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Helping to establish young Swedish designers

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.

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06/05/2015


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.

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06/05/2015


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.

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05/05/2015


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.

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17/04/2015


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.

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17/04/2015


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.

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17/04/2015


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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17/04/2015


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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17/04/2015


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

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.

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17/04/2015


EURES Slovenia helps Manca Müller into her ideal job

Surrounded by students, Manca Müller is in her element. Having left her home in Slovenia to try out a Danish folk high school as a pupil, she was sad to leave at the end of the term. Just one year later she was back as a teaching assistant and now has a permanent position with the school's administration. ‘EURES Slovenia gave me the support and confidence I needed to tackle the red tape and make the move', says Müller.

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17/04/2015



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