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Wearing a lampshade on your head is – excuse us – old hat. Violate your corporate policies in style this season.

5 Quick Ways to Ruin Your Career at the Annual Company Holiday Party

Is it already that time of year again? Time for the annual company holiday party? Some celebrate with a formal banquet, others with a sad buffet of frozen finger food. But alcohol is usually in full swing – and along with the open bar comes a wide array of opportunities for faux pas. Click on…

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How to evaluate your strengths & weaknesses for ultimate career success

Tips on Writing Self-Assessments for the End of the Year

As here self-assessment, also known as a self-appraisal or self-evaluation, gives employees the opportunity to share with their manager the work they have done since their last review, how they have performed on those tasks, areas they feel they can improve on, and what their supervisors can do to help them perform their job better….

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More than flat hierarchies, teamwork and innovative thinking …

The Modern CEO – Leading in the Digital Era

He wears Ray Ban sunglasses, and low-cut Chuck Taylors. No, not your younger brother – we’re talking about the modern CEO. Nowadays, when an employee has a lunch date with his company’s CEO, it isn’t about sitting nervously across from a grim old man in a pin-striped suit. The working world is approaching a large…

A manager's list of desired employee behavior
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How do you rank?

A Manager’s List of Desired Employee Behavior

If there are two candidates both equal in terms of experience, education, technical knowledge and past deliverable, how do you choose one among them? What key skills are found on the manager’s list of desired employee behavior? Click on ALLOW button to have access to more exciting career news!

Honesty in Job Interviews
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Would I lie to you?

Honesty in Job Interviews – How Much is Too Much?

In an attempt to impress recruiters, many applicants bring out their bag of tricks: “Weaknesses? Probably my perfectionism.” But when it comes to hiring for executive positions, HR managers wish for authenticity from their candidates, more than anything else. But what about the tougher questions? Questions about your plans for a family, or your reason for…

What type of negotiator are you?
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Be prepared while remaining authentic

Interview Questions for Senior Management Positions

“Tell me about a situation where you exceeded the expectations of your role.” This is a typical request during an interview for a leadership role and is a good indicator of what the focus of other questions will be. Nevertheless, though preparation for your interview is essential, you should refrain from memorizing rote answers to…

O'zapft is -drinking out with colleagues at the Oktoberfest
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What not to do when out drinking with colleagues at the Oktoberfest!

It’s that time of the year again. Munich gets about 6 million visitors every year on account of the largest beer fest the world witnesses (German beer rocks, because you bring out the statistics). Last year about 6.4 million visitors gulped down a neat 6.7 liters of beer. What began as a marriage invite party thrown out by the King Ludwig inviting the whole town, has become a great tourist attraction for the city of Munich year after year.

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Etiquette and outfit: What you absolutely need to know

The Right Dress Code for an Interview

Tie or open collar? Pantsuit or skirt? The dress code in an interview plays a decisive role – this is precisely where the clothes make the man. Anyone who has made it as far as the job interview for his dream position has already proven his professional qualifications. Now it depends on his personality and…

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How to Get Hired: German Edition

Applying in Germany: Tips for the Perfect CV

In an international context, a CV or a resume can vary depending on the culture and labor practices in each market. There are no real resume rules and you’d potentially find thousands (if not more) templates on a Google search. However, when moving countries, new cultural differences are seldom taken into consideration. At Experteer, we…

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Inspiring TED Talks

Happiness, Success, Intelligence – These 3 Ideas Will Change Your Career

Why are some people successful? Why do some come back stronger after failure and others do not? And, how can you adjust the parameters for your own success? Here are three groundbreaking insights from science that will change your entire career. The secret of happiness at work Success makes you happy? No, says psychologist Shawn…

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