Monday Jan 23, 2012

Spotlight on an office – Romania

Have you considered the importance of the working environment in choosing your future job?

We all would like to enjoy the 8-hours spent in the office and once we start working we realize what a great impact the environment has on our daily activity.  This particular aspect is highly valued at Oracle, so we invite you to travel with us and have an insight on how the working environment is in our offices from different sides of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Every month you’ll discover a new location and new people. First stop is Romania, Bucharest...

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Tuesday Jan 17, 2012

Confessions from a manager working with graduates

I’m Ionut and I’m in the business of enthusiasm.

I live it, I draw my energy from it, I search for it endlessly and I feel a great celebration inside (fireworks included) when I find it in other people. The difference between doing something because you have to and doing something because it makes your heart skip a beat under the sudden burst of enthusiasm is so great, that the choice between the two is always the same, over and over again. Working in a team that draws its energy from the urge of doing everything very well and making a difference with their work is more than a job. It makes your projects matter, it gives meaning to what you do and it sends you home with a smile, rather than a grin.

So how does someone find that work environment that motivates them and makes them go home thinking it was a great day?

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Friday Jan 13, 2012

Want to get quick career development?

My name is Sabina and I am a Business Development Consultant. I started working in the role of Customer Intelligence Representative at Oracle after I finished my studies in International Business and Languages at Avans University in the Netherlands. However after only 4 months I moved on to my current position. I will tell you my story and how it all started! 

I was contacted by Oracle to interview with them for a position and this was even before graduating. I was successful in the interview process whereupon I moved to Dublin. From the very first day I have been made feel so welcome and such a valued part of the Oracle Direct team. As a Customer Intelligence Representative you get a really good induction program; it introduces you to the organization and everything you need to know to move around the company. I was also assigned a mentor who was great at helping me to settle in.

 

My role as a Customer Intelligence Representative involves ...

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Tuesday Jan 10, 2012

Working within a virtual team

Have you ever thought that you could be part of a team whose members aren’t in the same office as you are and not even in the same country? Have you ever thought your colleagues would be from different cultures? I hadn’t thought about it before coming to Oracle. In business today, many companies are made up of virtual teams. License Management Services ECEMEA (Eastern Central Europe, Middle East and Africa) that I am part of, is one such team.

My name is Susan and I’m a License Management Services graduate based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Friday Jan 06, 2012

A Quick Catch Up with an Expat in Prague

Ali is a Business Development Consultant who moved to the Oracle office in Prague from Turkey. He studied in Istanbul and he is a fresh graduate from Bogazici University with a B.A. in Management, and a native Turkish speaker.

I approached him to ask how his life here is going so far as he used to live in a completely different environment in every aspect: language, people, even the weather. I was not sure if he would be able to settle in. So I asked:

- Hi Ali, I was going to step by your desk later but had a chance now. How is everything going?  

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Tuesday Jan 03, 2012

Start your New Year well, find yourself a new job using LinkedIn!

It's 2012, everybody is making plans again for this new year, some people want to stop smoking, some people want to travel and some people are looking for a new job. This is where this article might come in handy. Last month I wrote an article about how to get your LinkedIn profile up and running and how you can optimize your profile to be better found by recruiters and organisations (link). This article is all about how you can find the perfect job yourself using LinkedIn. Not all companies will actively look for candidates and perhaps the companies you’re looking at aren’t finding you. So be pro-active, start your New Year productive and look for the jobs that are out there!
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