a change of career at 40
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A Change of Career at 40 – But How?

After decades of working in the same industry, with the same daily duties and responsibilities, it’s understandable that you may feel unchallenged, and maybe even bored. But most senior professionals are too scared to try something new. It can be intimidating to consider a change of career at 40 or older, but as with most major life changes, the hardest part is simply to start. The third act of your career might be the most exciting. Don’t allow a fear of the unknown to prevent you from exploring a new direction. Sites like Experteer can offer you access to more than 20,000 headhunters and recruiters who can help you seamlessly transition into a new position or industry. But first, you need to figure out your goals for the future – what kind of job would make you the happiest? What are your goals? Read on for tips on how you can discover your perfect career, and put the spark back in your professional life.

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Mastering Employee Engagement [INFOGRAPHIC]

Today’s most talented professionals just can’t seem to stay in one place. Blame it on boredom, on the ease of finding a new opportunity, or just a desire for something new: companies all over the world are wondering why good employees leave, in search of new careers. Many employers underestimate the importance of employee engagement. It’s too easy to think that a worker’s loyalty to a company will keep him from looking for other job opportunities. But without a strong focus on the corporate culture, your best and most valued employees may get stolen away by other more competitive firms. For some insight on mastering employee engagement, consider the following tips.

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Ace Your Job Interview in Germany

For international job seekers, you may have some questions about the interview process in a foreign land. What customs and norms should you be aware of? How can you best prepare yourself, and make a great impression? As if a job interview in your home country isn’t stressful enough, the added dimension of a new culture and maybe even a new language can make for a real nerve-wracking experience. But Experteer has some advice for those who are looking for a job in Deutschland – our guide will help you to ace your job interview in Germany!

Reverse Mentoring
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The Benefits of Reverse Mentoring

In the classic model of mentoring, executives who saw promise in younger employees might teach them lessons, share business knowledge and best practices from their years of work experience. Most aspiring young professionals valued this time and wisdom. But today’s job market reflects a change in the value placed on certain skills and areas of expertise. While nothing can replace years of experience in an industry, newer tools like social media are more frequently taught in universities, or unpaid internships. The millennials in your workplace have access to valuable information that could revolutionize your business practices, if only the executives cared to listen. Consider the benefits of reverse mentoring for your organization, where senior managers could stand to learn a great deal.

expat life
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Expat Life – The Trials and Triumphs of Working Abroad

For those of us who have left our homelands behind for a better job prospect, for love, or just for something new, we understand that “expat life” is not just a choice. It’s a lifestyle. And according to a recent study, 1/3 of Americans would consider leaving the U.S. for foreign shores. This number has increased dramatically over the last few years, and probably for the best: most recruiters and headhunters strongly believe that international experiences make a candidate more attractive.

But moving to a different country and finding a job is about so much more than booking the flight. The language barriers, lifestyle changes and cultural differences can be staggering, and the difficulties of expat life are not to be underestimated. That said, international experience is practically required for executives and senior managers in today’s job market, especially in Europe. And as most expats can tell you, the experience alone is worth the struggles.

If you’re considering an international move or job offer, be brave enough to say yes. But before you sign the contract, here’s an idea of the factors to consider

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How to Ace Your Upcoming Online Aptitude Test

Many job application processes today begin with applicants being invited to complete online aptitude tests. And this doesn’t just apply to entry-level positions for graduates – even senior managers may find themselves facing a battery of psychometric tests. The reason for this is twofold: partly to check that a candidate has the required level of ability in a particular area before inviting him/her to interview, and also simply because this is an efficient way for companies to shorten the field and reduce the number of candidates. Don’t fall into this category!

The Best Career Opportunities for Women - "The Female Career Index"
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The Best Career Opportunities for Women – “The Female Career Index”

Everyone knows that the discussion over a “quota” for women in the workplace is a hot topic – but the number of female employees and executives doesn’t seem to reflect this movement. A majority of German executive boards are almost firmly occupied by men. The Female Career Index strives to create more transparency – its goal is to expose which companies offer the best career opportunities for women. How do top companies in Germany rank when it comes to women and the job market?

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Adapting Communication Styles for Every Situation

Are you the sort of boss that CC’s everyone, for everything? Are you the office gossip? Do you roll your eyes at bad jokes, then find yourself repeating them the next morning at the coffee machine? There are plenty of communication sins that take place at offices around the world, most of them forgivable. But due largely in part to the increasing diversity of today’s workforce, it’s imperative that senior managers recognize the importance of adapting communication styles for every situation, and every employee. The way you address one employee may never raise problems, but could raise eyebrows with another. By appreciating the unique personalities of your staff, understanding your corporate culture, and educating yourself on a number of communication techniques, you can create a happier office environment and improve your company’s performance.

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