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Fake it 'till you become it

Mi-am deschis bloggul din curiozitate... apoi a devenit o pasiune... si apoi un obicei.

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01. The power of a second place - Jul 20, 2019 5:47:00 AM

02. How should I work as HR? - Jul 13, 2019 1:13:00 PM

Being an HR is not like a job for whom you dream or prepare since you were a kid. I don¢t know any child who says ”when I will group I want to be an HR” and maybe there are still some parents of us who use to say ”Personnel department” instead of ”HR department”.So let's start with the beginning.How do you prepare for an HR career? You can graduate a faculty, you can take some training on this or you can take training on the job.In Iasi, there are 3 faculties where you can study for HR – Psychology, Economics, and Philosophy. Each of them has its advantages and expertise in some area.As training, you cand take a general one as HR manager or some particular ones – on the activity you will do (like recruitment, training, admin).The training on the job works better for somebody who knows already the activity from the company and it just changes the department.

What does HR? You can work as an HR in a company or in consultancy.(Some of) The domains where you can work are:RecruitmentCompensations and benefitsTraining and organizational developmentPerformance managementPersonnel managementPayrollInternal communicationEmployer brandingReportingHR Management

Being an HR is not an easy or a difficult job. But behind the technical skills you need, maybe the most difficult part of this role are the soft skills – things regarding work ethics, social interactions, and data-driven decisions.Some referrals to understand better the basics of HR: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 or 5


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03. What about Bullying? - Jul 6, 2019 7:58:00 AM

Do you have any colleague who use to tease you or sabotage you? Well... this is a ”good” start for bullying.Behind every bullying behavior, we can see a lot of implications for an employee: a stressful environment, a decline of performance or commitment to the organization, a decrease of work effort or work quality, maybe quitting the job. Because of this, the costs of workplace bullying are high for both employees and employers.From both sides, there has to be done some things.As an employee, you can:Acknowledge that there is a problem. Have you seen ”the elephant from the room” ? Name it! Bullies can make you feel as it¢s your fault or you just exaggerate. By giving it a name, you can remind yourself that it is a real problem and you are not to blame.Document the behavior. About the future steps you may take, it is important to count all the toxic workplace behaviors. It helps to have specific examples to support your claims. This can serve as a reminder that the abuse is more than just a feeling.Focus on healing and support. Because your health and well-being are the priority, it is important to check the ways in which bullying is affecting your mental and physical health. If you find you are suffering, seek help from specialists.Strategy and actions. Take time to search company policies and a legal framework to support this situation. Based on this, you can plan some actions and you can involve the management team from the company, the HR or the Legal advisor.Follow-up. What happened after your complain? If nothing happened, it is not anymore your responsibility to change something in the company¢s culture. For you, it is important to make decisions that are best for your well-being.
As an employer, you can not be aware of what is happing daily in your teams. To ensure a healthy work environment, you can:Review available internal policies. Examine if your employees know what they have to do when they are the victims of some bullying behaviors. To whom they have to address? Or what measures you have to take when you receive a complaint?Open a dialogue with current employees. Are they satisfied with their work? Are you ok with your turnover rate? Create a safe, open space where employees can discuss their concerns and wants. This can be in the form of anonymous surveys, individual discussions, or both. Be sure to listen to and seriously consider the information your employees share with you.Take action. After reviewing data, policies, and interviews, you may have conflicting or unclear information. You may receive complaints about individuals whom you considered your best employees or find that your mission and values as an organization are not being upheld in practice. Leaders within the organization must discuss these findings and determine what specifically needs to change, whether it is different hiring practices, improved policies for employee conflict, or a stronger adherence to the beliefs of the organization.
It is not is easy to confront bullying because is meant to address any toxic behaviors that had been allowed or even encouraged up until that point. While this could require large changes, creating a healthy workplace culture and having policies in place to support all employees is a smart business decision. This investment on the front end can save losses in turnover, work productivity, and even lives.

