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Thursday, 31 March 2016
To Write A Resume That Gets Read

To Write A Resume That Gets Read

A good resume is all about good and relevant content, and how you present yourself. Do you have a resume on eight pages, it will not be read.

Director of Adecco Search & Select, Guri Larsen has extensive experience within the recruitment industry, and have read thousands of resumes. She has seen everything from creative concoctions with power point presentations, DVD movies and a resume created as a character series. Surprisingly got none of these work. Such resumes gives stamp of user, she points out.

Along with the creative antics have Larsen joined by many bad resumes, she knows therefore well what differentiates a good resume from a bad.

CV and application is your gateway to a job interview, so you must do a thorough job. You can not set up at the starting line unprepared. You must spend time and work well with their cover letter and resume, says Larsen.

A Good CV:

CV and application must be professional no matter what position you are seeking. Common to both is to communicate forward a clear and strong message. It is important to think about who you're writing your resume and application to.

You have to think about the recipient. Who is the recipient of your resume and cover letter? A resume is all about what you have content and how you present yourself. What have you done, who you are and what you have contributed. This write down when you make a good resume, she says.

Larsen says that good content and a neat resume template, make yourself visible in the pile of resumes. She refers to an attempt, in which two resumes with different template, but duplicate content has been treated differently. Resumes with too much content can ruin for the candidate.
- When the employer reading your resume, they focus on personal, key competencies and current position. Is not this clearly will resume placed in the "no-stack." Candidates as well tell what they have achieved in all jobs, lose employer interest. So it will not be done, she continues.

Therefore You Do Not Have Image:

Within cognitive psychology, it researched the "halo effect", which is all that you ascribe some properties of things or actions based on what you've experienced before or based on forms built up in the brain.

Research shows that one prefers people with an attractive look better than those who do not. The person's subjective opinion may therefore be detrimental to the person seeking employment. We perceive the neat as kind, nice, wise and clever, but it is not certain that this is so.

It's rare appearance and characteristics have nothing to do with each, says Guri Larsen. She is not a fan of imagery in your resume and think this may have a negative effect.

To Write A Resume That Gets Read
To Write A Resume That Gets Read

Image CV can be dangerous for you. If you are not prompted, then drop it. Picture on CV has nothing to do with who you are, what you can and what you want to accomplish in your job.

CV Rules:

Here is Larsens rules when writing CV:

Rule Number One: Give the recipient list at first sight.

Start with personal details and your key skills. Key competencies are not only the professional background, but will also describe what you've accrued expertise through studies, associations and job. Get into who you are as a person.

You should always set up your CV in reverse chronological order. What you've done the last to come on top. Ideally, your current job be at the top. But you graduate you take the last completed degree.

A resume will not be many pages. One page is enough, two sides is acceptable, but a resume of eight pages are not read.

Rule Number Two: You need to stand out, but you must not be weeded out.

In your CV you need to bring out results and relevant experiences. Bring out what you've worked with and the results you have achieved. Do not bring anything but take what is important for exactly the job you now want to apply for.

A trap is to smear on too thick. Here you can quickly be revealed. Be precise and objective. Get someone to read over the text for you. It is important that you have a good language. Be sure to be concise, and remove all typos.

Colored paper, border or drawings creates noise, steer away from this. Drop also picture if you can.
Monday, 21 March 2016
Ethnicity And Gender Affects Job Opportunities

Ethnicity And Gender Affects Job Opportunities

It is not only your expertise that decides whether you get the job after graduation. Informal skills, ethnicity and gender also has much to say on the labor market, according to social scientist Julia Orapabo.

The doctoral dissertation "Expertise - a symbolic marker. Gender, ethnicity and aspirations in the transition between education and work, "she claims that ethnic and gender ranking of competence influences students' aspirations and choices when they enter the working world.

Orupabo interviewed 36 nurses, laboratory technicians and computer technologists of both genders and different ethnicities - both while they were undergoing training and one year after completing his studies.

Although the majority of those I followed got a job, was there a difference in how interesting jobs they did, she says to Your Money.

