- 10/06/2015 - 11/06/2015
- 17/09/2015 - 18/09/2015
- 26/09/2015 - 26/09/2015
Retiring EURES advisor on making your move a success
For 32 years Barbara Gorter-Zahuta has been matching people to opportunities, 15 of those years have been spent within the EURES network in the Netherlands. She retired in April and we caught up with her to look back on the changes she has seen and find out what it takes to make a new country your new home.
Hard work, enjoyable atmosphere – EURES Belgium has been helping job-seekers to get a job at Club Med
People willing to work in a resort might think that having a job at Club Med is like going on holiday. Tourism employers facing this challenge are hoping to change that misconception with the help of EURES advisers.
12 Swedish script writers get the chance to pitch to Polish producers
Script writing is a notoriously difficult field to survive in. Twelve Swedish screenwriters were given a boost on 26 March, as they pitched their ideas to industry professionals in collaboration with the Polish Film Institute. The opportunity was the result of two years of relationship-building between the Institute and EURES adviser Wanna Spiridonidou, based in Sweden.
The penguins are calling – the British Antarctic Survey has openings for a range of profiles
If you are a bit bored with your job in electronics and computing then maybe you need to shake it up a little? If so, the British Antarctic Survey could have the job for you. The organisation has published a list of posts it needs to fill, with positions running from a couple of months to over a year. An electronics engineer is just one of the profiles.
Your first EURES job opening up opportunities in Germany
In just seven months a Your first EURES job (YfEj) team in Southern Germany has helped 65 young job-seekers from Greece, Spain, Romania and Portugal to find new opportunities in the health care sector and in SMEs caring for the elderly.
EURES’ advice results in photographer’s exhibition
The creative and cultural sector accounts for 4.2% of EU's GDP and employs around seven million people, mainly in small businesses, according to a report published in 2014. But the need for someone's creative or artistic work is not as evident as it is within other sectors, recruitment does not follow the same pattern. So EURES advisors need to take a different approach when it comes to matching artists with opportunities.
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.
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