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04. About a national culture - Jun 29, 2019 9:46:00 AM

When I was a student, I found about an author who proposed a theory with 6 cultural dimensions which can be assessed for each country. Geert Hofstede is the author's name and his model describes a society based on the values of its members.Based on a lot of research on this area, the theory grew and the nowadays model is as it follows:Power distance - the extent to which the less powerful members of organizations and institutions accept and expect that power is distributed unequally. A higher degree of this indicates that hierarchy is clearly established and executed in society. A lower degree of this index signifies that people question authority and attempt to distribute power.Individualism vs. Collectivism - the degree to which people in a society are integrated into groups. Individualistic societies have loose ties that often only relate an individual to his/her immediate family. They emphasize the “I” versus the “we.” The collectivism describes a society in which tightly-integrated relationships tie extended families and others into in-groups.Uncertainty avoidance - a society's tolerance for ambiguity, in which people embrace or avert an event of something unexpected, unknown, or away from the status quo. Societies that score a high degree in this index opt for stiff codes of behavior, guidelines, laws, and generally rely on absolute truth, or the belief that one lone truth dictates everything and people know what it is. A lower degree in this index shows more acceptance of differing thoughts or ideas.Masculinity vs. Femininity - masculinity is defined as a preference in society for achievement, heroism, assertiveness and material rewards for success. Its counterpart represents a preference for cooperation, modesty, caring for the weak and quality of life. In feminine societies, they share modest and caring views equally with men. In more masculine societies, women are somewhat assertive and competitive, but notably less than men.Long-term orientation vs. short-term orientation - the connection of the past with the current and future actions/challenges. A lower degree of this index (short-term) indicates that traditions are honored and kept, while steadfastness is valued. Societies with a high degree in this index (long-term) view adaptation and circumstantial, pragmatic problem-solving as a necessity.Indulgence vs. restraint - the degree of freedom that societal norms give to citizens in fulfilling their human desires. Indulgence is defined as a society that allows relatively free gratification of basic and natural human desires related to enjoying life and having fun. Its counterpart is defined as a society that controls the gratification of needs and regulates it by means of strict social norms.
Curious about how is Romania accordingly to Hofstede's model?You can search on its website
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05. I will be able to do it? - Jun 22, 2019 5:47:00 AM
Do you remember a very difficult moment, when there was a lot of pressure on you and you had the feeling that you can’t do more than this?We’ve been there. But there are some peoples that reshape themselves easier than the others (for eg., the sportsmen). One of the things that are different at them is resilience.That is the process of adapting well in the face of trauma, tragedy or significant sources of stress. It is crucial to high performance and it is a thing that doesn't happen by chance.When you're under pressure making the right choice is difficult. It requires your ability to identify the best course of action given your knowledge, understanding of the situation, past experience, and awareness of available resources.In most of the situations, we want to be resilient.If you’re not, you can build our resilience, like this:Think about what changes can appear and look for the benefits of them. Although it is a difficult moment and things weren’t how we did expect, the change is part of our life and it is easier to focus on the good things that came with the changeFind people who you can count on – you can easier face a difficult moment if you have the support of somebody close to you, somebody who can help you and somebody who won't criticize you.Focus on the future, not in the past. It is ok to analyze that stressful moment you have. It helps you to understand where you wrong in the past and what behaviors you have change for the future. To boost your resilience don’t stay locked in your past because you can’t change it.Re-analyze your goals – are them real ones? You are still available or interested to achieve them?Once you agreed with your goals, analyze what steps you have to do... and do them. A self-discipline of getting things done right helps you to avoid some difficult moment. Also, it helps you to see things in perspective.
I think that everybody has resilience. It’s just a matter of how much and how well you use it in your life.

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06. Lessons learned from Brene Brown - Jun 8, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Open yourself up only to those people who have earned the right to hear your story.Be the adult you want your children to be.What other people think of you is none of your business.Nostalgia is a dangerous form of comparison.We judge others because we judge ourselves.You might have 1 million friends on facebook but that doesn’t mean that those people are really your friend.Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives.
*Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership.Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed talk on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service on April 19, 2019.

