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The cover letter: A CV’s best friend

1 month ago

​According to Glassdoor the average job opening attracts 250 resumes. With competition fierce it is paramount for job seekers to grasp any advantage possible, in order to stand out from what is now conceded by recruiters as a candidate driven market. One way to garner this advantage and remain in the minds of hiring managers is to accompany any CV with a covering letter.

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Berlin?

1 month ago

ECOM started recruiting in Berlin way before these figures were even released. The reasoning behind this?

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Ethics in Digital: UX with an ethical conscience

1 month ago

As recruiters, it’s important we understand our markets, critical to this is understanding candidates and their motivations. That’s the key to helping people progress in their careers. At ECOM we like to think we keep our ear to the ground on what’s going on... A topic that is constantly coming up over coffee, is the importance of ethics and people considering ‘careers for good’. This week, we’re specifically focusing on ethics in User Experience.

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IFRS 17: Will the IASB’s decision change preparations?

2 months ago

Following concerns raised by the CFO Forum and EFRAG, nine insurance organisations called for a delay to the effective date. The ISAB has voted for a one-year delay until 1st January 2022.

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How to increase direct hires within your organisation

2 months ago

It’s forecast that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in recruitment is expected to rise to 62% by 2019, and whilst LinkedIn is said to be the number 1 source of quality hires, three-quarters of businesses are still struggling to find relevant candidates.

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How important is a UX portfolio?

2 months ago

​On the 1st November, ECOM partnered up with Lead UX Designer​ Anastasija Krysa​ and Senior Product Designer​ Simon Hook​ to host its first UX Portfolio Review Event for designers all different levels!

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4 relocators living the dutch dream

3 months ago

We recently met up with Audrey Mezas, the owner of Expat in Amsterdam®. Over lunch, we talked about running her own successful relocation business. Moving can be stressful, moving abroad even more so.

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Google For Jobs: A game changer or another costly candidate channel?

3 months ago

In 2017, tech giant Google launched its AI-powered job search function ‘Google For Jobs’. This week, the product finally debuted in the UK. According to Google, the service is said to use AI to streamline relevant jobs to candidates in one central location.

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Ladies, are we holding each other back?

5 months ago

It’s easy to assume and accept the men are the guilty party when it comes to misogyny. Because of the associations we make with the word misogyny, we often rule out the possibility that there is such a thing as female misogyny.

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How are we doing 50 years on?

6 months ago

This month marked the 50 year anniversary of the first day of strike action by women sewing machinists working for Ford Motor Company, when they walked out over unequal pay between men and women carrying out the same job. Stock of car seat covers eventually ran out and production came to a complete halt.

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