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Finding the Right Career: How to Make the Perfect Choice

Nowadays, there is a great level of competition in the labor market; mainly due to the fact that employer demands are increasing in terms of academic preparation, in addition to the range of professional options out there. Therefore, choosing the perfect career can be quite challenging for most students.

Many young people are faced with this dilemma, especially those who are in senior year of high school, since they are only a step away from college and sometimes the fear of the unknown can become an obstacle for some of them. Dedication and commitment will be the main engines to take on this new challenge, as well as other important skills such as self-confidence, good communication, the ability to set goals, a positive attitude, perseverance, and a healthy ambition. All of these skills combined will lead these students to make a great choice and achieve a successful career.

Even though it is true that having good grades and a perfect record is a huge advantage when applying to universities or colleges, it is also important to know more about your true calling and what your interests are. By being clear about this information, you will be able to improve your search and find more accurate career options. This way, you’ll be able to focus and prepare for a specific type of test according to your chosen career.

Taking into account that the job-related competition is becoming stronger, including employers’ standards and demands, choosing a professional career should not be taken lightly. It represents the work a person will dedicate their time and effort to day after day, the place that will become their second home and that will be their livelihood. So, what better than actually enjoying what you do for a living?

When choosing your career, keep in mind these recommendations:

  • Consider your talents and strengths: knowing what skills and abilities you can bring to the table can be very useful when choosing your career.
  • Take into account your tastes, preferences, and interests: investigating your interests might lead you to the perfect career choice.
  • Recognize your weaknesses: getting to know those aspects we need to work on and improve will help you become a better person.
  • Consult with an advisor: most high schools have a professional advisor on their payroll, they can help out and guide you through the right path.
  • Learning languages: this is a vital and very common requirement when applying for a job, so no matter what the career choice is, it’s important to master at least two languages.

Getting to know yourself can be crucial to making a good decision, followed by a thorough research of the profession, the market, the job stability, and the income. The most important thing to consider during this process is to be encouraged by the desire to grow as a professional in order to avoid being intimidated by new challenges. Remember to always follow your dreams and to put in all the time and efforts that will help you get there.

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How to Design Original Resumes for Creative Careers

In the world of creative thinking, there has been a revolution of digitalization, we have been bombarded with new tools, profiles, and even the creation of new areas of expertise. Writers, photographers, artists, and even fashion designers have needed to upgrade their skills when applying for certain jobs. Resumes are now full of innovation, imagination, and different artistic styles.

We grew up with the idea that the more serious and professional your Curriculum Vitae looked, it would be more likely to achieve the required expectations of the employers and, therefore,  to be hired. If you’re a doctor or a lawyer, this might actually work, but for designers, artists, or photographers, it’s a long way from what it’s supposed to be. An artist’s resume needs to show the quality and originality of their work. This does not mean that you will hand in something resembling a high school graffiti. We are here to help you and we have put together some pointers to take into consideration, depending on your application and skills.

Design Students, Photographers, Fashion Designers, and Artists

Creativity is very important, which means their resumes have to be colorful, dynamic, interesting, and eye-catching, but at the same time, they have to be resourceful when showing the information required, always being true to the artist’s style without overpowering the document.

When you go online, there are so many styles of professional resume templates for graphic designers and artists that you can easily download and modify depending on the specific needs of the person.

If you have photos, paintings, drawings, or sketches, you must make sure to include a physical and digital portfolio of your work, specifying the year and the media used to create them. These have to be in high quality, medium to large size, so they can be properly appreciated.

The internet is full of examples of inspiring creative resumes and design portfolios. In order to stand out in this market, it is essential to make your online portfolio as inspiring as possible.

Production and Entertainment

Productions with real budgets are always in need of individuals to do specific jobs. Therefore, remember to put your profession or your current position immediately after your name.  When writing down your experience in the field, the best is to point out professional jobs first, then student and micro-budget projects last. Producers want to see that you have previous professional experience.