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07. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? - Jun 1, 2019 5:43:00 PM
Today is 1st June and we celebrate Children's Day. Because of this, I remember a question that followed me the entire childhood: ”What do you want to be when you grow up?”Thinking at this question, I made a list with some jobs I think that are popular with all-times children:Teacher. Many children consider their first teacher as an example for them. They enjoy to interact with other children, so they consider this job similar to playing games with other children.Police Officer. Children (especially boys) dream of becoming police officers because they fight against bad people and help citizens. They are impressed by their uniforms and all the accessories they were.Doctor or Veterinarian. Children want to help other people or to treat animals. If their interactions with the pediactricians are good, they will see this job as an easy and a nice one.Dancer or Musician. Many kids dream of being artists – performing on the stage, being popular and being validated by fans. For this, many parents sustain their children with ballet or piano classes.Athlete. Many children like sports. They have energy, enthusiasm and courage. They like competition, but also working with a team.
When you are on the other side – of a person who doesn't know what to do – you can do some simple steps: make a list of 5-10 jobs you know and organize the list (choosing the favorite ones)talk to a counselor and take some career tests (to assess with what you fit with)do some research and learn about the job – volunteering work and internships can be some options.
If you were a child, what job would you like to do?


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08. Do we need data? - May 25, 2019 5:29:00 AM

09. What about your salary expectations? - May 17, 2019 6:35:00 PM



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10. Workplace loneliness - May 10, 2019 3:01:00 PM
Encourage work-life integration (not balance)Encourage the contribution of each member of the teamOrganize networking events with the team with a certain periodicityOrganize an effective onboarding processShow appreciation in a way that is relevant for the employeeAsk each employee with a certain periodicity of how he/she feelsBeside what companies do, we can take some initiatives to know well our colleagues. For this, we can try to open discussions with some colleagues we don’t know so well, but we are really interest to know them better. On this way, we can find people with similar values or similar hobbies. We can realise that we are neighbours with some of our colleagues and it might help us to make new friends.In the end, I don't think that it is important how many colleagues you have. It matters how well you know them.

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11. How do we use social media? - May 4, 2019 5:32:00 AM

I read some article on some blogs (1, 2)  with some statistics on how Romanian people use social media. Taking into account that this is a habit on the top 3 things people are doing in the morning (besides breakfast and reading email), I think we can take a look on results to be aware of how we can use them in nowadays activity:
Facebook was and it is still on the top of the preferences (94% of the people from the survey have a FB account; the next one is Youtube with 63%)Instagram grew a lot (between December 2017 and December 2018 the total users' number was doubled)Linkedin is not anymore on the top 3 of the preferences, but it is still one of the most accessedPinterest it is one of the web sites that we access more than we did the previous year (or maybe just for 40% of the people)Even if we have the perception that Twitter is not very popular, it is constant in the middle of the ranking (between December 2017 and December 2018 the users' number and tweets number maintain in similar parameters)

In my work, ”consumers” expectations are important for the way we communicate with them and for the channel we use to do it. Although we are aware of the differences between generations and the purpose of our communication, Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram are on the top, followed by Linkedin and Pinterest.We use Facebook for all kind of businesses / for general consumers in order to gain visibility and engage with new and existing customers. We use YouTube for B2B and B2C businesses for general consumers seeking entertainment because we can share for them all kind of videos. We use Instagram for B2C businesses, but the audience is mainly formed by urban and suburban millennials for whom we can share photographs and video-stories. LinkedIn is used by professionals in any industry (and I want to emphasize ”professionals”), especially those interested in targeting or hiring educated specialists. We use Pinterest for brands marketing, a platform from whom we can save and organize images that link to products, articles or other content.It is a fact that recruiters look at a candidate’s social profiles. But also the candidates can search the recruiters on social media. If it is public, this is legal. Because of this, we can we more cautious to share private information and to differentiate a personal account by a professional account

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12. How do we learn? - Apr 20, 2019 6:28:00 AM

