Jun 16

What are career management skills (CMS)?

Career competences are competences for self-understanding and self-development; for exploring life and the worlds of learning and work; and for dealing with life, learning and work in periods of change and transition. Career Management Skills (CMS) enable you to manage your individual life paths in education, training and work across the lifespan. They include: Planning […]

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Jun 16

Reflexive and Proactive components: skills, aptitudes and attitudes

The concepts identified above, although different, are related with: Knowledge – the result of assimilating information through learning, experience or self-awareness. Knowledge is the collection of facts, principles, theories and practices related to an area of study or work. Skill – ability to carry out or perform a specific task. Competence – proven ability to […]

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Jun 16

Constructing your CMS frameworks

Your individual career management journey is influenced by your formal and informal learning experiences, advices and guidance and using effectively your skills, resources and services offered will equip yourselves to construct your CMS frameworks.   Career Management Skills Source: Own elaboration Developing an action plan There are a number of elements that you need to include […]

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Jun 16

The current labour markets (SP)

What is an employment contract? An employment contract is a verbal or a written agreement that covers the working relationship of a company and an employee.  It allows both parties to clearly understand their obligations and the terms of employment such as the rights of the employee, the responsibilities, conditions and duties.  In case of […]

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Jun 16

Job search, the hidden jobs market & networking

One of the tasks that every person must face if you want to find a job is to look for it. It seems obvious to say it, but looking for a job is a homework, it’s a job; hence the talk of “the work of search for a job”. The job search takes time, effort, […]

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Jun 16

EUROPASS/Curriculum, cover letter and job interview

Curriculum The curriculum is a document that reflects the studies and personal and professional merits of a person. The resume is usually written to respond to a job advertisement, but it can also be delivered on their own initiative in circumstances in which it is convenient to offer professional services, make yourself known, present projects, […]

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Jun 16

Psychotechnical Tests and Group dynamics

Tests are objective tests that are used to assess a person’s abilities to perform certain tasks, personality traits, interests, motivations, intelligence, reactions to different situations, as well as their future behaviour at work. Recommendations prior to testing: Be calm and rested. Read the instructions carefully and comply with them during the development of the tests. […]

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Jun 15

Self-Employment as an alternative

Self-employment is a very interesting way to join the labor market at all times, and especially in times of crisis such as the one we are experiencing, in which employment for others scarce. Self-employment can be defined as a professional or business activity generated by a person who exercises it directly. Self-employment has the added […]

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Jun 14

Co-working spaces

Co-working spaces are basically shared workspaces. They offer reasonable office space for those looking to escape the isolation of a home office or coffee shop. These shared workspaces offer a suite of office-like amenities such as hot-desks, private meeting rooms, kitchens, coffee and more. Often, they also offer a community. Occupants typically are freelancers, entrepreneurs, […]

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Jun 13

Self – Awareness

Recognize emotions Emotions are feelings and are not consciously controlled. The part of the brain, which is connected to emotions, is the limbic system (Recognizing and Managing Emotions, n.d.). Emotions are inseparable from previous experience and memory. Therefore, if someone had a traumatic experience before, then it is possible that his/her emotional response to a […]

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