The skills age

The skills age

The skills age

The secret to standing out in your job search isn’t just dazzling an interviewer or crafting the perfect follow-up email.

Skills

The first step toward landing your dream job is honing your skills. While technical skills are the main criteria hiring managers consider while evaluating a job candidate, soft skills, such as multi-tasking and problem-solving, can also be deal-breakers: An overwhelming majority of employers ― 93% ― say soft skills play a critical role in their hiring decisions, according to ZipRecruiter.

To help jobseekers determine which skills to highlight on their resume, LinkedIn has identified the top 20 skills employers are looking for right now.

Here are the top 10 skills on that list:
  • Customer Service
  • Sales
  • Accounting
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Digital Marketing
  • Sales Management
  • Problem Solving

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5 benefits of hiring Latin American talent

5 benefits of hiring Latin American talent

5 benefits of hiring employees from Latam

Hiring Latin American talent offers some advantages when compared to other parts of the world.

LATAM employees

Asia, Africa and Latin America are common destinations to find new talents. Hiring professionals from other countries enhances the company culture and opens up the company to diversity, helping to create a workplace set to innovation.

Let’s see 5 benefits:

Lower cultural barrier

American countries share more than a territory in common, but also a similar cultural background that makes it easier to integrate the foreign members of the team.

Closer time-zone

While it can be very difficult to work synchronously from Africa or Asia, in America the time-zone difference is almost zero.

Cost-effectiveness

The average wage for highly skilled talent in the region tends to be lower than in the U.S., which makes these talents more accessible for companies.

Strong tech environment in Latam

Latin America is a very fertile region for tech businesses and startups. The region has several tech hubs, especially in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Colombia.

It is also the home of some of the world’s most successful startups, scaleups and unicorns, like Nubank, Rappi, Ifood, 99, NotCo, Kavak and many others.

Remote-first brings flexibility

The pandemic has shown that remote work can be great in different contexts, and, if done well, it can be better than in person work itself.

If you plan to hire staff from abroad, offering a flexible work arrangement can shorten your hiring process and allow the talents to start working immediately.

Employees won’t necessarily have to move from their countries, but beware to create a remote-first environment, otherwise their employee experience can be seriously damaged.

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Optimizing home office

Optimizing home office

Optimizing home office

We share four-time management techniques. Working from home has excellent opportunities for both productivity and distraction. We give you some ideas to avoid falling into the trap.

Home office

To optimize your time at home, we advise you to follow these tips.

1. Start with a to-do list

Your to-do list can set the tone of your entire day. Try creating a manageable to-do list the night before, and follow it throughout the day. Include everything from a big project to a creating your grocery list on your lunch break and include how long you think each task will take. Check the items off or cross them out when you’re finished.

2. Stop multi-tasking

You may think multitasking saves you time, but your brain takes at least 15 minutes to refocus whenever you switch tasks. As you multitask on two or more things, your mind has to shift focus continuously, and it can hurt your productivity. Try focusing on one task at a time and switch focus only when you finish. You’ll be less distracted, and you may even complete tasks quicker than if you tried to do them all at once.

3. Stay away from personal tasks

This is one of the biggest downfalls of working at home. It may seem quick to wash a couple of dishes, but then you’re also putting in a load of laundry, paying bills and taking out the dog. You wouldn’t do those things in an office, so you need to treat working from home the same way.

4. Don’t surf the web

4. Don’t surf the web
Many jobs today require using the internet, sometimes during your entire shift. However, the internet can also turn into a black hole. Surfing the web can lead to large amounts of wasted time — not to mention if you start scrolling through social media. Turn your phone off, so you’re not tempted to check it during the day, and take breaks from your computer if you feel tempted to check on the news or the weather.

If you manage to put into practice any of these tips you will see how your work improves remarkably. Do you dare to try it?

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Knowing how to keep a balance and staying mentally and physically healthy is important, and you can achieve it by implementing a few tips

Work life balance

Working from home is a double-edged sword, it has many benefits but it implies a lot of discipline. Here some ideas.

1. Track your projects

You won’t be rushing around trying to find the latest status or putting project reports together at the last minute if you know how to track your projects.

Having systems in place that keep you organized goes a long way toward supporting your work/life balance. Work takes longer when it isn’t structured. The more structure, processes, and organization you build into your time on the job, the easier it will be to walk away at the end of the day and enjoy your ‘life’ time.

Use the right project management tools to get the job done and you’ll save a lot of time.

