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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,...
19 December 2016

The Youth Guarantee in practice: practical experience helps Goda launch her own business

Goda Tokere is the founder of Oh My Goda, a successful fashion company. She’s also one of a growing number of young Lithuanians that have been able to develop skills, gain experience and access new careers through the Youth Guarantee scheme.
08 October 2015

2nd conference on European reference networks

DG Health and Food Safety is organising the second conference on European reference networks, which will bring together highly specialised healthcare providers, experts, national authorities, decision-makers, and independent bodies with experience in the ...
17 April 2015

Older workers moving abroad – experienced and realistic

(From ec.europa.eu ) Experience can be a selling point on the job market, but it can also put potential employers off. Older workers can be more expensive to hire and in depressed economies, often the semi-trained youngsters present a cheaper option. When the range of jobs you can go for shrinks in your own country, moving abroad with the help of the EURES Network can be a good choice. Roberto Guillermo León Jaramillo, (to the right in the photo), is 46. His wife is also unemployed and they have a 15 year-old son and a daughter of 8. Originally from Ecuador, Jaramillo migrated to Spain in...