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Self-evaluation grid from European Common Frame of Reference

Do you plan to apply for a job in Europe ?  Or to study in Europe ?  Or simply to improve your level of language ?

Today, we offer you a free and very handy downloadable tool !

This is the self-evaluation grid that experts designed for the European Common Frame of Reference for Languages.  It allows you to self-evaluate your skill levels in any language.

Students in classroom

So, before you subscribe for a language course or move to any European country, you can read the different items related to the level of understanding, speaking and writing skills.

This tool can also help you to fill in your CV correctly!  Yes, more often than not, I read what’s written on very brilliant and interesting CV’s :

  • English : mother language,
  • Italian : school level,
  • Spanish : good.

All this doesn’t mean anything for your future boss !  So, instead of these generalities, fill in your CV with clear statements like :

  • Italian : I can understand the main points of a clear standard speech, I can write standard business letters, and I can take an active part in familar professional context.

Doesn’t it sound more professional ?

You can read, dowload, share, print and embed the following document.  For a more comfortable reading, click on fullscreen and then adjust the zoom by clicking on the magnifying glass below, on the left.

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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 !     

        

 

The Best Job in the World

The Winner of the Best Job in the World

Do you remember this contest buzzing in all medias several months ago ?  You could get the Best Job in the World : all you had to do  was  to become the Caretaker of tiny islands along the shores of the Queensland Area, in North-West Australia.

The job was paid some US $ 111.000  (about € 83.000) for six months. It consisted mainly in exploring the islands of the area and reporting to a blog.  Ben Southal, the winner, has been elected out of 34.000 applicants from the whole world.

Ben started his best job of the world on the 1st of July 2009 and is living his last days in paradise.  But is it really a paradise ? Not so sure since Ben has recently been stung by a  tiny jellyfish along the Hamilton Island shore and it almost cost his life.

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Getting A Job In Europe : Is The Blue Card Magic?

If you sit down at the terrace of a “café branché” in Paris, you will hear people talk a lot about their “carte bleue”, their “blue card”.  This magic word is simply the name French people gave to their Visa Card according to the colour it bears there…

Carte bleue

Carte bleue

But Europe is trying to give a little bit more of magic to the expression Blue Card.  The European Blue Card was adopted by the European Council on the 25th  May 2009.  It aims to attract and retain high skilled workers from outside the European Union.

But there is still a long road to go before the first immigrants get this card since the Member States have two years to implement this legislation into their national law, till 19th of June 2011.

Let’s have a look on this Blue Card and the changes it will bring to the European labour markets.

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