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Virtual First Impressions

Virtual First Impressions

Any recruiter will tell you, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. But in today’s world of Twitter and Facebook, that simply is no longer the case. Social media have made a virtual presence just as important as how you look in that ill-fitting suit from Zara. Navigating the world of […]

The Art of Building Relationships

The Art of Building Relationships

An event devoted to networking can be daunting – particularly initiating conversation with strangers, which I dread. But about to enter the work force, I knew I needed the practice. At the Hilton Stadtpark on a recent Monday evening, the meeting room bubbled with the lively conversation of some 100 women, all here for one […]

Jobs Column: Wait a While

Jobs Column: Wait a While

Everyone should wait tables at least once in their life. You hear this on different continents, in different cultures and from everyone from a theatre director to a banker. There must be some truth to it. During college or between jobs along your career path, it’s a crash course for what they don’t teach you […]

Jobs: Creative Job Speed Dating

Jobs: Creative Job Speed Dating

“OK ladies and gentlemen, let’s begin, you have 5 minutes starting now.” We were seated at a long black table in a 16th-floor suite at Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom. The five pairs engaged in conversation, asking questions, writing notes on carbon paper. I “dated” a food editor for Woman Magazine, an editor at a corporate publishing […]

Jobs: Teaching English to Adults

Jobs: Teaching English to Adults

English-speakers who want to fund a life in a foreign country often rely on their most basic skill – their native language. James Joyce, for example, taught English for years in Trieste and Croatia, while both were part of Austria-Hungary. Luckily, our language today remains in international demand, and teaching English to adults is doable […]

Jobs: Inside the United Nations

It often seems impossible for an outsider to get a job at the UN. But is it really? “No,” said Linda Starodub, who recently retired from 30 plus years in the UN system, half of it in human resources, “but… it’s complicated.” There are two basic strata of jobs: There is GS (General Service) and […]

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