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The EU’s shifting pattern for older workers

The general retirement age is 65 in the EU, but this is set to change. Denmark, France, Germany and Spain have decided to raise the retirement age to 67, while the goal is 68 in Britain and Ireland. In most countries these increases will be seen in the 2020s. Many people are already working longer, changing their career or going part time to suit their needs.

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03/06/2015


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.

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28/05/2015


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.

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22/05/2015


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.

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12/05/2015


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.

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22/05/2015


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



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