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The Extra Miler Award for October 2017 goes to…

  •  Posted on Nov 07, 2017  by  | No Comments
Angel Ngan! ! We thank you Angel for your hard work and dedication to Euro London :)
 

The Extra Miler Award for August goes to…

  •  Posted on Oct 03, 2017  by  | No Comments
Manuel Da Silva! Congratulations Manuel, thank you for your hard word and dedication to Euro London. Find out more about Manuel. 
 

Should You Become a Translator?

Are you fluent in one or more foreign language? If the answer is yes, then that’s fantastic! Let me tell you about the benefits of using your Multilingual/Bilingual skills in a Translation role. Who loves flexible working hours? With translation jobs, a translator will be given a deadline by their client to complete a piece of work.  You can do this in the comfort of your own home or even in the funky coffee shop down the road from you. There are no set hours. Just make sure you get the work done within the time you are given. You need to be organised and smart with your time keeping, allowing time for edits to be made at the client’s request and to ensure all deadlines are met. There are also opportunities to become a full-time, in house translator for larger companies. The salary can range from £20,000 to £30,000 depending on the language and the size/nature of the company.   More money? Yes please. Freelance translators are usually paid around £60 to £120 or more per 1000 words. According to nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk, here are the average salaries for: Starter Translator: £18, 000 Experienced Translator: £30,000 Highly Experienced: £40,000 Languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean & German are extremely important for businesses, therefore translators that are fluent in these languages are likely to receive excellent payment for their services. Multilingual/Bilingual employees are likely to receive 5% to 10% more than their non-multilingual counterpart.   You are SO in demand.  Companies are expanding quickly and are finding great opportunities to grow in foreign markets and due to Brexit, even more opportunities will arise for language speaking candidates, as Britain plans to target new markets outside of the European Union. According to research carried out by Professor James Foreman-peck for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the assumption that everyone speaks English is costing the UK economy around £48bn a year, 3.5% of the GDP.   What will the job entail? If you like variety, this is definitely the job for you! You might be working on contracts between partners or investors, legal documents, website page translations & online content, marketing material, commercial material and more, again, depending on the nature of the business you are working for. Interpreters and translators play an enormous role in company expansion in different locations. What do you need? Employers usually require candidates to have a Bachelor’s Degree. Candidates must be fluent in English and another language, and formal training in translating may be required depending on the role/nature of the company.   So, if you are unsure about what to do with your Multilingual or Bilingual skills, why not search for a language speaking job as a translator? Euro London is one of the biggest language recruitment agencies in Europe with offices in London, France, Germany and Switzerland. If you are interested in a Translator role, please contact us: +44 (0)20 7029 3799 or London@eurolondon.com VIEW ROLES www.eurolondon.com
 

The Winner of the Extra Miler Award for June 2017 is….

  •  Posted on Jul 14, 2017  by  | No Comments
Josie Gogler!! Congratulations Josie! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to Euro London! Find out more about Josie!
 

How To Answer The Five Most Common Interview Questions

  •  Posted on May 31, 2017  by  | No Comments
Your telephone rings. After a few months of an exhausting job search, you finally hear the best phrase ever: “We would like to invite you for an interview”. Well, my congratulations to you! However, the most important part of your adventure has just started – get prepared for the interview. What does it mean? (more…)
 

Euro London’s Top 5 CV Tips!

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Listen to the experts! The consultants at Euro London share their tips with you to help you put your best foot forward! They look at hundreds of CVs every day so they know when they see a strong one! Enjoy the video and post comments :) london@eurolondon.com +44 (0)20 7029 3799 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyppUsQKEL8
 

New Euro London Website to Launch in May 2017

  •  Posted on Apr 26, 2017  by  | No Comments
Euro London has been going strong for 27 years and had one of the very first recruitment consultancy websites in 1996. Due to the international success and growth of the business, and the expanding team numbers, Managing Directors Steve and David Shacklock decided it was time for a new website to showcase all Euro London have to offer. (more…)
 

The Winner of the Extra Miler Award for March 2017 is…

  •  Posted on Apr 03, 2017  by  | No Comments
The winner of the Extra Miler Award for March 2017 is Caroline Verhees! Awarded for her hard work and dedication to Euro London. Congratulations Caroline!
 

The winner of the Extra Miler Award for February 2017 is…

  •  Posted on Mar 01, 2017  by  | No Comments
The winner of the Extra Miler Award for February 2017 is Alex Poyot! Awarded for his hard work and dedication to Euro London. Congratulations Alex!
 

