Wednesday Apr 02, 2014

From College to Corporate World!!By Tojin Joseph

" Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me...."-Steve Jobs” .

I remember the day I started my Engineering, like everyone, I too dreamed to get placed in one of the top companies. Now at this point of time I thank God Almighty, all the crew members of SCT, my family, friends, Jesus Youth Family & everyone who helped me achieving this.

I cleared my interview and landed in my dream company and was all set to explore corporate life. As exciting as this opportunity was, it made me extremely anxious having heard my seniors experience tight schedules and intense stress. Moreover I was to switch over to becoming a software / programming geek from a Mechanical engineer.

On 13th January 2014, as a pleasant surprise I became a member of ORACLE family, the company that moves world with Java in everything. From the very 1st day, I began to experience the real beauty of Oracle life. Now completing almost two months here with amazing work culture and friendly colleagues each day is unforgettable...


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Thursday Mar 27, 2014

Why work and live abroad: from Germany to Spain

Hi, my name is Markus. I am a Sales Consultant for Social Media and Marketing in the EMEA PreSales Center (EPC) of Oracle in Malaga. I work together with colleagues across the whole of Europe by delivering product expertise and demonstrations of our solutions. I mainly focus on Oracle's Cloud solutions for Marketing Automation (Eloqua) and Social Relationship Management. I like to work in international teams and being surrounded by colleagues with different cultural backgrounds and ideas.

After my apprenticeship as management assistant for IT-Systems some years ago, I studied Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz. When I was about to finish my studies, I started to look for jobs and came across the role as a Sales Consultant for Oracle. From the very first moment, I felt this role would fit perfectly with my skills and interests as it combined both IT and business aspects. The fact that the position was based in Malaga was also a strong argument, as I always wanted to work and live abroad. After several interviews with recruiters and Managers of Oracle, I received a contract offer and decided to take the job and move abroad to Malaga. At the end of May 2013, I flew to Malaga to start my new job on June, 1st 2013...

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Learning Curve By Ankita Bhandary!!

Filled with enthusiasm, a little bit of nervousness and in keen anticipation of what lay aheadI embarked on this amazing journey in Oracle Systems on 4th of July,2013, ready to embrace the numerous experiences on my first job.

Transitioning from college classrooms and assignments to the work place environment withproject deadlines can be a daunting task. But today, as I look back on the past few months, I'mdelighted to say that I've enjoyed every minute of it ! From swinging on a rope like Tarzan tolearning how to fight fires, from fixing bugs and taking up challenging tasks to forging new friendships there has never been a dull moment.Getting an opportunity to interact with extremely talented and experienced co-workers who have worked on amazing products and technology was truly surreal. Meeting other new hires from different parts of the country and interacting with them was an eye opener to the rich diversity of our nation. Interacting with teams from different parts of the world and undergoing various trainings has certainly enhanced my skills...

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Monday Feb 03, 2014

We are NO different

The Times South Africa recently published an article about the German exchange students who have been attending Ponelopele Oracle Secondary School in Ivory Park, Midrand, North of Johannesburg since November last year. Laura Fricke and Joschka Geczy, both 17 years old, arrived in South Africa last year and have been living with host families in Tembisa, East Rand and Kaalfontein Midrand. They may be different from everyone else in the township, but they say the only thing different about them is their skin colour.

“I am very impressed by the level of discipline at the school”, Geczy said. “The teachers here take their work very seriously, ultimately leading to pupils taking their work very seriously”. Fircke said the uniform gave them another sense of belonging. “It does not make us look and feel any different from the rest of the pupils and the teachers don’t treat us any different from them”, she said...

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Monday Jan 27, 2014

Business Relationship Consultant role @OracleDirect

My name is Dominik, originally from the Frankfurt Area, Germany and now working and living in Dublin. I joined Oracle in April 2013 as a Business Relationship Consultant (BRC) and would like to share my experiences over the first good 9 months.

