Mittwoch, 17. Dezember 2014

Assessment Centre – What Awaits You?

Do you have your eye on a top job? If you can overcome the first hurdles, you might expect an invitation to the assessment centre. You aren’t sure what could lie ahead and how you should prepare for the big day? This is where you can learn more about it.

People who get invited to the assessment centre have already proven themselves in a way. At this point, however, the next challenge in form of a personnel selection procedure is imminent. What you have to be ready for if you are one of those invited is a number of tasks that enable potential employers to determine which applicant is the most suitable for the job. They check in accordance with the selection criteria whether you have the skills and traits necessary for the work in question.

The tasks you face vary depending on which company is offering the job. They may range from introductions and presentations to group exercises and role plays, case studies, written tests and oral appraisal sessions, and enable the jury to analyse your demeanour. Therefore, you have to be able to work focused, fast and efficiently throughout.

You surely wonder how you have to prepare for the assessment centre in order for things to go smoothly. First of all, you should inform yourself in time about what you have to face. Consider which tasks lend themselves to the testing of which skills. Ask yourself what the company puts emphasis on and how you may earn Brownie points. What kind of behaviour is expected? Which qualities do you have to demonstrate? After that, it comes down to training and practice in order to make sure you can really complete the tasks set for you.

On the assessment centre day, you have to be well rested and focused. If you have thoroughly acquainted yourself with the necessary information and know which tasks you may be confronted with, you don’t have any cause for alarm. Stay alert, calm and relaxed! Keep in mind that you’ve already proven yourself – otherwise, you wouldn’t even be present!

Montag, 1. Dezember 2014

Job Application Rejection due to a Lack of Work Experience – Hints and Tips

If you compare different kinds of employment ads, you'll find they have something substantial in common. In nearly all job advertisements, a list of requirements is provided, among those the condition of having work experience. Most potential employers expect job seekers to have worked in the specific field and thus, to be basically familiar with the task. In many cases, your job application will be rejected if you don't fulfil this condition. The hints and tips below aim at forestalling this possibility.

First of all, it's never too early to start thinking about your future career. By envisioning your profession and planning in advance, you can work towards meeting your desires. The first step is already due while you still go to university. Before you start working on your master's or diploma thesis, consider what kind of topic could be connected to the field of work in question. Specialising in a subject that furthers your goals and taking additional classes or courses may also help. You can also make progress by completing an internship. During this time, you are able to learn the basics of the work and you have the chance to establish professional contacts you may benefit from going forward.

Has this ship sailed already? Then you have to find ways to gain as much experience of a similar kind as possible. One of those is volunteering, but if you think about it carefully, you may also realize that you'd already taken a holiday job back in your school days in a similar field of work.

If this isn't the case, you may still compensate for the lack of work experience with additional knowledge or by stressing further abilities and skills you have. It is also important to write your letter of application in a way that sets you apart from the other job seekers in a positive sense. Furthermore, it is adviseable to read the job ad carefully in order not to be discouraged by a requirement that isn't mandatory.

A last piece of advice: be down-to-earth while you're on the look-out. Weigh the odds in every sitation as objectively as possible. In many cases, applying for a job is worth a try, even if you lack work experience. You don't necessarily have to meet with denial. But in other cases, it is more advisable to keep looking. That way, you won't be overly disappointed.

Top 3 CV Mistakes

Would you like to apply for a new job? If so, you’d also certainly want to get a positive answer, but as far as your CV is concerned, the devil is often in the detail. Thus, you should take time to scour your résumé for mistakes. By doing that, you may avoid potential employers setting it promptly aside.

CVs do differ from each other, of course. Each employment ad requires a specific application. Therefore, job seekers have to design the necessary documents in accordance with the work in question. Failing to do so equals making the first mistake. Nevertheless, the ways applicants typically slip up fall into certain categories. Some of these mistakes are as follows:

1, Grammatical and typing errors
However banal it might seem, grammatical mistakes and typos may be considered as one of the top three CV mistakes. These kind of slipups can easily be rectified by proofreading and by activating the text correction feature in a word processing software. Because of that, refraining from this check reflects all the more slovenliness and impreciseness along with a lack of care.

2, Formatting errors
The structure of a CV is of great importance. There should be a subheading in each section of the document. If the information provided is listed in a certain logical order – for example chronologically –, it’s even easier for potential employers to find what they’re looking for. While job seekers may use different kinds of fonts and font sizes, it’s important to keep in mind that the CV has to be clearly legible.

