Sep 24

10 reasons why you should work abroad

You must have asked yourself at least once, how would your life look like abroad? Of course, there are probably many questions that you need to answer. There are also fears of change that are quite normal (you can read more about this here). In this text, we will reveal 10 things why you should work abroad.

 

  • Improve your income

Let’s be honest, the most common reason people go to work in another country is financially. In countries where your profession is deficient, employers will pay significantly more to hire you. These are mainly the countries of Western and Northern Europe, where there is a well-organized system and strategies for employment.

 

  • Change of weather conditions

Have you been bored with constant rain, winter and bad weather? Or would you like to replace the summer that lasts all the time with a country where you can also enjoy snowing? Working abroad is a great opportunity to finally be satisfied with the weather conditions that surround you.

 

  • Learn a new language

Work abroad will surely improve your language skills. The easiest way to learn a language is when we are surrounded by people who speak it. Sometimes moving to another country will force you to learn a new language, but isn’t that great?

 

  • Take a break from your routine

Everybody needs a change from time to time. When you move to another country, even if you do the same job, the environment is different, people are different, your work space has changed, and all this is a good change that will shake your everyday monotony.

 

  • You can have a new perspective of your own country

Everything in your country is bored, bad, wrong? Sometimes it is necessary to move away so that we can look at all these problems from a distance.

 

  • Find a better work-life-balance.

In some countries, such as France, working week lasts 35 hours, which means that if you are used to have 40 hours workweek, in France you will have five hours more for yourself and your family. Of course, this depends on job-to-job, but it is generally accepted working hours in most industries.

 

  • Develop your skills

Each country has its own rules and its own way to work. This can be very interesting for you as you will learn to see the things from a different angle. Your employer will teach you skills and impart knowledge that will enable you to be more efficient. Indeed, by widening your perspective, you will get a better overview of your scope of activities and you will have more creative and relevant initiatives.

 

  • Improve your CV

Employers love people that have been exposed to different work environments. When your prospective employer sees that you have been working in a foreign country for some time, it’s likely that he will employ you, because it’s clear that you are more adaptable, open-minded and resourceful. If you want to check what is the difference between CV and resume, you can check it here.

 

  • Make new friendships

The idea of meeting new friends of different nationalities is very interesting, not only means relating to different people, but experiencing a multicultural exchange. Many of them may be in the same situation as you and you can learn a lot from each other.

 

  • Get more career opportunities

Career development opportunities are significantly enhanced by a period spent working abroad. Working internationally gives you an edge over others. If you want to discover a new country, while working in your industry, check out our opportunities!

Sep 24

Changes and why we are scared of it

The change is the only thing that is certain in our life. Every moment is a change. While reading these lines, something in you and around you changes. Change of seasons, weather conditions, day and night, change our mood, our view, friends, partners, habits, sometimes the country we live in.

Looking back, we realize that we are exactly the result of many changes that have taken place in us but also outside of us, whether we were consciously deciding to change something, whether we simply reacted to the circumstances that were happening. It’s important that we are aware of it. This fact helps us to understand ourselves and everything that happens in us when things change in our lives or when we want to change something. Sometimes it happens that perhaps for years we are almost caught up in some situations, circumstances, relationships, from which we don’t know how to get out. We feel that it is time to change something, but the very thought of something that we can take so scares us, almost paralyzes us, we decide to continue on the old one and live as it is until now, as unlike the new situation, at least known and in it we are accustomed to function. That’s why there are many people who live for years in fear of what might happen if they decide on a different step. Because of the fear of the unknown, they risk living their lives in a sense of failure.

There is no human in the world who will tell you that he is in love with changes, but sometimes changes are necessary for our lives, with them we can create a better environment and better quality of our own lives. Even if that is a simple small change or big and really important when it arises you will feel some special feelings and those feelings are something for what we are living for. You don’t need to love it and be comfortable with them you just need to believe in yourself and in your choice, and you need to be aware that change will bring something special and unique into your life.

We are faced with changes all the time from kindergarten to school, then to high school, faculty, working environment, there are always new friends, circumstances, things, and places. The only thing that gives us the strength and the will to face changes and the potential problems they bring is motivation. In order to truly become great and make our dreams into realities, we have to cultivate superior levels of consistent motivation. This type of motivation guarantees success in whatever endeavor because it allows you to do what needs to be done regardless of whether you feel terrible or great.