13. Do we still need a business dress code? - Apr 13, 2019 6:01:00 AM
Some of us heard at least once ”Be attention how you will dress for your next interview. You have to look professional”.We are not anymore the generation who likes suits, but during any business meeting, you have to dress properly.The right attitude, combined with the right attire, can help you to set-up a proper collaborative environment with any type of client.Every industry has its rules and every company has its dress-code. But what I've learned is that if you want to be safe with your attire you have to follow some rules:Don't exaggerate: after a meeting, you want to be remembered for the things you said, not for the overwhelming dress or accessories you were.When in doubt, follow the guidelines of standard business attire. A skirt or some pants with a shirt or a blouse never killed anybody. And it fits with most of the body shapes.Just a little bit of color: I am a big fan of cyclam or blue electric shoes. But I use to wear these colors only on shoes not only on the entire dress.Just a little bit of print: animal print, bullets or stripes can be used only as an accent of the attire; just one of them and being attention how we combine it with the colorSkirts and dresses – choose them being attention for the color, the material, but more than this for the length. When you sit in a chair, you can asses if the skirt exposure too much of your legs. For your comfort, if you were a slit, try it centered and in the back.Shirts and blouses: it has to follow the body line and to be in line with the rest of your outfit. Avoid those clothes that show your shoulders, which are transparent or they show part of your bra.Shoes have to be nice and comfortable. Flat-shoes or stillettos don't feet well with a business outfit.
I admit that most of us want to dress up with something beautiful for them, not for the others. But while people have the right to express themselves, so businesses have a similar right. The way we dress definitely sends intended or unintended messages to the clients or to the customers. We need to remember every time that first impressions are important, and we only get one chance to make a positive first impression.
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14. Criticism ... or just feedback - Apr 6, 2019 6:28:00 PM
We don’t like being criticized. We don’t like it because this means that we have some weak points and we have to work on them.To take the best from this criticism, we can asses:how relevant are people who did itwhat critics repeat themselveswhat importance have these subjects into our life
If we switch the perspective, we take the criticisms as feedback. The differences are on intention (criticism is like a judge, while feedback is more as a corrective message).To give proper feedback, you have to:choose a comfortable moment for feedbackbe specificfocus on behaviors, not on personalitydeliver the feedback very close in time to the behaviorfacilitate a relevant feed-forward
Feedback is not only about the one-to-one relationship because companies also can receive feedback from their employees. For this, there is the habit of an employee engagement survey. To have an impact from this process, it has to be done with some periodicity and to take some decisions based on the results.
In the end, I think that giving feedback represents a moment of trust. If it is made with care, it can contribute to a stronger and reliable relationship.


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15. Be creative. The rest can wait - Mar 30, 2019 11:49:00 AM

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16. This is about what people know about you - Mar 23, 2019 5:16:00 AM
In a market where each employer is looking for talents, each employee is looking for the best opportunity he has on the market.In this context, each specialist has to asses his professional value. He has to be aware of what other specialists he associates with and what things he promotes.Let’s make an exercise: google your name.What does it appear?There is a good image of you or not?The are some professional information about you or just private ones?Is it relevant for you as a specialist?What other information is relevant about you and it is not on Google?This is a part of your personal brand.

In many companies, the manager / the CEO is the most powerful image for that brand.But that is also true that when a candidate chooses a certain company he takes the decision based on information he receives from the other people (HR, hiring manager or his peers from the company). Because of this, each employee, with his personal brand, contributes to the company’s brand.There is a circle: some good employees attract good candidates or clients for the company and a good company attracts good candidates.Let’s make another exercise: in your area, what specialists do you appreciate the most?For what companies they work?What makes them so special as professionals?What do you have to do to be as good as they are?
As I already said, the employees’ brand is in a direct relationship with the employer’s brand. They have to sustain each other and to complete each other.

