Monday Jul 11, 2016

The Sky Is Not the Limit: Rajeshwari’s Story

“Better late than never” seems to have worked pretty well for me. Later in life, I received some of the best personal and professional opportunities. After completing my Bachelor of Engineering, I started my first job in a multimedia company and gained invaluable experience in web and multimedia development. I did not have any specific goals at that point in time. All my aspirations and passions were like tiny fish in a vast ocean, just wandering without any direction. After getting married, I took a break from my full-time job to raise my kids. During this time, I ventured into freelancing, where I worked in various areas of the IT industry such as technical writing, testing, website management, SEO, and more. Read full story...

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Monday Jul 04, 2016

My Journey: Finding the 'Perfect' Balance Between Life and Career

 “Nothing is impossible – but don’t expect things to be easy”.

These were the words my dad shared with me, as I was about to embark on this wonderful journey of my life; my career.

It has been over 11 years since I joined Oracle and the journey has been extremely satisfying and rewarding. Currently, I am managing streams for the consulting implementation of Oracle's banking product (Oracle Banking Platform) for a Tier 1 bank, in Australia...

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Monday Jun 13, 2016

Our Favorite #lifeatOracle Posts – May 2016

Every week our Branding team searches the web for life at Oracle content that is posted by our employees.

Our employees posted over 300 posts tagged with #lifeatOracle, in May. Our hashtag reached over half a million people last month – we knew we had to share the best of the best, with you!

Our favorite 9 posts hail from Amsterdam, Colorado, San Francisco, Toronto, Singapore and Atlanta. Take a peek to explore what Oracle has to offer besides a great career!

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Monday May 16, 2016

Life at Oracle: Mariel de Leon–Set for Career Success

When you ask Oracle employees what they like most about working at Oracle, they often say it’s the people. Oracle is filled with smart, passionate, caring people doing challenging work and leading interesting lives. We set out to capture employee stories in a series of videos to recognize and celebrate the amazing people working at Oracle.

Mariel De Leon, a senior applications sales representative for Oracle Direct, graduated from the “Class of 2013” sales training program for college hires new to Oracle. A native of the Bay Area, Mariel likes to win while setting others up for success - both on the job and on the volleyball court. Read her full story.

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Thursday May 05, 2016

Life at Oracle: Ryan Thomas−Running to Meet the Challenge

When you ask Oracle employees what they like most about working at Oracle, they often say it’s the people. Oracle is filled with smart, passionate, caring people doing challenging work and leading interesting lives. We set out to capture employee stories in a series of videos to recognize and celebrate the amazing people working at Oracle.

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Friday Apr 22, 2016

Why Working at Oracle Can’t Go Unnoticed on Your Resume

It’s no secret that we tend to pick our jobs based on what a company stands for in the eyes of its audience. even proves it by fact: 75% of job seekers consider an employer’s brand before even applying for a job. And they should - because working in a company can also mean having to “borrow” a fragment of its reputation, which you can combine with your personal skill set to land greater job opportunities in the future.

While Oracle is considered a dream company for many, there are some unique core benefits that make it an in demand employer for job seekers from all over the world. Let’s dive into what the Oracle experience says about your potential as an employee in the eyes of any recruiter or hiring manager:

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Wednesday Apr 20, 2016

What Makes a Great Success Story in Tech

For some people, technology is thought as a male-driven industry, but Christine Gilroy’s experience proves that not only can women be successful in technology, but they can also become magnificent leaders in it: “I don’t really think of myself as a 'woman in technology', I’m just like my male counterparts”, she says. As the Vice President of Sales Automation for Oracle’s East region, Christine is currently leading a team of over 90 professionals who sell to companies in the enterprise space. This means the country’s largest companies with over $1 Billion in revenues.

But the road to her success was not easy, and her journey is about far more than succeeding in tech...

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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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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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Wednesday Feb 24, 2016

New to Life at Oracle? 5 Tips to a Successful Start

The new kid on the block, the newbie, the rookie on the team. I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been there and the onboarding experience isn’t always easy. I was in this seat myself about 8 months ago when I transitioned from a University Recruiter role to my current position as the North America Recruitment Branding Lead here at Oracle. To say I was overwhelmed would be an understatement but where there are challenges there are lessons learned. I was welcomed with enthusiasm, everyone I met was willing to help and the Oracle culture is one that encourages an open door policy regardless of tenure or seniority. I consider myself lucky but when reflecting upon the “newbie” experience there are a few tips I’d provide anyone approaching the first step in their Oracle journey.

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Friday Feb 19, 2016

5 Leadership Tips from a Rookie Manager

I accepted this role at Oracle, because of the interactions I shared with my manager. He gave me that gut feeling that #lifeatOracle would be tough, but that he believed in me and my ideas. Fast forward a year, this feeling couldn't be truer.  My ideas are heard and actioned. My voice has a podium. My actions are appreciated. I am trusted and I have grown immensely because of it. I had this idea a few months after joining Oracle, of building an internal Recruitment Branding team. My boss agreed and I spent the next 3 months interviewing, hiring, onboarding and training.

Not having been a manager before, here are the 5 things I learned on my first year at Oracle.

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Thursday Nov 12, 2015

Landing the right job in the right company – Success tips from an Oracle Engineer

They say that our lives are the sum of the choices we make, and that specifically reflects in how we develop as professionals. Throughout our careers, we are bound to make all sorts of decisions that impact our performance. However, taking the job is easy, but turning your career into a coherent story is what truly makes a difference in the long run. So how can we build a career narrative where all our choices, skills and experiences make sense for us in the big picture both personally and professionally?

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Tuesday Nov 03, 2015

What I learned from Oracle OpenWorld 2015

Every year, there are at least 5 days I wish I lived in the United States. This year, those days would’ve been between October 23rd and October 29th for Oracle Open World 2015. For those who are not familiar with it, Oracle OpenWorld is an annual convention for business decision-makers, IT management, and line-of-business end users and it has always been about building a community of Oracle users.

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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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Tuesday Sep 15, 2015

Oracle Wins Glassdoor Candidates’ Choice Award for Best Interview Experience!

Over the past year, we worked very hard as a team to make the Oracle Employer Brand a journey that our candidates would not only want to be a part of, but also one that they would remember. From strategy to interviewing, the growing seeds of our efforts have started to blossom as the feedback shared by job candidates on Glassdoor entitled us with the Award for Candidates’ Choice!

We were a winner among nearly 50 other industries for giving one of the best candidate experiences during interviews. Having the highest ratings (61%) in our industry (Enterprise Software & Network Solutions) for positive interview experience did not come easy, but we are proud to celebrate them and to share some of the lessons we’ve learned on the way.

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