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23 April 2019

‘Incredible places and wonderful people’: Lara’s story

(From ec.europa.eu ) ‘It all started with my registration on the EURES platform,’ recalls Lara. ‘It’s a simple procedure, similar to that of any other online job search platform. Basically, it involves entering your CV. You can also filter the offers you want to receive depending on the type of work.’ Lara soon received a job offer from a hotel in the Moselle valley region of Germany, although she admits that she wasn’t sure about the offer at first, because the employer wanted her to start work quickly. ‘I had nothing to lose’ Lara decided to contact a EURES Adviser at the Servicio Extremeño...
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...
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...
07 January 2019

Four common workplace personalities and how to work effectively with them

(From ec.europa.eu ) Everyone is different. We all have our own thoughts, experiences, beliefs and cultures. While this variety definitely makes life more interesting and exciting, it can be a bit of a stumbling block within the workplace when these differences collide. Learning how to work effectively with your colleagues and how to balance their personalities with yours is an important part of working life. The Leader Who are they? Leaders are usually very ambitious, driven and confident individuals. They’re the type of people that take control of a situation, make clear decisions and you’...
04 December 2018

EURES podcast 1: French jobseeker finds work in Slovenia's tourism industry thanks to EURES event

(From ec.europa.eu ) The Seize the Summer with EURES 2018 Online Event gathered tourism and food industry employers from Croatia, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Malta and Cyprus. Jobseekers participated from all EU and European Economic Area countries. Nastja is a EURES Adviser in Slovenia who helped coordinate the event. It was thanks to her that Clément, a jobseeker from France who attended the event, found a job at a hotel in Slovenia. Listen to Nastja, Clément and Teja representing LifeClass Hotels & Spa, an employer participating in the event, discuss their...
04 December 2018

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange

Identifier: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019Pillar: Excellent ScienceOpening Date: Deadline: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)Modification Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2018Latest information: The submission session is now available for: MSCA-RISE-2019(MSCA-RISE)
29 November 2018

Vocational education and training: Is there a career for me?

(From ec.europa.eu ) When you hear the phrase VET, you may well think of a select few “traditional” vocations. Construction workers, electricians, mechanics, plumbers and painters and decorators are all examples of jobs commonly associated with VET, and these careers – while great options – are not suited to everyone. The truth is, VET is a much broader concept, with a wide range of potential careers. In this article, we discuss some of the careers that you could pursue through VET. Traditional VET careers Vocational careers date right back to ancient times, when early farmers, cooks,...
13 November 2018

French jobseeker finds work in Slovenia's tourism industry thanks to EURES event

(From ec.europa.eu ) The Seize the Summer with EURES 2018 Online Event gathered tourism and food industry employers from Croatia, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Malta and Cyprus. Jobseekers participated from all EU and European Economic Area countries. Nastja is a EURES Adviser in Slovenia who helped coordinate the event. It was thanks to her that Clément, a jobseeker from France who attended the event, found a job at a hotel in Slovenia. Listen to Nastja, Clément and Teja representing LifeClass Hotels & Spa discuss their experience.
08 June 2018

MobiliseSME: cross-border exchange platform benefits hundreds of small businesses and their employees

(From ec.europa.eu ) One project that has supported such cross-border exchanges is the EU-funded MobiliseSME project, a sort of “matchmaking platform” for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The premise of the project is simple: employees of SMEs take part in exchange placements to SMEs in other EU Member States. The aim is to expand their professional skill set, gain international experience and exchange best practices. Employers, meanwhile, are able to develop the skills of their staff and open up new opportunities with foreign partners, while learning from the outside perspectives...
29 May 2018

What makes a “good employer”?

(From ec.europa.eu ) Most employers would love to find out that they are appealing to potential employees, but what is it about an employer that motivates an individual’s job choice? What is it that makes an employer attractive? In 2015, Cedefop – the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training – published its European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey. As part of the survey, which focused on the problem of skill mismatch, Cedefop asked 49,000 EU adult workers from all 28 Member States what influenced their decision to accept their current job. Results revealed that employees didn’t...

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