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17. Taking care of how we organize remote working - Mar 16, 2019 7:30:00 AM
I’ve mentioned several times that I am a big fan of work-life balance.The scientific literature mentions remote working as a thing that facilitates work-life balance. I do sustain the fact that this measure is hard to put it in place in a productive manner.There are some things that need to be done by employees to assure the efficiency of remote working:Follow the same vision and the same values. Working in the same office, it helps the team to understand some smooth ”whys” (to read them as ”reasons” or ”directions”) of the work.Share the information. There are some domains where teamwork is necessary. Also, there are some moments when it is easier to come closer to your colleague and to discuss a certain problem. You can do it also by Skype or by phone if you feel comfortable with it. But not all of us do it.Engagement with the team: it is hard to have a close relationship with someone you don’t see it. The virtual team is not the same as the physical one.Infrastructure: to work on the same tools or documents with the people from the office. You have to be sure that you can access them whenever you are.External distractors: if you work from home, you have to be sure that your family’s expectations are not to be available especially for them. During your working hours, you have to be available most of the time for business issues. For this, you have to practice self-discipline to work as well as you were in the office.Health and safety measure: whose fault is when are happening some home accidents? Employees or employers? Working from home, you can’t assure the same safety conditions as if you work from the office.
Of course, there are also some advantages to remote working. You have to have some mature employees and to trust them that they will offer the same quality as office working. We have to remember as well that you can reduce costs and you use your personal time more efficient.
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18. This week is about women - Mar 9, 2019 8:47:00 AM
We just end the week when we’ve celebrated the women. Because of this, I want to make an overview of 10 famous women and how they’ve influenced us.Coco Chanel (1883–1971) French fashion designer. Being one of the most innovative fashion designers, she defined the feminine style during the 20th Century. She often took male clothes and redesigned them for the benefit of women.Mother Teresa (1910–1997) Albanian nun and charity worker. Devoting her life to the service of the poor and dispossessed Mother Teresa became a global icon for selfless service to others. She was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1979.Queen Elizabeth II (born in 1926) Since ascending to the throne in 1952, Elizabeth has become the longest-serving British monarch. She has seen rapid social and economic change and has been a unifying influence for Britain and the Commonwealth.Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993) British actress. Influential female actor of the 1950s and 60s. Audrey Hepburn defined feminine glamour and she was later voted as one of the most beautiful women of the twentieth century.Oprah Winfrey (born in 1954) American talk show host and businesswoman. Oprah Winfrey was the first woman to own her own talk show. Her show and book club are very influential, focusing on issues facing American women.Madonna (born in 1958) American pop star. Madonna is the most successful female musician of all time. She has sold more than 250 million records. She has also starred in films, such as Desperately Seeking Susan and Evita.Diana, Princess of Wales (1961–1997) British Royal princess who was noted for her humanitarian charity work. Despite her troubled marriage to Prince Charles, she was popular for her natural sympathy with the poor and disenfranchised.J.K.Rowling (born in 1965) British author of the phenomenal best selling Harry Potter series. The volume of sales was so high, it has been credited with leading a revival of reading by children.Malala Yousafzai (born in 1997) Pakistani schoolgirl who has campaigned for the right to education for girls. Yousafzai survived a gunshot wound to the face by the Taliban. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
(for the end, I let probably the most significant name for us)Nadia Comaneci (born in 1961) Romanian gymnast. Nadia won three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Olympics and she was the first gymnast to gain a perfect score.

Because the list can be much longer than this, I recommend you also this book: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

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19. Povestea Dochiei - Mar 1, 2019 7:25:00 PM
Potrivit traditiei populare, pe 1 martie o sarbatorim pe Dochia.Numele ei provine de la Sfanta Evdochia, o femeie frumoasa si bogata, care si-a trait din plin tineretea. Spre batranete s-a pocait, s-a botezat si si-a impartit averea oamenilor saraci.Numele Dochiei este in stransa legatura si cu primele zile de primavara, zilele Babei. Legenda spune ca Dochia a plecat intr-o zi cu o turma de oi pe munte. Fiind foarte frig, a imbracat noua cojoace inainte de a porni la drum. De la 1 martie a inceput sa se faca vreme frumoasa si, neputand sa-si duca cojoacele, a inceput sa lase din ele. In ziua in care a dezbracat ultimul cojoc, a inceput un ger asa de aspru incat Dochia a inghetat impreuna cu toata turma.In timp ce urca spre munte cu oile, Baba a tot tors si a legat un banut de firul iesit din caier. Asa i-a tors Dochia firul lui Martisor, iar de atunci este obiceiul ca parintii sa le puna copiilor, de 1 martie, un martisor in piept. Obiceiul s-a pastrat si in fiecare an, in prima zi a primaverii, oamenii isi daruiesc martisoare.Se spune ca martisoarele trebuie purtate pana in Ziua Mucenicilor (9 martie), cand se scot si se leaga de ramura unui pom tanar.
Dochia si Martisorul dau si primele semne ale vremii de primavara. Se spune ca daca de ziua Babei va fi timp frumos, atunci primavara si vara vor avea zile frumoase, iar de nu, urate si posomorate. Daca in cele noua zile ale Babei va ninge si va fi frig, atunci primavara va fi friguroasa si furtunoasa.
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20. What Is Your Reason For Being? - Feb 23, 2019 7:06:00 AM
I remember a recruiter who asked me once ”Why do you wake up in the morning?” Well... to eat, to dress up and to go to work. Predictible things, right?But ”what motivates you to do this each day?” Well... maybe this is more complicated that you can assume.On his TED speech, Dan Buttner presents the Ikigai concept. He says him as a reason why Japanese live longer than other people do. He refers to that actions that give us satisfaction and excitement.For somebody who wants to make a change, it is a good start to think on what you love, what you’re good at, what the world needs and what you can be paid for. You make this diagram and what is in the middle it is the Ikigai.You are special in different ways:- you as a person: this is why any company should hire you- you as a part of a team: this is why people want to work with you on a project- you as an employee of a company: this is why a client always buy your serviceSo... what makes you so special?

