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Should You Look for the Right Job or the Right Company?

Should You Look for the Right Job or the Right Company? | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
If you are an aspiring young professional - or are advising one - what do you believe is more important: to get into the right job or to get into the right company?The "right job" is one that will
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Today's career success requires mobility, being able to move from one job to an other. The days of life time employment are over! So being ready is essential for career development.
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Personal branding workshop: All you need to know about Personal Bra...

In this one day workshop you'll learn why Personal Branding is important for career development & what Personal Branding is about.
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Todo lo que necesitas saber para mejorar tu #PersonalBranding

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50 is the New 20! 5 Reasons You Aren't Getting Hired if You are Over 50!

50 is the New 20! 5 Reasons You Aren't Getting Hired if You are Over 50! | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
I have been in recruiting, consulting, and have dealt with top executives from all generations. The ones that most surprise me are those that reach the “Big 50” and suddenly there is a lack of confidence and an increase of self doubt. Some of the most technical, progressive people and friends I know are over 50 and they are rocking it out. Below are the top 5 reasons that you are holding yourself back from getting hired if you are over 50!

1.50 is the new 20! It’s Your Mindset.

If you think you are old, then you are old. If you constantly tell people you are old, are intimidated by new technology and younger generations, then, you will come across old. 50 and above is not old! I always recommend many of my clients to read the book, “The Secret”, as we are what we put out into the world.
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Why PhDs Are More Valuable Than Other Job Candidates

Why PhDs Are More Valuable Than Other Job Candidates | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

3 Reasons PhDs Are More Valuable Than Other Job Candidates
As a PhD, you are more valuable than other job candidates but it’s up to you to communicate this value.
No one is going to communicate your value for you. 
There are many reasons why PhDs are more valuable than other job candidates in industry, but the following 3 reasons stand out from the rest. 
1. PhDs are expert innovators.
There’s a difference between discovery and understanding. 

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Living in Eindhoven: Where to live and housing in Eindhoven for expats

Living in Eindhoven: Where to live and housing in Eindhoven for expats | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Eindhoven was dubbed the smartest in the world in recent years but also has loads of cultural, sporting, shopping and housing appeal for expats living in Eindhoven.
Well connected and close to many hi-tech multinationals, Eindhoven has a selective business and design expat community, explains housing specialist Stoit Group.
Living in Eindhoven
Philips and Eindhoven go hand-in-hand but the city and surrounds have a lot more to offer, as many expats have already discovered. The region accounts for around half of the country’s R&D (research and development) investment and is officially known as ‘Brainport’.
Aimed to be among the top 10 regions by 2020 in terms of technology and economy, this southeast area is a hub for start-up companies and employment opportunities. Eindhoven is well connected with the railway station close to the centre and the airport 3km away has good international access and serviced by low-cost airlines.

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12 signs you're an extroverted introvert

12 signs you're an extroverted introvert | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
Do you have a love/hate relationship with other people in general? You might be an extroverted introvert. 

Online quizzes and HR personality indicators like to put us into clear, easy-to-read boxes.

People think you must be either an "extrovert"; i.e. somebody that thrives being around others, or an "introvert", somebody who is best left alone. But not both.

Extroverted introverts know that the way you prefer to interact with the world isn't fixed. It's a sliding scale, which you'll understand if the following 12 things resonate with you. 

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Sometimes called ambivert, this is me and zillions of others. Some people are and, not either/or!

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Being an ambivert I can readily identify with this article.  Your thoughts?

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Why Good Employees Quit

Why Good Employees Quit | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
This has been my mantra for as along as I can remember. The message is so simple, full of truth and direction, yet it is consistently ignored by human resource departments, managers and owners alike and they wonder why their turnover is so high or they are always having to look for new people. The problem is with the managers – and seldom the employee or the quality of the workforce. This has been proven and well documented by study after study.

I don’t think this happens on purpose, most managers I meet have never been taught the art of developing people. Many rose to the rank of managers simply because they outlasted the last one and this lack of people training leaves the new manager with the only experience they know – to mimic the old boss.
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Why Accenture is saying goodbye to annual performance reviews

Why Accenture is saying goodbye to annual performance reviews | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
Of all the things that may keep a CEO up at night—including me—attracting and retaining the best people is high on the list. In an age where millennials dominate the workforce and digital has transformed the workplace, the old ways of employee engagement simply don’t cut it.

