Nowadays the importance of digital skills is beyond all possible doubt. Since computer science began surrounding us, the number of these skills required by companies has increased dramatically. Recruiters use social media to look for candidates and people search jobs on job boards. Digital Networking has overcome traditional methods and NGO’s use it to promote their activity. Digitalization has changed every single aspect of our lives.
Governments are aware of this and have carried out programmes to develop digital skills among the population, but… what’s the current state of this situation? We interviewed Gabriel Brezoiu, General Manager of the Group of the European Youth for Change (GEYC) and asked him about his work helping young people develop their digital skills.
Source: Gabriel Brezoiu
In his own words, GEYC is a Romanian established organisation active at European level. We are empowering young people to create a positive change in their community by taking advantage of the digital tools.
As with the Job Posting Hotspots 2016 in UK, now we bring you the Job Posting Hotspots 2016 in Scotland. In this case, we dive deeper into the Scottish market so all the data shown below is related to the total numbers in Scotland.
Top Locations and Sectors
Glasgow (23,8%) and Edinburgh (22,2%) are the top locations among the 14 most important. These cities concentrate almost half of the total vacancies in the country. 1/3 of the vacancies are related to IT (12,2%), Construction (9,1%) and Finance (8,3%) which are the leading sectors among categories. IT also leads the best paid jobs with a 2,6% of the vacancies in the range over £100K followed by Health (1,6%) and Finance (1,6%). Salaries in Construction sector fall into the range from £20K – £40K (52,3%)
Salaries and job types
The most common salary range is from £20K – £40K (26%) and 7,7% of the job vacancies offer from £40K – £60K. Among the specified job types almost 1/3 of job vacancies are permanent jobs in contrast to temporary job vacancies that comprise 2,5% of the total vacancies. In comparison with 2015 permanent job vacancies have grown 3 percentage points whereas temporary vacancies remain unchanged.
Regarding the working day, full time jobs (10,2%) stay as the most common distribution. However, vacancies that fit both criteria , e.g. permanent and full time, have decreased to 0’6%. ( – 1’6 percentage points)
Lastly, Search Consultancy heads the list of recruitment agencies with 2’2% of the total vacancies in Scotland.
Johan Cruyff will be remembered as an exceptional footballer and a one-of-a-kind manager with a revolutionary style of playing that he always believed in, and which changed the history of teams like Ajax and FC Barcelona.
LinkedIn is easily the most popular ‘social network’ of the business world. It is full of extremely useful functions, that – if used intelligently – can be utilised to really help your business or career progression.
Every year we seek out the best creative applications from the past twelve months; 2016 was no exception in our search for the most original submissions. Creative applications that stand out from the crowd can improve your chances of getting that dream job by a considerable margin. As with our favourite creative applications from 2014 and the most creative applications in 2015, it’s not always only the most outstanding designs that win us over – original concepts and ideas are just as important. 2016 has produced some great applications by some very talented people; our four picks are briefly outlined below.
Étienne studied Architecture in France and Germany, and came up with a phenomenal video which he used to apply to architecture firm Bjarke Ingels, BIG. The video did the rounds in the industry, even reaching the renowned portal ArchDaily. Étienne tells us, “This video has been a giant step in my career. Of course it allowed me to kick the door of the office I wanted to work for, which was my initial goal, but it also opened me new unexpected perspectives, like making educational videos. The media attention was also a way to enhance my professional network.”Étienne Duval now works at BIG and we are equally thrilled by his creative online portfolio.