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Social media: A job hunting tool?

Over 2 billion people use social media every day to catch up with friends, share photos, watch funny videos… but it has other great uses, too. In this article, we explore why social media can be the perfect way to find a dream job.



Everything you need to know before attending a European (Online) Job Day

Salary negotiation: Where should I start?

Five reasons why you should dare to work abroad

Working abroad is a very challenging professional and personal experience. While some people seem to be born to travel, it can be a scary thought for others. But overcome that fear and uncertainty, and you’ll find there are lots of great reasons to make the decision…



Four common workplace personalities and how to work effectively with them

Vocational education and training: Is there a career for me?

7 Chrome extensions every worker bee needs

Sven Dahlin has written an e-book about effectiveness in Microsoft Excel, held webinars and works for Tradera Rabattkoder in Sweden. As a person focused on efficiency, we thought we’d ask him what Chrome extensions he’d recommend to boost productiveness at work.



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!



How to network if you’re shy

If you’re an introvert, you may feel it’s easier to stick to digital networking – but if you can brave the “real world”, you’ll build confidence and stand out from the virtual crowd.




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