10 Hot Startups Made in Paris

Posted by | April 16, 2014 | Companies



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Art, literature, philosophy, wonderful architecture and amazing views… few cities in the world are as evocative as the French Capital.

Paris has always been an international and creative city which makes for a stupendous ground for business. Thanks to private initiatives and government support, Paris is blossoming with high tech companies –from global business successes to leading-edge startups.

Because Paris is such a formidable place to explore and enjoy, and the Parisian startup scene is growing up so fast, we gathered a list of ten Paris startups that you may want to consider when looking for a new job —they are hiring!

 

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8 Reasons To Do An Internship

Posted by | April 11, 2014 | Tips



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There are many horror stories about internships. They say you just sit there and bring coffee to your boss or spend your day on social networks until you’re told to shred some documents. But really, internships are so much more.

Think of the possibilities, by interning at a company you have the opportunity to just fall into the rumors or make the most out of it. Today, you can look for internships all over the globe in cities like Barcelona, Amsterdam or Milan and get hands on experience on multiple sectors.

Stay away from the negative and just focus on all the good things you can get by becoming an intern:

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10 Milan Startups to Watch Closely

Posted by | April 1, 2014 | Companies



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Art, architecture, fashion, pizza, aperitivo… and startups.

Milan has always been a city full of creativity and innovation, so it’s no surprise they also caught up to the online business trend, it has all the traits to become an important, international startup hub.

We’ve been learning about startup life in Milan for a little while and have found truly interesting and promising businesses. Curious as to what is being cooked in the Milan startup scene?

Here is a list of ten Milan startups that you may want to get to know —they are hiring!

 

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work remotelyPreparing your work clothes for the next day, making sure your lunch is ready and setting up the alarm for the morning. This describes the daily routine of most workers out there, but not mine, not anymore. Why? I work remotely.

Remote work is becoming a very popular setting for many companies. There are several teams out there that are semi or fully remote. Teleworking is on the rise and according to Forrester1 out of 5 Americans will work from home by year 2016. That’s 2 years from now!

As it becomes more and more usual for people to telework, curiosity is sparked. Well, although it may sound amazing to jump out of bed to your desk still in your pajamas and getting to work at your own pace, the truth is – it’s not all peaches and cream.

When you work from home, you have to be independent and very organized, you normally don’t have your boss in the next room waiting for your tasks to be completed but you still have to be productive and assertive. This is not always the easiest when you are by yourself so I have managed to gather some recommendations from my personal experience for those of you already teleworking or thinking about applying to remote jobs.

Read on and find out how you can avoid falling to procrastination and loss of inspiration when working from home.

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12 Things To Consider When Moving Abroad

Posted by | March 20, 2014 | Tips



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Living abroad is certainly a fulfilling experience, having the chance of starting everything in a blank slate…but it also can be nerve-racking.

As someone who moved abroad various times, I will tell you the most important part of this experience is having an open mind and making sure you’ve got the basics covered.

Whether you’re lucky enough to have landed a job in an awesome destination or daydreaming about riding your bike through Amsterdam while checking our listed roles – this post is for you.

Make sure you’re prepared to make the move by checking off items on this check-list.

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Photo: Amsterdam Marketing

 

It’s no secret. Amsterdam is one of the hottest and fun-filled cities in Europe. Everyone wants to go to Amsterdam and experience its nightlife and bike along the canals.

But you must know that aside from its cultural and party atmosphere, the Amsterdam startup scene is growing strong with plenty of job opportunities from hiring companies. Here is a list of 10 hot Amsterdam startups that are worth watching – they are hiring!

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Founded in 2007, 3scale provides a Plug & Play SaaS API Management platform and infrastructure which enables developers and companies to securely open, control, manage, operate and monetize their APIs to third parties.

Today, 3scale API Management solution powers 350+ API programs from Fortune500 companies, SMBs, Startups, Governments and Administrations, Charities and Colleges/Universities.

