Covid can be an opportunity for Tunisia

Jobs By 2 July, 2020 No Comments

Tunisia’s recent presidential and parliamentary elections, held in September and October 2019, were major milestones in its democratization process. But the rise of anti-party figures and radical movements reminded Tunisia’s political elites – and European onlookers – that deep socio-economic challenges continue to destabilize the country’s fragile political system.  Against this backdrop, covid-19 has exacerbated long-term challenges such as an economic crisis, social and regional inequality, inadequate healthcare, and intensifying political instability. This will test the capacity and unity of the ruling coalition in significant ways. But, critically, it also provides a moment of opportunity to press ahead with much-needed reforms.

The circular economy is the solution in this crisis

Europe bad and good By 25 June, 2020 No Comments

According to research from Accenture, the circular economy could generate 4.5 trillion US dollars’ worth of additional economic output by 2030. The research identifies circular business models that will help decouple economic growth from natural resource consumption while driving greater competitiveness. The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is an active fund for the future. We aim to create a fair and sustainable future, in other words, the next era of well-being. We work with partners to ensure that Finland can lead the way in the transition to a fair and competitive carbon-neutral circular economy – a new society in which our everyday lives and well-being are no longer based on excessive consumption and fossil fuel use.

What to read to get a job?

Jobs By 19 June, 2020 No Comments

Interviewing for a job can be a stressful experience, whether you are just out of school or have been working for years. So, there’s no surprise that there are 24,940 people searching for interview books and 146,180 searching for interview tips every month. The best-rated book is Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, scoring a 4.35 on Goodreads! In second place we find 15 Minutes to a Better Interview: What I Wish EVERY Job Candidate Knew by Russell Tuckerton. Menno Olsthoorn, a spokesperson from Resume.io, offers expert tips on the interview skills you need in order to get hired.

The most misspelt words in CVs

Jobs By 16 June, 2020 No Comments

‘Initiative’ is the most commonly misspelled word on a CV.  Amazingly ‘Perfectionist’ as well. 73% of hiring managers said they would be less likely to hire or offer an interview to an applicant with multiple spelling mistakes on their CV.  Resume.io’s survey revealed that 41% of respondents have guessed how to spell words on their CVs. Furthermore ‘Implemented’ and ‘Corresponding’ tied in 6th place, at 14%. ‘Achieved’ is next with 9% of mentions misspelled in CVs.

A spokesperson for Resume.io, Menno Olsthoorn, commented: “Quite a few people even misspelled the name of their employer (for example MacDonald’s instead of McDonald’s). Curriculum vitae was also misspelled regularly, while profesional (or proffessional) and acurate are two words that you really want to spell correctly.”

Russia is on a bad course

Europe bad and good By 11 June, 2020 No Comments

Michael Wasiura, an American Freelance journalist who lives in Russia, relates that the situation in Russia is becoming seriously frightening with regard to press freedom and democracy in general. He speaks about the constitutional referendum engineered to extend Vladimir Putins term as Russia’s president until 2036 that was postponed until July 1 and the Russian quick reopening after the Corona Crisis a skillful move because Putin’s opinion polls are falling and he wants to pretend that all is back to normal. But ist not…