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25
May

Energy comes and goes ... and uncertainty is its engine

The startup phenomenon is a recent business model that grew up in a non-traditional atmosphere. It was developed in between of alternative work philosophies, such as brainstorming or team building. Happy hours, casual-Friday-everyday policies, recreational rooms for workers and a relaxed atmosphere are some of the characteristics that many people might identify with the startup ecosystem. Far away we find concepts such as the “alienation of workers” or the tyranny of the employer. These circumstances might still be in used, but it doesn´t seem to be related to the startup world. When people th...

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15
May

Romania's leadership is broken...and we are all going down with it

Europe is fighting. Is fighting to have better education, better people, to attract amazing talent in European companies and make the old continent young again. Despite the so called European unity that is being promoted all over, living in western or eastern Europe is definitely not the same. Growing as an adult in Eastern Europe teaches you to thrive for excellence, as nobody is ever happy enough with what you have done. When you grow in Eastern Europe, you need to learn to appreciate yourself, to believe in yourself and to make great things in life. Growing up in Eastern Europe, aka Romania...

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30
Apr

Alternatives to unpaid internships

The word goes that after you graduate or even during your studies you need to get a job so you gain some experience...But then you need to have experience to get the job. And this has the tendency of turning into a vicious circle out of which is challenging to get out. But luckily, a trick was invented. The almighty INTERNSHIP! You get to spend a couple of months, see how’s the work done in your domain, see whether you see yourself doing it for the long term and do some networking. A great thing, ain’t it? Though there’s a small catch. It’s common knowledge you shouldn’t expect to be paid. It’...

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24
Apr

Beginnings are always difficult but… How the hell I ended up wondering about the future of telecom?

I´m in my late 20´s and “internship” is a word that, at this point, I think I have seen too many times written on my resume. Nevertheless, once again I was given the opportunity to join a company in a position where I expected small tasks, no responsibility, and the consideration of been a satellite that one day would disappear. But this time is different… I have chosen a startup.

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07
Apr

Get Ready to Apply through Facebook

In February, Facebook announced they started rolling out a new feature, Facebook Jobs. This is focused on aiding small businesses tin filling up their vacancies faster and with less of a hassle. Page admins can do everything through their Business Pages, via the ‘JOB’ bookmark and the announcements are valid for 30 days. To apply, you can write your cover letter in the form of a normal message. What will be made available is your public profile. And this means great news. On LinkedIn you find jobs coming from companies with a big enough HR budget available for higher educated people. There is...

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09
Mar

5 stupid interviews I have been to

Nowadays the job applicants are asking for too much money and they can't deliver...at least that's what quite some recruiters are saying...Though, is it completely true? Maybe, but maybe, the truth lies somewhere in between. This #CEOgirl episode is all about bad #interviews...the ones not caused by the applicants. Anything you'd also like to share? 

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