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Rasmus Bak/ August 8, 2018/ Uncategorized

Young Professionals in Denmark help international students gain insights into the Danish labour market and working culture and provide professional tools to help students find student jobs, internships and full-time positions in Denmark. Join a global network that will improve your chances – apply before September 23rd: http://www.copcap.com/young-professionals

Article: Job Creation

Rasmus Bak/ September 5, 2017/ Job Application Process

JOB CREATION & CAREER CREATION FOR NON-ENTREPRENEURS: Creating a job or career for yourself is not the same as starting your own business – even though that may be the end result. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset you probably have an idea for a new product or service and may have plans to start your own business. You are not looking for jobs but rather for partners. You plan to work for yourself and at some stage maybe hire others. If you don’t have the entrepreneurial mindset and would rather start a career by being employed, “Job Creation” is probably not where your interests lie at this stage. When and why should you consider Job Creation?  There are no general guidelines for this, but it is quite common to start considering creating a job: When you have been unemployed for a long period, for instance when you qualify for “praktik” or “aktivering” through the Danish A-kasse system. When you have applied for a number of positions without getting a job. When you can’t find the position that you are looking for. When you see a special need that you believe you can fulfill. How: Job Creation You will not be able to create a job if there isn’t a need for it and you cannot provide a business case to support it.  Companies are not in the business of creating jobs just for sake of creating jobs. They are there to satisfy their stakeholders and make the most of their investments. Asking them to hire you simply because you can do a job that they already have someone doing or a job that won’t make a positive difference on their bottom line is unlikely to happen. So you have to be creative and arm yourself with an in-depth understanding

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Article: Networking

Rasmus Bak/ September 5, 2017/ Job Application Process

Effective Networking Networking is more than job search. It is an active communication process that involves sharing and reaching out to help you gain insight regarding another person’s activities, interests, needs, perspectives, experience and contacts. Your networking may need extra focus and another dimension once you try to kick start your career. In this article, we will give you some tips on how to network. You are part of several formal and informal networks and you take part in networking all most every day. During your studies your networks most likely grew: fellow students, teachers, people from your student jobs, from volunteering and hopefully people you met at career fairs and other events came into your network.  It is important that you work on setting up a network you can use once you graduate. However even though your network grew, you may have done limited actual networking during your years at University. To be an effective networker trying to kick start your career means that you might have to reorganize and expand your network. And you will have to find a structured approach to networking. Doing this you should consider: What are your networking goals? Your goals and objectives for networking will change over time, and so will the active part of your network. To be effective in your networking and job search, you should be clear about, what you want to achieve when you approach someone in your network. Effective networking is not asking people for a job. To the contrary, it is focused on exchanging information from which both parties can benefit. So even though landing a job is your ultimate goal, it should not be the goal of the individual contacts you make. Prepare yourself for networking: Before you start contacting people in your network and especially

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Article: LinkedIn

Rasmus Bak/ September 5, 2017/ Job Application Process

LinkedIn – “A Killer Profile for Your Job Search” You should have a profile that not only attracts attention but also makes the reader interested in learning more about you. Professional recruiters scan your profile in less than 10 seconds. Social media is where you brand yourself and LinkedIn is still the most comprehensive professional network. LinkedIn is used by recruiters and headhunters to find leads for positions and to check out candidates once they have found them. An updated and complete profile on LinkedIn is important for your job search, networking and your future career. Before you start you should consider: What is your message, who is your target audience and what do you want them to take away? Recruiters, hiring managers and other people from the industries where you want to work should be able to find you and once they have, get an idea about how you could help them. Think about your ambitions, then which achievements, skills and personal traits support your ambitions, and always consider which words are most likely to show up in searches. HOW TO GET STARTED: You LinkedIn profile should mirror the CV and should always be updated and complete. It should be focused towards the industry, companies and roles you find attractive. And it should brand you in the best way possible in your current situation. PHOTO: Think of your photo as a chance to make a good first impression. It is recommended to have headshot taken by a professional photographer; however, should this not be within your budget here are some tips to a great photo: Pick a photo that looks like you. It is important for your credibility that you will be recognized once you meet the recruiter, hiring manager or any other connection in person Smile also with

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Article: Motivation

Rasmus Bak/ August 22, 2017/ Job Application Process

Your Motivation for a New Job Why it is so important in your job search – and so difficult:It seems obvious that you should be able to write your motivation in your job application and be very clear about it. This will help you to make sure that this is really a job for you, and also to convince the recruiter that you are the right person for the job. However, a good motivation seems like the one thing that applicants have a tough time nailing and they often miss the mark altogether. When recruiters are screening cover letters and CV’s they are looking for applicants that stand out in a positive way. They are not just looking for a person with the competencies for the role. This is considered a given when you apply. They are focusing on motivation, looking for a person that wants to both perform and develop in the role and will thrive in the organization. They want to ensure that the person they hire and invest in really wants the job and not just a paycheck. Even though a good motivation is essential and something you need to address in your resume, cover letter and at an interview, you might not have given it much thought. It may to some extent be expected since you have been in an environment where grades, projects, facts and education have been your main concern for the past several years. Looking for your first real job, a way to start your career and make money, you might more or less apply for any opening for graduates within your field, expecting the particular skills and competencies you have acquired to be in high demand in the job market. However, while you may have a brilliant CV and the right qualifications

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