3, Content-related mistakes
On the labour market, there is a tacit agreement about what kind of information should be included in a CV. According to the guideline, résumés should be as thorough as necessary and as brief as possible. They always have to contain personal information and details about the applicant’s education and work experience. The contact information – the phone number and a professional email address included – is also an important part of the CV. On the other hand, when it comes to personal interests, only those relevant to the job should be listed. Finally, the CV has to be signed and indicate the place and date of issue.

One last piece of advice: whatever information you include in your résumé, make sure that you don’t exaggerate. This is a common CV mistake that may seem harmless or even helpful, but won’t have the desired effect if you’re found out at a job interview. Quite to the contrary.

How to Prevent Burnout

Would you like to avoid burning yourself out? Find the right balance between work and personal life!

Do you feel tired out and powerless all the time? Are you detached and indifferent? Would you like to isolate yourself from colleagues and people who care about you? Does it seem like you aren’t up to the challenges of your job and can’t achieve anything? Is it easy to drive you up the wall? Are mood swings, lack of motivation and concentration, sleep disorders or even physical symptoms a part of your everyday life? Don’t take these signs lightly! A complete burnout puts your career at risk, may result in losing your job and even jeopardises your health.

The symptoms of burnout usually appear over a long period of time.  As such, it isn’t easy to pinpoint its onset. Because of that, many of those affected don’t immediately realise that there is a problem. Even if this is the case, it’s better late than never, as the proverb has it. What’s important is that you take steps to prevent a full-blown breakdown because ignoring burnout only makes matters worse.

In order to forestall complete emotional, mental and physical exhaustion, you have to change your lifestyle and way of working. It’s imperative to hold on or even take a break so you have time to rebound and think. Ask yourself if you’re really pursuing the right goals. Aren’t your expectations too high where you’re concerned? Don’t isolate yourself from family and friends when telling them about your feeling and worries might help you re-evaluate things. These discussions could also contribute to the process of learning to value your achievements again and strengthen your self-esteem. Bear in mind that you have to find a way to recover from stress. Finding a balance between work and personal life is a step in the right direction since it re-introduces satisfaction and joy into your life. Taking these actions might even make it possible to hold on to your career and stay healthy at the same time.

Dienstag, 4. November 2014

Job Application Rejection due to a Lack of Language Skills – What to Do?

Did your job dreams just vanish into thin air because you lack the necessary language skills? Would you like to avoid history repeating itself? Do something to prevent it!

Let's imagine the following situation: after looking for several weeks or even months, you finally find the perfect job. You prepare painstakingly, make sure you have all the documents you need and then apply for the position, only to have your hopes crushed by a rejection letter. The reason you meet with a refusal is that you lack the language skills necessary for the work. At this point, you have two choices: you either admit defeat or find a way to change the status quo.

It's actually easy to guess what the next step is if you decide on the latter. In order to avoid a job application rejection and get the post at the next opportunity, you have to improve your language skills. Many people might think that this is easier said than done, but as a matter of fact, furthering your language knowledge doesn't necessarily mean attending boring classes. If anything, learning languages can actually be quite fun.

If you already know the basics, having a conversation with a native speaker or a person who speaks the language perfectly helps much. Have a cup of coffee while catching up with a friend or chat a bit over a delicious meal as always – just do it in the foreign language. If you even ask your companion to correct your mistakes, you can make quite a bit of progress.

It's not even a problem is you don't know anyone with good language skills. Nowadays, you can find tandem partners to practice with on the internet. Watching a movie or reading a book in the language in question also provides an opportunity to relax and learn at the same time.  For more thorough study, there is a wide range of language courses.

Therefore, you don't have to despair. In fact, whether you can hold on to your motivation makes quite a difference. If you set to work with confidence and vigor, it's a whole lot easier to learn a foreign language. You'll see: with a bit of effort, it's going to work out next time.

Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2014

Job Interview – How to Prepare Correctly

After a tedious search, have you finally found your dreamjob? If you don't want to blow your chance, prepare thoroughly for the interview!

As you may have heard time and again, it is the first impression that counts. Job interviews aren't an exception to this rule. The first conversation with your potential employer is decisive. The good news is that you can do a lot in order to get the much longed-for position or to at least improve your chances. The key to it lies in preparing correctly for the job interview. If you are geared up mentally, you won't even meet with a lot of obstacles, and those you do are going to be much easier to clear.

Inform yourself in advance! In order to be ideally prepared, you have to know who is going to conduct the interview and what the company you'd like to work for deals with exactly. You can only be assured of being on time if you know where exactly the job interview is taking place and thoroughly acquaint yourself with the fastest routes to the location or with the easiest ways to reach it.

