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The benefits of volunteering
Volunteering abroad might sound intimidating to some, but it can be a truly rewarding experience that opens up new possibilities. Here are our top five reasons why we think you should try it!
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
Make it in Germany have run a number of European (Online) Job Days (EOJD) over the years and more are planned for 2019. So to help jobseekers get prepared, we spoke with the Make it in Germany team to find out what you need to know before attending a EOJD.
Salary negotiation: Where should I start?
During your career, you might get a chance to negotiate your salary. It’s a tricky task. Do you go high and risk causing offence? Or do you go low and risk undervaluing your skills? In this article, we offer some tips to get you started.
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
Everyone is different. We all have our own thoughts, experiences, beliefs and cultures. While this variety definitely makes life more interesting and exciting, it can be a bit of a stumbling block within the workplace when these differences collide. Learning how to work effectively with your colleagues and how to balance their personalities with yours is an important part of working life.
Vocational education and training: Is there a career for me?
For young people in Europe, vocational education and training (VET) is not just an alternative to university – it’s a great first choice. VET programmes give you practical skills that are directly related to work and offer a potential fast-track route into a professional career. What’s not to like?
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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