Monday Jan 25, 2016

How to Make Your Professional Relationships Work

Handling your work relationships is a career progression essential you can’t afford to overlook. While your skills and knowledge are the backbone of your performance as an employee, teamwork is the business card you need to use in order to achieve your goals faster and easier. This is why getting along with your team is no longer a matter of choice, but a matter of proving how professional you are so that you get the most out of your work by effectively using the human resources you have available.

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Friday Jan 22, 2016

Volunteering – A Driver for Employee Engagement

First thing’s first – what IS employee engagement? We’ve been hearing about how this magical ingredient is what essentially drives people into becoming more productive at work, but the term seems to have slipped into our [corporate] vocabulary without much explanation.

To put it in simple terms employee engagement is defined as the emotional and functional commitment a professional has to his or her organization. After all, we all know that employees don’t leave companies, they leave people.

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Thursday Jan 21, 2016

Becoming a Team Player


Collaboration is not something that comes naturally to everyone. Sure, at an early age we are taught to play nicely in the sandbox and share our toys but that concept doesn’t always withstand the test of self-promotion or the longing to simply do things your own way. One of the biggest challenges in my position as a Recruitment Branding Lead for North America has been working successfully alongside a global team. As a former recruiter I had become accustomed to life in my silo, working independently and treating each job that needed filling as my own. Staying in my lane was comfortable and while I’ve always enjoyed building relationships, partnering on work assignments was certainly never my sweet spot. 

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Tuesday Jan 19, 2016

The Power of Deadlines And Why You Actually Need Them

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein”, said H. Jackson Brown Jr. Truth be told however, today’s business market and competitivity is a lot different than what it was 10 years ago, let alone when Michelangelo created his legendary art. This makes performance in our current and immensely challenging work environments a lot more difficult to achieve.

But there’s a way to overcome these challenges, or at least make them easier in the long run: by turning our most terrifying deadlines into solid perks. Here’s how.[Read More]

Friday Jan 15, 2016

Learning to Lead

Leadership has become one of those qualities that are crucial to business. However, becoming a leader is not an easy process in my time as Employer Branding Lead for Latin America there a few lessons I’ve learned, that have helped me be successful and set the foundation for bigger and better projects. It’s a tough journey, but it’s definitively worth making. 

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Monday Jan 11, 2016

The Star Wars Legacy That Will Make You a Career Jedi


No matter where you work, you’ll always find some sort of struggle: to be successful, noticed, promoted, to overcome a difficult time within your team or change someone’s opinion about you as an employee. The way we respond to this struggle can dictate how we are seen as employees or business people.

Much like Jedis were responsible for maintaining peace in the Galactic Republic, we need to learn to take the right actions in challenging times in order to make the most out of our jobs. Thinking about the Star Wars story made me find a couple of ways that will make this process a lot easier.

 

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Monday Jan 04, 2016

5 Answers to Be Successful in 2016

That time of year is here again: New Year’s resolutions. We’re all thinking about it: gym memberships, weight loss, commitments to personal needs, the list can go on and on. But have you stopped to think about any professional goals you might have? Do you have resolutions around them? If the answer is no, I ask you “Why not”? To find out the shorter way to success in 2016 you need to have clear answers regarding your professional activity till now.


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Start Right! 5 New Year Career Resolutions to Actually Keep in 2016

The start of a fresh new year is a time of great expectations in what concerns our career path. We pledge to ourselves to get a promotion, earn more money or even change careers. We reflect on the good and the bad, what has worked and what hasn’t brought us satisfaction. But most of all, we want change.

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Wednesday Dec 23, 2015

Why Treating Your Job Like Your BFF Matters

I could never picture my life without my best friends. The amount of effort invested in keeping us together as well as the good times that have made our lives so enjoyable and real convinced me that there’s nothing more beautiful and rewarding than building long lasting friendships.

This got me thinking about commitments, our responsibilities when it comes to jobs and how much better we could handle them if we applied the same principles we use when building our friendships.

Let’s think about it: what would be the outcomes of treating your job the way you treat your BFF?

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Tuesday Dec 22, 2015

How to Manage Your Time When You're the Only One Working during Christmas Holidays

Ho, ho, holidays are coming and you’re the designated one to come to work during Christmas holidays. It’s a challenge to stay focused in the lead up to the Christmas period, especially when people ask you what you’re doing over the holidays. Here is a glimpse of what it will be like alone at the office: you start of your day by telling yourself that you will get the tasks done today. As determined as you are, you might end up having silly conversation with your friends, replying and sending out e-mails and, of course, get really busy on social outlets, just like most of us here.


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Monday Dec 21, 2015

Pre-Holiday Stress? Manage Work Tasks with Zero Headaches

Pre-holiday stress is a common ‘syndrome’ amongst employees who feel the burden of responsibility coming upon them. It usually starts with one week before leaving for holiday, when you begin to panic and stress that you won’t be able to deliver work in due time. Here’s 5 tips to help you better organize office time and learn to deal with pre-holiday anxiety in the least stressful way.

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Wednesday Dec 16, 2015

#Throwback Thursday – Winter Special: Meet the Design Team

Hello December! The most wonderful time of the year is almost here! The Recruitment Branding Team is already getting into the cheerful winter holiday spirit. And because we love Throwback Thursday, we’ve challenged each team member to share a blast from the past that best reminds them of their childhood winter holiday season. Join us for a fun trip down memory lane and laugh along with us while we uncover our funniest and cutest snaps. It’s #ThrowbackThursday time! 

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Tuesday Dec 15, 2015

‘Tis the Season to Optimize Your Job Search Strategy

The winter holidays are almost upon us and although you’ve been actively seeking for a new employment opportunity, now you’re putting your search on pause. After all, companies take a rest too, right? Not quite. Don’t slow down your job search because recruiters are still on the haunt! Here’s how to do it. 

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Monday Dec 14, 2015

5 Movie Characters That Relate to Candidates During Interviews

Have you ever gone to an interview and felt like you’re part of some sort of movie? Or at least in a classic scene you relate to when you’re confronted with trick questions or awkward moments. Critics would probably find this analogy a bit far-fetched, but I think each and every one of us has struggled with interviews at some point or at least felt close to certain a stereotype.

If you come to think of it, movies and interviews have a lot in common: there’s a certain script you have to follow in order to engage our audience into listening to your speech, you have to play the role that best fits you as an actor so that you perform at your best during the movie and so on. I researched a few movies and realized some of them speak truly about certain interview situations, so let’s run through them and I’m sure you will see the resemblance too.

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Oracle @ GHCI 2015 – Event Highlights

The Grace Hopper Celebration event, India’s largest gathering of women in computing and technology took place between December 2nd and December 4th in Bangalore. Oracle participated as proud Silver Sponsor, a perfect occasion to re-connect with the amazing Indian community of women technologists. Here is an overview of the event. 

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