3 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Recruiter

  •  Posted on Jan 20, 2017  by  | No Comments
Job searching isn’t easy. We have all been there, we get it. The best recruiters make the whole process seamless and less stressful for you.  They are super friendly and they ask all the right questions to make sure that they find you your ideal job. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that you need to impress them first. They are the ones that choose the best CVs to present to their clients, so you need to make sure that you put your best foot forward and show them how professional you are. Be honest… just not TOO honest. Scenario 1: Asking about the Salary too soon Recruiter: “Hi Jack, I’ve just spoken to one of my clients from a great company over in London Bridge and there is an opportunity available in their IT team. Would you like to hear about it?” Candidate: “How much are they offering?” Outcome: You have just displayed that your focus is on making money and not developing your career. The recruiter needs to know that you have an interest in your field of work and that you would be a good fit for their client’s company Ideal response: Listen and then ask questions. Find out what the job responsibilities are and what the company culture is like. It’s not always about the money. Scenario 2: Your negative reason for leaving Recruiter: “Why are you looking to leave your current role?” Candidate: “I hate it here. My manager won’t give me a promotion so I want to leave”. Outcome: You will come across quite negative and this will make recruiters think twice about forwarding your CV onto their clients – even if you look good on paper, your attitude will have a huge impact on what a recruiter thinks about you. Ideal response: Saying this is acceptable: “Although I enjoyed my role at (company name), there was no room for progression and I think it’s time for the next step in my career”. Scenario 3: You think you know better than the recruiter Recruiter: “Let’s talk about your qualifications and experience which could relate to this particular role” Candidate: “I don’t need any. It’s an entry level role. I don’t need a degree or experience for that!” Outcome: Well, don’t be surprised if you don’t get a call back from the recruiter. They are here to work with you to find a role, they cannot perform miracles. They understand their client’s requirements and if you do not fit the bill, you cannot convince them to put you forward anyway. Ideal response: Be honest. Tell them you haven’t got any experience or qualifications. Tell them that you didn’t realise you required a degree for this particular role. Ask for advice on roles that you can be put forward for or ask about internships so that you can gain experience. If you are looking for a new role or for career advice, speak to one of our friendly consultants at Euro London. jobs@eurolondon.com 020 7029 3799 Written by: Kalpana Skandakumar
 

Thinking of working abroad? Read this.

  •  Posted on Jan 18, 2017  by  | No Comments
Have you ever thought about a change of scenery? Whether you are currently unemployed, seeking a new role or your company has presented an opportunity for you to work abroad – these tips are for you! 1 – Start over, press reset This is your chance to start over. New location, new surroundings, new friends and new opportunities. Sure, the 1st stage of the move can be overwhelming but once you settle into your new place, you will be rewarded with life changing experiences and memories. 2 –  Culture Immerse yourself in the local way of living. Learn traditions and taste the food. Become aware of your surroundings. Learning the local language will be beneficial as a personal  skill and it will also look great on your CV! Mental stimulation is incredibly important for everyone and you will notice that your concentration and energy levels increase after you invest time into new experiences. 3 – More Money If you speak more than one language, then you can receive around 8-20% more than your monolingual counterpart. Multilingual candidates are a real asset to companies as they can assist with communicating with key clients and consumers, adding value to the company reputation. Also, depending on the location, the cost of living can be lower in comparison to where you currently reside. It would be beneficial to research salary and tax rates as well as property and travel prices before you make a decision to relocate. 4 – Enhance your CV Stand out from the crowd. Your experience abroad will showcase your ability to adapt to diverse workplaces and will demonstrate your understanding of business styles abroad. Also, it’s a great conversational piece for your first interview! 5 – New Connections When you meet new people you can potentially be introduced to new opportunities. You might gain a new perspective on different situations by talking to someone new as well as massively improve your language skills! You might make a new friend who introduces you to exciting new pastimes. You might meet someone in your professional network who is looking for someone with your expertise to join their business. Opportunities are endless. Experiences are priceless. If you are thinking about relocating for work and you speak more than one language, please contact us at Euro London. We can help to broaden your horizons.
 

What I’ve learnt at Euro London

  •  Posted on Jan 22, 2016  by  | No Comments

-2-300x169I joined over 4 years ago in Windsor, as a recruitment consultant in Windsor and I am leaving as Associate Manager in London. I joined after going travelling to South East Asia and Australasia and I am leaving to move to Australia. So I guess I've come full circle. (more…)