Not familiar with API’s? An application programming interface (API) specifies how some software components should interact with each other. In other words: APIs make possible to interconnect applications by exposing some of a program’s internal functions to the outside world –which in turn makes it possible for applications to share data and take actions on each other’s behalf without requiring developers to share all of their software’s code.

Curious to know more? Steven Wilmott, CEO at 3scale, kindly responded some questions and shared the skinny on all things 3scale with us! Let’s dive into them…

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10 Social Media Interview Questions

Posted by | February 26, 2014 | Tips



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Image: FreeVector.com

There’s no question Social Media is an important aspect of a company’s online marketing strategy. For this reason, the job of a Social Media Manager takes a lot of effort, responsibility and care.

Because online marketing is key for business growth and brand image for more and more industries, there are many opportunities out there for Social Media careers, but… that also means there are many prepared individuals to fit the positions.

If you think you’ve got what it takes and have applied to jobs in this area, know the interview will be demanding and competitive. But don’t worry –we’ll help you ease the stress providing examples of questions recruiters may ask you.

Read on and prepare for your interview with these 10 Social Media questions you may get asked (…and some tips on how to tackle them):

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From February 24th to the 27th the city of Barcelona will host the world’s greatest technology event: the 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC).

The MWC is a combination of a cutting-edge product and technology exhibition, a conference programme featuring some of the most prominent executives in the mobile industry and a meeting point where professionals find industry opportunities, make deals and network. Wonder how great it is? The figures talk by themselves: 98.000 sqm of exhibition, 202 countries represented, 1700 exhibitors and more than 72.000 senior mobile professionals –including 4.300 CEOs and 57% of C-Level executives.

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When you ask something, you better ask nicely. In the Internet, this could be translated to : When you ask a question, do it using creative, user friendly  and beautifully designed forms. Sound obvious? Well, apparently it’s not that clear since we have been using the same old fashioned and ugly forms during years.Until now.

A Barcelona-based startup known as Typeform is changing the way we ask questions online: they have developed an application that allows us to create innovative, clean and modern forms (or typeforms). And the result is not only a matter of image: typeforms have proved to be more efficient than old-stylish forms –people are more likely to answer something when you ask it in a nice way.

Robert Muñoz, co-founder and co-CEO in Typeform, kindly answered our questions about this innovative company.

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AngelList has arrived in Europe

In light of the recent announcement from AngelList and taking our cue from the terms usually given by Venture Capital firms in southern Europe (JobFluent’s natural habitat to date), we have decided that we now receive 25% of your company on any successful hire and/or interview and/or email with someone who knows how to code a line of PHP or can draw a candy (can I use that word) for your casual iOS/Android/MySpace game.

We are just following the trends, you know?… Generally, we like to bring startups together for a beer and chat with great talent – however have realised we missed the boat. We want to start claiming equity! Don’t worry this is just a test with terms that may or may not be binding.

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Your CV is your master key to getting an interview, it is a one time opportunity to really show a recruiter what you’re all about. This means you have to make the most out of a piece of paper and portray your work experience, skills and education in a way that will make you stand out from the bulk of CV’s recruiters read on a daily basis.

At JobFluent, we understand how important it is for you to have a reliable CV and also how difficult it could be to find the right format and design. A while back, we showed you a list of really cool and creative CV’s and today we have created 6 CV samples that you can quickly personalize and send to your desired employer.

 

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This week’s Startup Profile features the awesome startup GetApp, a business software marketplace that is really taking over the app scene. We wanted to explore a bit more in depth and get to know what happens behind the scenes so Christophe Primault kindly answered our questions on what GetApp is all about, let’s see what he told us!

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5 New Year Resolutions for Job Seekers

Posted by | January 16, 2014 | Tips



Accept it. We all make resolutions for the New Year – whether we want to save more money, eat less carbs or take a turn in our careers, we all utter that famous phrase “For the new year, I will do this or do that”. It’s okay, we can’t help it.

So, if a new job is what you’re striving for, we really hope you find it in 2014 but maybe you’ll have to set a few more resolutions to achieve that.

Let’s go through our suggested 5 New Year Resolutions for Jobseekers.

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