IT / Technical Recruitment

Tonight, May 28, 2020 at 2 pm in Brazil and 7 pm CET in Central Europe we will be part of a live chat as a guest speaker/mentor in cooperation with Caravana Cloud! The main subjects are technical recruiting and interviewing. I thought you might be interested. We are gathering experienced professionals to help developersContinue reading “IT / Technical Recruitment”

You Don’t Need to Meet Every Qualification to Apply for a Job

Are you that kind of person that thinks that you can only apply for a job if you are able to offer everything listed on the job ad? You should not! Please go ahead and try to get a job you dream of, even if you think you don’t have the entire qualification for thatContinue reading “You Don’t Need to Meet Every Qualification to Apply for a Job”

What is Most Important for You at work?

One of the aspects people use to value the most is work life balance. 40% out of 30.000 global workers interviewed by “The Future of Work and Cities” (a study from WeWork and The Aspen Institute) gave this feedback, comparing to 33% who mentioned salary or 28% who mentioned benefits as the most important aspects. TheseContinue reading “What is Most Important for You at work?”

When Does a Work Mean Happiness?

Next week I will be taking part of a virtual classroom from a British philosopher, Alain de Botton. In his website, there are a lot of questions or considerations on subjects that might interest you as well, for example: “We have moved from devising tools for simple aspects of survival to tools that address ourContinue reading “When Does a Work Mean Happiness?”

Probation Period in a German Work Contract

How long is the probation period in Germany and what does it mean for the employer and the employee? The probation period is regulated by law in Germany and can last for a maximum of six months. During this period the employee can finish the contract within two weeks. If the employer wishes, he canContinue reading “Probation Period in a German Work Contract”

80,000 hours or 40 years

This is the amount of hours or the number of years you will be probably working during your entire life. Have you thought about these numbers that will define your work life until you will be able to retire? If so, how should these hours be spent? Probably with joy, isn’t it? For some timeContinue reading “80,000 hours or 40 years”

10 Ideas on What to Prepare to Talk About Change at the Workplace

Everybody has a special subject one is searched for advice … In my case, since over 10 years this has been Human Resources and all the subjects involved with it, and of course everything related to Germany, Switzerland, life and work in Europe as an expat and on the other hand also about life inContinue reading “10 Ideas on What to Prepare to Talk About Change at the Workplace”