- 05/05/2015 - 05/05/2015
- 08/05/2015 - 08/05/2015
- 12/05/2015 - 12/05/2015
Get your skills and personality across in long-distance interviews
Skype, Google Hangouts or Netop Live Guide – more and more these online communication channels are becoming a place for job seekers to convince employers that they are the perfect fit for the vacancy. Phone interviews are also growing ever more popular.
Older workers moving abroad – experienced and realistic
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.
Not happy with the pay at home? Look further afield!
Research conducted by the WageIndicator Foundation compares how much workers in various countries earn, by hour, for the same job. A tool can be used to check out the differences, by profession and shows at a glance, which countries pay the most.
Sweden the land of opportunity for Finnish IT jobseekers
When Nokia in Finland announced redundancies last summer, many Finnish IT workers were left in a worrying position. At the same time, Sweden's growing tech sector struggled to fill vacancies. Spotting this mismatch, EURES Sweden and Finland began a major recruitment drive to do the match, culminating in a successful Job Day in December.
Travel may broaden the mind, but working abroad makes you smarter!
Working abroad, dealing with new cultures, learning new languages – all that quick thinking gives your brain a good workout. A series of studies show that people working or studying abroad outperform others when it comes to creative thinking and problem solving.
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