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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...
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...
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...
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...

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