Ethnicity And Gender Affects Job Opportunities
Ethnicity And Gender Affects Job Opportunities

If you want your dream job as it is important to master an ethnic our country people, according Orupabo. For nurses and computer engineers is more important to have characteristics that students perceived as masculine.

Even bioengineers who had moved to our country as adults ended up getting up relevant job after graduation. But labor was usually easier than ethnic our country people had the opportunity to perform.

More adult immigrants also said they experienced much exclusion during their studies. That they did not participate in the example group made sure they were very pessimistic, according Orupabo.

Both female and male nursing students with different ethnic backgrounds wanted to work in a hospital rather than a nursing home. It turned out, however, that only ethnic our country nurses who ended up getting a job at the hospital.

The findings of Orupabos research confirms earlier studies showing that sex acts as a central factor for exclusion in some gender-segregated education and professions.
Sunday, 20 March 2016
The First Step Towards Your Dream Job

The First Step Towards Your Dream Job

In today's challenging job market visibility and a solid job application more important than ever in pursuit of his dream job. Here are the experts' tips to graduates jobseekers.

Are you in the process of finishing her bachelor's thesis or master thesis in spring 2016, will probably turn to the Internet to find the best tips on how to write a good resume and job application. But even if one follows the templates to the letter, and have achieved good grades, it is not at all certain you end up with your dream job in today's pressured labor.

Increased unemployment and competition makes it increasingly important to be visible when applying for a job. In today's digital society has several chosen to adopt unconventional measures in job search process. How it is, and what is wise to think about, are questions graduates must decide on their way into the labor market.

Student Center has spoken with headhunter Trine Larsen and director Anne-Stine Talseth Adecco about the opportunities and pitfalls you should be aware that jobseeker in 2016.

The First Step Towards Your Dream Job
The First Step Towards Your Dream Job

Show off your personal qualities!

Many spend too much time on selecting the font and the picture that is used in the application, while could take the opportunity to showcase its commitment to the subject. Trine Larsen, headhunter Hammersmith & Hanborg recommend to show off and participate in discussions.

The attending breakfast meetings and be engaged is important to stand out. One can no longer believe that everything is about the best grade, application and CV. Networking does one also digital, but to meet people personally, are not old-fashioned.

To compete with other candidates, it is important to keep up to date. Larsen adds that this applies in particular to the communications industry, where jobs constantly changing, thanks to digitization and automation.

I'm concerned that they do more than memorize an A or taking a master. It has all! How can you stand out? What is important is that you take your own responsibility to update you, acquire new knowledge and find out how you can do it. How much responsibility do you take for your own development, you share your own expertise? I think one has to be much more aware of.

Your personal qualities and show examples recommends Larsen. It is not enough to say that one is creative and innovative without pointing out some specific examples. Think about the last time you were creative or learned something new. Conscious Make your abilities and what engages you by practicing on an elevator pitch.

Basic education is still important, but it is important that you constantly refilling with fresh knowledge.
It will increasingly be so education primarily supplies basic knowledge. Then one must acquire the skills industries requested when one starts in the workplace. Therefore, personal qualities like being curious, just to learn and develop, important in the world of work.

Less nontraditional with job search portals:

Anne-Stine Talseth, director of marketing and communications at Adecco, believes that most still writes traditional job applications. More and more employers are adopting portals or application systems to handle job applications, limiting the applicants' opportunities to be unconventional.

According to Adecco rule, the traditional applications are best. Talseth says an unconventional application as well be annoying as charming, and that it is a game of chance that depends on the job or industry applying within.

There is more headroom for non-traditional applications in the creative industries, because to show creativity is relevant to the job. Then your job application almost a working sample. But it should be thoughtful - you will illuminate something that is relevant to the job, such as personality or expertise. It may well be unconventional, but not unprofessional.

Because the locked application system Adecco has not Talseth seen as many non-traditional applications. But she has seen attempts at creative content.

In terms of content, I have seen much that is unconventional, ranging from applications to the rim to enclose a certificate from princess school, she says.

Talseth encourages students to meet employers' two requirements: That you can do the job, and that you will do the job. Ensure competence and motivation is evident.

