Thursday Sep 10, 2015

After the Interview: DOs & DON’Ts

You managed to hide your sweaty hands and to keep your voice from trembling. No mistakes were made during the interview and no one noticed you were nervous, so it seems like you can finally breathe easy. Not so fast! There’s a post-interview stage that counts as much as the previous ones in the recruiting process. There are a few traps, but don’t worry, they can be easily avoided if you have a simple strategy.

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Dealing With Feedback: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I’ve been dealing with this puzzle for a while:

I noticed that regardless of the hiring company or the nature of your job, the way you’re able to handle feedback is critical not just to the chemistry you have with your workplace, but also to your performance. And since each and every one of us expresses in their own way, the quality of feedback varies and so do our responses to them.

So how can we train or brains into responding properly no matter the type of feedback we’re dealing with?

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Wednesday Sep 09, 2015

How to Train Your EQ to Survive the Workplace Chaos

Stop and take a deep breath. Clear your head of bad thoughts and put the world on pause. It’s time to take control over your emotional state of mind and learn how to use that information to improve your personal and professional relationships. It’s time to manage your emotional intelligence (EG) and make it through that chaotic day at the office.

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5 Stereotypes About Successful Women Broken By Serena Williams

A strong woman is said to be cold, furious and not feminine. She confronts daily all sorts of stereotypes which she must overcome and prove wrong. We’re living important times in which women write important chapters in the history of gender equality and performance. Creativity, discipline and productivity align into a force that makes women climb the ladder of success regardless the industry, but also comes with an altered vision on their personality. This is the case of Serena Williams too, a woman whom I most admire for her determination, endless passion and grit. She’s pushed through, becoming a role model to women all over the world. But success doesn’t come cheap, you have to pay the price of stereotypes. Here are the most common things people think about strong, successful women, and are completely wrong:[Read More]

Tuesday Sep 08, 2015

To take, or not to take the job: that is the question


How can you tell which job is better when you’ve got more offers to choose from?

Ease your decision-making process with these tips and tricks. 

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Friday Sep 04, 2015

Oracle Women in Tech – The Other Face of IT

Every day, thousands of extraordinary women engineers bring their contributions to the dynamic development of Oracle technologies and products. Their stories are fascinating life-lessons of courage, dedication and women empowerment. In order to discover these thriving personalities and recognize their contribution, we’ve sat down and asked them a few questions. Meet Simona Stanescu (Senior Product Support Manager), Alina Giurca (Software Development Manager) and Adina Dumitrasc (Technical Support Engineer). 

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Thursday Sep 03, 2015

3 Female Movie Characters That Teach Us About Real Career Passion

You have a burning ambition and, in your mind, you’ve already painted your career journey. Unfortunately, it’s only a dream. You’re lacking action. Maybe it feels too unrealistic, maybe you feel discouraged or maybe you’re just too afraid of failure. Let yourself inspired by 3 iconic women who turned their vivid passion into a striking success, followed by a successful career. 

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Wednesday Sep 02, 2015

Busting the Myth: Work-Life Balance is Possible

 Stress is the root of all evil. It affects everything, from our health and personal life to the way we handle our tasks at work. We can definitely put the blame on it for losing work-life balance and be right about it. There’s no better time than now to put an end to those complaints from your significant other for working overtime or even from bed, to regain the time lost with your kids because it took you forever to finish that report and to finally go and have some drinks Friday night without checking your e-mail every 5 minutes.

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Tuesday Sep 01, 2015

A Story From Mount Everest on Careers

I met Adrian Fako a few years ago and ended up being completely drawn by his passion. To be honest, my first impression on him, a 26-year-old climber who wanted to reach the highest peak in the world, was quite skeptical. But he told me a story that made me believe otherwise…

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Monday Aug 31, 2015

4 Rules of Dating Applied to Your Email Recruiting Campaign

Recruiting talent is just like a game of dating. You do your best to woo your candidate and pique their interest up to the point they are willing to get involved in a new relationship and reach full commitment. It’s all a great mix of good looks, fast attraction and savvy communication. Next time you are crafting recruiting emails for attracting new hires remember these 4 rules of dating.

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Tuesday Aug 25, 2015

Do you treat your candidates as VICs? (Very Important Customers)

Looking out into today’s world, it’s easy to see why brands are more important now than at any time in the past 100 years. Brands bring together psychology and science as a promise mark in a very competitive market. Nowadays, Corporations understand the importance of having brand awareness and concentrate important resources in corporate branding. Stretching the comparison, the candidates become customers who want to be swept off their feet. So how can you stay one step ahead and keep the best talent coming your way in a highly competitive market? By treating potential hires like your best customers and marketing with them in mind. Let’s take the Four P model from marketing and translate it into HR terms for a better understanding of this modern approach.

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Monday Aug 17, 2015

How Your Favorite Songs Can Help You Avoid Mistakes at Work

Music is a rich source of inspiration for everyone. Learn to avoid making mistakes at work by using your favorite soundtracks. This is how.

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Wednesday Aug 05, 2015

5 Tricks to Help You Beat the Vacation Blues

You’ve waited all year long for your summer vacation and… now it’s a wrap. The first day back at work is the gloomiest and grimmest day of them all - blue skies and golden sand beaches are swapped for traffic jams and cubicles. It’s that moment when your yacht transforms into a pumpkin as the clock strikes 9 AM. You’re still jet lagged so you lose your shoe in the Monday morning subway chaos. Don’t expect a modern hero to save the day! You will have to do it yourself; these 5 tricks will help you survive the post vacation blues caused by:

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Monday Jul 27, 2015

What Can a Game of Chess Teach You About Your Next Job Interview

Have you ever felt like turning back time to fix a failed job interview? You know…that moment when you know you could’ve done so much better if you only had one more chance? I’ve come to think that job interviews can sometimes seem like a challenging game of chess...

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Thursday Jul 23, 2015

How to Get Hired at Oracle: 5 Answers for 5 Questions You are Dying to Ask

You’re hired! The magical words we all dream to hear. Wondering how you can make that happen at Oracle? Yes, you do need strong skills and an awesome personality to join the #1 cloud company but you also need to know a little bit more. We’ve answered 5 questions you had on your mind, so you can stay ahead of the game. Check them out!

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