Thursday Oct 01, 2015

Case Study: How We Leveraged Google Forms for Candidate Pipelining and Engagement

Earlier this year the team at Careers at Oracle was faced with a challenge. We needed to gather exposure for our brand and for the premiere recruiting events across North America. In this case study you'll find how we created a recruitment branding campaign for our Oracle Direct events. By leveraging Google Forms, social media, other free tools and the incredibly enthusiasm of our employees we managed to create a succesfull campaign with surprising results and valuable, teachable lessons.

Read on, and discover what we did, how we did it. What went right, and what we learned from this incredible experience. 

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Friday Sep 25, 2015

7 Career Tips for a Younger You

For a second, consider your life since you first started working. Look back at all your experiences and think about the lessons you’ve learned on your own. If you had a time machine and could go in time, what would you say to a younger you? Would you tell yourself to try another career path? Or maybe not to take things too personally? If I could go back in time and tell my younger me something, this would be it:

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Thursday Sep 24, 2015

Working From Home? 5 Tips to Manage Your Time & Stay Organized

Working from home can be the best or the worst thing at the same time. If you’re dealing with the same time management issues, here’s my 5 tips to get you back on track.

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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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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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Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Is software support an option for your career?

If you have a technical background, why should you choose a career in support?

We have invited Serban to answer these questions and to give us an overview of one of the biggest technical teams in Oracle Romania. He’s been with Oracle for 7 years leading the local PeopleSoft Financials & Supply Chain Support team. Back in 2013 Serban started building a new support team in Romania – Fusion HCM. His current focus is building a strong support team for Fusion HCM, latest solution for Business HR Professionals from Oracle. The solution is offered both on Premise (customer site installation) but more important as a Cloud offering – SaaS.

 So, why should a technical person choose Software Support over other technical areas?

 “I think it is mainly because of the high level of technical skills required to provide the best technical solutions to our customers. Oracle Software Support covers complex solutions going from Database or Middleware to a vast area of business applications (basically covering any needs that a large enterprise may have). Working with such software requires very strong skills both technical and functional for the different areas, going from Finance, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Sales to other very specific business processes...

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Meet Matthijs, Dutch Inside Sales Representative for Oracle Direct

Today we would like to share some information around the Dutch Core Technology team in Malaga. Matthijs is one of the team members who decided to relocate from the Netherlands to Malaga to join Oracle Direct two years ago.

Matthijs: “For the past two years I have been working as an Oracle Direct Core Technology Inside Sales representative for Named Accounts in the Netherlands, based in Malaga, Spain.

In my case, working for the Dutch OD Core Technology team means that I am responsible for the Account Management of Larger companies in the Travel & Transportation and the Manufacturing, Retail & Distribution sector. I work together with the Oracle Field Account Managers and our Field Sales Management in the Netherlands where I am often the main point of contact for customers. This means that I deal with their requests and I manage their various issues, provide solutions and suggestions based on the Oracle Core Technology portfolio. I work on interesting projects with end-customers, making financial proposals and building business cases. It is a very interesting sales environment and for the last two years I improved my skills substantially. This month I will finish my Inside Sales career in Malaga to move to a position within Field Sales in the Netherlands. Oracle Direct has proven to be a great stepping stone for my career...

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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Life of an Oracle HCM Sales Rep

This time we asked Régis to speak about his experience at Oracle. He joined the company a year and a half ago as a HCM Sales Representative, covering the French Market.

“I have been in the Software Industry for 4 years now. My previous job was as a Field Sales Rep on SMB Accounts in Paris and now I’m a HCM Inside Sales Rep for Named Accounts. Being at Oracle allows me to sell a large range of HCM Products, covering aspects from Talent Management (how to develop and train your employees), the Recruitment process (how to detect new Talents for your organization, through normal methods or even thanks to the advantages of the Social networks), to Compensations & Benefits. I am the main point of contact for some of the French markets biggest companies which means that I deal with their requests and I manage their various issues, always providing solutions and suggestions based on our portfolio. There is a wide range of products that companies can select from to grow their business and improve the performance.

What I truly like about my job at Oracle is that it has given me an international mindset. Being part of this fast and growing company makes you interact with people from all over the world and deal with a variety of responsibilities. As a HCM Sales representative I help my customers that require international HR processes to find solutions to their requests and challenges, according to their local policies and requirements. For instance, one of my clients which are a well-known French Retail company with shops in many countries around the world has recently decided to maximize their recruiting process. Having chosen Oracle HCM Cloud, they will now be able to support the business growth through the recruiting solutions we provided as well as through the new Social Sourcing techniques which we presented...[Read More]

Wednesday Aug 07, 2013

Career journeys @Oracle Finland

HI Ville! Thank you for accepting to do this interview for the Recruitment team! Let's start with introducing yourself and giving us an overview of your current role at Oracle!

Hi Everybody! My name is Ville and I’m a 31-year-old Sales Rep from Finland. I graduated in 2010 after studying 6 years Business and Administration in the University of Vaasa. In January 2013 I moved to Copenhagen when I was offered an interesting job and I decided to join Oracle. 6 months later I moved to Helsinki and joined Oracle Finland where I’m currently working. That’s my Oracle history in short.

 At Oracle I’m working as a Territory Manager covering Finnish based customers from e.g. Professional Services and Manufacturing Industries. I’m focused on Core Technology products, especially on the Database product line...

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Tuesday Nov 27, 2012

Cutting edge technology, a lone Movember ranger and a 5-a-side football club the team at Oracle’s Belfast Offices.

To see what’s in store at Oracle’s next Open Day which comes to Belfast this week, I visited the offices with some colleagues to meet the team and get a feel for what‘s in store on November 29th.

After being warmly greeted by Frances and Francesca, who make sure Front of House and Facilities run smoothly, we embarked on a quick tour of the 2 floors Oracle occupies, led by VP Bo, it was time to seek out some willing volunteers to be interviewed/photographed - what a shy bunch! A bit of coaxing from the social media team was needed here...

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