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Importance of a Good CV

Quite often, a significant minority of job applicants contact employers and recruitment agencies for work, but fail to provide a CV. In some cases, where a CV is provided, it is often missing a lot of very basic information.

The importance of providing a CV cannot be underestimated in a competitive international job market, and below are a few reasons why:

 

Eastern European Workers in Switzerland - What you need to know

The Swiss workforce is comprised of around 25% foreigners, 80% of which are European nationals. In some specific industries this figure can be as high as 40% - in engineering industry, for example.

Eastern European nationals from the EU-25 countries, including Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia do not need a work permit to work in Switzerland for periods of less than 3 months

 

Common Job Application Mistakes by Eastern European Jobseekers

When applying for a job it is very easy to forget that you are not the only person applying for that vacancy. Below are a few mistakes around 40% of job applicants make when applying for jobs.

 1. Failing to follow job advert details properly.

Spending a few seconds to read and follow instructions can make the difference between success and failure.

 2. Not adding a CV.

A lot of job applicants send emails saying "I am interested in this job" yet fail to add a CV.

 

Differences in Minimum Wage compared across Europe

Many countries in Europe operate under a set statutory minimum wage that ensure that workers get paid a reasonable salary. The minimum wage is important as it prevents the exploitation of such people by unscrupulous businesses and employers. Also, one can know the least amount to expect when they apply for a job for the day.

Brain Drain: Loss of Greece's Educated Youth

Greece was one of the countries hit hardest by the recent recession. However, in addition to the financial setbacks that the country faced, many people are beginning to talk about a bigger problem— the “brain drain” that’s occurring as young people leave the country to look for employment. It is estimated that 200,000 young and talented Greeks have left the country to look for work in higher paying areas

Why the UK Faces a Nursing Shortage

The United Kingdom currently maintains significant unfilled nursing vacancies. Many experts believe the problem will increase in scope in the future unless policy makers take prompt corrective action to address the issue.
This article briefly explores the debate concerning the number of nurses in the UK. It also examines some of the possible reasons underlying the current shortage.

Spanish Nurses Move to the UK as Spain's Economy Falters

In October 2013, Spain’s Ministry of Employment and Social Security confirmed that the Spanish economy had lost 87,000 jobs bringing the number of unemployed people in the southern European country to a high of 4.8 million people. Spain’s economic drivers are dominated by tourism, pharmaceutical, auto-manufacturing, and oil and gas sectors. The fledgling automotive industry has been greatly upset by the economic downward spiral. On the other hand, the country’s tourism sector can only grow if the country is able to keep its public transportation sector workers employed. Read Full Article

EU migration to Germany

That is how the single market is supposed to work. Spain has a youth unemployment rate of 56%. In Greece it is 58% (see chart). By contrast, Germany has negligible youth unemployment (8%) and a shortage of qualified workers . Read Full Article