Good advice versus bad advice

“The most significant advice I have gotten and always like to pass forward is that people should find mentors to learn from. When you find a passion and develop goals, you are best supported by learning with others. If your goal is difficult, it will continue to be difficult, but your path will be clearerContinue reading “Good advice versus bad advice”

Cultural aspects that you need to be aware of before you emigrate – part one

Columnist: Lucas Migray The world is shaped by different cultures, and in a globalized world like ours, you need to have certain intercultural skills to work successfully abroad. There are many studies that have tried to classify cultures. Today we take a look at some cultural dimensions according to an American anthropologist, Edward T. Hall.Continue reading “Cultural aspects that you need to be aware of before you emigrate – part one”

Skills needed in a post pandemic world

Data literacy: be able to evaluate data and extract value out of it. Critical thinking: be able to find valuable and trustworthy information. Technology savvy: keep track to new technologies to be able to use them as needed. Adaptability and flexibility: always be ready to learn and change things if necessary. Creativity: be ready toContinue reading “Skills needed in a post pandemic world”

Be always ready to go on!

A transition may be he w or involuntary, but the will to go on should always be voluntary! A voluntary transition is when we start a new project, a new career or decide to quit a relationship. An involuntary transition is when we are forced to look for a new job as we get unemployed,Continue reading “Be always ready to go on!”

As always: little time, much to learn!

Time flies and everybody has a common challenge: we have a lot to learn, but always little time! A simple matrix can be keen to decide on where to put your efforts: Combine time and utility, and you get a simple 2×2 matrix with four quadrants: High utility, low time-to-learn: learn it right now! HighContinue reading “As always: little time, much to learn!”

The importance of the German language in German-speaking Europe

Authors: Lucas Migray / Sandra Santos The countries in the German-speaking Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) are known for the fact that their inhabitants have good English skills. In fact, as a tourist you can get well around speaking only English. But what about the world of work? Today’s post is based on the experienceContinue reading “The importance of the German language in German-speaking Europe”

Beliefs

Have you ever heard about that say: “If you believe you can do something, or if you believe you can’t, you’re always right.” It’s always you who takes the final decision, isn’t it? The same applies for a job search situation. Many people, especially women, only apply for a job if they are able toContinue reading “Beliefs”

Work in a city with quality of life – is that possible?

by Lucas Migray – columnist Last week I already talked about the best cities to live and work. But good job opportunities are not everything. Quality of life in a city also plays an important role in the decision to accept a job offer or not.  In the past, life in big cities was notContinue reading “Work in a city with quality of life – is that possible?”