2. Learn from your mistakes

Making the same errors at work time after time is a waste of energy. Schedule time for “lessons learned” meetings and document what comes out of them, then learn. Don’t make those mistakes again.

Take some time to implement what you’ve discovered and tweak your project to take advantage of that knowledge. Improve your processes and how you do what you do, and you’ll probably find that you have more time in the day for the good stuff.

3. Go home on time

Make an effort to “leave” on time, even if you work from home. Get up from your desk or project, walk away, and close the door behind you.

4. Learn how to deal with stress

Everyone has different approaches to dealing with their personal stressors. It’s up to you to identify the best coping strategies for you.

This might mean taking a proper lunch break, going for a walk, exercising, or spending time with your pets. When you know what your go-to de-stressing activities are, you can plan to do them whenever your work/life balance begins to feel a bit out of kilter.

5. Build gaps into your day

Don’t schedule project meetings back to back. Build in a little gap between each meeting. This gives you a chance to catch up mentally, and perhaps to slow down a little as well.

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4 considerations to take into account before making a decision.

Remote Job

Changing jobs is not an easy decision. Here are 4 key things to consider before deciding.

1. Money

Compensation is often more than just a base salary. Is there a cash bonus or commissions? While your base salary is generally fixed, a bonus and commissions aren’t guaranteed and may vary from year to year. Will you be paid for overtime? Does the company offer stock compensation?

2. Benefits

Many employers provide a workplace savings plan match program, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, health insurance, disability insurance, and paid time off. Assistance with student loan debt is increasingly being offered as a workplace perk as well.

3. The cost of leaving a job

Leaving your current job may also cost you, so to speak. You may lose what your employer contributed to you. Some people do still have a defined benefit plan or pension at work. Making the decision to leave a job with access to a defined benefit plan comes with a unique set of considerations. After employees reach a certain age, pensions make regular payments for life. The size of the payment depends on salary and length of service. It can be a valuable benefit and may not be easily replaceable.

4. Type of job: remote or presential?

Each has its advantages and disadvantages. If you must relocate, you may have to pay for moving costs, real estate agent fees, or temporary housing. Some companies cover these costs for new employees, but not all do. For many people working from home is easier and makes you earn more money.

remote job. a good option to consider

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The Great Resignation has left companies in desperate need of skilled workers, and many employers are willing to offer considerable incentives to attract new talent.

A recent survey by CNBC found that 55 percent of Americans are looking to change jobs over the next year. If you’re in that number, there’s never been a better time to start. But you owe it to yourself to make the most of your chances, read these hacks.

1. Sizing up the market

With so many people looking for better opportunities, the chances of landing that ideal position have never been higher. But to seal the deal, you need a solid plan:

Good preparation starts by examining those jobs and looking for the kinds of skills required. That sets a baseline for what you can expect. From there, you can assess your own experience, and how it measures up in comparison. This should be as objective, and fact centered as possible.

2. Cast a wide net

Cast a wider net by exploring opportunities through other channels, like joining a professional network or reconnecting with friends and colleagues. For example, make a point of meeting a different old coworker or friend every weekend for lunch. At some point, you can mention that you’re on the hunt for a new job and find out if they know who’s hiring.

Tip: For every interview or networking event you attend, create a note with background info such as job details and attendees, and link it to the calendar event. That way, it’ll pop up at just the right time so you can walk into your next meeting prepared for anything.

3. The more intel, the better

When job hunting, it’s important to do your research. Learning everything you can about the company of interest ensures that your prospective employer has the qualities you want, and you have a better understanding of what they might expect of you. That begins with checking out the company in question on sites like LinkedIn.

Good job-hunting goes deeper. Make sure your intel-gathering process extends beyond the usual suspects and takes in other channels so you can crush your interview. You may need to do a bit of sleuthing or “undercover” work to ensure you’re well-prepared.

Try scanning the news —especially local news— and trade magazines for stories and snippets about the company, looking at things like aggregate salaries and employee retention. If anyone in your network has experience with the company or knows someone who does, talk with them about their experiences. The more objective information you have about the company, the more your confidence will grow, and the better you’ll be positioned to determine how well your skills mesh with the job specs.

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, take a step back and consider how you want your career to evolve. Ask yourself: Where do I want to be? What’s important to me professionally? Do I want to continue the same career path or pivot to something new? With these questions in mind, it will be easier to come up with a career advancement plan.

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Once you have that plan, make sure you’re taking the right steps along the way. And remember today we have the benefit of being able to work for a company that is not physically in the same place where we live. Luckily, there are companies like Roots EOR that allow hiring in a safe and fast legal way.

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