A lot of companies require students to have work experience but how would you gain it if you were studying day and night in order to obtain high grades? Good question. Here are some tips for recent graduates regarding a job search.
Organisational behaviour is a subject that represents investigating different plans that can be formulated to improve employee behaviour, improve their attitudes in work and their commitment to the company as well as trying to increase their engagement.
Candidates who are invited to an assessment center usually have already past a first filter test, like a telephone screening or common job interview. They are evaluated simultaneously with other candidates who are considered for the same position. This allows a direct comparison of the candidates and, as a side effect, increases the pressure on each individual.
With 23% of unemployment, Spain is the European country with the largest rate of unemployment and the second country in the world with this gloomy record (only beaten by South Africa, which has 24% unemployment).
We can admit that it is possible to be born with management skills, but the wrong motivation and understanding of it will not lead you anywhere. On the other hand, there is a very small percentage that a shy person could become the second Napoleon.
Just recently German president Christian Wulff had to resign due to accusations of corruption. Don’t worry, I won’t discuss this matter any further. But interestingly the first thing he did after his resignation was to go to a monastery to spend some time alone.
I was speaking to some of my colleagues the other day about LinkedIn. One of my colleagues thought that this specific Social Network had hit the top and that there would soon be another one along that would replace LinkedIn. What do I think?
Employee attitude typically reflects the moral of the company. Especially in such jobs as sales or customer support where employees have direct contact with customers, employee satisfaction has a great impact on results. However don’t mix satisfaction with compensation.
Recently I came across an article about headhunting in the scientific world, where companies can be few, candidates scarce, and everybody wants to get the best talent on the market. Here’s where the headhunter enters.
You might not have dealt with recruitment agencies a lot before and do not know very well how we work. This is why I would like to provide you with simple and basic information on how we function and how the synergy between us and our clients works.
Some time ago I read about two German sociologists who investigated life satisfaction. They tried to estimate with a complex model how much it would cost the German welfare state to compensate the dissatisfaction induced by job loss. After some profound research they finally stated that the satisfaction we get from a job is actually invaluable.
A new trend which is growing within recruitment and which is seen more every day while screening candidates; the square with funny black and white shapes in the corner of a CV. The same square we have seen on our blackberry, on advertisements, on posters, online and even in some stores – the QR code.
With all the changing technologies and constant innovations that make us adjust our work daily, more and more of my clients, and candidates as well, tend to be interested in working remotely or having a home-based option in their contracts.
Here at Talent Search People, you'll have a hard time finding two people with the same passport, mother tongue or cultural background. So yes, multiculturalism is our thing. Each one of us, with his or her personal story, arrived in Barcelona one day and decided to stay. And started looking for a job. We've been there, we know what it's like.
According to the first blog written on our homepage, the TSP blog is supposed to focus on topics related to HR and recruitment. However, because of the pre-Christmas time, I decided to focus on people. Being in touch with people is one of the aspects I like best about my job, however it naturally always involves some uncertainty – people change their minds and have good or bad days. You can never take anything for granted. In time, you get to know your candidates well, and one of the most rewarding tasks in our job is maybe to finally find a job for a person who has been searching one for a long time. What all expats have in common is that they lack the stability that one has when living in one’s hometown or home country, a stability that makes you less vulnerable towards ill influences. This is why I would like to dedicate today’s blog to the personal issues, that all of us have to deal with every now and then.
I would like to share with you the Modis International report “The state of the IT market – 2011”. This report is based in a survey conducted with senior IT decision makers from 110 companies and the underlying conclusion drawn from the research was that strategy, commerciality and cost-effectiveness were the primary drivers for IT in 2011.
Here on the blog, we have already mentioned the importance of a job seeker to be present and active on Social Networks. But what about recruiters? If you want to reach the biggest possible amount of active and passive candidates, where do you need to be present online? Which social networks actually work for recruitment? And how do you get started?
It is an online jungle out there, but here is some advice to make your search easier and more targeted.
The job search can be really frustrating. There is nothing more depressing than looking for a job, sending thousands of applications and improving your CV without getting any feedback. Looking for job through the internet usually takes longer than doing it through references. However when you come to a new country the most common and realistic way to find a job is doing it online.
It is purely your choice, whether to be or not to be on social networks. Nowadays it results more expensive not to be. Though, there are some examples of great offline communication, like my ex-boss, who is not on any social network, but still can easily connect with people in Uganda, Japan or Ireland. If you choose to be part of it, make an effort to do it well!
Have you noticed how many articles these days begin with “Top 3 / 5 / 10 tips” of things you simply must know? Not just in the area of recruitment and job searching but in so many areas of professional life. (Yes, I’m guilty of having written a few of those myself). Although the promise of simplicity and speed beckons us, how useful are they?
Recently, a surprising number of people have been asking me the question “why should I sign in to Linkedin?” With a whopping 120 million members and more joining every day, it definitely holds the position as a leading professional social network worldwide.
Simply put, Linkedin is a must for your professional future, whether you are a job seeker, happily employed, an entrepreneur or a consultant. By not joining, you are letting potential professional opportunities pass you by every day.
After reading the following six fundamental reasons for joining, I hope that every non-member out there will give it a second thought.
Uploading your CV on a job board is a quick and easy way to let the world know you’re open to new job opportunities. However, as a candidate, you‘re competing with hundreds of others, so you need to make your CV as competitive as possible for a recruiter to find it among all of them.
To improve your chances of success, it is worth knowing what happens to your CV once it’s in an online database, how a job board actually works, and how a recruiter uses this resource to find their candidates.
The term "emotional Intelligence" is being heard more and more often in the world of human recources. What is it, and why is it important to talk about it?
Daniel Goleman, an Amercian psychologist introduced the term Emotional Intelligence (EI) to the general public. He defined it as the ability to receive and apply knowledge from your emotions and the emotions of others. Contrary to popular belief, Emotional Intelligence is not about being nice: it is a way of being smart – having your emotions under control, making the right decisions and using your influence on others in order to achieve common goals.
A curious trend is being spotted in job market; more and more Spanish people are emigrating to other European countries, especially to Germany. Nevertheless is it not the same kind of emigration which we have seen previously. Nowadays, an emigrant is typically someone with diplomas and advanced language skills. A new definition has been created for this type of job search: a person with education is now called an expat whereas a person without any is still referred to as an emigrant.
A good CV is the first step to a new professional life. It brings new opportunities and opens new horizons. A well written, customized CV can help you to get a job you’ve always craved for and bring you to heights you have never dreamed about. You might be thinking ”What can be easier than writing a CV?” Sitting down for an hour listing your education, work experience, contact details, adding a picture on it, sending it to a couple of companies, and done!
Let’s be honest and admit that it’s quite annoying and even boring to sit for hours and hours improving your CV. Does it really make sense if you already have a Master’s degree, wide-ranging work experience and you speak five languages? It definitely does.
Italians are all mafia-related and they eat a lot of spaghetti; British people are all snobs and have a weird sense of humor which nobody understands; German are very punctual; French are rude and eat snails and frogs all the time.
Welcome to Talent Search People’s corporate blog! Frankly, this is one of the moments I have been dreaming of since I started to work with the first online marketing initiatives on a sunny spring 2010. Mood? 100 % THRILLED.