After my previous work experience within the financial sector where I received the “Bachelor of Banking” degree, and the online marketing industry as well as having studied a year in the US, I was looking for a new challenge for my international career.Oracle offered me the opportunity to work in a multicultural environment and to develop my professional skills further, so I was impressed. I chose Oracle because I believe it provides me with an unrivalled opportunity to work in an exciting and challenging environment whilst affording excellent progression opportunities.

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Thursday Jan 16, 2014

Foundation Training @OracleDirect

My name is Arlene and I am a Business Relationship Consultant for HCM. I had always heard about Oracle and knew it would be a fantastic company to work for, but so far they have really exceeded my expectations. This was my first job for a huge organisation and the mix of nerves and excitement was bursting out of me. I couldn’t wait to get started.

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Monday Dec 23, 2013

Working at Oracle, we like it!

As most organisations do, here at Oracle Spain we have plenty of X-LOB activities the week before Christmas where all the employees take part and spend some time together with colleagues.

We started the week with a charity market, some NGOs attended and also some employees made & brought different cakes to collect money for GBV (gender violence).

Every year our interns get involved in an initiative to contribute with an NGO and this year was no different as they have helped the families of children with cancer. They received a large amount of donations and funds from selling calendars with their own photos, trying to replicate some famous music bands and groups!
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Friday Dec 13, 2013

Fulu, from Oracle Intern to Associate Sales Consultant

“You dream of being in a company like Oracle, and when that dream comes true you get mixed feelings, mostly joy infused with fear”. When asked about my thoughts on my first week at Oracle, I didn’t give the response because it was expected of me to say so rather, it was the impression I got and the more time I spent at Oracle the happier I felt.

I joined Oracle as an intern for the 2013 graduate intake which started in March. For the first month we had a lot of training to do to get used to the organization, but I made it no secret that I wanted to remain at the end of the program and continue as an Oracle employee. So, from the first week, I became very involved in as many activities as I could. I was very proactive and passionate about my work.

When my fellow Interns and I went into our different lines of business, I was given Oracle SOA as my focus area, despite studying it at tertiary level I wasn’t clear at all about the product. In fact all that I knew went out the window as I learnt the product at Oracle. I was still a bit nervous but luckily as a grad you are part of a mini community so it was always fun to catch-up and hear how the other guys awere doing. I must be honest...

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Monday Dec 09, 2013

Shaping a more equal technology work force in Turkey

Our colleague Zumray Koc, Senior Recruiter in the Middle East and Africa Recruitment Team, is taking part in a very exciting project initiated by the Oracle Women leadership group in Turkey. The project focuses on young female students who are getting scholarships from "The Association for Supporting Contemporary Life".

This is a non-governmental organisation, aiming to protect Ataturk’s principles & revolutions, to reach contemporary society via contemporary educational programmes and to carry Turkey above the modern civilization level. Their goal is for the contemporary society and individual to respect universal children’s rights, women’s right and human rights and the realisation, protection & development of the democratic, secular & social state of law in a society...

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Wednesday Dec 04, 2013

What you should NOT DO in an Interview

There is plenty of content available to prepare for an interview but there are some very basic mistakes which candidates often make during job interviews. So we would like to present our own version of “Five things not to do in a telephone interview”

At Oracle, we typically do a first telephone interview with candidates. Telephone interviews are slightly different from a face-to-face interview. Yes, you don’t need to worry about what you should wear, instead, you should pay more attention to your communication style.

Let’s start with the first mistake: Don’t come prepared.

Is this a retail company? A Manufacturer? What does IT mean?...

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Friday Nov 22, 2013

What do the participants say about the #Gradstalk in Germany?

On the 5th of November this year, Oracle Graduate Recruitment invited students from the Berlin/Potsdam area to our Customer Visit Centre in the city centre of Berlin.

We discussed current IT trends – Globalization, Data Explosion, Rise of Mobility, Social is Business, – to show students and graduates what kind of challenges and big opportunities we’re facing at the moment and at the same time what they would face when joining Oracle.