Thinking about what kind of job you're applying for is also worth the effort. What are the basic requirements? Which skills and qualities are necessary to do the work? What kind of expectations do future employers have? Finding answers to these questions eliminates unexpected surprises and makes it easier to determine if you really want to submit your application for the post in question. Before you turn up for the interview, you have to be clear on what you expect from the job. What are your salary requirements? Where do you see yourself in five or ten years from now? These kind of questions are also quite popular among potential employers.

Nevertheless, the content isn't the only thing that matters. How you say something also has a key role. Your body language has to emphasize your verbal utterances, which is more often the case if you're self-confident. Visualising the course of the job interview may help to overcome your concerns. Just picture yourself arriving at the interview, think about what you're going to have on you and how you'd like to answer specific questions. Consider which statements would make a good impression, how you could stand out from the crowd. Be honest with yourself but don't hesitate to point out your strenghts. Simulating the job interview at home may also help to put doubts out of the way. Thus, you're well-prepared for the application.

Montag, 18. August 2014

JOBswype Ireland questionnaire

Our JOBswype job search engine for Ireland has completely renewed and changed her look:

Please give us your Feedback and share your opinion, wishes and suggestions about our website.

Your satisfaction and opinion is important to us!

You have the chance to win a free CV review!

The CV review includes the following:

• Reference to the formal requirements
• Review of structure and language
• Proposals for the composition
• Specific suggestions for optimization

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JOBswype UK questionnaire

Our JOBswype job search engine for UK has completely renewed and changed her look:

Please give us your feedback and share your opinion, wishes and suggestions about our website.

Your satisfaction and opinion is important to us!

You have a chance to win a free CV review!

The CV review includes the following:

• Reference to the formal requirements
• Review of structure and language
• Proposals for the composition
• Specific suggestions for optimization

Follow us on Facebook to participate easily in raffles to this.

Freitag, 11. Juli 2014

Love at Work

No wonder that we often encounter love in the workplace. After all we spend most of our day at work and see our colleagues more frequently than our friends and family. Opportunities for a flirt are very high at work.

But how do you act properly if you feel butterflies in your stomach when you see a colleague? What do you need to do not to become a gossip topic among colleagues? Obey some rules and your love relationship in the workplace will not lead to conflicts of interest.

Separate private and work life

Speech is silver, silence is gold - the saying goes. You should make your new relationship only public, when you think seriously about future relationship. In the interest of full disclosure you should discuss the relationship with your boss. In many cases you can avoid gossip in the office.
But separate your private life from your professional life: pet names, kissing and holding hands do not belong in office. Do not carry conflicts in your workplace. By this you will loose authority and respect among your peers and get a tense working atmosphere.

Gather with colleagues

Your employer has no right to interfere with your personal life, but the work and the atmosphere in the team may not even suffer from your relationship. Even if you want to spend a lot of time with your partner just do not neglect the other colleagues. If you spend lunch with the staff, it is less likely to be referred to only as "the office-pair". So you will continue to be perceived as an independent person. Sit at the meeting separated between the rows. Keep in mind: there is enough time after work.

Relationship with the boss

It's not easy when your partner has a higher position and he / she learns from business developments earlier than other employees. The problem arises particularly when you get through the relationship infomation your colleagues will not. The best is to maintain silence about internal company.


If the relationship no longer works, you should talk to the ex-partner objectively and professionally how you can handle the separation. In the office you meet every day, the atmosphere during work and the employment relationship may suffer. After a bitter failure you better go separate ways in the job too and think about a change of your workplace.

Mittwoch, 18. Juni 2014

Heat - 10 tips to stay cool

Summer, sun, sweat: The current heat wave at least in the Alps (that is outstanding) makes office life hard and hot, but you can save the day and to do something cool in the office. Here are 10 tips to escape the heat or at least make life bearable:

1. Choose thin, air-permeable clothing

2. Cool off from time to time - let cold water run over your wrist, it will coll your blood and your body. Even better are food baths in cold water, if your are sitting in the ofice alone. It is a somewhat unusual tip, but very effective against the heat.

3. Usually the windows int an office are equipped with a sunscreen. If it is not yet the case, get one for your windows.

4. A fan makes the heat bearable, regardless of whether you have a large or small private USB table fan in the office.

5. Do you drink enough, but not too much ice cold - best are water and other unsweetened beverages such as homemade iced tea.