If you’re a recent graduate, add your education at the top of your resume and the experience, if any, at the bottom. You must list each position you have held, along with a list of concise points describing your job responsibilities at each company. If you’ve completed any significant personal film projects or won any awards, add them to the list.

There are websites where you can upload your resume, video, and demo reels when applying for specific jobs. Building up a network of contacts by studying media at school, film at the university, or attending a local filmmaking club. By meeting people and making low budget short films, as well as working on movie sets, will help you keep in touch with film crew members on social media. It is known that often directors and producers will work with  the same people time and time again; therefore, this will increase the probability of  finding a job in the  area.

Finally, creating social media profiles and writing a great description can also help put your name out there. Participate in forums, online competitions, Vimeo, twitter chats, and Instagram profiles will definitely increase your chances of getting a job. Creativity revolves around us, digitalized on the internet, and you should try to be a part of it to let people know what skills you offer.

Jacqueline Guzmán/neuvoo 

Strategic Alliance Coordinator US

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3 Advantages of Hiring a Bilingual Candidate

Having bilingual employees in the workforce can only bring benefits to the company. Studies have shown that bilingual people are good at multitasking and have excellent communication skills. Any company looking to expand or to have global reach should have at least 5 bilingual employees on their payroll. The most common language combination nowadays is English/Spanish. However, Chinese, German and French are languages also being sought after by recruiters. So if you are a job seeker, start looking for the best language school in your neighborhood, and if you are a recruiter or a company owner and you are not yet convinced bilinguals will eventually rule the world, here is a small list of the advantages of hiring bilingual candidates:

  1. International reach. Bilingual employees not only know how to speak the language, but, in most cases, they also have knowledge about their native country’s culture, which is always an advantage when dealing with international clients.

 

  1. Translation made easy. Having a bilingual employee makes using localization services a breeze. The staff member could be in charge of proof reading the translation of the content of the website and can assess the localization process. He or she can also adapt the information for what is more suitable in the different regions.

 

  1. A recent study showed that bilinguals can switch between tasks a lot quicker than people who know only one language. Researchers found that people who spoke several languages could process information faster and more efficiently than monolinguals.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to hire a whole lot of bilingual employees! Make sure to use a bilingual recruiter who can test their skills and that will be able to make a decision based on the candidate’s skills. Languages are the future, what do you have to lose?

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Vanessa Fardi / neuvoo 

Team Leader US/CA/LATAM

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5 Foods You Can Eat to Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Several studies have shown that at least one third of the US population lives under extreme stress, while almost half the country (48%) believes their stress has increased over the past 5 years. This condition is contributing to the emergence of health problems, poor relationships, and    loss    of    labor     productivity, according       to       the       American       Psychological Association (APA).

Everybody seems to have their own definition of stress, however, most people don’t really know what it means. Stress is a natural reaction of the body that has both psychological and physical manifestations and that we all experience when we face changes in our life. It causes the brain to be on guard, the nervous system awakens, and hormones are released to quicken the senses, accelerate the pulse, deepen the breaths, and tighten the muscles.

When suffering from stress, the body consumes vitamins, proteins, and minerals faster, lowering the defenses and losing essential nutrients. This can be reflected in our work environment, because it can generate: excessive tiredness, depression, pain, loss of concentration, bad mood, and low productivity.

One of the ways to combat the damage that stress can cause to our bodies and, consequently, to our work environment, is to incorporate foods that will help you replenish some energy:

  1. Nuts: this superfood increases your serotonin levels, regulates sleep and pleasure, and promotes feelings of well-being.
  2. Black chocolate: this snack stimulates the production of opiates and dopamine. Opiates are the chemicals responsible for reducing the sensation of pain and creating well-being, while dopamine influences the sensation of
  3. Milk: this cherished liquid has powerful relaxing properties that reduces the levels of cortisol, the hormone produced by the body when we are stressed. In addition, it is high in antioxidants and vitamins B2 and B12, as well as in proteins and calcium.
  4. Kiwi: this flavorful fruit contains vitamin C that helps activate a number of enzymes in the body to improve metabolic energy levels. It also contains different neurotransmitters in the brain that increase physical and mental
  5. Black Tea: there’s a reason why the Queen drinks so much of it. Tea helps you recover faster from the stress of everyday life, because it has properties that lower cortisol levels (stress hormone) in the blood.

