One of the best ways to get yourself out there and make contacts in the professional world is by attending job fairs. In the era of online job applications and e-mailing CVs, job fairs are the perfect opportunity to focus on the best way to interact: live conversations.
At JobFluent, we’re convinced career fairs are a great way for both companies and jobseekers to connect and create relationships. For this reason, we’re excited to bring you the 7th JobFluent Barcelona Startup Job Fair.
We’d love for you to get the most out of this opportunity, so here are some tips for the day of the fair:
Classified ads are a great way to find a new car, a nice place to live, or really almost anything you need. But sometimes, it takes a long time to find just what you’re looking for.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a one-stop place for all classified ads? Well, lucky for us, it exists. Let’s meet Trovit.
Trovit is the leading search engine for classified ads in Europe and Latin America. Thanks to Trovit, you can find the most interesting ads published in thousands of classifieds websites and save time. Also, it allows to set up personalized alerts for your searches and will let you know when there is a new ad that might interest you.
Furthermore, Trovit has been recognized as one of Spain’s 50 Best Workplaces for the fifth year in a row… and they are hiring!
Want to know more? Let’s find out!
The Barcelona Startup Job Fair is back!
On Tuesday, October 13th, more than 30 tech startups and high growth companies will gather together with hundreds of the most talented professionals from different areas.
The past fairs have proven to be very successful, our last edition was in February and we had over 350 professionals who were able to connect with 30+ companies! Having said that, we’re super excited to see what this new edition has in store for us and want you to be part of it.
If you are looking for a new job, think it’s time for new challenges and want to introduce yourself to some of the hottest startups in the city, you simply can’t miss this event.
A while back, we put together a list of interview questions for SEO positions. SEO jobs are still super demanded but also, lately we’ve been witnessing a surge of openings for positions in a broader category that SEO belongs to: SEM.
SEM or Search Engine Marketing uses both paid and organic tactics to increase a website’s visibility in search engine results pages. We thought it would be good to also gather and share some helpful interview questions for AdWords-related positions.
If you’re looking for a job in SEM, here are some questions that may help you kick ass on your interview.
Europe’s startup scene is thriving, which means that there are many startup jobs available here. Wouldn’t it be nice to work at a cool startup while exploring a new country? Well, many cool opportunities are rising on cities like Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and London that may entice you to cross the pond. But, before you do, here’s what you need to know about the legal regulations for working in the European Union.
In general, to work as an employee in one of the EU countries you don’t need to apply to any work permit if you are a national from another EU country, any of the countries belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
If you are a citizen from a country outside the EU/EEA, willing to work in the EU, you’ll need to fulfill several immigration laws, that can vary from one country to another and may also depend on your nationality. Nevertheless, there are some common trends that apply in all the European Union countries, in particular those regarding high qualified workers, researchers and students.
A cover letter is not just a simple attachment to your resumé to make it look good — it’s your first opportunity to make a good impression in a more direct and personable way.
Your resumé already lists all the information about your education and work experience but your cover letter should give a brief introduction to your professional background. Also, you need to convince the hiring manager that you can be a great asset for their company and that you are really motivated to join them. Your cover letter can help you voice that.
Actually, a good cover letter may be even more important than your resumé in getting you a job interview… so, it seems reasonable to put some time and effort to make it perfect. In case you are asking yourself how to write a great cover letter, we have put together some tips that may help you to improve your job search results.
There’s nothing more rewarding than working hard and seeing direct results: that’s what happens when you work at a startup. While big companies have already done all the work and have an established plan, startups are learning what works.
This means that by working at a startup, you’ll move away from the boring “preset to-do list” into a world full of new challenges and possibilities. Yes, working at a startup is an adventure that will allow you to grow and see their growth while learning how to cope with problems as they come.
Are you wondering if and why you should join a startup?
At JobFluent, we’ve come up with 14 reasons to answer that ever so common question.
Are you a recent University graduate, passionate about coding? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find your dream job in an awesome city? If we’re describing your life right now, Netcentrification 2015 is just what you’re looking for.
