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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.

 

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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!

 

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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!

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11 Essential Tools For Remote Work

Posted by | March 31, 2015 | Tips



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:

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Startup & Tech Scene London

Posted by | March 12, 2015 | Industry News



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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.

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Over 30 companies, 350+ professionals and more than 100 job offers!

Once again, the JobFluent Barcelona Startup Job Fair was a big success! Over 30 fast-growing startups and high tech companies gathered at the Barcelona Growth Centre together with 350+ talented professionals.

We want to thank all the companies and attendants, and hope you all had a great time during these two and a half hours of intense networking and conversations.

Of course, the event wouldn’t have beeen possible without the support of our awesome sponsors: Startup Bootcamp IoT&D, Barcelona Activa, m-startup-barcelona, Estrella Damm, Novobrief, Barcinno and MediterráneaJS. We are vey thankful!

Check our Facebook page and see if you can spot yourself on the pics!

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The largest Startup Job Fair in Europe is back!

This coming Tuesday, February 10th, more than 30 startups and tech companies will gather at the Barcelona Growth Center together with hundreds of talented professionals from different areas.

If you are looking for a new job, networking opportunities or just to check out a nice group of tech companies in town, this fair is for you.

This Startup Fair is FREE to all jobseekers and will have its primary focus on the following areas:

  • Development/Engineering: Web Developers, Mobile Developers, Software Engineers, QA/Testing
  • Design: Web Designers, UX Designers, Creative Directors
  • Product: Product Managers, Project Managers, Analysts
  • Marketing: Marketing Directors, Functional Specialists (SEO, SEM, Social media, PR)
  • Sales: Sales Directors, Business Development, Account Executives, Account Managers

Be sure to register for your Free Entrance Ticket here.

 

Meet the companies that are going to join us!

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Photo: John Herbert (cc)

Aside from the Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, London is also home to a really pumping startup scene. During the past years, the city has become one of the hottest international startup hubs in the world and year 2015 promises to be an exciting year for the British capital.

In the upcoming months, London will host many tech and startup-related meetups and conferences, such as BitcoinEXPO 2015 (January 24th-25th), The Europas Awards and Conference (June 16th) and London’s Second Fintech Week (September), among many others.

The London startup scene has been buzzing since 2010, when Prime Minister David Cameron launched Tech City UK, a publicly-funded organization which aims to accelerate the growth of digital businesses. Plenty of tech startups have been created in England in the last years, and many of them are already reaching global success. We have been following many of them and gathered a short lists of some we really like…

Here are 10 London startups you should follow in 2015:

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View from the 4th JobFluent Barcelona Startup Job Fair. Photo: Adrián Alemany

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 6th JobFluent Barcelona Startup Job Fair coming up in the beginning of 2015.

We’d love for you to get the most out of this opportunity, so here are some tips for the day of the fair:

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Smart Cities Scene Europe

Posted by | November 19, 2014 | Industry News, Tips



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Technology not only affects people and jobs, it completely transforms lives. Almost every aspect of our everyday lives can be linked to technology in one way or another. How can a city use all of the power technology has to improve the lives of their citizens? Smart cities are doing just that.

Want to know more? Take a look at this infographic

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10 Interview Questions For Web Developers

Posted by | November 6, 2014 | Tips



 

Hundreds of tech companies are created each day all around the world and developers play a key role in all of them. There’s no question that developer jobs have been very popular lately. But these startups are looking for very specific profiles.

According to a study based on hundreds of job offers posted on JobFluent, more than 30% of job descriptions mentioned “passion” as an important trait in a developer, while “talent” was mentioned only in 20% of the cases –interesting, huh?

If you’re a passionate and talented developer looking for a new job, note interviewing for a web developer position is challenging and full of competition. Before you start applying for positions:

  • Work on a portfolio of your work
  • Clean up your code
  • Think about the interview from the beginning

And in that last one is when we come into the game. At JobFluent, we truly value the work of developers and want to ease your experience when job searching. We have put together a list of possible questions you may get asked by a recruiter.

Let’s tackle them!

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Stock Options. A Basic Introduction

Posted by | October 24, 2014 | Tips



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If you are thinking about working at a startup, specially an early stage startup, you’ve probably heard about the risks and possibilities. You are right to weigh the negative against the positive but keep in mind, there are many tangible and intangible perks to working at a startup that you should consider. Stock options are a very popular one!

Stock options are the right to buy a share of the company stock at a certain time for a certain price (the so called “strike price”). So basically, if the startup you work for is sold (like Whatsapp was sold to Facebook) then you, as an employee, will have the right either keep or exercise your options.

I can sense this talk is getting pretty confusing and hard for me to explain… so we put together an infographic that will help better understand and shed light into the stock option world… Check it out!

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There’s no way I can justify my salary level, but I’m learning to live with it.  –Drew Carey

 

The stress of job searching ends the moment you receive that very expected “offer”. But what happens if the pay is not right up your alley? Well, life’s not over – it’s time to negotiate.

Negotiation is not a discussion, on the contrary, it’s a win-win situation. Regardless of whether you’re starting your first job or you’re already a veteran in your career, never be afraid to negotiate your salary and perks with your employer.

I know it’s not the easiest thing to do and sometimes it means stepping out of your comfort zone. For this reason, I thought I’d gather 7 rules to help you get started on your quest for a fairer salary. Check them out:

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Are You Satisfied With Your Job?

Posted by | October 9, 2014 | Tips



 

I think the person who takes a job in order to live –that is to say, for the money– has turned himself into a slave. –Joseph Campbell

 

Have you found your dream job? If your answer is yes, I have to congratulate you! But for the rest of you who responded negatively, you’re not alone. Sadly, according to many job satisfaction surveys, 1 out of 3 people would like to change their job.

During the last decades, psychologists have been trying to define what “job satisfaction” is, while attempting to find a way to measure it. Edwin A. Locke’s “Range of Affect Theory” stated that satisfaction is a matter of expectations determined by the range of discrepancy between what one wants and what one gets.

According to Locke, job satisfaction depends as much on external factors (your job) as on personal aspects (what you want).

If I asked you about your level of satisfaction with your job, you’ll probably think about many aspects including your daily tasks, your coworkers, your boss, the company, your salary, the time you dedicate to work, the work environment… However, each person will provide different value to each of those.

Thinking about that, we have gathered some indicators that can make you think about your current job and decide whether or not you’re one of the lucky ones. Let’s go through them!

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