“I rebel, therefore I exist,” said Albert Camus. Questioning the rules and refusing to accept clichés allows people to leave behind the grey area of passive resignation and the swamp of mediocrity, asserting their individuality. It is a positive and profitable attitude that can stimulate intelligence and lead to professional success, helping people to stand out from the crowd and spurring them on to give their utmost at all times,
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Creating wireless working environment Is there a person – student or not – who can survive without a Wi-Fi? It is widespread and very convenient, so it is important to learn how to set up a wireless home network by yourself. Surprisingly, it is simple enough: all you need is to install a modem, launch a new network and learn the services and prices of local providers. Creating backups in
As employers increasingly seek information online, a professional online presence can help a job candidate stand above the crowd while digital missteps can add up to lost job opportunities. Even before a job candidate sits down for an interview, a growing number of employers are doing their homework online, looking for information to either confirm someone has the qualifications – or lacks them – to do the job. Indeed, according
Would you be surprised to learn that people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time? This fact certainly flies in the face of traditional thinking.
What is it that makes the difference? Emotional intelligence, that’s what – a critical, if rather intangible factor which exists in each of us to a greater or lesser extent. And there’s the rub; we are not all blessed with innate EQ. However, thankfully, it can be learned.
The greatest oxymoron of the modern world of work? Easy. “We’re looking for a young graduate with Master’s degree and experience”.
How can it be possible to hit both requirements? Anyone who has gone through a top-level, full-time educational programme is unlikely to have been able to build up a wealth of professional experience.
Yet at the same time, when you’re going for a new job, turning up with a meagre-looking CV heightens your risk of being cast aside and viewed as an under-prepared professional.
So how do you go about convincing a recruiter that you’re somebody to rely on despite your lack of experience?
While a famous movie was called “What women want”, I’m pretty sure that most of our students wonder “What Employers Want” instead. As the MBA jobs market is changing fast, it’s important for graduates to identify the skills that may turn their MBA in a golden ticket.
To shed light on the process, the Financial Times conducted an anonymous survey about the skills employers look for — or don’t — in MBA graduates.
“…and what are your weaknesses?” Panic. You’re well prepared. You knew that this question was going to come up sooner or later. But you’re still unsure about what to do. Of course, as most of us know, you can’t just start reeling off a list of your shortcomings in case you come across as damaged goods and endanger your chances of getting the job. So what do you do?
WANTED: empathetic leader, capable of working in a team, problem solver, flexible, enthusiast, highly respected, excellent communication skills.
What about the role? And the technical skills needed? They’re (almost) irrelevant, because the real drivers behind hiring decisions are soft skills.
These skills cannot be certified or guaranteed, but they’re increasingly crucial if you want to be a success in the current work market.
While they are partly linked to the innate personality and attitude of the person in question, soft skills can also be learned during educational and professional experiences.
“It’s me! I’m the candidate you’ve been looking for!”
In order to convince a recruiter that you’re the perfect fit for their vacancy, you have to become a chameleon, morphing into the right candidate for the right position over and over again.
To achieve this, it’s vital that you take full advantage of every single second of contact you have with the recruiter, starting from the cover letter you send alongside your CV.