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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!

  •  Posted on May 31, 2017  by  | No Comments
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
 

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

  •  Posted on May 05, 2017  by  | No Comments
The winner of the Extra Miler Award for April 2017 is Manuel Da Silva! Awarded for his hard work and dedication to Euro London. Congratulations Manuel!  
 

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…)
 

Work for Euro London!

  •  Posted on Apr 24, 2017  by  | No Comments
We are looking for a Multilingual Recruitment Consultant to join our team in London! You have to be fluent in English and any Euro Language. If you are interested, please email: recruitmentconsultant@eurolondon.com or call on: +44 (0)20 7029 3799
 

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!
 

Hey Recruiter, what’s going on with my job application?

  •  Posted on Mar 21, 2017  by  | No Comments
Your career is important. The recruiter knows that. If they thought you weren’t serious about your search, they wouldn’t have put you forward for that role in the first place. Trust me – the last thing they want to do is waste their client’s time, or yours! The recruiter takes time to meet with their client to understand what they are looking for in their ideal candidate, then they have to search through hundreds of CVs on their system to find the perfect matches. Once they find a handful of CVs, they have to get through a few stages of interviews with the candidates before presenting them to their client. This is a long process! If you are someone who has been selected to be put forward for a role – then pat yourself on the back. Your CV matches the criteria and you are being considered for an interview. That’s great! Now what? Well, now you need to be patient. Remember that you are being considered for a role and you are not being ignored. Is it okay to contact the recruiter to see how the process is going? Answer: Yes, here is how: ·  If they miss your call, E-mail them – Recruiters are always on the phone pre-screening candidates or in meetings preparing candidates for their interviews. An email is more effective than a phone call as they can respond to you when they are back at their desks and can answer your questions thoroughly. They will be able to pull up your application or even chase up their clients prior to emailing you back. ·  Be patient – 9 times out of 10, the client has not yet responded to the recruiter yet about your application, which is why you haven’t yet had any updates from the recruiter. The recruiter wants to place you in a role ASAP, so don’t assume that you have been forgotten about. · Politely nudge them - Something like this: “Hi Linda, how are you? Just wondered if you heard back from <company name> yet. Let me know if you require any more information from me for this role. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks”. Just don’t be aggressive. You have to impress the recruiter to be put forward for the role after all! ·  Be proactive – Ask the recruiter if they have other roles available that you could be put forward for. Ask them if they think you need to gain more skills to achieve your career goals. Ask them for advice on how to better your CV. They are there to help you after all. If you are looking for a role and you have multilingual skills, please contact us: jobs@eurolondon.com or call us: 020 7029 3799
 

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!
 

5 Reasons Why Companies Need Multilingual Customer Service Employees

  •  Posted on Feb 07, 2017  by  | No Comments
Businesses of all shapes and sizes have a common goal – to take over the world!

Ok, maybe that is a little extreme, but they aim for their brand to be globally recognised and respected as one of the leading brands in their field of business.

In order to achieve global success, businesses require multilingual/bilingual employees to communicate with international consumers/clients and to add value to their business.

1. Unique Customer Service Having multilingual/bilingual employees is beneficial to the customer experience.

Customer retention is extremely important and businesses will go above and beyond to ensure that their customers are satisfied, enticing them to spread the word about the remarkable service they have received.

Customers require an understanding of their needs and a solution to any problems, so having skilled employees with impressive communication skills will bring innumerable benefits to the business.

2. Company Reputation Consumers of products or services leave reviews for 2 reasons

- The service/product exceeded expectations.

- The service/product was bad. So bad that the world needs to know about it.

Reviews can make or break a business as they play an important role in lead generation and can increase/decrease sales. Often, reviews are left about customer service experiences and how individuals felt after communicating with a company after purchasing an item or using a service.

Adding multilingual/bilingual employees to customer service teams with enhance the customer experience, resulting in positive reviews which will boost the company reputation.

3. Localisation Campaigns, content and social media blasts need to be localised to target each region.

You can depend on multilingual/bilingual employees to help with translations, to identify specific buyer personas and to offer advice on adapting trends/styles for the target location.

4. A Diverse Company Culture "We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring." Catherine Pulsifer

With diversity comes different perspectives, experience and ideas – all of which are beneficial to the growth of the company.

5. International Client Translation A business may have intentions to partner with a business in another country or to collaborate with them to improve their services and reputation. This requires an initial meeting between the directors/owners of each business. There may be a language barrier between both parties, making it harder to communicate desired deals and plans. A multilingual employee will be beneficial in the communication process and will also strengthen the relationship between both parties in comparison to a 3rd party translator who will not understand the business objectives as clearly as an employee would. For more information on multilingual/bilingual roles and vacancies, click here:

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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.
 

Why creating a multicultural environment benefits all levels of society

  •  Posted on Oct 03, 2016  by  | No Comments
In today’s society people have a very different view on the world. Compared to 100 years ago, or even 50 years ago, workplace diversity was a relatively unfamiliar phenomenon. As we become less insular, thankfully most businesses have learned to embrace a multicultural environment. The key is, they understand the value it brings to the business and the benefits of variety. Workplace diversity welcomes change and differences among people. It has the potential to increase productivity and offers a greater competitive edge for businesses. With this in mind, here are the key benefits for fostering a multicultural environment within your business. Cultural awareness among employees When employees work with others from different backgrounds they begin to understand varying ideas and viewpoints on the world. This ability to accept and embrace these differences allows employees to reflect on their own viewpoints and think in a whole new way when faced with a problem. All employees will draw experience and knowledge from their backgrounds and qualifications to contribute diverse ways of thinking. When solving problems, it’s these various view points that promote innovation and greater prosperity. Increased service coverage Having a culturally diverse workforce allows you to reach beyond your own ethnic group. If global expansion is your priority, you can generate more interest in your products or services by backing employees who can communicate with those of the same race. You become more relatable and more attractive to a wider set of people. You benefit from greater success, and society benefits from a better level of customer service they may have otherwise found inaccessible. Encourages cultural learning Cultural diversity piques the curiosity of your employees. A more curious-minded worker may be eager to learn more about the culture or values of the person sitting next to them. This act of learning and discovering more about the world stimulates tolerance – not only in the workplace but in their everyday lives. Learning in general increases cognitive function, but it also encourages employees to draw from that cultural knowledge and respect the customers and colleagues they work with when doing their jobs. Multiculturalism is everywhere. The economy is becoming increasingly global and our workforces need to reflect the changes in the world and the marketplace. Diversity brings many benefits to an organisation, adding clear value to help your business thrive. When you manage a culturally diverse workforce effectively, you reap the rewards through a more efficient and content team, as well as bigger profits.