GASTRONOMY: Spain is the best place to learn to be a chef

Jobs By 12 septiembre, 2015 1 Comment

Text by Stefanie Claudia Müller, Madrid, Pictures by Alvaro Rodríguez, Sigrid Lohse

 

20 years ago Switzerland and France where the best place to learn about cooking, vinery and patisserie. That changed. Spain is now in Europe the place to be. Some of the best bodegas, best restaurants, best cooks, best confectioners and gastronomy schools are right now in the Bask country, Catalonia, Galicia, Madrid and Andalucia. 

STUDY: Is it worth it?

Jobs, Study By 7 septiembre, 2015 No Comments

There is one thing most Europeans have been able to agree on over the years, it is that getting an education, particularly a college education, is a key to human betterment and prosperity. Also the Americans believed up to now that studying at a university is the best way to become a millionaire.

MODERN MADRID: More Wifi & entrepreneurs

Jobs, Living By 7 septiembre, 2015 No Comments

By Stefanie Claudia Müller, Madrid

Since the new leftwing local government was formed in Madrid the city is experimenting positive changes for entrepreneurs and young professionals. First of all the citizens can participate better in decision making processes and control the use of their taxes. The budget and its revenues and spendings will be published in realtime. Besides, an independent auditing company is checking right now all the contracts the city has ongoing and where money can be saved by changing providers or conditions. All the ongoing processes in this respect can be followed on the webpage of the city. Modern Madrid is very much on its way. 

VIDEO CV: Create your image

Jobs, Study By 4 septiembre, 2015 No Comments
Recording a Video CV is simialar to an “Elevator Pitch” situation. You must imagine it is so. Imagine you have got the chance to present yourself during one or one and a half minutes in a video which will be seen by your desired employees. What should you do?

VIDEO CV: everything is about you

  • Set the focus completely on yourself and decide what message you want to convey
  • Be convincing in your posture, voice, message and presentation– this is also good practice for an in-person interview
  • Benefits: A video CV makes you appear confident and professional
  • You can upload a single video, and, with the help of a friend, create a quality recording and place it on our platform

An elevator pitch is a short, informative and concise overview of an idea for a service or a product, and can be understood as an elevator presentation“. In the past young career-minded salespeople used the duration of an elevator ride, to convince their superiors of their projects. The superiors can then evaluate the quality of an idea and the founding team member often based on the quality of the elevator pitches so as to weed out poor ideas quickly. We believe this formula is very appropriate for the online labour market; because there are so many candidates, anything that quickens the pace and makes the job easier for employers is a plus!