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8 Guaranteed Ways to Thrive as a Woman in IT

by Jobbatical January 18, 2019 Job Tips

IT is a very competitive career but it’s also full of opportunities. Tech is known as a male-dominated arena, but

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How to Approach Your Boss About Flexible Working

by Jobbatical January 08, 2019 Job Tips

Flexible working is becoming increasingly popular, with many businesses recognizing the need to help their employees to achieve a better

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6 Tips for Training a Remote Workforce

by Jobbatical December 14, 2018 Hiring

It is the digital age. Most workplaces are striving towards computerization of all its processes and making them completely paperless.

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Virtual Interview Best Practices: Everything You Need to Know

by Jobbatical October 08, 2018 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Virtual interviews can be intimidating for all parties, but hiring managers need to get past any discomfort to assess their

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7 Reasons to Love Working Remotely

by Jobbatical September 24, 2018 Job Tips, Talent

There are a lot of reasons to switch to a remote work lifestyle: The freedom to work from anywhere, the

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4 Tips For Building a Positive Workplace Culture

by Jobbatical September 07, 2018 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Successful companies across industries understand the strategic advantages of a positive workplace culture. Recruitment and retention, management development, training, customer

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How Platonics found a unicorn developer to propel their business forward

by Gonzalo February 28, 2018 Case Studies, Hiring

Platonics found their developer but he wasn’t where they expected he would be Platonics is an early stage ambitious startup with

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How Shipitwise found a developer all-star to bridge an engineering gap

by Gonzalo February 26, 2018 Case Studies, Hiring

Shipitwise started out international and aims to keep it that way by hiring internationally — even if it’s all the way from

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How Socialatom Ventures found specialized US talent to work as a portfolio manager

by Gonzalo February 21, 2018 Case Studies, Hiring

Socialatom Ventures found US talent to increase diversity and bring US market knowledge to the company Socialatom Ventures invests in global

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How team Funderbeam found a Minnesotan growth marketer to join them in Estonia

by Gonzalo February 19, 2018 Case Studies, Hiring

Funderbeam turned a one-person marketing team around to get results with an international growth hacker Funderbeam is the world’s first primary

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How Piktochart found two brilliant jobbaticlers

by Gonzalo February 14, 2018 Case Studies, Hiring

Learn how one Asian startup hired two brilliant team members from across the globe. It’s twice as nice! Piktochart, a rapidly

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Nowboat’s wonderful remote voyage

by Gonzalo February 12, 2018 Case Studies, Hiring

How this remote company uses a distributed team to keep up with growth Nowboat is a booking platform for sea adventures

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How Applicant Tracking Software Helps Clear the Clutter and Hire Faster

by Gonzalo February 09, 2018 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Kelly Barcelos, a progressive digital marketing manager specializing in HR. A faster

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How Switch.cm found their sales and BizDev dynamo

by Gonzalo February 07, 2018 Case Studies, Hiring

This tech startup found a multi-lingual business development maven to get hotels onboard Switch.cm is a tech startup that recently launched

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You Should Be Looking for your Next Developer in India

by Gonzalo February 05, 2018 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Great english level, a solid technical foundation and relevant work experience. Can you find that in India? Photo by Varshesh Joshi

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How Outward Bound Costa Rica is building a truly global team

by Gonzalo January 31, 2018 Case Studies, Hiring

Learn the difference a well-written job listing makes in international recruitment Outward Bound Costa Rica provides students with outdoor adventures

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Remove hiring bias: 6 objective ways to find A+ hires

by Jobbatical January 29, 2018 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Don’t waste your chance to nab great talent. If you’re letting hiring bias get in the way, you’re doing your

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Personal finance meets global talent

by Gonzalo January 22, 2018 Hiring

Learn how an innovative finance company is using international professionals to make way for 21st century finance. Image from: https://unsplash.com/photos/45W2fOHWxYo Cash

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What’s happening for Jobbatical in 2018

by Jobbatical January 17, 2018 News & Features

The story of Jobbatical in 2017, and what to envision in 2018 and beyond The global workforce is constantly evolving, and

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How to Sort Through The Noise and Hire The Perfect Candidate

by Gonzalo January 15, 2018 Hiring, Hiring Advice

More candidates through the pipeline means a better hire? Let’s dive into the data and find out. Photo by Jon Tyson

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9 Actionable Tips to Attract and Hire Top-Notch Developers in 2018

by Gonzalo January 08, 2018 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Finding the right developers for your company is laborious task. That’s why we put together a list of nine actionable

