Wednesday Feb 10, 2016

From The Rio Bravo to Tierra de Fuego: Meet Oracle Latin America


Being Branding Lead for Latin America has allowed me to meet a lot of wonderful people. But, more importantly has allowed me to get to know the awesome work that’s done all throughout the region and how we are making a difference in every country we are in.  Today I’d like to take you on a brief tour of what’s going in Oracle Latin America, and show you some of the projects that you could join.

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Monday Jan 04, 2016

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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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 02, 2015

Throwback Thursday – Winter Special: Meet the Copywriting 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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Low On Productivity? Turn It On with Your Music Playlist

We all have those moments when we try really hard to concentrate, but still cannot seem to make it happen. When you have an important task reaching its deadline and all you can hear around the office is mumbling and background noise, it’s time to put on your headphones and press PLAY to your favorite music playlist. Yes, music does make us become more productive, especially when we work in noisy open-space offices. So what music should we listen to if we wish to optimize work productivity?

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Monday Nov 30, 2015

Oracle GHCI 2015 – When Empowered Women Empower Other Women (III)

In our quest to support women empowerment, we’ve challenged some of our colleagues in Oracle India to share the stories of their business path: the drive for career success, the challenges they faced in the IT male-dominated industry and their mentoring vision to other women technologists. For our last GHCI interview series, we’ve brought into focus two other inspirational women leaders: Rohini Ramdath - Director of Clusterware and Nandini Narayana Rao - Director of Fusion Quality Assurance, both within Oracle India.

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Wednesday Nov 25, 2015

Oracle GHCI 2015 – When Empowered Women Empower Other Women (II)

In our quest to support women empowerment, we’ve challenged some of our colleagues in Oracle India to share the stories of their business path: the drive for career success, the challenges they faced in the IT male-dominated industry and their mentoring vision to other women technologists. This week we interviewed two inspirational women – Anandhi Sridharan and Srilakshmi Ramachandra – who engage and lead with power and grace in tech-related leadership roles. 

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Thursday Nov 19, 2015

The Introvert & Networking - A Cat and Dog Relationship?

For many introverts, one of the most stressful and nerve-wracking parts of looking for a job or advancing their career is networking. Having to introduce themselves to strangers and striking up a conversation about careers sounds more like a nightmare than a potential means to land a dream job. Thanks to online social business networks, introverts can burn some stages by getting acquainted with people from their professional area without the cringing face-to-face experience. But unfortunately for introverts, they cannot hide forever behind of a computer screen and eventually will have to socialize in real life.

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Tuesday Nov 17, 2015

Oracle GHCI 2015 – When Empowered Women Empower Other Women (I)

In our quest to support women empowerment, we’ve challenged some of our colleagues in Oracle India to share the stories of their business path: the drive for career success, the challenges they faced in the IT male-dominated industry and their mentoring vision to other women technologists. Meet Bindu Parvathy, Senior Manager Fincore Quality Assurance for Peoplesoft Enterprise FMS/ ESA, within Oracle India. 
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Monday Nov 16, 2015

Life at Oracle: The Power of Active Volunteering

October proved to be a very busy month for our dedicated volunteers who took part in 27 global campaigns. They’ve ran for fundraising events, spent time bringing bright smiles on the faces of kids from shelter homes, donated blood or went the extra mile for a cleaner environment. They’ve done it all in the good name of humanity.Honoring their impressive efforts, let’s take a look at some of their most recent initiatives.

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Wednesday Nov 11, 2015

Life at Oracle – #WellnessWednesday or How to Create the Perfect Work-Life Balance

What’s your favorite sports activity after work? This is the question we asked Oracle employees from offices all over the world when we launched the Wellness Wednesday social media campaign, back in august 2015. That’s how we came to learn that many of our company members are not only valuable professionals, but they also project extraordinary lives outside work. Let’s take a look of some of the amazing people who have been, so far, featured in our Wellness Wednesday campaign.

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Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

7 Tips On Working With Coworkers You Don’t Like That Much

In a perfect world it would all be sugar, spice & everything nice. But as we’ve all experienced in our working years, sometimes it can be only spice. There’s a reason why people say it’s good to “spice things up”, it keeps boredom away. But is it really worth your nerves and serenity? Luckily, there are several ways to block the negativity and the spikes & flames shooting from your colleagues.

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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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Friday Sep 04, 2015

Meet Oracle's #WomeninTech

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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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Big Ideas Are Good, but Every Plan Needs Building Blocks by David Talamelli

A few years ago I attended a training course which was designed to help participants understand how they think and behave to help them make better decisions both individually and as part of a team. In this training I completed an Emergenetics Profile which helps you understand the way you think. There are 4 Distinct Categories which are Analytical, Structural, Social and Conceptual which are fairly self explanatory. The training was really insightful and helped me better understand the way I tend to approach situations and also better understand how others approach situations as well.

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When I took the test my profile was heavily weighted to ‘Conceptual’ thinking which has thinking attributes and traits such as Imaginative, Learns by experimenting, Enjoys the creative process, etc…. Looking at my work I can see this reflected in the projects and work that I do. While it is great to have a conceptual approach to creating solutions that has to be counter balanced with activity from the other categories – any plan needs elements of the other traits involved as well to be successful. What good is having a big plan if you do not take care of the basics or learn how to translate your big ideas into bite size action items.  Everyone has an idea, the hard part is taking those ideas and turning them into reality...

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