Provide specific examples of properties you acquire. Avoid using the most worn adjectives or expressions, such as "flexible", "focus on", "result-oriented", "independent" or "self-propelled". A good rule of thumb is to avoid using adjectives where nobody would describe themselves as the opposite: solution - nobody's going to say they are problem-oriented?

Most people find it to get their first job after graduation is the most challenging. Working and study are different things, and many employers emphasize work experience, many graduates do not have. But here it will be huge variations from profession to profession and from student to student.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
To Combine Full-Time Job And Studies

To Combine Full-Time Job And Studies

If you work in a full-time position is understandable that the idea of ​​combining work, and continuing may seem somewhat overwhelming. But there are some tricks to get it to work.

Many full-time employees will not be able to stop or take leave from their jobs for economic reasons. The solution is therefore to combine work and studies to the best of ability. The balancing continuing education with a full-time job is certainly not easy, but neither is it impossible.

Career Site has presented some sneaky tips that may be helpful to bring along:

Talk to your employer:

Many employers are happy to assist employees in carrying out education or courses that will provide professional growth. To take a degree in a field related to your current job, you can argue how it will be positive for both your career and your business. It is not unlikely that the employer would be willing to contribute financially and / or arrange for you to undertake this.

Remember to explain how to balance work and study without sacrificing productivity at work.

Do not take over their heads:

Make an informed overview of all economic, personality, job obligations you have. Pay attention to the points in section when considering the various study opportunities, and be consistent on that education should not compromise on any of these. If time and finances dictate that it keeps one course - so you should limit yourself to that.

This may extend the time you use to achieve what you want, but you will at least have enough time and attention to their studies while maintaining the quality of your work.

Find the right program for you:

As a working student should choose a program that fits your life. Many schools offer part-time studies or to meet once or twice a week or exclusively on Saturdays. Some schools also offer part-time programs in the evening.

Many full-time staff concludes that online study or distance learning (with or without individual-shows) is the best solution for them.

To Combine Full-Time Job And Studies
To Combine Full-Time Job And Studies

Create a schedule:

When to combine full-time job and school, a well-organized schedule be the difference between a busy life and an impossible life. Set aside specific times during the week to study, and be sure to use them only on studies. If you choose to study from home, you should share your schedule with people you live with, so they know when not to be disturbed.

Also make it a habit to do schoolwork in advance of any deadlines, and not the day before- or same day it will be delivered. It is essential to eliminate stress, and is important not to get bored of all the studies.

Make time for yourself:

Studying while working full-time is a daunting task that can be both overwhelming and frustrating. To maintain a certain emotional and mental well-being, you should also reserve time for yourself during the week. It can be anything from reading anything other than curriculum, to indulge in a trip to the cinema or a round at the gym.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
The Path To A Good Career

The Path To A Good Career

To succeed with career goals is important to identify their abilities and make a plan of what it takes to increase your chances for success in the workplace.

Not everyone can become a CEO or a professional footballer, but it is important to be aware of what kind of person you are and exploit your advantage, says career expert Mette Manus to Your Money.

An important step on the road to success in the workplace is to increase self-awareness, knowing what one wants and what one can. One must know oneself and what resources you have, explains Manus.

To Succeed In Business:

Making career, acting in my eyes not to be CEO. It's about to get on the right shelf. If you're happy with what you do and get to a place where you get used yourself, then comes the career of themselves, argues Mette Manus, who is the founder and career coach in Manus Motivation.

If you have a manager in the stomach, she recommends to present it as early as possible.
It is advisable to engage in student activities. When you show initiative, responsibility and commitment. I think it is better to be engaged and rather to lose a couple of characters, than just having top grades, she says to Your Money.

The Path To A Good Career
The Path To A Good Career

She explains that one of the most important an education is that it demonstrates that it has an ability to learn, but also because it provides the confidence needed to move up in their career. But according to Manus it is really in the workplace learning.

Are You A Manager Type?

It helps little to have good qualities that you no place, and simultaneously so it is not enough to have big goals for the ambitions far exceed the abilities and skills, says
Helene Tronstad Moe, who is an associate professor at the School of Marketing and Technical Manager at Adecco Search & Select.

