Small talk helps you build professional relationships. People do business with people they enjoy being around, and those who make good conversation fall into that category.
Nevertheless, actually making small talk can be intimidating. You don’t want to babble or dominate the conversation, but you also don’t want to be boring.
But most importantly, you don’t want to put your foot in your mouth. Say the wrong thing and you’re looking at a very awkward lunch break or meeting with your colleagues.
Not sure what you should and shouldn’t bring up during small talk? Play it safe by avoiding the following topics. Continue reading “How To Keep Small Talk Comfortable At Work”
Wish you could work remotely while travelling the world? Eager to win international clients without buying a single plane ticket?
All you need to be a remote worker is a strong internet connection, an in-demand skill set, and a good work ethic.
Business savvy and a tough skin help, too.
But how do you get started?
Continue reading “The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Remote Worker”
There is a lot of pressure that comes with speaking a language expertly and articulately.
But that’s true for most things; once you become a master at something, people tend to expect great things from you. The pressure is on; there is no room for mistakes.
Or, at least that’s how it feels.
Continue reading “3 Ways to Take Your English to the Next Level”
If you are shy or self-conscious about your accent, email offers the perfect communication method. But there are a few mistakes that quickly reveal whether you’re a non-native English speaker.
These are not the same mistakes native English speakers make. Even a native English speaker with limited education knows these rules intuitively. In other words, these mistakes just sound wrong.
Look out for these errors while proofreading your next email.
Continue reading “5 Easy Tips To Improve Your English Writing Skills – Start With Your Emails”
Star students demonstrate excellent reading comprehension skills. Guess what? Star job applicants do, too.
You don’t have to be born with great reading comprehension skills. It’s something you can pick up and practice, and there are specific strategies for developing this skill. Here are 3 reading comprehension strategies that you can apply to your job hunt.
Continue reading “How Reading Comprehension Strategies Can Help You At Your Workplace”
Von Frank Habbe
Vielen Menschen graut es allein beim Gedanken daran: Die ausstehende E-Mail auf das Angebot aus Manchester, die noch unbeantwortete Einladung des britischen Kollegen zu einem gemeinsamen Meeting oder der noch nicht fertige Bericht an den Chef in Detroit. Viele stellt die Formulierung solcher E-Mails vor große Probleme, da sie den Text in englisch verfassen müssen. Sicher fällt es den meisten etwas schwerer, in einer Fremdsprache zu kommunizieren, doch wenn Sie sich an ein paar Regeln halten, sollte Sie dies vor kein großes Problem stellen.
Continue reading “Wie Sie erfolgreich englischsprachige E-Mails verfassen”
We’ve all been there—at least anyone who has attempted to master a new language has. You are in a conversation with some English-speaking friends or co-workers, and you have this brilliant, well-articulated idea to express. The problem is the idea lives only in your mind…and in in your native language. You attempt to articulate it, but your verbal translation just doesn’t do your original thought justice.
Continue reading “Do You Want To Build Your English Speaking Confidence? Use Idioms”
These days, there are few obstacles to hiring an international team. Relocation costs aren’t an issue when an employee can work from their home country via the internet. Collaboration isn’t impossible when everyone can tune in through excellent video conferencing tools. And cross-border payments, while still a pain, are much more manageable than they were a few decades ago. With so little standing in the way, what do you have to lose from hiring an international team?
Very little. In fact, you have quite a lot to gain.
Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Companies Should Hire An International Team”
There’s a slight difference between an incubator and accelerator. An incubator nurses startups in their infancy and doesn’t rush them out. Accelerators house startups for a limited time where they turbocharge their business before sending them on their way. Those differences aside, they’re both designed to help startups take their business idea to the next level by giving them the resources and support they need.
Continue reading “3 Important Talent Management Lessons From Startup Accelerators”
When star candidates turn down job offers, it’s a frustrating experience for companies. It takes a lot of time to find qualified people, and when they decide to go elsewhere before they’ve even started it’s quite the setback.
Continue reading “4 Ways Companies Can Improve The Recruitment Process”