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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

Email: johanna@neuvoo.com

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

Email: vanessa@neuvoo.com

 

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

Online Content Specialist

Email: vanessa@neuvoo.com

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

Improving Our Performance in the Workplace in 5 Simple Steps

Improving Our Performance in the Workplace in 5 Simple Steps

Are you one of those employees who works extra hours every day? Do you sleep with your smartphone on? Do you check your email at night and on weekends? Do you feel it is necessary? If your answer is yes, you are probably wrong. Working extra hours is not beneficial for either the employer or the company unless it is completely and utterly necessary. What we really need to figure out is how to organize our time efficiently to be able to improve our performance in the workplace. In order to make this happen, you just need to follow these five simple steps:

  1. Wake up a bit earlier. You will have more time to organize your pending tasks and you will definitely have a more productive day. Make the most out of your day!
  2. Plan your daily tasks by giving priority to the most complicated ones. Always put the most important and complicated tasks first. Our concentration is always better during the morning and we have more energy. Leaving those tasks for the end of the day can be counterproductive due to the fact that, by the end of the working day, fatigue takes over, which can even lead to making mistakes.
  3. Rest from time to time. Every two hours or so, get up from your chair, stretch, walk across the office, go get some water, talk with your coworkers about subjects that are not job related and then get back to work.
  4. Delegate responsibilities. If you have a team that you trust, try to delegate some of your tasks, especially when you are in charge of a big project. Your employees will also thank you for the fact that you trust them enough to give them more responsibilities.
  5. Organize your workspace and your computer. If your workplace and your PC are organized, your ideas and tasks will be too. It is almost impossible to be efficient when your workplace is disorganized.

By following these tips, you will be able to improve your productivity and you will manage to reach for the stars in the workplace without having to drain yourself working extra hours.

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Vanessa Fardi / NEUVOO

Online Content Specialist

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How to Find the Right Job (Part 3/3)

When it comes to finding the right job, we all know the company has the last say in regards to deciding whether to hire you or not, and their thoughts are always a taboo of some sort, their likes and preferences. We are talking about the Hiring Managers, or basically, the representation of the company in the whole recruiting and selection process.

Mentioning Hiring Managers implies talking about very diverse people, they come from different careers and backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common: they are looking for the best candidate to fill their vacancies.

In order to understand them, we first need to know what they actually do during the recruitment-selection process. First, if you are interested in a job with a big company, then you know this Hiring Manager has definitely seen many resumes, both good and bad –even catastrophic- ones, and he or she probably has a group of people helping them throughout the process. Whenever they open a new vacancy, dozens of recruiters start working towards finding the right fit for the company, and it usually takes only minutes to find the right match.

Picture this: in average, every recruiter needs to send at least three qualified candidates for one vacancy; if there are 30 recruiters working on the same request at the same time. Meaning that, by the end of the day, there will be at least 90 suitable candidates for the same vacancy. That is definitely too many people. You may ask yourself then, how will I get a chance among all of these people? The answer is easy, right timing.

The recruitment process is a matter of time, the fastest, the keeper. Since Hiring Managers receive many resumes in very little time, the one who comes first will probably have the best chances of actually getting an interview and, as a result, getting the job!

“So how can I be faster than anyone else?” Here are a few tips to take into consideration:

  • Be prepared: keep your phone on at all times and activate push notifications for your emails, your shot might come at any minute.
  • Keep your resume updated and ready to go: the better it is, the fastest it will get to the HM’s hands. Remember, recruiters format your resume to make it look perfect, if it is already perfect, then it will get to the company right away. If you need help perfecting your resume, try hiring a graphic designer and look up some example online.
  • If there is any paperwork/exam/agreement necessary, please do it as fast as you can, this could save you a lot of time.
  • Check your job alerts every day. There are always new jobs posted and you should be the first one to know. Remember, in neuvoo we post thousands of new jobs every day; one of those could be your dream job! Land it today!

Vanessa Romero / NEUVOO

Country Manager US/CA

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How to Find the Right Job (Part 2/3)

During the job seeking process, we have always wondered what the best way to find a good, well-paid and full-of-benefits job is. While we are at it, we will find tons of staffing agencies, thousands of job boards, millions of companies. So, how do I find the right job?