The simple feat of knowing that you are that kind of person with that amount of self-discipline brings all the unbreakable confidence and satisfaction you can dream of. Imagine for a moment how amazing the world would be if every single person just activated their motivation? Wow, it will be a great place to live, because when people are motivated they are happy, so happy that they can explode of that feeling. People with a lack of motivation are sad, and their lives are full of sad feelings, condemnation, and prejudice because they are living the same life, same situations every day, they are empty inside. You don’t want to be that person, you want to be happy right? You need that sparkle in your eyes, you need that feeling so you can explore and feel the real life. Always have in mind that we have just one life and that he is a gift, unselfish and most valuable gift that you could ever get. How you will live it and how it will look like its only up to you. We are the unique creators of our own lives. So don’t live in fear, don’t be scared of failure, if you fail you will get up fast and you will be stronger for some new things and fails. Because life is turbulent, and you will fail but after that, you will rise above. Just don’t give up and learn from your own mistakes, learn how to become a better person. So move, go out from your comfort zone, don’t be scared of changes. Change it and face with it. Let me see that smile 🙂

Sep 15

The difference between CV and resume

It’s time to apply for a new job, and you have just started with the search on job boards, you
have found a couple of good ones and you want to apply for them. Next step is to write a CV
or a resume and to apply for it.

The main question is do you need a resume or you should use
the CV (Curriculum Vitae) form? It really depends on the country where you live and on the
job description. For example, if you are applying for the job in the USA you will need just a
resume, but if you are applying for a job in Europe it is sure that you will need a CV form.
There is also one more thing, these days almost every company is asking for the cover letter
in combination with CV. Why? Because the cover letter is something which is really
personal, you need to describe yourself on the best way, but also they want to see why did
you choose them from the sea of many many other companies and how you can help them to
grow. So, when you are applying for the job write the cover letter also because that is
something which will exclude you from other candidates, and definitely will be your plus. Let
see the difference between CV and resume.

The resume is short, not longer than one A4 page document which contains all of your
information from your working history. The goal of a resume is to make an individual stand
out from the competition.
A resume doesn’t have to be ordered chronologically, doesn’t have to cover your whole
career like and is a highly customizable document. But, there are some examples how does it
look one resume, and this is a list of things that you can put inside.
In the first part of a resume, is your general information like name, last name, address, phone
number and date of birth. But in some countries, you don’t need to write your general
information and you do not have an obligation to write your date of birth and your address.
For now, the only continent where you don’t need to give that information is the USA, in the
rest of the world that is the start point for every resume or CV. After the part with general
information, you need to write a short summary of your educating and working
achievements. We can say that a resume is a short brief of your working life, of everything
that you did before in the field of education and personal development. If you want to be sure
that your resume will separate from the other ones it will be great to give information about
your certificates and language or some specific courses.
The job seeker should adopt the resume to every position they apply for. It is in the
applicant’s interest to change the resume from one job application to another and to tailor it to
the needs of the specific post.
Unlike the resume CV (Curriculum Vitae which means a course of life in Latin) is an
academic document which is not limited with the number of pages, and it contains a high

level of detail about your achievements, a great deal more than just a career biography. The
CV covers your education as well as any other accomplishments like publications, awards,
honors etc. The document tends to be organized chronologically and should make it easy to
get an overview of an individual’s full working career. A CV is static and doesn’t change for
different positions, the difference would be in the cover letter. The starting point of CV is the
same like the resume, you need to start with general information about yourself, after that is a
part of education history, working history, certificates, language courses, knowledge of new
technologies, seminars and at the end hobbies. Most of the candidates at the end of CV are
putting the information about their driving experience and the last sentence in almost every
CV is “If you need some other information, recommendations from my previous employers I
can provide it”

Let’s summarize the difference between resume and CV. As stated, three major differences
between CVs and resumes are the length, the purpose, and the layout. A resume is a brief
summary of your skills and experience over one or two pages, a CV is more detailed and it’s
not limited to the number of pages, you can write all the information that you consider it
necessary, but if you want that someone read your CV it will be ideal to not be longer than
two pages. The resume will be tailored to each position whereas the CV will stay put and any
changes will be in the cover letter. A CV has a clear chronological order listing the whole
career of the individual whereas a resume’s information can be shuffled around to best suit
the applicant. I would say the main difference between a resume and a CV is that a CV is
intended to be a full record of your career history and a resume is a brief, targeted list of skills
and achievements.