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After working from our kitchens, living rooms and even bedrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic, returning to the office may seem daunting. Read our top 5 tips for a smooth transition back to the workplace.

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If your employer allows it, try to gradually re-introduce yourself back to your normal place of work. Initially, visiting the workplace a few days a week and working from home on other days will help to give you time to adjust to the differences between the working environments. For many people, returning to the workplace will be a huge change, with more people, noise and travel time, and going back full-time may take some getting used to.

You can be part of the Dual Vocational Training Project of EURES Bulgaria and the German Federal Employment Agency. Our partners are dedicated companies in attractive regions of Germany, who are looking for motivated apprentices from Bulgaria for following qualifications:

  • Chefs / Cooks
  • Restaurant and Hotel Specialists
  • System Catering Experts
  • Butchers
  • Specialized Food Sales Assistant for Butcher Shops

Although we are living in a digital age, many job openings are still not advertised publicly. Instead, they are filled through referrals and professional networking. In this article, we will share some tips on how to be an effective online networker.article111

Polish your online presence

Before you get started, make sure you update your profiles on the networking platforms that you are using. Upload a professional profile photo, write a compelling headline, job description and summary, and list your relevant achievements, experience and skills. When you are building your profile, try seeing it through the eyes of a potential employer. A long profile does not always mean a good one. Keep your information short and concise. A well-thought-out profile can be more powerful than you think.

In addition, do not forget to review your other social media channels. Potential employers and recruiters often look up candidates on social media, so it might be wise to delete any controversial posts and check your privacy settings. Search your name online to make sure you have not missed anything.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have changed the way they operate, introducing different safety measures or remote/hybrid ways of working. Here are eight important COVID-19 questions to ask your future employer at a job interview. 

Job interviews can often feel like an interrogation for the candidate. But in order for both parties to determine whether they are the right fit for each other, interviews need to feel more like a conversation. In addition, by askisnimka za novinaa

COVID-19 has forced many employers to move job interviews online. For those unfamiliar with the process, it can be daunting to navigate both the social and technological aspects involved. Here are our tips for organising a successful online job interview.

1. Establish a procedure and communicate it clearlyposledna snimka

Ensure that a procedure for online interviews has been established and clearly communicated among the members of your recruitment team, as well as to candidates. This could include a shared staff document detailing important changes for moving interviews online, for example, or a note in job advertisements indicating that interviews for a position will be held digitally. Interview best practices, like muting phone and computer notifications, and remembering non-verbal cues (eye contact via the camera, facial expression, etc.) may also be relevant. Documenting and communicating the process in this way will help to minimise confusion and disruption for both interviewers and interviewees.

finish week of actionMore than 400 people were informed about their rights as seasonal workers online, and 230 attended the four information meetings for promotion of the rights of seasonal workers employed in EU countries. The events, organized by the Employment Agency in Pernik, Vidin, Svishtov and Gotse Delchev, were held during the EU Week for Seasonal Workers - part of the pan-European campaign of the European Labor Authority for seasonal work "Rights for all seasons".

The purpose of the published online materials and the onsite meetings was to pay particular attention to the need to promote fair and safe working conditions for seasonal workers.

The Employment Agency and the EURES network in Bulgaria organized the information events together with their main partner - the Labor Inspectorate, as well as with representatives of the partners from the National Social Security Institute, the National Revenue Agency and the A21 Campaign Foundation.

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