By including any of the aforementioned foods in your daily diet, you can counteract the damage caused by high levels of stress in your body and improve your performance in the workplace.

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Andrea Ferrer / neuvoo

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Eco-Friendly Offices: Going the Extra Mile for our Planet

Eco-Friendly Offices: Going the Extra Mile for our Planet

Nowadays, more and more companies are getting in the green wagon, following the steps of two big whales like Google and Siemens. Global warming is a reality that is affecting us deeply each day that passes and even more when we do not do anything to change the situation. Going green is something anyone can do, it can go from completely starting a company from scratch and investing in an eco-friendly structure, to the simple actions listed in this article. Employees can really make the difference in helping the companies during this initiative. So let’s get on that green path following these simple steps!

  • 40-50% of the carbon emissions from a company are due to the telecommuting of their employees. This percentage could be significantly decreased by simply carpooling to work with some coworkers or using public transportation or, if you are not too far from the office, you can even take a bike. A little effort goes a long way. Some companies have also implemented a day in which their employees can work from home, giving them the chance to be more comfortable and even save a little on gas.
  • Take advantage of sunny days. Pull up those blinds and soak up the sun! By doing so, you can decrease your energy consumption up to 75%.
  • Recycling is probably one of the most popular initiatives in any office. Just make sure to duly identify each bin (bright colors work great), and put them in a visible place where people cannot miss them.
  • Purchasing furniture and decorations made from recyclable materials is very in right now. Vegan leather, recycled plastic, and even cardboard can be used to make eco-friendly furniture –and it looks great-. You can also purchase green materials for the office. Nowadays, you can find just about anything in a green store: pencils, pens, recycled paper, notebooks, you just need to fill the cart!
  • The greenest thing you can do is stop using paper. The digital era implies that everything should be digitalized. Not only do we help save the planet, but we also save on toner, paper, energy, and even time.

These eco-friendly initiatives not only help the environment, but they also influence the employees’ well-being when they know they are contributing with our beautiful planet.

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Vanessa Fardi / NEUVOO

Team Leader US/CA/LATAM

Email: vanessa@neuvoo.com

 

Keeping a Positive Attitude at Work

Waking up way too early, running out of coffee, getting stuck in traffic, dealing with your boss, handling way too many responsibilities, trying to avoid that noisy colleague at the office, and these are just some reasons why you might feel like quitting your job, going far away, and never coming back.

However, it’s not really necessary to leave that wonderful job, going broke, and be kicked to the curve by your wife. Instead, you might want to try to handle things with a little bit of humor. It might be easy to say, and you might be thinking there’s no space for humor in your life and you might be right, we’ve all been there. Nevertheless, if you follow these five simple tips, you’ll be able to improve not only your sense of humor, but also your performance at work, and your life will get a whole lot easier.

  1. Wake up a bit earlier to do something you enjoy. Waking up early in the morning might not be your cup of tea, but if you get out of bed with a few minutes to spare, you might take that time to do an activity that you enjoy, like watching TV, taking a look at your social networks, exercising, or even spending some time with your partner.
  2. Take the time to eat. It’s absolutely impossible to keep your enthusiasm up if you’re hungry, especially if you have to work your butt off at the office later.
  3. Watch sitcoms. Laughter is the best medicine, watching some comedies can improve your mood and help you relax, so you can deal with your responsibilities later.
  4. Don’t let small things ruin your day. Are you stuck in traffic? Then listen to the radio. Is your radio broken? Then roll your windows down and sing while you’re enjoying the morning breeze. The windows won’t roll down? Then you should probably buy a new car. The important thing to take from this point is that you should learn how to deal with your problems and go through that rough patch without letting it ruin your day.
  5. Just smile. Everything gets easier when you smile, people treat you better, you instantly become more likeable, and people are suddenly more open to listening to any suggestions that you might have; you can even get away with telling that annoying colleague to shut up and to please put his headphones on because no one shares his horrible taste in music.

