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It is beneficial to get familiar with the concept of VAT and learn the basic mechanisms behind it. This awareness might become useful at multiple stages of your career! You will also score a few points in your professional environment if you know how the public tax system works.
In the pandemic, businesses had to rapidly move almost all their operations online. It increased the influence of online means of communication and sales. This also resulted in an increased the amount of white collar jobs in Digital Marketing, and an increased interest in choosing this career path. Yet due to several myths and stereotypes, this profession is still rarely considered as a career of choice by most university graduates.
And you probably recall this situation very well: there is an exciting new opening in a company that has always been high in your private ranking of dream employers. The scope of duties sounds exciting, and the geographical location is just perfect. There is only one problem: the list of job requirements is long, detailed, and exceeds what can be found in your resume. But wait! Have you ever wondered how the recruiters treat applicants who don’t fit all the criteria yet still, decide to apply? Perhaps, they occasionally take a punt? And, they give a chance to a person who doesn’t hit all the marks listed in the official job offer?
Leaving academia after PhD is a hard decision. Shall be proud of myself, or rather, am I a failure? Well, there are good reasons to be proud! After all, every single publication you've published, is like winning a medal in a race, and should stay in your memory as a personal achievement for the rest of your life.
We like to think that “there are no mistakes, just lessons.” Yet still, there are certain aspects of career development that people often wish they did differently when there was time for it. We've put together this list - it is helpful to look at it once!
Are you afraid of aptitude tests at the job interviews? Perhaps, there is nothing to be afraid of! It's all about preparation and getting the right mindset.
Almost every recruitment process for a large company these days, requires going through aptitude tests. IQ tests, emotional intelligence tests, personality tests, social skill tests. But there is one very crucial yet chronically overlooked factor of productivity which is typically not tested: the attention span.
The space of online resources for PhDs thinking of transitioning to industry is massive! This blog post lists courses, blogs, podcasts, YouTube channels, content platforms, and online communities dedicated to helping PhDs in the job market.
In this blog post, Natalia Bielczyk and Elisenda Bonet-Carne discuss the similarities and differences between different post-PhD career tracks. There is a whole landscape of possibilities!
It’s not a secret that both the Millennials and the Z-generation are vision- or mission-oriented. Young people are no longer looking for a paycheck in their jobs, but also a broader purpose (or, from Japanese, ikigai). This can have really interesting long-term consequences for the job market.
Interviewing people with interesting (and difficult!) career paths and rare professions, yields interesting conclusions. Namely, these people they tend to share one interesting characteristic: from a very early age, they know what role towards other people they would prefer to play.
The corona crisis stirred the job market and changed the workflow in companies around the world. In these circumstances, business is moving online, and as professionals, we need to adapt and become efficient remote workers. This blog post lists some strategies for achieving good results at working from home.