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17 April 2015

CVs – getting the right balance between self-promotion and honesty

(From ) Did you hear about the man travelling to a job interview on the tube, who swore at a fellow passenger getting out of the carriage? He got to his interview only to find that the man he had been rude to was sitting opposite him, as his interviewer. He didn't get the job. read the story here. You can read the story here. What not to do before and during an interview can be obvious, and lying on your CV would be at the top of the list. But according to UK fraud prevention group , 63% of all confirmed employment frauds concerned people lying on their CV.
17 April 2015

Meet the team behind European Online Job Days

(From ) European (Online) Job Days (EOJDs) have become one of EURES' most powerful tools for connecting jobseekers and employers across the continent. To bring these events to fruition, much complex work goes on behind-the-scenes. Here, we talk to individuals who help make EOJDs a reality . Given the complexities of EOJDs, EURES collaborates with a specialised communications agency to ensure the events run smoothly. Greg Gonciarz and Nebojsa Milenkovic oversee the EOJD management on behalf of the agency, and Greg notes the varied and challenging context of each event: "Some EOJDs...
17 April 2015

EURES Helpdesk’s "human dimension" the key to effective problem-solving

(From ) For many jobseekers and employers, EURES is a web tool for exploring the opportunities offered by the European labour market. To keep the EURES Portal operating effectively, intensive behind-the-scenes work is necessary. Here we talk to the EURES Helpdesk coordinator Evi Guinou who, alongside her team in Luxembourg, works to ensure that users' portal-related problems are resolved effectively. The EURES Helpdesk is a hub of activity, with five front-line operators dealing with all types of EURES portal-related queries. Evi's team strives to provide an efficient service and...
06 March 2015

European Online Job Day - 100 000 km away from continental Europe

(From ) With the EURES online platform, the island of Reunion successfully expands its talent pool to all of continental Europe. The island of Reunion, in cooperation with EURES France and several other partners, held an online recruiting day recently. The event focused on finding food and service industry workers interested in employment on the Island of Reunion – a popular holiday destination. "The format of job days is very nice," says EURES Adviser Laurent Faivre. "Overall, it allowed for contact with candidates who reside across 100,000 kilometres of the EU, many of who...
04 March 2015

Helping to establish young Swedish designers

(From ) Recruitment in the design sector frequently operates differently from other areas of business. Opportunities may exist without being advertised and employers may only realise they want a designer once they have seen their work. This means anyone trying to help designers develop their careers needs to approach the issue of matching applicant with vacancy in a new way – which is just what EURES adviser Wanna Spiridonidou is doing in Sweden. To showcase the work of up and coming designers she has formed a close relationship with Business Sweden , which aims to promote...

Action on the ground: UfM regional projects to support women’s empowerment and gender equality

(From ) NEWS The EU-funded project 'Civil Society. Dialogue for Progress' is supporting two awareness-raising initiatives as part of its multi-stakeholder dialogue in Moldova, with the aim of promoting and explaining the implementation of the Association Agreement (AA) and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA). The initiatives comprise two...

South Programme II publishes first newsletter

(From ) NEWS The EU and Council of Europe (CoE) joint programme “Towards Strengthened Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean” (South Programme II) has published its first newsletter highlighting events and activities organised so far under the programme. The publication leads with an editorial explaining the objectives of the newly...

Creativity and culture for development: live webstream of Med Culture conference

(From ) NEWS Today the European Commission launched the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015, which rewards journalists who report on development, in particular the eradication of poverty. This year’s prize is launched under the motto 'Today's stories can change our tomorrow'. It is timed to coincide with the 2015 European Year for Development and comes just one day...