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Virtual Job Fair : Monster goes back in September !

If you like travelling without moving from your bedroom, this Monster Virtual Job Fair is just for you.  The slogan of this unique event in Belgium is : the only job & carreer fair you can visit with your pajamas !    What a program, isn’t it ?        

Some Job Ads this Morning ?

   Monster’s name is well chosen since this website is the world # 1 for jobboards – these websites specializing in job search and on which you can leave your CV.      

The Monster Virtual Job Fair allows you, from your armchair, to :    

  • visit virtual stands
  • find out detail information about the participating companies and the jobs they offer
  • to chat with employers and professional recruiters
  • to let your CV on the “stand” of an interesting company
  • to apply online for an attracting new job

   All of this will be free, from the 27th to the 29th of September 2010 !     

   Click here and you’ll be able to not only visit the fair, but to subscribe as well to this event !     

        

 

Improve your study skills with mind mapping !

How can mind mapping help you to succeed with your studies ?  What advantage can visual thinking tools give you ?

These are the themes we will explore through a conference and a workshop at the Hub Brussels in September.

Firstly, let’s focus on the conference.

People usually say that we use 10 % of our brain capacities.  That is totally untrue.  The brain is an awesome organic machine that brings to work millions of neurones at the same time.  But we use it in different ways according to our genre, our age, our culture.

And we can use it in better ways !

Our brain is composed of two hemispheres but our education and our school training favors only one of them : the left brain.  Which is the rational, sequential and logical part of our brain.  But there is another part, the right one, which is more intuitive, associative and which grasps everything in one go.  The picture here below perfectly illustrates that partition of our brains.

Most of the time, men use their left brain, while women tend to use both hemispheres at the same time.  Mind mapping reconciles us with a more holistic use of our grey matter : with its very logical and hierarchical structure, its stimulates the left brain, while the use of keywords, pictures and colours tickles our right brain and enhances our creativity skills.

Mind mapping, with its radiant and associative thinking also helps you to memorize better, which for students is a real gift : with the support of mind mapping, visual and lateral thinking techniques, you will learn faster and remember for a longer time.  Isn’t that good news ?

During this conference, we will :

  • discover together the principles of mind mapping
  • find out why it works
  • how students can best use it for :
    • taking efficient notes  
    • structuring documents,
    • memorizing courses
    • preparing exams
  • see what you can get from mind mapping softwares
  • And much more !

Practical informations

On the 22nd September 2010 at 6.30 PM
at the Hub-Brussels,
Rue du Prince Royal 37
1050 – Brussels See Google Maps

 

Buy your ticket here

 

More info on info@linguafrancaacademy.org

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I’m not a tourist

Visiting the Expats fair in Brussels

CinquantenaireExpatica, the organisation specialized in resources and communication   for expats in Europe (Belgium, but also the Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany and Switzerland) today organized the second “Lifestyle Fair for Internationals” in Brussels, in the beautiful Autoworld Museum in the Parc du Cinquantenaire.  Not many exhibitors, not many visitors either, but a friendly and cozy atmosphere in one of the most fashionable venues in the Belgian capital.

We met some exhibitors and had promising contacts with some of them.  And we participated to a seminar of Lars Sudmann, Managing Director of Life Balance Masters.  It was a lady of the Toastmasters organization who recommended this speech to us and I strongly thank her for that. Because, Lars Sudmann is not only a brilliant, funny and fascinating speaker, but he has interesting things to share.  A lot of things.  And he shares them with a conviction and a good humor that are contagious.

Life balance ? As a job search coach and trainer, I expected the usual (and rather boring) discourse about the difficult balance between job and family life, as if both were divided by an iron curtain more unbreakable that the old communist one…  But, I was wrong.  Lars Sudmann considers life as a whole, as the articulation of all dimensions of your existence with a special attention to your personal goals and life vision.

We were pleased not only by the friendly attitude of the speaker, but also by the multidimensional and scientific approach with which he analyzed the life balance.  And also by the tools and tips he is proposing to the participants.

So, we had a really great time and we’ll try this set of new tools at home…

If you want to know more on this new concept, just visit the Life Balance Masters website..