• 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    over 1 year ago

    ​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.​Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?​While great pr...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    over 1 year ago

    ​​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the technology sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most human communic...

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  • The Five Soft Skills Needed for Remote Working

    over 1 year ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​Working-from-home will likely last long after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. While remote working was already on an upward trend before, it was certainly not the norm. In 2018, only 5.2% of people across the European Union would regularly work from home. As government lockdowns required most workers to stay inside and work from home for the past few months, many business...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    over 1 year ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    Video interviews have begun growing in popularity, however as the Covid-19 epidemic continues, this method of interviewing has become a prominent part of companies’ application process. But video interviews come with a new set of difficulties.For many tech professionals in Germany, a video interview may seem simple as it’s in the comfort of your own home. However making a gr...

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  • 5 Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    over 1 year ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​Blue Monday got you down? It’s no surprise – around 2.5% of the German population suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). January can be a difficult month for many tech professionals living in Germany. Bad weather, an enlarged waistline from too much lebkuchen and a low bank balance all contribute to the most depressing day of the year. Though the science behind Blu...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​Did you know that 34% of the “100 Best Workplaces in Europe” offer paid sabbaticals, according to the Great Places to Work Institute? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital oppor...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​The german technology sector is currently experiencing talent shortages, which means skilled applicants get snapped up quickly, and can even be in the luxurious position of considering several offers at the same time. Tech companies will often offer a brilliant salary and wage package to woo valuable candidates to the business. When weighing a job offer, it is not just abo...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​Even when quitting a job you hate, it is vital to leave your position on good terms with both your boss and your co-workers. Future employers will use your current position as a reference, and you don’t want to leave a role in a manner which gains you a bad reputation within the close knit German technology sector.However, there are ways to leave a job you hate while still ...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​When starting a new role in the German technology sector, remember to keep in mind the qualities which won you the job offer in the first place. It is best to view a first day as an extension of your interview, as your first impression is the most important one you will make, and something which can impact on the rest of your time in that role and your further career. Rathe...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​The technology sector rarely stops to breathe as start-ups grow from nothing and every company is vulnerable to disruption from a new technology or competitor. This can lead to a general feeling of being overwhelmed in a job, a need to always ‘catch up’, and eventually burning out.A 2016 study by Gallup found that a third of German workers experienced stress, with 12% of ex...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​The higher you climb up the career ladder in the German technology sector, the more likely you are to face the dreaded all-day interview. Increasing in popularity for senior or skilled roles, these marathon interviews involve candidates meeting with several stakeholders throughout the course of a day. Though these lead to better hiring decisions by employers, the experience...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    almost 2 years ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​Germany’s exciting technology scene is an eclectic mix of start-up hubs, angel investor companies and long-established names in tech. This has created an atmosphere of opportunity, with a high demand for tech talent in the hubs of Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. If you are currently feeling underpaid and overworked, it is worth working out your value within your current company...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​The continued success of the German technology sector can be attributed to positive working conditions, a collaborative spirit and an innovative approach to finding technological solutions. However, a co-worker who favours toxic behaviours such as gossip, bullying, taking credit for other’s work or sowing seeds of mistrust can impact your job performance, the success of you...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​Is your boss providing you with consistent and constructive feedback to help you refine your current skills and help you progress towards a more prominent position? If not, this is one of the many signs that your boss is showing little interest in the development of your career. The traditional career ladder no longer exists in the start-up driven tech sector in Germany. Ca...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​The German technology sector is booming, and there are plenty of opportunities to grow your career and reach higher salaries. This will inevitably lead to finding yourself in a situation where you may need to leave a role where you are very much needed. Many employees are anxious about the resignation process, especially about leaving employers blindsided and upset. Howeve...

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  • To interview or not to interview: how to decide whether to go for a job that may not seem perfect

    over 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV or found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it.Giancarlo Hirsch, Director of the New York Glocomms team comments, “When ad...

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  • Can A Mentor Accelerate Your Career?

    over 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Recent research shows that 94% of women across a variety of industries feel that mentoring programmes are an important tool for personal and professional development. While many companies do offer formal mentorship schemes, there is still a large number that don’t yet offer it as part of their in-house learning and development initiatives.​Professionals are starting their o...

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  • Top Tips for Securing a Job in Technology

    over 3 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Talk to a Specialist RecruiterA great recruiter will look out for you and your best interests. They have a wide understanding and insight of the market and can offer multiple opportunities, while sharing/ tips on writing your resume and interviews techniques.A recruiter will give you access to the “hidden” job market. Often, the best roles are not advertised directly by com...

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  • How Working with a Specialist Recruiter Can Help Advance Your Career

    over 3 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Upon reaching Senior Executive level, the number of opportunities available for career development begins to decrease, while the competition increases. As you reach the competitive leadership positions, it’s vital to differentiate yourself from the other candidates in the market.​In many circumstances, working with a specialist recruiter will help give you an edge when it c...

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  • Resume Writing Tips For Contractors

    over 3 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    When it comes to securing a job, the resume is used across almost all industries and levels. A contractor resume has a different function than a traditional resume. Although in essence it is the same – in that it displays the work history of a contractor – it has a slightly different purpose.Contractors provide solutionsBefore hiring an employee for a permanent position, the...

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