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 Daniel Isler
Ferris wheel. How excited was little Daniel when he first met one, back when he was a six year old. The colors, the lights, the size, the height, the stories from his older sisters. Everything pushed him to agree to dad’s suggestion, and jump on one of the carts and go up to the sky. Unfortunately for little Daniel, half way up he felt the disturbing, unique feeling of gummy bears, chocolate ice-cream and juice all mixing and turning in his stomach – nausea. The colors, the lights, the size, the height – all overwhelmed the little boy. “Tell them to stop the wheel”, said Daniel to his dad, “I want to get off”. But this was not part of the wheel-deal.
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!!