Millennials are the embodiment of today’s real-time world, getting everything they need to know instantly from their social media networks and digital devices. Our job as leaders is to create the right environment for this new generation to flourish in their careers—we shouldn’t expect them to adjust to the status quo. And nowhere is this more true than in the area of performance management.
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This happens when you change your job title in 'CEO Shell'

This happens when you change your job title in 'CEO Shell' | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
I would like to thank you all for being part of an experiment. A few weeks ago I changed my role to CEO of one of the world’s largest enterprise. With this experiment, I wanted to test my assumption that people would critically assess the authenticity of information this social network. I was curious to see the effect. This article describes what happened.

For my business, a network like LinkedIn is a valuable resource for both sales, recruitment, and business development. This is the place where I find my peers, gain interesting background and common interests about the people I do business with. And I receive frequent updates about career changes and company information. The value of this network is encapsulated in the accuracy of the information on the network. I wanted to test how deeply rooted the users of LinkedIn trust the information on this network. How do we know what information on LinkedIn is correct, accurate and complete?
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14 Questions Job Candidates Should Ask to Impress Interviewers

14 Questions Job Candidates Should Ask to Impress Interviewers | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

"Do you have any questions for me?"
We've all been on the receiving end of that question in an interview. If you're prepared, you've probably got some good questions you usually cycle through.
But we want to be better than "good" in an interview. We want to be standout candidates that hiring managers are excited to extend an offer to.
One thing you can do to separate yourself from other applicants? Ask good questions.
Download our free resume templates here to help you create a standout resume.
"I'm always surprised at the lack of good questions candidates have, and I always respect the candidates that ask insightful questions during interviews," says Andrew Quinn, VP of Learning and Development at HubSpot.
To help you prepare to stand out at your next interview, here are some questions that'll make hiring managers' ears perk up. Try them at your next interview and see how the conversation changes.
14 Questions Hiring Managers Wish You'd Ask During Job Interviews

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The destructive divide in recruitment

The destructive divide in recruitment | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago I attended a presentation by the European Talent Sourcing Manager at one of the world’s best known social networks. I’m still amazed and I’m convinced the recruitment professionals who were there with me went home feeling a bit queasy.
Monitoring the employee life cycle
Never before have I come across a better recruitment professional: she came to the job from the business (in fact all the people in this company’s recruitment department come from the business!), is involved to an extreme degree with developing the business (she doesn’t talk about HR, but about making the business scalable) and goes for data all the way.

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What Jobs Will Humans Have in the Future?

What Jobs Will Humans Have in the Future? | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
During the next two decades, nearly half the jobs in the United States alone might become obsolete due to automation, according to an article in The Atlantic. But new opportunities will arise, particularly ones that require strong cognitive and social skills. As David J. Deming, associate professor of education and economics at Harvard, put it: People will have to become more human.

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Een CV film zegt alles over jouw geschiktheid

Een CV film zegt alles over jouw geschiktheid | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Het solliciteren van nu is anders dan 10 of langer jaar geleden. In die tijd waren er zelfs nog discussies of je mag vragen om een pasfoto of geboortedatum in een CV. Nu leven we in een tijd waarin bijna alles publiekelijk gedeeld wordt. 
Een nog vrij nieuwe stap in de wereld van solliciteren is de CV film. Die gaat de betekenis van de profielfoto meer dan een paar stappen voorbij. Ook dit fenomeen laat menig wenkbrauw fronzen en wat dat zegt over je persoonlijkheid  kan voor de recruiter een interessant gegeven zijn....(daarover straks meer). Natuurlijk kun je je afvragen: Is dat iets wat bij me past, ga ik dat doen en is dat echt wel nodig? Voor de meeste lezers is het geen vanzelfsprekendheid om een film van jezelf te maken en die mee te sturen met een sollicitatie.

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Reinventing The Career: What Should Organizations Do?

Reinventing The Career:  What Should Organizations Do? | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

One of the most disruptive changes we’ve seen in business over the last decade is the end of the traditional “career.”
People used to join companies for life: we would look for a great company when we got out of school, join the new-hire development program, pay our dues working up the ranks, and look forward to a nice retirement program 30-40 years later.
Today, the average worker stays at their job for 4.4 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and some research says that Millennials change jobs at twice that rate.

