- 07/05/2015 - 07/05/2015
- 08/05/2015 - 08/05/2015
- 12/05/2015 - 12/05/2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supper clubs, meet the locals and get a feel for the culture
So you've taken the leap, the EURES network has helped you find a job that suits you in another country and you are starting a new chapter in your life. Getting to grips with your new environment can be challenging, but if you want to learn more about the locals, then a dining club could be just what you need.
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