Why you should always take yourself seriously

Why you should always take yourself seriously Because taking yourself seriously doesn’t necessarily mean being full of yourself   Recently I have been faced with an opportunity: I saw a job vacancy for Regional Director within a NGO. I usually stay miles away from vacancies whose titles are not “Officer”. …

What’s next? How to navigate in the world after University

What’s next? How to navigate in the world after University The world after University – how to find your way in the job market   You are reaching the end of your studies. Years of learning and passing exams come to their end. But do you really know what to …

How to compete in the Olympic games of job hunting

How to compete in the Olympic games of job hunting On the job (marathon) hunt? Get ready like an Olympian!   The Winter Olympic Games kicked off in PyeongChang. Thousands of athletes are on their starting blocks hoping to win those long coveted medals after intense preparation, training and sacrifices. And job …

Magic mirror on the wall, who is the most talented of all?

Magic mirror on the wall, who is the most talented of all? Reflections on the workshops with the European Commission trainees   Have you ever stopped thinking about how special you are? If I ask you to list your talents and gifts, would you come up with something beyond “good …

Let’s brand! – #BeCreative in Personal Branding

Let’s brand! #BeCreative in Personal Branding   “My name is Bond. James Bond.” In the closed world of intelligence agencies, there is no single doubt as to the face and associated capabilities and skill sets hidden behind this signature quote. This simple, yet powerful statement makes it clear that there …

Find your perfect match – #BeCreative in job hunting

Find your perfect match #BeCreative in job hunting   In one of my previous articles (having a date with yourself), I have already drawn the parallel between dating and the topic of self-assessment when it comes to career orientation. In this article, I would like to reflect on the topic …

It’s Date Time – Let me introduce you to an amazing person!

It’s Date Time! Let me introduce you to an amazing person!   I would like to invite you to go on a date with the most impressive person you have ever met. You will be surprised, awed and maybe even a little shocked afterwards. Yet, please don’t decline the invitation …

The manual of the young unemployed

The manual of the young unemployed How to survive unemployment without completely losing your mind   It is not a novelty that unemployment is hitting hard on our societies, and especially on young people. And it is equally not new that, sooner or later, youngsters will have to face a …