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Relocation pitch: How to convince job candidates to relocate

by Jobbatical January 03, 2018 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Finding top talent is rare. When you find a great candidate, don’t let borders get in the way. Here’s a

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Building an international workforce: Our most inspiring Jobbaticler stories of 2017

by Dea Martinjonis December 29, 2017 Talent, Talent Stories

Talent mobility had some amazing wins in 2017. We’re sharing some of your favorite success stories. Image from: https://unsplash.com/photos/u1PX1Q26Kpo 2017 was

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Top HR stories: Our most popular blogs of 2017

by Jobbatical December 21, 2017 Hiring

2017 has come and gone in a flash. Here are our top HR stories aimed at helping employers attract and

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Increase employee retention by hiring candidates with career mentality, not job mentality

by Jobbatical December 11, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Image from: https://unsplash.com/photos/bwki71ap-y8 The difference between job mentality vs career mentality could mean the difference between a team that does

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Hire for diversity: Culture fit is an excuse for mediocrity and exclusivity

by Jobbatical November 29, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Image from: https://unsplash.com/photos/pMW4jzELQCw Culture fit is typically considered an important thing to hire for, but it’s one of the most

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How to win remote workers to your team

by Jobbatical November 24, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

We are big advocates of a global workforce. We “eat our own dogfood” when it comes to this, as our

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GuardSquare — a Software Company That Thinks Better, Not Bigger

by Jobbatical July 24, 2017 Hiring

Under the leadership of a former Olympic judoka, GuardSquare is building the world’s best mobile app protection products. In 2002

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5 Changes Happening in the World of Work Right Now

by Jobbatical July 20, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Based in Budapest, team HRN* is hard at work disrupting the conservative HR industry — that alone would put them on Jobbatical’s

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The First Circle of Job Search Hell is Limbo — or how to reject job candidates the right way

by Jobbatical June 13, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Please put the Human back into Human Resources when you reject applicants. Will they call or won’t they? Did they

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The First Circle of Job Search Hell is Limbo — or how to reject job candidates the right way

by Jobbatical June 13, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Please put the Human back into Human Resources when you reject applicants. Will they call or won’t they? Did they

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Extreme Vetting is a Soviet Tactic & Method of Oppression

by Karoli Hindriks June 08, 2017 Hiring

Portrait of the Josef Stalin. According to Wikipedia After the Soviet Union dissolved, evidence from the Soviet archives also became

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You’d have to be crazy to work at this company — no, really. It’s a requirement.

by Maria Magdaleena Lamp June 08, 2017 Talent

This brand new tech company in the coolest city you’ve never heard of wants to make sure that by 2040,

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How to Make Your Company the Sexy Place for Hot Talent (even if you’re not in a sexy city or…

by Jobbatical June 07, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Let’s be honest — not every city in the world is known as a hotbed of excitement or the object of dreams.

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How to Write a Job Description That Attracts Talent (+ Amusing Examples of How Not to)

by Maria Magdaleena Lamp June 06, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

This recent post on the Jobbatical blog highlighted some of the biggest mistakes recruiters make that get in the way

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Agoda, A World Class Technology Company First and a Global Travel Empire Second.

by Dea Martinjonis May 29, 2017 Hiring

Work where a vacation is seen as market research. Everyone loves to travel In fact, about 1 in 10 jobs on

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Why You Should Make This Estonian Tech Team Your Next Career Move

by Maria Magdaleena Lamp May 24, 2017 Hiring

Hot e-commerce solutions + cool city + awesome tech = dream job Imagine a world where you can confidently shop for

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How Twitter Counter uses positivity to harness the best from its employees

by Jobbatical May 23, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Twitter Counter, a company based on positivity and the art of analysis In 2008 Twitter Counter started as a fun weekend

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The 7 most costly hiring mistakes to avoid in order to recruit top talent

by Jobbatical May 18, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

If you’ve spent any time looking for a job or trying to find talent to fill a job, I’m betting

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How to Recruit a Unicorn Developer to Your Small Startup

by Jobbatical May 16, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Platonics & Jobbatical, matching great developers with those in need. They say your perfect match is somewhere on this earth. What

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One product, one goal, one mission

by Maria Magdaleena Lamp May 10, 2017 Hiring

How SimScale is building a game-changing product and a driven multicultural team Munich, SimScale’s beautiful Bavarian home. Image via Shutterstock

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5 Essential Tips to Make a Developer Happy at Work (and hire the best developer too)

by Jobbatical May 10, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

We’re all looking for the developer unicorn. At Jobbatical it’s the top ask on our hiring board. Here’s how you

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Filling a Finance Niche With Small But Important Loans — MYJAR

by Jobbatical May 09, 2017 Hiring

MYJAR started out as a company seeking to fill a consumer-banking gap for regular folks. Looking to help finance dreams? Inspired

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Build the future of connectivity with Lattelecom

by Maria Magdaleena Lamp May 08, 2017 Hiring

A not-so-traditional telco in a small country is looking for big international talent. Here’s why you should be paying attention.