What’s that you ask? On Thursday, July 9th, Netcentric’s brand new office in Poblenou (Barcelona) will host a 5-hours recruiting event, during which you’ll get to know the company, their core values and the way they work.
After performing a coding assessment to test your skills, you’ll have a chance to ask further questions in a brief, personal interview.
The days after the event, Netcentric will evaluate the results and contact the 30 best candidates. If you are one of them, you’ll receive an offer and 2 months of paid training by leading experts in the web development field. Now, it’s not over there. From the very first day of your training you’ll get a permanent contract including a competitive salary and several perks.
Back in 2010, Customer Relationship Management software (CRM) was not as efficient and user-friendly as it should be. Pipedrive was born to change that.
Pipedrive helps you manage every step of your sales pipeline. All this with a clean, intuitive interface and a powerful API. Want to learn more about what they do? We do, too!
We tapped into the mind of Andrus Purde, Pipedrive’s Head of Marketing, and he kindly responded to our questions. Let’s get to know them!
If you’ve been applying for jobs lately, then you know that it’s not an easy task. There’s a lot of competition and hiring managers review thousands upon thousands of profiles to find the right match for a position. As we’ve said before, having a good and interesting CV can help you stand out but also, you need to go one step further to impress and succeed.
How can you do that? Work on your online persona: brand yourself. An easy way to start is by creating an online website to include your CV and portfolio. I found that WordPress has a great variety of portfolio, vCard and resumé themes to help you aim for the stars on your job search with a creative and well designed website.
Marketing is a very versatile field. It involves thorough investigation, strategic planning and the ability to execute that plan. So, when it comes to hiring a person to handle Marketing, the interview questions are often aimed to identify specific personality traits.
With this in mind, we knew we couldn’t just choose a few questions to help those of you who are looking for a Marketing position. So, we thought it’d be best if we created The Ultimate List of Marketing Interview Questions.
Let’s get started!
Have you been sending lots of resumés and getting no interview calls? Or have you been going to interviews and still haven’t gotten your desired job? If you responded positively to any of these questions then maybe something is up.
There are several reasons why a recruiting manager can reject a candidate and some of them don’t depend on you: maybe they finally covered the position with a current employee, another candidate had better references or simply a little bit more experience with a specific skills. The point is, it’s not always your fault that you’re not getting hired but… maybe there are some things you could be doing better.
I put together a list of 10 possible mistakes that could be sabotaging your hiring possibilities and some advice on how to fix them! Here they are!
As the tech startup scene rises around the world, more and more companies are resulting to remote teams. Tech companies know that international teams bring different perspectives and personalities to a company and hiring a distributed team allows them to get just that.
One of my favorite examples of startups that embrace remote work is Buffer. Buffer has remote work embedded into their now famous “culture”. According to their co-founder Joel Gascoigne, it is not only super productive to be spread around the world but also a complete joy.
If you’re not familiar with remote work, you may be wondering: how do they do it? Well, by being organized and making sure the people they hire are not procrastinating. But also, by communicating and collaborating with each other and this is where using some ready available tools come in handy.
I’ve gathered 11 tools that remote teams use for collaboration, productivity and communication. Take a look:
London is without doubt the hottest startup and technology hub in Europe. Public initiatives such as Tech City UK, together with a significant increase of venture capital fundings (USD 1.4 million in 2014, double as the previous year) have contributed to create and consolidate their blooming digital industry.
Actually, the digital economy has been expanding quickly in the United Kingdom during the last five years and it will continue growing at a rate of 11% each year at least until 2016.
Besides that, the tech industry already creates more than 1 out of 4 new jobs in the British capital, and the app development business is flourishing: The UK accounts for 18% of app developers and 32% of app revenues in EU28, and the app companies are expected to generate 30.000 new jobs during this year. Almost 25% of all the british software companies are dedicated to develop mobile apps.
London is also the leading European city when talking about Big Data, and it’s the world leader in financial technology. There are an estimated 44,000 fintech workers within 25 miles of London, compared to 43,000 for New York and only 11,000 for San Francisco-Silicon Valley.
We have looked for some facts and figures about London’s startup & high tech business and gathered them together in an infographic, take a look and let us know what your thoughts are.