience that opens up new possibilities. Here are our top five reasons why we think you should try it! Make a difference Volunteering overseas can be a great way of making a positive impact while supporting a cause that’s important to you. If you’re passionate about nature, you could volunteer by cleaning up beaches or national parks. If you love animals, you might like to volunteer at an animal conservation centre. Or, if you enjoy working with children,...

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