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How to run an analytics startup like a game

by Dea Martinjonis May 04, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

The story of CALLSTATS I/O — a global team building a sophisticated SaaS platform in Finland So four startup founders, none of

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Digi-X — bridging the gap between people’s needs and technology

by Dea Martinjonis May 02, 2017 Hiring

Digi-X — bridging the gap between people’s needs and technology Based in warm and sunny Kuala Lumpur you’ll find Digi-X — a venture builder

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How to win the talent war (and save time) with 3 types of screening questions

by Jobbatical April 25, 2017 Hiring

Writing a good job description is important. But with a few screening questions you can greatly improve applicant targeting. One

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Hiring outside the box — how Helmes found a .NET developer

by Jobbatical April 19, 2017 Hiring

A Jobbatical story with a plot twist The story of Helmes, an international software house, began way back in 1991, with

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How to recruit the best candidates through pre-employment screening

by Jobbatical April 11, 2017 Hiring

Knockout questions are a win-win for recruiters and applicants. Employers who use pre-employment screening to select candidates as a part

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America, we’re coming for your tech talent…

by Jobbatical April 06, 2017 Talent

We’re in the midst of a tech talent crisis. Worldwide. Should American companies be worried about losing their edge as

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We just made hiring top talent easier

by Jobbatical March 29, 2017 Hiring

Using a combination of AI and HR to source top talent from out database for you. Jobbatical & “Premoderation” brings a

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Why We Need To Distribute Knowledge (and a picture of a real brain)

by Jobbatical March 23, 2017 News & Features

Sitting on a plane above the clouds of Germany, I would like to take a moment recap the CeBIT conference

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Socialatom — building entrepreneurs without borders

by Jobbatical March 16, 2017 Hiring

Socialatom Ventures recently hired a portfolio manager through Jobbatical. We told her story here. Now let’s take a closer look

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Shipitwise — You want to ship what?

by Jobbatical March 07, 2017 Talent

Shipitwise office welcoming a new member of the team. Coffee, guitars, mini-mopeds and the world’s smallest card readers all have one

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Why trust is the most important investment in hiring

by Jobbatical March 02, 2017 Hiring

The story of a Nordic IT giant that’s building a passionate and resilient team fueled by mutual trust Tieto utilizes the

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Are bots the answer to our ever-increasing talent shortage?

by Jobbatical March 01, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Is there a global talent shortage? Your opinion might depend on your location and your company’s hiring needs. Or does it?

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Yousician — love at first note

by Jobbatical February 28, 2017 Talent

There’s a company in Finland where half the developers are heavy metal guitarists, where everyone’s ideas count as much as

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How to protect the online economy and build a great team along the way

by Jobbatical February 21, 2017 Hiring

Meet team CashShield! Photo courtesy of Junxian Lee The story of a Singaporean fraud prevention company with its feet on the

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Why Countries Need to Embrace Diversity if They Want to Thrive — Hiring Blog

by Jobbatical February 16, 2017 Talent

Just over two years ago I closed Jobbatical’s first round of financing — the angel round. Blue-eyed and determined to build my

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A Hopeless Romantic’s Guide to Recruiting in the Modern World — Hiring Blog

by Jobbatical February 14, 2017 Hiring

Careers are the new relationships. Everyone’s looking for The One, no one wants to settle, and playing the field is

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Why a hiring manager who looks for cultural fit might be doing it all wrong.

by Jobbatical February 09, 2017 Hiring

Diversity. Immigration. Cultural fit. These are hot topics right now. Between the politics of the moment (think the recent immigration

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Hiring innovatively in a traditional industry

by Jobbatical January 25, 2017 Hiring, Hiring Advice

How a multinational bank is keeping up with the times by thinking beyond borders With a history reaching as far back