For Your Money mentions Tronstad Moe three qualities one should have to become a leader:

Emotionally stable and robust. This makes it easier to cope with stress and deal with unpleasant or confusing situations.

Compassionate and / or co-operative. Leaders who trust their employees and gives the self achieves happy that employees are more committed to the job and adds an extra effort when needed. This stands in contrast to leaders who primarily focuses on a leadership style characterized by control and rigid micromanagement.

Preference for order and structure. This means in practice that the leader does she or he have said they will do. That plans are implemented in practice and followed up and that tasks are performed despite the fact that the manager seems they are "boring".

She says it also pays to be on a little extra if you want to be promoted in the workplace.

It's hard to be the best at everything, so prioritize what is most important for you to work a little overtime to complete a task, make the brand in Birken, creating the most impressive cupcakes to school closings or doing homework with the kids. As a woman you should probably look for an equal partner, says Tronstad Moe.
Saturday, 12 March 2016
Examine The Working Environment During Job Interview

Examine The Working Environment During Job Interview

A big part of that job satisfaction is a good work and a good work culture. Read how to get an important insight among colleagues where you are seeking work.

When going out on the labor market is the fast thinking that one is in a praying position where to sell themselves, and that one's fate entirely located in the employer's hands.

Basically, this is so far not too far from the real situation, but it is important to consider during the interview process if this is a job you really want, and this is a job where you will be able to thrive. This is after all something that will largely define how your life will be in the future, then this is of course something you should be aware of when choosing a new job.

The well-being will partly be defined by the environment among the employees in the workplace. Therefore Liz Seasholtz, editor in, wrote a blog post where she has focused on how to create a picture of the work and office culture at a future workplace.

What should you look for?

To assess the working environment can be difficult because this is unspoken routines and habits - just a general feeling or "way of life" in the workplace. Just as national, local or ethnic culture, workplace culture with many elements. This includes laws, language, fashion, government, humor, power relations, conventions and conflict management processes. For example, wearing high heels versus going with sandals be part of the corporate culture, or eating lunch as a group every day instead of alone on the desktop. Another more serious part of corporate culture can be about the management involved in employee disputes, as opposed to leaving the staff to solve them on their own.

Examine The Working Environment During Job Interview
Examine The Working Environment During Job Interview

Often the most entertaining (or hated) part of the job being culture and environment between employees. But unlike wages or jobs, a corporate culture can be very difficult to influence. The best is of course to seek jobs with a culture you already know will fit your needs.

How to proceed:

If you are observant, there are some ways to assess the culture and working environment already during the interview. Here are some tips on what to take into consideration:

1. When you walk through the hallways on the way to the interview room, look for how employees behave. Are they social? They talk with each other or they laugh together? They look up and smile at you, or they go quickly by with his head down? The latter could indicate that the culture is not the most friendly.

2. Look for clues during the interview. Mentions interviewer something about other staff? Is there some nice traditions on Fridays? Are there openings for flexible working? Cues like this can reveal how structured or relaxed working environment.

3. Notice what the staff and the interviewer is wearing. This often say a lot about the attitude of the formal environment in the workplace. (Or it could give you hints if you need to buy a new wardrobe.)
4. What questions will be asked during the interview? For example, if the interviewer asks about how you handle working under time pressure, it is safe to expect that it is often stressful deadlines.

5. When it is your turn to ask questions, ask the interviewer a few open questions: "What do you like best about working here?" Often, the interviewer answers reveal aspects of culture and Mijo in the workplace. If she mentions things that people, flexibility, relaxed environment, teamwork between employees and their managers, pleasant events outside working hours etc., This is a good indication that there is a good environment there.
Thursday, 10 March 2016
International Experience - A Plus On Your Resume

International Experience - A Plus On Your Resume

Fancy a stay abroad after graduation? Experience from abroad can give you a qualification that is attractive to future employers.

Many graduates choose to take a well deserved break after studies before starting his career in earnest. For some it will stick with a proper summer holiday, but some also need a break from a more extensive degree.
But what you do during this break may potentially affect the employment opportunities you have afterwards. The best idea will probably matter be spending time at giving a broader skills and make a positive contribution to CV.

