Conducting Work from a Distance
There are different scenarios when it comes to working from a distance—traveling from one city to the next, or one country to another, for a few hours, days, or weeks, or even relocating for a period of time. The key to improving your chances of competing for a job in another location, or conducting work from a distance, is to identify locations or job sectors where your line of work is in high demand.
Search for jobs in your expertise to standout and make your skills more valuable to an organization. Indicate in your CV or interview that you are flexible to conduct work from a distance, and you are willing to relocate. Visit and explore the culture in that location to be sure of your opportunities and surroundings. Eliminate employer concerns about travel costs by considering housing options, or family or friends in that location that can let you stay over (when the employer does not cover relocation costs). Be sure you can afford to move or to take a trip when you are called for an interview.
The organization’s work culture is important to know about if you travel from one city to...
Applying for a job these days usually means doing so via an employment agency (uitzendbureau). But there also exists the option to apply directly to the employer, bypassing the middleman altogether. As an applicant, it is important to be aware of the relative pros and cons of using either method when applying for a new job.
One of the advantages of using an employment/recruitment agency is simply that it gives you more options. One thing to bear in mind is that in the majority of cases, an in-house HR professional or talent acquisition specialist will be looking for a specific set of skills and experience to fulfil a role in their company. If you apply directly with the employer and do not quite match that list, then the odds are that you will not get the job. On the other hand, recruitment consultants are always looking out for new talent. If you use a recruitment agency, your CV will be kept for future reference if you have strong skills and experience that may be needed in a future job opening.
That being said, some direct employers keep a database of applicants, which means that you could receive a potential career...
Nowadays, temporary employment is booming all over the world from the United States to Japan, despite the differences in economic conditions and development. Many multinational corporations, such as McDonald’s or PepsiCo, saved preposterous sums of money by using temporary workers instead of permanent ones. Therefore, job-hopping is becoming more and more a norm that many millennials are choosing to follow.
The main difference between regular employment and short-term employment is that temporary workers are hired for a certain period of time, as is indicated in their contract. They to do all the tasks that permanent workers are supposed to, and they are incredibly useful during changes in demand for labor due to seasonal diversity, maternity leaves or vacations. The hiring process and all the benefits associated with the job are the same for temporary workers, even when hired via a job agency.
Perspectives for the Starters
The first and foremost reason for taking a temporary job is income. When a person needs money, sometimes short-term employment is necessary. Also, companies often need extra people to satisfy their customers’ fluctuating needs and for that, they are willing to pay a reasonably good salary.
Temporary work is especially great if one is...
Tired of constantly being rejected? Getting the feeling that you might be making the same mistakes over and over again? There are many different ways on how to look for a new job and, in general, how to approach it. Below are tips on how to make your life easier when finding a new job.
1. Update your resume and LinkedIn profile.
The reason to focus on LinkedIn is because of its position – it is one of the top networking sites for professionals. Furthermore, there are more than 414 million users among whom there are many recruiters and company owners who are looking for a new colleague. What is important to focus on? You should update your work experience, skills, education and profile picture. Please keep in mind that the picture should be recently made and look professional.
Your resume is another essential aspect. It is the same as with the LinkedIn profile, it has to be up to date, and there should be a summary of your best qualities and skills. Keep in mind that your LinkedIn profile or resume can be adjusted depending on the job you are applying to. The right wording and skills pointed out...
Looking for a job can be tricky, particularly when moving to a new location. After all, where is a job seeker to start? While there are many great job boards out there, it can take a bit of trial and error to find the ones that are right for you, which is why a useful tool to use initially is the trusty old search engine.
Though the terms ‘search engine’ and ‘job board’ are often used interchangeably in articles about job hunting, there are marked differences between the two. For example, search engines cast a net over the web and rely on an algorithm to provide relevant results, bringing you job postings from multiple sources. Whereas job boards are usually paid a fee by employers to have their vacancies listed on them, and positions can be applied for directly through the job board without the need to sign up to other websites (which can often happen when job hunting through search engines).
There are both advantages and disadvantages to using a search engine over directly accessing a job board. In terms of advantages, a search engine’s range is considerably wider. It scours the net and pulls up all results containing...
Creating your personal brand entails combining who you are and what you want to promote, in order to attract people’s attention and build your reputation. First of all, whether it is for personal or professional reasons, you have to start thinking of yourself as a brand, by emphasizing your best competencies and core values, and creating a fascinating story about yourself. The stronger the brand you have, the more motivated and disciplined you will appear, while providing a successful mindset.
There are two main levels where you need to create and promote your personal brand effectively: online through social networks, and through interpersonal relationships that include interviews, meet ups and conferences.
The configuration of the suitable personal brand can be difficult due to the widely varied audience, including friends, family, acquaintances, colleagues etc. Through impression management you can adjust your behavior and share the right information selectively depending on the audience and the situational context. Everyone has a different persona for each audience; as a consequence, you should learn how to construct your personal brand appropriately.
Social media are the ideal platforms for impression management as they allow you to easily control and create your personal brand and content, especially...
Nowadays, uitzendbureaus are the short-term solution to obtain a temporary employment. They serve a role as a third party between the employer and the employee. They usually direct work scheduling, remuneration, taxes and other necessities in the relationship between a client employee and a client employer. Client firms are allowed to request the skills and the type of jobs that needs to be done, as well as the right to terminate a certain position or file a complaint against an employee.
Applicants might be hired based on their scores on personality, emotional intelligence or IQ tests, as companies are interested in the eligibility and the competence of the potential employee. If one is selected, then the temporary employee is...
Besides being appointed as one of the best websites for your career by Forbes, LinkedIn is also the largest professional social networking site. It is free to become a member and you can upload your CV or résumé there. Hiring managers and recruiters worldwide use it more often than any other website in order to connect with job applicants. It is also a convenient way of finding suitable job positions and...
Where Are My Skills Needed
Some of us can have highly specialized skills, a dredging engineer or an anthropology professor, for example, and would therefore need to think critically about where to move. If you wish to pursue your specialized career, chances are that you have already entered some form of negotiation with your potential employer before moving, rather than showing up at the closest tech firm for dredging or a university with an anthropology department, because if they do not hire you then you have a problem. So for those niche jobs, do your research well and know where your potential employers are located in the...
The first thing to note is that the debate between education and experience is largely dependent on what type of job you are applying for. Vocational fields like construction will often value experience over qualifications. On the other hand, a degree from a top university will make you more employable simply on the basis of its reputation. Furthermore, there are fields in which having a degree will get you a higher starting salary from the get go. These include computer science, mathematics, architecture, health and the social sciences.
Research in the UK has shown that top employers tend to value work experience from graduates over their specific grades, with 58 per cent rating work experience as the most popular qualification. Within the Netherlands, work experience is very highly valued among Dutch employers. Dutch...
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