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Revealing Jobbatical: talent sourcing secrets

by Jobbatical November 11, 2016 Talent

At Jobbatical, we’re in the business of matching people to their dream jobs in inspiring locations. As anyone with recruitment

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Building software in the friendliest country on Earth

by Jobbatical November 08, 2016 Talent

When it’s sunny, it’s great. When it’s not sunny, it’s also great. Arcanys is a Swiss-founded software development outsourcing company with

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Why You Must Hire “A” Level Players

by Jobbatical October 27, 2016 Hiring, Hiring Advice

Conventional wisdom says startup founders should hire for scale e.g., the top-notch sales manager who can bring in bonanza accounts

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Culture shock: “That’s not the company I joined!”

by Jobbatical October 11, 2016 Talent

Culture Club: Does Your New Hire Belong? Culture shock isn’t just something talent experiences when they sign on to work

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How a passionate startup is driving the growth of East Africa’s tech industry

by Jobbatical October 06, 2016 Hiring

Uganda’s emerging tech scene is ready to welcome engineers with a sense of mission Motorcycle taxis are incredibly popular in African

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Engineering Interview Questions of Onefootball — Hiring Blog

by Jobbatical October 04, 2016 Hiring

As part of an ongoing series of blog posts (last time we covered Jobbatical), we’re taking a closer look at

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Recruiting the Best Engineers in 30 Minutes

by Jobbatical October 04, 2016 Hiring

Engineering Interview Questions of Onefootball As part of an ongoing series of blog posts (last time we covered Jobbatical), we’re

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Where to Promote Your Jobs: Role-specific Job Boards

by Jobbatical September 28, 2016 Hiring

Head of Disruption Wanted While the above headline isn’t an actual job posting by the Virgin Group, it grabs your

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The Right Way to Attract the Wrong People

by Jobbatical September 20, 2016 Hiring

7 Secrets to Crafting a Killer Job Ad Qualifications are no guarantee of landing a good job, as this piece on

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Save Interview Time With These Knockout Questions

by Jobbatical September 13, 2016 Hiring, Hiring Advice

There are many kinds of knockouts. One of the better known is in boxing, where a KO (knockout) wins the

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Making the world more human, one question at a time

by Jobbatical September 08, 2016 Talent

How one startup is building a global team in Europe’s capital of laid-backness “Filling out these forms is so much

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What to Include in Job Description BEFORE the Job Description

by Jobbatical September 07, 2016 Hiring

Show candidates what’s behind the curtain Authors sometimes do it: write a “prequel” after they’ve published a novel, so people who

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How one tech company is shaking up all of Southeast Asia

by Jobbatical September 06, 2016 Talent

A conversation about taxis, teleportation, and everything in between Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading mobile tech company. Its mission: to solve

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Why Do Good People Quit Your Company?

by Jobbatical August 24, 2016 Hiring

Ciao, Adios, Sayonara, Pa, Auf Wiedersehen, Sampai Jumpa… Emily was an ideal hire: smart, ambitious, with the precise skill set you

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Google’s recruiting magnet attracts top talent like magic

by Jobbatical August 17, 2016 Hiring

This search engine finds great hires Search engines rock. From who snagged Olympic gold in 1976, to how to rebuild your

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The 13 Interview Questions We Ask at Jobbatical

by Jobbatical August 09, 2016 Hiring

Welcome to our new series of interview questions from different companies to help you hire better! This week we start

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6 Reasons to Hire Team Members Who Aren’t Like You

by Jobbatical August 02, 2016 Hiring

The end of your comfort zone Chantale, a French Canadian co-worker in our anglophone workplace, returned from her errand run with

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You signed the contract with a candidate. Now what?

by Jobbatical July 26, 2016 Talent

Do’s and Don’ts of Onboarding a New Hire Recruiting is challenging work, and a good recruiter is like gold bullion. Yet

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How to Navigate the Stormy Seas of a Multicultural Workplace

by Jobbatical July 14, 2016 Job Tips, Talent

A multicultural workplace has a lot of potential. For awkwardness. Here’s a beginner’s guide to not panicking about communication breakdowns

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What Twitter, Medium, Airbnb, Netflix and Spotify can teach you about hiring engineers

by Jobbatical July 12, 2016 Hiring

Airbnb is a global hospitality company. Spotify is a music streaming service. Netflix streams video. And Medium is a content

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The Wrong Interviewer Can Scare Your Talent Away!

by Jobbatical July 05, 2016 Hiring

Who knows your company better than the CEO? When a communication manager needed a second interviewer for her candidate, she faced