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If You Have These Skills, No Robot Will Ever Take Your Job

If You Have These Skills, No Robot Will Ever Take Your Job | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
Losing your job to robots is no longer a sci-fi fantasy.

Some estimates say, robots may take over more than five million jobs across 15 developed countries. Machines could account for more than half the workforce in places like Cambodia and Indonesia, particularly in the garment industry.

While such information has led many people to seek out higher-tech skills, others have said we need a stronger emphasis on trade skills to combat the high competition in tech fields. In one 2016 survey, 60 percent of respondents wanted more emphasis on Shop classes in high schools, while a 2015 Gallup poll found that 90 percent of parents want computer sciences emphasized in schools.
Tech Jobs of the Future: What To Study If You Want a Cool Job Tomorrow
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How To Ace A Skype Or Phone Interview

How To Ace A Skype Or Phone Interview | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Tips For A Successful Skype Interview 
You’ve probably used Skype (or FaceTime) with friends and family.
I’m guessing you enjoyed it.
But, using Skype or doing any kind of video call as part of a job interview is insanely awkward and scary.
It’s very different from talking to people you know well.
When you Skype with friends and family, you don’t think about your backdrop, your professional appearance, the lighting in the room, how visible your face is, and a thousand other things you have to consider for a Skype interview.

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Can’t Dutch This — Why The Dutch Are So Good At English

Can’t Dutch This — Why The Dutch Are So Good At English | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
They’re overwhelmingly tall. They ride their bikes everywhere (without helmets). They’ve conquered sea level. And now, they’re ranked #1 in English. In the most recent EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) ranking, the Netherlands came in 1st out of 72 countries in English skills. 90 percent of respondents in the Netherlands claim to know English. It can’t just be their astoundingly liberal policies about weed that put Dutch so high in the rankings. These results beg the question: Why are the Dutch so damn good at English?
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Skills ScrumMasters Need

Skills ScrumMasters Need | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
Scrum is an Agile framework for complex projects. Originally developed for software development teams, Scrum can now easily be implemented across a variety of fields. Through daily meetings, detailed project timelines, and identification of potential project roadblocks, Scrum helps easily breakdown a project into tangible goals.
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One Question You Should Never Ask In Your Job Interview

One Question You Should Never Ask In Your Job Interview | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
Want to get a job offer? Asking this one question at the end of the interview could hurt your chances, so avoid it at all costs.

There are ways to end your interview to maximize your chance of getting the job offer. But there's one thing you absolutely cannot do if you want to consistently get job offers, and I've seen many "experts" dangerously recommend it online. 

Here's the question you should never ask (in any variation): “Based on what we've discussed today, is there any reason you wouldn't consider me for this position?”

Why is this a bad idea?

They just finished talking to you and need time to think. Would you be comfortable if they asked you immediately after the interview if there was a reason you might not take their job? This feels the same from their perspective. 
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Goede voornemens: hoe organisaties ze dit jaar echt kunnen waarmaken!

Goede voornemens: hoe organisaties ze dit jaar echt kunnen waarmaken! | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
De goede voornemens van organisaties komen in verschillende vormen. Van visie tot beleid, van strategie tot actielijst. De rode draad is dat het altijd om een plan gaat: er is een ambitie die (hopelijk) in de toekomst gerealiseerd gaat worden. Vanuit onze praktijk herkennen we drie planniveaus, met ieder overlappende en eigen ambities. Ten eerste is er veelal een organisatiejaarplan waarin de koers voor het nieuwe jaar beschreven wordt. Een niveau lager zien we jaarplannen voor een organisatorische eenheid, zoals een businessunit, afdeling of team. Tot slot kennen organisaties een persoonlijk jaarplan, waarin medewerkers prestaties en ontwikkelambities kenbaar maken. Uit onderzoek onder onze klanten blijkt dat organisatieplannen vaker gemaakt worden dan teamplannen. Vervolgens komen teamplannen frequenter voor dan persoonlijke plannen. Een oorzaak hiervan is dat het functioneringsgesprek veelal als synoniem wordt gezien en daarmee een persoonlijk plan overbodig maakt. Onze ervaring uit de praktijk is dat dit veelal te kort door de bocht is. Als er al een verslag gemaakt wordt, heeft het meestal onvoldoende “body”. Het geeft namelijk veelal te weinig houvast tijdens de uitvoering.
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An idea that should die after 2016: the universal basic income

I have been UBI-curious in the past. But after watching this year’s global political upheavals, I am now firmly against the idea of giving every American adult a government check, no questions asked.