We also gave them an insight into our Sales organization. We showed them negotiation techniques and the different personality types you might be in contact with when working in Sales – or any other line of business within Oracle.

We then opened the floor to questions about current job openings, how #lifeatOracle works and their career planning in general.

And what did the attendees think?

Lutz Welpelo: ‘It was a really good event – taking place in a perfect location. I liked the relaxed atmosphere, not the typical reserved one I’ve been expecting. Altogether, it was well structured, interactive and entertaining.’

Benjamin Hoffmann: ‘I really liked the event – the topics mentioned were interesting and made a positive impact on my impression of Oracle. I got the chance to speak to two members of the Sales organization which confirmed my intention to apply for a job at Oracle. For me, it has been a successful event – no questions remained unanswered.’

Monday Nov 18, 2013

The inhouse days at Oracle Netherlands - by Arne Stierman

Last Wednesday, our student association Asset (Tilburg University) and Oracle organised an inhouse day. The purpose was to get to know Oracle and be introduced to what career perspectives you have when you apply for a job at Oracle after graduation.

In the past I've heard about Oracle, but not in great detail. That is why I applied to take part in the inhouse day. Purely out of curiosity. Although the saying goes that curiosity killed the cat, it turned out to be quite different. But you'll read that later on.

 After we were greeted by the Oracle representatives in the main lobby we were given a general presentation on what Oracle is about. The first thing that stood out, was how diverse the Oracle product and services portfolio is. To my knowledge Oracle was a leading database vendor, yet I never gave thought that Oracle would offer a full and complete hardware and software stack.

The presentation that followed told us more about one of Oracle offerings, Oracle Sales Cloud. The presentation turned out to be a briefing for a sales competition. The sales competition consisted of a fifteen minute role play with Oracle Sales representatives acting as interested prospect and juror. During the role play we were asked to...

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Thursday Nov 07, 2013

Spotlight on a career path: Paul, Business Development Consultant

I came to work for Oracle in November 2012 as a Customer Intelligence Representative and since then I was promoted to a Business Development Consultant, for Commercial Industries in the UK, based in Dublin.

My background was primarily in Logistics, working for such companies as Indaver Ireland, Wincanton and P&O. I spent 10 years working in this industry and gained experience in negotiating with customers and suppliers in order to meet the needs of both, monitoring the quality and quantity of goods as well as the efficiency and organisation of the movement and storage of products.

I decided to move from my logistics career in 2009 to study Information Technology in D.I.T....

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Monday Nov 04, 2013

What do the participants say about the Open Day in South Africa?

On the 26th of September, a group of students who were specifically selected to attend an Open day at Oracle South Africa, joined us at our offices in Woodmead, Johannesburg. The Conference room was filled with inquisitive minds. What we had in store for them was a detailed presentation about Oracle which was delivered by Zuko - Cluster Leader: Tech GB South Africa.

Here is some of the feedback from the attendees:

Maxwell Moloi: “The open day truly served its purpose and exceeded expectations in the sense that I got to find out more about Oracle and all the different opportunities it has to offer. The fact that Oracle supplies a full solution to a customer and not just part of it and how the company manages to setup professional development for their employees is what entices me to want to join the rapidly growing team of Oracle.”...

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Thursday Oct 24, 2013

Lesi, from Graduate Trainee to Territory Manager

It’s the final year, University is now coming to an end. A new chapter now awaits my arrival. This part of my life is called “Looking for a Job”. With no form of experience whatsoever, getting a job at a well renowned IT company is something that every IT student dreams about.

CV: √, Application form: √, interviews: √. Acceptance Call, “Lesi I’m pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to be part of the Oracle Graduate Program for 2012”.

Life would never again be the same.

Being Part of the Graduate Program

Going into the Graduate program, I felt like a baby seeing candy for the first time. The Program gave me the platform to not only break in to the workplace but also to help launch my career. Over the next 3 months, I went through various trainings / workshops / events / coaching / mentorship sessions...[Read More]
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