Wednesday Apr 06, 2016

Oracle Women – Success Tips to Working in Tech

This is the story of Ami May – an inspiration for anyone who aims to be successful. As Oracle’s Sales Consulting Manager, with over 22 years of experience in business management, sales, marketing, service and e-commerce, including 16 years of sales consulting and sales consulting management at Oracle, her journey, both with lessons learned and struggles, has a lot to teach women out there aspiring to a fruitful career in technology.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration to fulfill your career goals, or need some quick takeaways to boost your motivation in your job, here are a few quotes from Ami that will help you see your career in a different light.

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Friday Apr 01, 2016

6 Myths You Shouldn’t Fool Your Career With

It’s a given: we all want to find the best career scenario – it’s a type of wishful thinking that makes us strive for more and look on the bright side of our professional future. But it’s the same wishful thinking that is sometimes biased by the wrong expectations we set, those that are built more on our positive thinking rather than our realistic point of view.

In an effort to not letting ourselves fooled by expectations and to building a more realistic scenario of our careers, we need to separate subjective principles (the myths) from what we can actually achieve (reality).

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Wednesday Mar 30, 2016

Making a Difference: Impact as a Trend and a Reason to Believe in Your Job

 

Are you a numbers person or rather a free spirit, creative type? Whichever the answer, there’s no denying that one of the top things that keep us going through the daily ups and downs of our profession is what our work means to the world out there. Be it a department that uses data reports to predict customer behavior, or the worldwide art-loving community, the work we do is often meant to have an impact on more people than just us.


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Monday Mar 28, 2016

What a competitive work environment can teach you about engagement

What a competitive work environment can teach you about engagement

Lately engagement has become a pretty elastic term in regards to its actual meaning – what makes something engaging is, we’ve come to realize, totally different than what you might consider to be so.

In other words, most of the times it’s purely subjective. A few years ago it seemed to be more of a “recipe to success” kind of concept, whereas in recent times it’s visibly expanded its area of reach – one might consider commissions an engaging component of a job, while others might put fun at work above financial incentives.

However, an interesting approach to engagement is competition; to be more specific, competitiveness amongst work mates. Let’s explore the key areas of what a competitive work environment can bring to the employee engagement table.

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Friday Mar 25, 2016

5 Skills That Will Make Working in Digital a Lot Easier

20 years ago, Digital jobs weren’t even around. 10 years ago, working in Digital could only mean a couple of things. Fast forward to 2016, and you’ve got tens and hundreds of job types in Digital. What was not so long ago something taken from a science-fiction novel today has become the norm. And along with that came a lot of new skills professionals had to learn.

Working in Digital is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming at times. You want to do more, you want to do everything better, you want to keep learning. So, here are 5 skills that will make your job easier.

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3 Questions to Ask During an Interview

You have a killer LinkedIn profile and your polished resume snagged you a phone screen, which you nailed! Now, it’s time for the in-person interview. In order to maintain that winning streak, you dust off those interview clothes and practice your handshake with everyone that crosses your path.

You have everything covered - or do you? There comes a time (sometimes dreaded), in every interview, when the tables are flipped and you’re the one asking questions when asked, “Do you have any questions for me?”

Here are 3 questions to ask during an interview that will end things on a high note. Read more in a  blog post by Nando Rodriguez, Head of Employment Branding & Candidate Experience for Horizon Media.

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Thursday Mar 24, 2016

Your Story: How to build a career narrative

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We write stories through the simple act of living. From going to the shop, to working out. Everything is a small narrative, a story to tell. But, what if you were to take control of that story? What if you became the narrator of your own tale? Your career is also a story that you can constantly write. There are simple techniques from the world of storytelling that you can apply to your career that can help you seize control of your narrative and take it to new and exciting places.

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Tuesday Mar 22, 2016

4 Songs that Can Inspire Every Job Seeker

The pressure of finding the right job is tough for anyone who wants to make it in their future career. At least it was for me before I knew what my real passions stood for or how to integrate them in my everyday job. I remember it felt like always waiting for an epiphany, a sign, or an opportunity that would make a difference, and not finding anything while I was deep involved in searching for them. Here are a few things I learned along the way back when I was job-searching and how music helped me find the best job – the one I have been looking for a long time.

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Monday Mar 21, 2016

Bringing Cloud Attitude to Oracle

An ANZ idea to spark cultural change within Oracle using Millennials has also led to the creation of Young Oracle Groups in ASEAN and India. This initiative aims to energize the brand and perhaps encourage similar organizations in coming to China and Korea. Read more to find out about this initiative in Oracle.

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Friday Mar 18, 2016

The Greatest Employee Super Power & How To Use It

Most employees are tempted to believe their influence in the company they work in is only as strong as their job title. Whether it’s in a small start-up of 4 people, or in a large-scale company, there’s no escaping the thought that our voice as employees is sometimes limited by the power we have in the company.

Or is it?

The truth is, we live in a candidate-driven market, and not an employer-driven one – and we have employer branding to thank for that. We’re no longer accepting job offers just for the money, we’re looking for great culture, work-life balance, a fun environment, and other great work perks. Jobs are no longer just a way to fill in the financial void, but a way to improve the quality of our life.

All of this because of one employee super power that changed the business world like nothing else before...

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From Career Fair to Employee Award: How Andras Karoly Kiss Found His Path at Oracle