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Job fairs: making the most of your time

So you’ve found a job fair you’d like to go to and you’ve completed the registration process (if necessary!) What’s next? You might think that just turning up on the day is enough, but to get the most out of a job fair – and to use your time wisely – it can be a good idea to do a bit of forward planning…



Sweden invites Greek health specialists to move north

A successful employment concept is encouraging healthcare workers to swap Greece for Sweden. The biannual Swedish Week is held in Athens and Thessaloniki, with the latest edition taking place last month, and cooperation between the two countries goes back a long way.



ICT talent from all over Europe joined European Online Job Day in Ireland

Imagine for a moment that you are a jobseeker with a background in software/IT or business service skills looking to develop your career. Where would you go to search for new opportunities? It is probably not very likely that you would be browsing leaflets at a job fair. You would most probably be found carrying out most, if not all, of your research on Internet Almighty.



All about the European Social Fund (ESF)

From 2007-2014, almost 10 million Europeans found a job with support from the European Social Fund (ESF). As the Fund is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, we thought it would be a good time to delve deeper into how the ESF works, the types of support available and how you can get involved…



The ultimate guide to networking

Networking is all about building relationships, getting your name out there and accessing opportunities that you might not have come across during a standard online job search. There’s a lot to think about, particularly when it comes to actually attending a networking event, so we’ve broken the process down into three key steps to help you prepare, use your time wisely and get the most out of the experience.



Homecoming: Polish returnees’ lives made much easier

People have a natural tendency to travel, relocate and refresh. Let’s face it, being constantly active is one of the by-products of our increasingly globalised world. But at the same time, the opposite has recently begun to happen. Nowadays, it turns out, more and more Poles living abroad have started to make homecoming plans. With the tendency being to leave their homeland for greener pastures some 15 years ago, Poles are now looking for work back home. In the past, the question was why. Today, it’s now all about when…



Actiris spreading the good news of Your First EURES Job in Brussels

In December 2016, EURES collaborators at Actiris took to the streets of Brussels to promote the job mobility programme, Your First EURES Job (YFEJ). Actiris International is the international arm of the Brussels Public Employment Service, Actiris, who are one of the partners supporting the EURES endeavour.



What can networking do for me?

Skills and experience are an essential part of any successful career. But as competition for jobs grows fiercer in our modern world, the old saying “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” is gaining greater significance. Networking can give you the edge over the competition and help to open doors that you may not have even known existed.



Investing in Europe’s youth is investing in Europe’s future

As former US President John F. Kennedy once said, “The future promise of any nation can be directly measured by the present prospects of its youth.” Kennedy may have been talking about the United States, but the sentiment is one that can be applied to any EU Member State and the future of Europe as a whole. With the European Commission recently reaffirming its commitment to investing in young people, we look at why this is such an important issue, why investing in Europe’s youth is investing in Europe’s future and how your business or organisation can get involved.



Fortune favours the brave: the story of one Romanian car dealer in Sweden

There is never a bad time to reboot your career in a foreign country. At any rate, Nicolae Cazanescu seems to think so. When his 17-year career in dealing cars needed a fresh coat of paint, he turned to EURES Romania to help him tailor his international job search. And within the space of just 2 months, he already has a story to share.




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