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The SME Instrument: boost your SME’s potential

Max out the impact of your CV – try a different approach!

Depending on the type of job you are going for, sometimes an employer wants to get a feel for who you are and then consider your skills and experience. So why not combine a video CV with the more traditional version? If you think this is right for you, then read on for expert advice on when to present a video CV and what do you need to consider when shooting it.



5 tips for a new apprentice or trainee

You’ve got the acceptance letter (or email). You know when you’re starting and where. You’ve checked out your new workplace online to get your bearings. Now what? Time to find out how to make your apprenticeship or traineeship a roaring success!



How to make a good first impression… within the first two weeks

It doesn’t matter if it’s a full-time job, a vocational apprenticeship or a part-time internship – first impressions are always important. Lots of articles have been written about how to use those first precious few seconds wisely… so we thought we’d look at the first couple of weeks instead. After all, it can take some time to settle into a new workplace and find your feet!



From jobseeker to entrepreneur - Youth Guarantee helps Lithuanian woman pursue her dreams

Goda Tokerės has always been clear in her ambition to pursue a career in the creative arts. What hasn’t been so clear was how to gain the skills and knowledge needed to get there.



Recruitment for all

Estonia’s turn to shine as it hosts EU presidency

Why are cultural differences an asset for a company?

The right chemistry: Italian pharma specialist feels at home in Sweden

Estonian environment specialist enjoys new life in Gothenburg

Merit Kaal from Estonia is broadening her horizons with a new job in Sweden – and encourages other jobseekers to give working abroad a try, too.




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