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21. When the boss is quitting the job - Feb 16, 2019 6:41:00 AM
It says that an employee doesn’t leave a job; he leaves his boss.But what is happening for an employee when his boss leaves the job?
Your boss accepted a new job probably because of the same reasons you would accept a new job. It can be a more challenging project, a better work environment or a greater work-life balance. You can’t blame him as well if it is a better location or if there are other significant benefits.But what you can do is to take care more of yourself and of your next moves will be.Here are some steps:Keep a good relationship: wish him/her well, express your empathy and propose to keep in touch with him. The world is too small and you never know when you will interact again with him.Give him/her feedback – it is like an exit interview but from the other side. If he is mature or smart enough, he will know how to take the best from your feedback and to improve some things on him.Decide if you can or if you want to take more responsibilities. It can be a step up on your job and there can be some development opportunities for you. It’s your job in this game and it’s your decision.Analyse the situation: what was wrong until this moment and what went well. Changes are good. You have to be aware of what kind of behaviours have to change and what others can continue in the same manner. Do some investigations to know what made this change for him/her. Try to use this information to make yourself a safer and a better workplace.Business as usual: it is not easy, but your work has to continue in the same manner. It is his/her decision, but you have to continue and prepare for your next activities.Be aware that it will be people who recognize your boss merits, or people who will blame him/her. You have to be fair and to know how he was and in what way he had an impact on you.Prepare for your next boss. If he/she will be as good as previous was (or if he won’t be) you don’t know from the very beginning. Be prepared to learn everything you can from him/her. After this, you can take a decision if you want to continue to collaborate with him or not. In the end, he will be ”the new guy” and you already have more information that he has about the team.


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22. Each interview is an experience - Feb 9, 2019 11:18:00 AM
An interview is an experience. There are emotions involved, meeting new people, and taking the best decisions.
For candidates there is anxiety about the way he will be welcome and, for sure, about how he will be assessed. Being nervous is normal, but being unprepared can’t be tolerated.I admire a lot that candidates that came well prepared for this kind of meetings. There are some questions that I remember for sure from my candidates:From the employee position, how should I describe the company?What did attack me when I was recruited?What is the history of the positions I recruit?What is the development plan of that position?How should I describe the relationship between management and employees?

As a recruiter, I saw hundreds of candidates. Each of them comes with the challenge of a right assessment I have to make. My aim is to identify the potential, to give the proper advice to develop it and to put it in the right position.There are some questions that help me a lot to assess well the fit between the candidate and the job:What are your values?What role do you play in your team?What is your professional goal?What do you know to do?How do you want to be your work?


