Recommended Websites II

Recommended Websites (II)

You asked about my internet literacy habits: websites I am regularly visiting, blogs I often read, preferred web pages. Since there are quite a few I am truly fond of, I will describe them in series, randomly choosing 3 web pages in each article.Continue reading

Geraldine Aresteanu

Recommended Websites (I)

You asked about my internet literacy habits: websites I am regularly visiting, blogs I often read, preferred web pages. Since there are quite a few I am truly fond of, I will describe them in series, randomly choosing 3 web pages in each article.

“We need to build websites with celebrity speakers who talk about the ideals of fairness, sharing, democratic cooperation, and altruism in public life.” Deepak ChopraContinue reading

The Romanian HR & Recruitment Market in 2014

As 2014 reaches its end, I summarized my personal experience related to the Romanian HR Management & Recruitment Market. Underlining ‘personal experience’ means that data are not supported by studies or surveys; they are based solely on my observations throughout the year. Some of the findings are quite paradoxical ….Continue reading

Tough Interview Questions

Tough & Tricky Interview Questions

Interviewers have become more and more sophisticated in their quest for finding the most suitable candidates for the jobs. Standard interview questions seem to be rather inconclusive when the selection process requires differentiating candidates with similar working experience, technical knowledge and skills. The differentiators are then narrowed down to intellectual strength, spontaneity, mindset, long-term thinking, strategic approach, sheer intelligence.Continue reading

Cristian Motca_Intrapreneur

Interview with an Intrapreneur

Cristian Motca: “Intrapreneurs can be the transition architects to a new culture, to a new business model that, one way or another, will spread faster that we can think now, model that will make not solely the difference in the market, but it will be the engine of further development of companies.”Continue reading

Salary Expectations

Salary Expectations

Another controversial article is making internet rounds and debatable waves these days. The CEO of a career consulting company speaks strongly against the right of employers to ask candidates about their current salary or financial package. She advises job applicants to refuse divulging their present salary and to insist on firmly stating salary expectations only. Moreover, she urges candidates to become quite verbally aggressive toward potential employers if they ‘dare’ asking such questions (?!).

Subsequently, I have read a variety of comments related to the above mentioned article. In my professional opinion however, I would say that the author of the article did rather a disservice to potential job seekers. Therefore, as much as my input will not be a ‘popular’ argumentation, I will herewith state my point of view on this subject.

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