My first 30, 60 and 90 days at VSN

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Every job starts with Day One (DO) and that day will define what you want to accomplish the following 90 and, hopefully, the following 365. Here I will explain how I approached my most recent first 90 days in the company that I currently work for. 239 days and counting.

In my recent experience at VSN I had the time to enjoy every of those first days with an overall outlook at how I can be aligned with the company goals and help the company grow.

Day One – Demystify myths

From day one try to better understand the company values, its philosophy, and how everyone works. You provably know already all what the company website says, and what the welcome documents tell you, but its time to see it with your own eyes, try to identify what can be improved and if what you believed is actually true. Continue reading

What you should do before switching jobs – or at any time

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Did you decide it is that time to quit your job? Or are you in the market for new job opportunities? I was in this position 6 months ago, while I had to decide wether to stay in the same company or moving towards my next career step. It is never an easy decision and you can never be wrong. Wether you stick with the same or change for good, you will never know what would have happened if you decided otherwise.

Anyhow, it is a challenging decision, and you should always be ready and up for it. I mean, the more that you do on a day-to-day basis, the less that you will have to hurry once the time for change has come. So, keep in mind these 5 bullet points, and practice personal branding.

1. Update Your LinkedIn Profile

If you haven’t revised your LinkedIn profile since your last job, it’s time to make some updates. Rewrite your summary to include your current career objective, and ask colleagues to endorse you and provide recommendations that reflect your job search. Make sure your online resume includes all your newest accomplishments. If you don’t have a professional picture to add to your profile, it’s time to have one taken.

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The tech industry takes over finance recruitment

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Kevin Roose outlines in his article: Why Can’t Wall Street Out-Recruit Google and Facebook? why Wall Street is coming short in young talent over the past years. Truth is that the technology industry is well ranked in the best places to work. The benefits are largely acknowledge and among them there are:

  • Flexible Schedule
  • Vacations on demand
  • Free food
  • Hairstyle sessions
  • Yoga rooms Continue reading