The universal basic income – a universal payment to every adult, designed to support a basic living standard regardless of whether the recipient works – has never been a broadly popular idea.
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Weg met controle. Leve de intrinsiek gemotiveerde mens

Weg met controle. Leve de intrinsiek gemotiveerde mens | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

ntwoord dat we doorgaans geven is niet al te vrolijk. De mens is van nature een lui en hebzuchtig wezen. Als ik tijdens lezingen vraag wat anderen met iets als een basisinkomen zullen doen, zijn de meeste mensen sceptisch.
Anderen? Die zullen wel op de bank hangen en RTL Boulevard kijken.
Een chimpansee tijdens een intelligentietest. Foto: Lilo Hess / Getty Images
Er is ook een wetenschappelijke term voor dit mensbeeld: homo economicus. Jarenlang is het de basis geweest van de economische wetenschap

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The future of job hopping: Shorter tenures with less stigma

The future of job hopping: Shorter tenures with less stigma | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

The term "career" has new meaning in 2016. After leaving school, people may assume a graduate looks to build experience and work his or her way up the corporate ladder – all at one company. In the past, constantly switching jobs was often associated with starting back at square one and creating a resume that indicated a lack of dependability. However, this is no longer the case in many industries.
It is not uncommon for a modern career to involve working at a number of companies in the same field. Modern technology helps new hires acclimate quickly and allows businesses to see exactly what talent they need during certain time frames. Also, modern data technology allows individuals and staffing agencies to carefully track actions at each position to build complete talent profiles. Thanks to new innovations, individuals can monitor and manage independent careers – as opposed to one built within a single organization – and staffing agencies can help.

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Standout Leaders Covet These 12 Competencies in People

Standout Leaders Covet These 12 Competencies in People | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Leaders don’t hire.
Yes, you hire to fill a job but you recruit to bring in the right “human essence” to your organization to ensure its long-term success.
Discover these competencies in people and gather them around you:
- Lifelong learner: If you’re not learning, you bring little future value to an organization. Look for evidence that prospects are active learners. What areas are they interested in? Who have they learned from? What have they done to apply what they’ve learned and how can they be put to use in your organization?
- Infection agent: The ability to infect others with the interest and excitement necessary to execute your strategic game plan is a priceless art. Some people have the innate passion and tenacity to get others on the bandwagon. Get ’em on board.

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How to use the color wheel to create colorful presentations

The 12 colors in the color wheel can be combined in different ways when you create presentations. Some of the colors are considered warm, and some cold. Some are considered be complimentary in different ways. Colors next to each other are called analogous and using the same color and its tints tones and shades is called monochromatic. We can use these color combinations in the color wheel to create beautiful color schemes for presentations.

This is Part II in our series about color presentations. Part I (http://www.slideshare.net/Presentitude/basic-color-theoryforpresentationdesignpart1) covered basic color theory
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15 Ways to Describe Yourself in a Job Interview

How would you describe yourself?" While this is something that should be anticipated and practiced, many job seekers overlook the importance of this question and fail to take the time to formulate the right answers.
Moreover,​ when describing ourselves, we should approach our answers in an honest, candid manner and even though some answers are laid out below, always ensure that you phrase these in our own words as authenticity is important.
Here are 15 ways to describe yourself for your next sales interview:
1. Revenue Generator
2. Top Performer
3. Vision for Success
4. Growth and Development
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8 Ways to Really Understand Company Culture Before You Join - SmashFly Blog

You’ve just read a job description, and you’re so excited. It is exactly what you want in your next career step. And then you get that magical call and talk with the recruiter and everything seems aligned. You do your research and prepare for the interview. You ask good questions, and you get good answers – you think you got this nailed. It’s as good as it seems, then you start and, a month later, you realize that the job and/or the company isn’t what you thought it was. Anxiety kicks in. You feel trapped.
You don’t want to quit after a few months because you don’t want to be a job hopper. But, you regret your decision and wish you had done things differently. But what? How can you know what it’s really like to work somewhere before you actually get hired? Here are some ideas to help you identify the real company culture before you accept a position.
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