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23. When I woke up in the morning, I said ”I want IT” - Feb 1, 2019 7:26:00 PM
Although the title can look like a joke, it can be true for a lot of people who had once a career and they’ve decided to switch it to IT field.
IT guys are loved and hated in the same way.There was a time when everybody wanted to be an engineer or an economist, a doctor or a lawyer. Now, everybody wants to be an IT specialist – they are now the ”princess” from the market.Maybe we want to be like them because they are well paid and they have a lot of benefits on their companies. We know that there are a lot of IT companies in the market, most of them with international projects.But there are also some things good to know before you change your career into IT:It is an area that you have to like it for sure. It is a hard job and if you don’t like it, you can’t be performant in this area. You will be one between thousands of specialists in the same field.You can’t start it from anywhere. You have to do a faculty or some strong qualification courses in this area. And you have to work a lot on this until you will be a good specialist.An IT company is like a company from any other domain, with all its good and bad things. It is not good by default just because it is IT. It is managed by people and people can take good or bad decisions like in every domain.There are a lot of IT jobs in the market, but not all of them are for junior level. So take into consideration also an internship to start your IT career.It is a very dynamic domain. You have to learn day by day new technologies or to adapt to new type of projects. Dinosaurs disappeared a long time ago :)


It can be a moment when you realize that you are bored with your job and it is normal to want to make a change. But you can try to make it step by step and to build your next job on what you already know. When you start from zero a new career, you have to assume some risks. These can cost you time, money or some insecurity related to your future job.


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24. 400+ - Jan 25, 2019 6:24:00 PM
This is my 422 article on blog.When I was a student, I took part to a conference. One of that speakers talked about online communication and that was the moment when I started to write on a blog. Then, it appeared LinkedIn and I started to coordinate my blog with my LinkedIn posts.I used to publish articles for different reasons: for different roles from my recruitment processes, to share professional information or some personal projects.When I started to write, it was an activity that I used to do it some time to time. Then, I’ve wanted to write a certain frequency to become a habit. Recently, I’ve proposed to start writing in English.Here are a few of the lessons I've learned and it helped me to publish articles on blog and LinkedIn:Write about something you know. When you don’t know about what you can write, you can think about something you know well or on something is very familiar to you.Write for people who are interested in your area, not for those who are already specialists. Because of this, use a ”language” that can be understood by everybody.Be interested in your readers’ feedback. Social media gives us easily information about how many people visualized your post and how many ”likes” you received. In this way, you can check what are they interested for, what are the ”hot” topics or the most common ones.Pe prepared with more topics. Like Santa Claus -make a list and check it twice. This helps you to avoid the moment when you don’t know about what you can write and you skip this.Respect a periodicity. It helps you to make a habit – you will get used with it and your readers also.Make it like an expert – search workshops, websites or tutorials what will help you to improve your style. Find a mentor or somebody who can give you feedback. Find communities or online groups with people like you.An answer to everything/everybody. The absence of an answer is annoying in recruitment, but also in blogging.KISS – keep it short (no more than 1 page) and simple (easy to understand by everybody)Tell a story. In each article, you write you have to be consistent and to share the main idea with people who read that.



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25. Recruitment lessons took from… dancing classes - Jan 19, 2019 6:04:00 AM
Two years ago, I’ve started to take dancing classes. Besides a certain routine, dancing thought me some lessons. Some of them can apply on recruitment as well. Here are some of them:Listen to the music: dancing is not just a couple of moves, it’s more about the music, the beat, and how you follow. It’s similar on recruitment: you have to listen to what the market ”sings”. What kind of skills are most needed or what kind of benefits candidates are looking for?Be a follower: in a dancing couple, the man decides the moves and the girl follows him. It’s the same on recruitment: the candidate decides what move he wants to do. The recruiter has to follow his signs and to guide to a certain job.Capacity to interact with very different type of profiles. Different dancers or candidates, you have to be as professional you can.The happiest people in the world are the ones who mix their passions with their jobs.In each domain, it helps you to assess your development and to set up a new goal.It doesn’t matter the domain because whatever you do if you want to be good you have to train and to study each moment.It’s good to make a fusion: learn different dancing styles or different technologies. You don’t know when you will need that knowledge or what kind of new flavor it can give to your work.Use the breaks – for styling or ... to talk with new peopleUse the reflexion of you from the mirror (or from what other people use to tell you) – it helps you to improve your skills

In the end, you can receive this kind of lessons from very different areas. So the the list can continue with more items.
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