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3 Important Questions to Ask Interviewees

by Jobbatical June 30, 2016 Hiring

“I’d rather walk the plank…” You’re the captain of a pirate ship, and your crew gets to vote on how the

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4 successful entrepreneurs’ tips for hiring

by Jobbatical June 09, 2016 Talent

Successful entrepreneurs tend to have a few things in common. One of those unifying threads is their open-mindedness when it

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Not just about the money: how to attract top talent

by Jobbatical June 06, 2016 Talent

In the Harry Potter novels, a magical mirror reflects the heart’s desire of whoever gazes into it. Many businesses do

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Beyond the CV: Video cover letters help you find the best match

by Jobbatical June 02, 2016 Hiring

According to ÜberFacts, “The average Millennial will take over 25,000 selfies in his or her lifetime.” It seems as if

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If you have a good recruiter, be grateful

by Jobbatical May 30, 2016 Hiring

Everybody wants the moon: designers from Apple, engineers who’ve worked at Google and Facebook. The question is, why would these

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Build your team with local hires and global recruits

by Jobbatical May 26, 2016 Hiring

Sameness has its place, such as when a company is manufacturing microchips. A single slip-up can result in danger and

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Which countries are the best sources for marketers?

by Jobbatical May 26, 2016 Hiring

You know marketing; you’ve been building comprehensive campaigns to successfully grow your business for years. You can target a message

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3 Tips to Hire Right — Every Time

by Jobbatical May 18, 2016 Hiring

Hiring well is an art, but you don’t have to be Michelangelo to master it. Sourcing the right candidate in

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Hiring from abroad: Is it worth it?

by Jobbatical April 22, 2016 Hiring

Every business wants to conquer the world, but that’s not going to happen without a great team by your side.

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How Mindvalley is building a global culture

by Jobbatical April 19, 2016 Talent

A Q&A with the CEO of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani Based in Malaysia, Mindvalley—a global learning experience company—has built a team of

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3 tips for writing an effective job ad

by Jobbatical April 07, 2016 Talent

It’s safe to say that most businesses spend far less time polishing job ads than they do perfecting their sales

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4 Ways an International Talent Can Boost Your Business

by Jobbatical February 04, 2016 Talent

by Kwun-Lok NG Hiring. It’s always been THE BIGGEST headache for every company. But when you do find that enigmatic

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Five things not to say to your Jobbatical candidate

by Jobbatical January 29, 2016 Hiring

The far-reaching nature of Jobbatical attracts candidates who have a range of international experiences and a thirst for adventure and

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5 Things You Need to Know if You’re Hiring an Estonian

by Jobbatical May 04, 2015 Hiring

By Claire Millard @Jobbatical Photo: Hafiz Issadeen There’s a saying that Southern Europeans are like peaches, whilst us Northern Europeans

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The ‘Job for Life’ is Long Gone — Now is the Office Dead?

by Jobbatical February 03, 2015 Talent

Will You Miss the Office? Image Via Flickr There is no doubt that the nature of work is changing. The ‘job

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Careers on Demand

by Jobbatical January 14, 2015 Talent

Paul Townsend via Flickr Coming from a background as an executive in TV and media, our founder at Jobbatical, Karoli, is

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Gen Y — Powerhouse of the Global Economy

by Jobbatical January 14, 2015 Talent

Photo: Paul Inkles via Flickr Sometimes research becomes quickly dated as things around it move onwards. And sometimes the ideas

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Is It Because I’m a Millennial?

by Jobbatical January 14, 2015 Talent

Image credit The original portraits of millennials — flighty, soft, demanding kids waiting for their dream job to ride on into their

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Sabbaticals — From Academia to the Mainstream

by Jobbatical January 14, 2015 Talent

Sabbaticals used to be the preserve of academic circles, the very word conjuring up an image of a bearded gentleman

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It’s a Small World After All

by Jobbatical January 14, 2015 Talent

Image credit When I first moved away to seek working and learning experiences outside my regular life it was fifteen

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Teamwork Without Borders

by Jobbatical January 14, 2015 Hiring

Image credit There was a time when a team was a static concept. A group of people, in business or

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The Unused Pool of Talent

by Jobbatical January 12, 2015 Hiring

Did you know there are millions of professionals out there today, who think that the best career break concept would

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How Millennials Will Shape The World For Us All

by Jobbatical December 12, 2014 Talent

Millennials (also known as Generation Y), are those of us born between 1980 and 1995. We arrived too late to

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