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.

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How To Write A Great Cover Letter

Posted by | July 9, 2015 | Tips



 

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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!

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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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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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