There will always be obstacles, you’re definitely going to have difficult days, even days when you feel like everything is falling apart. But we got news for you, if you smile, hang in there, and handle things with humor, everything will get a lot better.

Louis Balenzano/ neuvoo

Strategic Alliance Coordinator US

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Internships: Is It Actually Necessary to Apply for One?

Internships: Is It Actually Necessary to Apply for One?

For a student, getting started in the professional world is definitely a challenge. Not only because they must face a mass of new talent who wish that with their knowledge and abilities will be able to find their ideal job, but, additionally, employers also need to consider the experience that the student has.  This is when, for the relief of many, the role of an internship comes along.

Internships, just to give you a general idea, are practices where the students are allowed to demonstrate their knowledge while giving them the opportunity to see with their own eyes –and experience- how a company or an organization works. Nevertheless, there is a big question. Are Internships really important? Let’s take a look.

As we previously mentioned, it is very difficult for students to get started in the professional world. You get dragged into an unknown world with no idea of what to do or how to face this new chapter of your life in which you probably do not even know how a company works. That is the first and main objective of an internship, they introduce to the students how a company works, its structure, the work team and the dynamics that it handles. Moreover, thanks to an internship, every single student is able to create their own work habits, they develop team working skills and they are allowed to enrich their curriculum and their knowledge.

However, students are not the only ones who can take advantage of an internship; companies and organizations are also benefitted. Besides managing to complete and fulfill projects and goals in a short period of time, they could be considered as future employees for the company, loaded with new, fresh ideas. Additionally, companies are able to take a few of these students and pass their knowledge along to them, allowing them to establish better relationships with their future employers.

To answer the question we are here to answer: are internships really important? The answer is clear, of course they are! The more experience you have reflected on your resume, the better. Internships are the easiest way to be introduced in the complicated world of professionals, do some research and select the perfect company for you. It is all in your hands now!

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Johanna Malave / NEUVOO

Stategic Alliance Coordinator for US

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5 Things to Do During Any Job Interview

While applying for a job offer you need to take into account that any company starts their selection process by going through CVs and calling potential candidates in for an interview. If you already applied for the job and are waiting for that call, or if you already have that interview scheduled for your dream job, then you should definitely take into account the following tips our team of experts have put together just for you:

  • Be on time: Not only do you need to be on time for your interview, but we recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes early. You need to take into consideration traffic, delays in public transportation, the fact that you might not be exactly sure where the place is, etc. It is definitely better to arrive a bit earlier than expected than to show up half an hour late with a lame excuse. Remember, first impressions are extremely important in these cases.
  • Dress appropriately: Sometimes, finding the perfect outfit is not easy, especially for women. For situations like job interviews, the best thing to do is choose the safe option. Go for the classics, pencil skirts, blouses, a modern pant suit, in neutral colors with a little pop of color. Never exaggerate on makeup, leave the heavy eyeshadow and liner for the club. Just a few accessories and you will be ready to knock their socks off!
  • Be honest: Try to have your strenghts and weaknesses all worked out before the interview. The company will definitely value your honesty in this regard and, this way, you can put aside the so called “perfect candidate” profile.
  • Use the resources at hand: If you already have some work experience, take advantage of the knowledge and tool you acquired while at those jobs. Furthermore, recruiters tend to ask about the reason you are leaving your current position; the best you can do is give an honest answer, always try not to talk negatively about your current or previous employer.
  • Do your homework: Never go to a job interview without having done a bit of research about the company and about the position you are applying for. This way, you will not be caught off guard by the interviewer.

