by Laura Vilaça
As Jasmijn de Baan explained this week, the work market is a dogfight. As such, you must be as prepared as possible, always finding ways to make yourself stand out from the competition. Today, being able to throw around a few clicks to get others engaged is as valuable as gold, and one must not fall behind on the trends. Social media may just be the push you need to look like a safe bet on a casino night. And though these tools are not as useful for some jobs as they are for others, knowing the basics can also be a way to improve how you manage your internet persona and, just maybe, turn out to be nice conversation ice breaker in an elevator or a party because, like it or not, we’re all Barbie girls in a digital world.
Given that I’m a nicer person than a new-born puppy, I organized a little guide to the social networks that are trending and that you should be mastering – or at least be aware of them. You’re welcome, future employed you.
- Barbie, the computer engineer. Yes, it exists.
By Jasmijn de Baan
As a Recruiter, it is the most asked question from anyone who has just received their hard-earned diploma.
Like so many others, I started my education five years ago with all the gleam and pride of someone who thought they were getting the best start in life. Cause not everyone makes it up to university. And at that time it was literally said: ‘no matter what field of study you choose, you will have a job within a short period of time’. Five years later, the unemployment plague is a stark reality. Starter positions are relatively scarce, and the jobs available are usually met by hundreds of candidates applying (300 to 400 candidates for one job opening is rather a rule than an exception). The competition is murderous and (sadly), you can expect your group of competitors growing every half year. Unless you are in IT of course.
by Camy Roch
Much has been said about the troubles encountered by our sweet 1980’s generation: underpaid internships, overwhelming feeling of helplessness, unsatisfied dreams of greatness and easy money. If you haven’t noticed yet, it’s THERE, THERE and MOSTLY THERE.
All the previous appear as potential candidates to create a tendency to stand up, unify and protest. But as a matter of fact, even while looking at the small things, we can find some good examples of how our generation is getting screwed in many ways. The following is just a random example that contributes to make our life miserable: The nightmare of ONLINE APPLICATION FORMS!!