Photo With Your CV.
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To pic or not to pic

Should You Put a Photo On Your CV?

One notable challenge in an international career search is how best to create a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume that conforms with local norms. CV formats vary widely from country to country, and if you want your job application to be taken seriously, yours needs to follow the right layout. A frequent question when applying…

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Knowledge is Power

Be Clever: How to Surpass the $200,000 Mark

As studies show, education is appealing. It also has the power to make you rich. Many of the most successful companies on the NYSE are managed by top-level executives with advanced degrees, however this is not the only way. How should you develop your skills and education so that your salary exceeds the $200,000 mark?…

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Cultural Fit

Corporate Culture Fairy Tales

In the application process many companies describe their culture in the most dazzling ways. For new employees, however, a rude awakening often follows. Have you embellished your company culture before? Best not to again, as this could have serious consequences. After only two months on the job, say goodbye to the new sales manager. What…

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Why work must also be boring

The Allure of the “Challenge”

Everyone is looking to be challenged in their job, right? Otherwise it would quickly get boring. On the other hand, imagine a pilot for whom a landing would be a challenge… How do we deal with a concept that is ubiquitous in the working world and is used more frequently than any other to describe…

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What Leaders Should Know

The Secret to a Successful Stint Abroad

Champagne in France or beer in Bavaria? When working abroad you will discover new perspectives, but be prepared – it isn’t automatically the case that upon return you’ll be met with a promotion. The careers of successful specialists and executives nowadays increasingly include an international chapter. But when does a stay abroad make sense? And…

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Descriptions of the Perfect Employee

Irreplaceably perfect

7 Top CEO’s Describe Their Perfect Employee There is no shortage of advice out there on how to be a good employee. But ever wonder how the world’s preeminent business leaders choose their new hires? These visionaries who run—and in some cases found—billion dollar companies look for particular qualities in the people they give responsibility…

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Embarrassing Office Situations

“Is this your Application in the Printer?!”

Some things are best kept private – recall Donald Trump’s infamous “locker room talk”? When situations like this arise they can be damaging to your reputation, so it’s best to be extra diligent in keeping your private affairs private. This principle also holds in business settings, especially when you’re trying to make your next career…