There is no right answer to that question because there are just different ways to get to the same objective, so let’s keep going and explain how each of these paths work so you can choose the right one for you.

It is now time to talk about job boards and job aggregators.

First of all, what is the difference between a job board and a job aggregator? Well, there is a slight but important difference.

A job board is a website that has an amount of job postings of their clients, that is, different companies pay different job boards to have their vacancies posted online.

On the other hand, a job aggregator is a website that looks like a job board, but it is not. A job aggregator actually takes vacancies from different job boards, companies’ websites and basically any -real- job site they can find on the web, they are a search engine, but only for jobs, that’s why they have the highest number of jobs on the web.

That could make you wonder: why do job boards continue to exist, if job aggregators have everything in one place? Because most job boards have the niche of good clients, some of them are even specialized and trusted brands. Furthermore, some job boards have candidates’ data bases, making them more appealing for companies and staffing agencies.

In terms of job aggregators and job boards, where should I look for a job? Well, that is an easy question to answer, a job aggregator will always be the best choice. They have millions of job vacancies in one place and a big advantage is they have the most popular companies and fields indexed.

If your field is less known or requires a high level of studies/experience, and you can’t find what you are looking for in the job aggregator, then you should consider a specialized job boards.

In addition, don’t forget to upload the most updated version of your résumé in the most popular job boards -the ones you trust- so you get more visibility for recruiters and companies’ hiring managers.

Finally, when it comes to job aggregators, always check neuvoo’s vacancies around the world in the link(s) below!

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Vanessa Romero / NEUVOO

Country Manager US/CA

vanessa.romero@neuvoo.com

How to Find the Right Job (Part 1/3)

 

How to Find the Right Job (Part 1/3)

During the job seeking process, we have always wondered what the best way to find a good, well-paid and full-of-benefits job is.

While we are at it, we will find tons of staffing
agencies, thousands of job boards, millions of companies. So, how do I find the right job?

There is no right answer to that question because there are just different ways to get to the same objective, so let’s start by explaining how each of these paths works and that way you can choose the right one for you.

Let’s begin with staffing firms, how they work, and how they can help you find a good job. Staffing agencies are companies that work –really hard– to help corporations find good employees, and help jobseekers find good jobs. They have many recruiters that are calling candidates most of the time, offering jobs and placing people. These companies make money through the candidates’ salaries, that is, they keep a percentage of the salary for themselves. Therefore, when you get hired through a staffing firm, you are actually working for the staffing firm, not for the company you get selected to work for. This is important to take into consideration because whenever a recruiter calls you, they are basically offering you a job in the firm. They are the ones that actually pay you and, if you get fired, the company loses too.

Thus, why would I want to receive a phone call from a recruiter? Well, a staffing firm is like a real estate agent: they have the best deals. Companies usually considerate the candidates from staffing firms first because they already know their salary expectations, they have already been pre-qualified and they –usually– have the best resumes. Therefore, part of the recruitment and selection process is already done.

So, what do I do when I receive a call from a recruiter? Take it! It will not take more than 10 minutes and it could be the job you’ve been looking for, even if you are happy in your current job, you don’t know if you could be happier in a new one.

During the call, they will qualify you according to your experience and skills, do not give out any personal information. However, it is likely you will stand out if you explain in detail your job experience. The recruiter will describe the type of job (contract, contract to hire or direct hire), and negotiate with you. Wait for them to make an offer, and if you think it’s too low, raise it, make a counter offer, it is likely they can offer a bit more. If you are really interested, go ahead and take the next step: ask for what you think you need during the interview, companies will pay what’s right for a perfectly qualified candidate, so don’t waste the opportunity on money issues, but let the recruiter know how much you are willing to accept.

Bottom line, staffing agencies work to find good jobs for you, they are employers and they get the best offers. It is always good to check their vacancies on the job boards and, whenever you receive a call from them, take it, it could be your dream job calling.

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Vanessa Romero / NEUVOO

Country Manager US/CA

vanessa.romero@neuvoo.com