You are now officially ready for your next job interview! Remember, do not be scared of being yourself, doing that and following these great recommendations, we are sure you will get that job you have always dreamed of having!

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Vanessa Fardi / NEUVOO

Online Content Specialist

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Working from Home: Heaven or Hell?

Working from Home: Heaven or Hell?

Working from home has become the latest trend and we are talking globally here. Every day, more and more companies are allowing their employees to work from home at least once or twice a week. And even more companies are looking to outsource, looking for employees who can work from home and, sometimes, from a different country. We can see these “work from home” job offers increasing every single day on the different job boards and people are really starting to get into this new groove because, let’s face it, staying at home has to be better than going to the office every day. However, this is not true for everyone. Working from home has its pros and cons, but, in the end, it depends on each person.

Let’s begin listing some of the pros: no commuting, that alone should convince you to stay home, no traffic, no public transportation, no people on top of you during rush hour, just bliss while you walk from your room to the office space; flexibility of hours and in managing that time, most of these jobs do not necessarily have a rigid schedule you need to follow, so you are able to manage your own time, especially if you are a freelancer; less stress, since most people working from home are their own bosses, or their bosses are nowhere near them, stress can be reduced to a minimum; less distractions hence more productivity, no useless meetings, no coworkers telling you about their 13 cats or children, no running around the whole office looking for a photocopier that actually works, no wasting time with small talk, just you and your family; more family time, since you are already at home, there is a really good chance you can spend more time with your family, or your dogs, while working from home, you just need to be organized and know how to manage your time in a productive way.

Even though you are now probably ready to pack up your desk and go home, you need to know that working from home also has its disadvantages: isolation, even though some people prefer being alone, others would rather have some company during the day, but if you have a family, this is not really a problem; distractions, we might have more distractions in an office, but that does not mean there are not any at home, browsing social media becomes your biggest enemy while working from home; separating work from home, this is probably one of the worst disadvantages of working from home, you need to be able to organize your day in a way you get to spend enough time working and enough time with your family or friends, try to have a separate space for working, do not stay in your bedroom, find a good nook in the house to do so; working endlessly, since you have no one controlling your hours but yourself, you might feel the need to work at all times, that is why you need to be very organized with your time and prioritizing your responsibilities.

Now you are ready to consider your options and decide whether you are a good candidate to work from home or not. Welcome to the future!

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Vanessa Fardi / NEUVOO

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Being a mother, working and not falling into a daily routine: Is that even possible?

Being a mother, working and not falling into a daily routine: Is that even possible?

Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, had enough time in her daily life to work, take care of her home, write a book and even create her own makeup brand. Wait, she did not only have the time, she “took the time” to make it happen.

Plenty of times, we have felt trapped in our daily chores at home and at work, we may feel we do not have time for much else, we get out of bed as soon as the sun is out and arrive home late at night only to continue slaving in the kitchen, until all we have left is a few hours to sleep just to repeat it all again the next day. Just having to say it is exhausting, but who decides where our time goes?

The problem usually lies in the fact that our priorities are wrong. Yes, money is indeed a priority, which is why we give our job the importance it deserves and that is undisputable. Of course, our home is just as important, we can maintain a good and stable life as long as we produce money and have time left to take care of our loved ones. But what about me? What about my health, happiness and life as an individual? Aren’t they as important as the rest? The time has come to start organizing our priorities.

As women, we need to learn to give the same value we give our obligations to ourselves, because our body and mind are also our responsibility and, if we do not care, no one else will.

Learning a new language broadens our horizons. Yoga is an obligation if you feel you need to take care of your body. Maybe you want to go to a coffee shop alone and read an entire book in one day. It is your responsibility to do this. Go for it!

Time is on your side and it is yours to manage. Have a happy life!

 

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María Elvira León / NEUVOO

Strategic Alliance Coordinator / Chile

Email: masha@neuvoo.com