6. Try to reduce coffee and cigarette consumption. Alcohol should be avoided, as this removes the body liquid.

7. Eat "light" foods that are easy to digest - salads, fruits and vegetables are best.

8. Start work early and finish sooner - so you can air the office during the cooler hours in the morning and in the afternoon after work you can still enjoy the sun.

9. If the heat is to much you simply have to shift down a gear and do not expect excellence.

10. Turn off the devices that produce heat and are not necessary at the moment.
And last but not least, whatever comes stay coll calm and collected.

Montag, 16. Juni 2014


All over the world people dance to the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. With our new BE HAPPY AT WORK video we would like make a statement how important it is to be happy at work. 

Happiness is not just a matter of luck!

We all strive for happiness and a fulfilled life. Work that is not fun - which is not challenging or on the other causes stress - leads to dissatisfaction and negative stress. The fear of job loss increases, the pressure to perform increases, the individual gets the feeling to work mire and more. Dissatisfaction negatively affects job performance: The one who does not find joy in his job, does not performan - at least not long term.
The perfect job is around as often as a perfect partnership - unfortunately very rarely. This does not mean that you can not be satisfied with your job. You can and you have to work on that! Sometimes self-awareness helps, sometimes a change is necessary.

But you never must give up the hope to get your dream job!

Dienstag, 10. Juni 2014

How to apply sucessfully for a job - 10 tips

To search a job is a difficult undertaking for many people. But how to get started with your job search? JOBswype offers you a few specific advices on how to start with you job search. It not only ensure that you quickly find a job, but that you also find one that will satisfy your needs.

1. Plan your application carefully 

The application gives a first impresion to new employer. Depending on that application the employer decides whether you get an invitation for an interview - or not.

2. You should be clear about what you want

Not only money and recognition make you happy in your workplace in the workplace. You have to be clear about what motivates you and satisfies you. You also need to know the environment in which you are most productive and where you can succeed.

3. Get informed in advance

It must be clear to you why you want to work for this company. Try to find out everything about the company through the internet and even through friends. Questions concerning the company will come up during the job interview and you should be well prepared for them. Information about the origin of the company, the corporate culture and environmental awareness can usually be found on the internet.

4. Keep a positive attitude

A negative attitude can hinder the job search, it will leave your best efforts without success. Try to work up your anger to the previous co-workers or boss. Success comes more quickly if you remain hopeful during the entire process, positive and committed.

5. Stay emotionally, spiritually and physically fit

Job rejections can be very stressful, but by mental and physical health, you can cope better with setbacks. Exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet. You can always find ways of thought to deal with the body and the mind. Exercise your mind constantly.

6. Develop a schedule

Of course you want to find a new and excellent job as soon as possible. How can you focus on that goal? Develop a daily or weekly schedule of the activities of your the job search, and check yourself. E.g. send out out resumes per week, inform yourself about 5 companies and call 5 people from your personal network whether they can help you.

7. CV

Prepare a structured and informative resume. You should have only a single, compelling resume. The takes longer the job search, the more different CVs you use. Of course, you can customize the resume ot the application if it is really necessary.

8. Personal network

The best way to get a new job is through your personal network. Use effort to make real, valuable contacts with people. Different people may play different roles in your job search. Think through what acquaintances, friends have contacts who are good at competitions, or who works in the HR department of a company. Maybe you also know someone in leading position.

9. "Plan B" 

Even after a promising job interview be aware that you have not got the job yet. You should never stop searching and rely that you have the job already fixed. If you feel satisfied now, enthusiastic and happy, take advantage of this good moment to develop and organize new interview your contacts.

10. A glance in the future

Where are you today and how do you envision your career? Compare your status of today with your career prospects. In JOBswype there are many national and international companies who publish their current job postings. Take advantage of this opportunity espacially the Email Alert Service stay up to date about the current free job offers and the your career opportunities.

Good luck at your job search wishes JOBswype!

Dienstag, 13. Mai 2014


JOBswype is an independent special purpose search engine for open positions on the Web.

The Jobsearch engine of JOBswype searches through many online Jobportals and gives you a consolidated view of the available joboffers. With one click you can search jobs on many websites and job portals. 
Jobswype allows you to search and access many job portals at the same time. Through this means the chances of finding the right job improves. Through the Email Alert service jobswype, users get informed if an interesting position fitting their skills is available. Jobkralle is a search engine that maps an extensive selection of job offerings by listing job vacancies in one database. We direct traffic to the original job listing website (company websites, recruitment agencies, newspapers, etc.).

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