A long stay abroad is something many want to experience while still having the opportunity. By working or doing volunteer work abroad you can experience living in another country without digging yourself into deeper debt. In this way you can have a wonderful adventure, and simultaneously acquire useful knowledge and skills that will be a plus when you are out in the workplace.

Our leading online resource site for travelers who want to find jobs, volunteer work or study abroad. She has written about the benefits a stay abroad will give you when you apply for a job:

1. Communication:

Whichever career or a career or not to go further on, as will most employers look for candidates who are able to communicate clearly. A stay abroad will give you the opportunity to perfect your communication skills. There to give a presentation or talk to customers will be a breeze after spending months in communicating with people who speak another language. You will automatically develop communication skills by learning to be creative when you make yourself understood or by learning to communicate in another language.

2. Showing initiative:

Employers will always appreciate employees who have initiative and are not afraid to roll up their sleeves. By being able to demonstrate work experience abroad, you show that you are an enterprising person who is not afraid to step out of your comfort zone and meet new challenges. This is something that's sure to be noticed, and that could weigh heavily in the hiring process.

3. Ability to learn:

Candidates who have an eye for detail and ability to learn will always be a plus in employers' eyes. Travelling abroad requires gain much new information from it to navigate through a foreign city for putting themselves into social norms and rules in a foreign culture. Between the employer will be able to see that you are an adaptable and teachable person.

International Experience - A Plus On Your Resume
International Experience - A Plus On Your Resume

4. Teaming:

Understanding group dynamics is something that employers will cherish from their employees. Volunteering abroad is a great way to build on this skill. Depending on the application, you can work closely with various people around the world. Also job or training abroad can give you similar experiences. Any interviews will see the benefits of hiring a team player who is used to the collaboration between different people and cultures.

5. Global Cooperation:

Many companies, especially international companies, want employees who can think on a global scale. Work Abroad will open your mind to how people from other countries perceive the world. You will be able to sell a product or service from a completely different perspective, and you will be used to adapt to different cultures and be able to think outside the box. Employers will look at your experience as a potentially great asset to the company in the international market.
Monday, 7 March 2016
6 Tips: To Write A Good Open Application

6 Tips: To Write A Good Open Application

An open application has many features in common with an ordinary application. The big difference is that you offer your labor without being announced by the employer.

1. Say what you want:

You believe you may be eligible as a candidate by the employer.

2. Tell what the purpose of the letter is:

I want this letter to introduce myself as a potential new employee.
  1.     Do you need more staff?
  2.     Have you just retired a staff member?
  3.     Is there a staff member who will soon quit?
  4.     Is there a staff member who will soon be out on leave?

3. Tell us briefly about your background, maximum 2- 3 lines:

(This can also employers in CV and attach your application.)

I am a 25 year old Oslo husband, cohabiting and have a child of 3 years. By education I am electrical engineer. I work in Telenor as an installer and technician in Cable TV and telephony.

4. What kind of person are you?

Describe yourself in a few words. My key attributes are: "I am self-sufficient, creative, social and holistic approach."

Think of yourself as a product that employers want. Why should employers bother to read this entire application?
  •     You must provide the employer with clear buy signals.
  •     Why should an employer buy you?
  •     What do you sell?

5. Examples of formulations:

Is there a company that focuses on teamwork and cooperation, then the a buy signal will be: "I enjoy working on projects that require cooperation, and to successfully complete missions where everyone is focused and working in the same direction gives me great joy. "

6 Tips: To Write A Good Open Application
6 Tips: To Write A Good Open Application

Another buy signal for a company that imparts knowledge might be: "The act of imparting knowledge to others in a way that they have to go home and test it learned, is both motivating and gratifying."

6. The goal is to get to The interview!

Remember that the goal of the application is to get a conversation with the employer: "It would please me if you find my qualifications of interest. I look forward to a pleasant conversation."

Be sure to write the correct phone number and email address (see proof)!

"I can be contacted by phone private: 0:00 0:00 and mobile: 0:00 0:00 and email @."

It is important to follow up the application with a phone, and by all means get hold of the person who has to do with it.
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