For Dr. Sophia Papastavrou, gender technical specialist at World Vision Canada, the pandemic has taken a toll on women, on their ability to stay employed, and on their mental health. “We had a large number of women on the Covid frontline. We had 49 million care workers in the European Union who have been exposed
“Microsoft forecasts that in the next four years, there will be 149 million new jobs created in ICT, mostly in various areas of software development. The great question is how can we fill these jobs,” asks Maria Christofide, Corporate Social Responsibility manager at Amdocs. “Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of jobs in the
Why do you want this job? What is your greatest weakness? Your greatest strength? How did you once resolve a conflict? If you have failed at something in the past, and what did you learn from it? We asked Maria Siopacha, Director of the Career Success Center at University of Nicosia about what questions graduates
We asked Tina Kafantari, a senior HR executive based in Athens, how to survive your job search. “There are a lot of challenges that job candidates must face today. First of all, the fact that they don’t receive feedback on their performance during the interviewing process is very discouraging. Companies should overcome these prejudices, not
Steve Slocombe, founder of GRS Recruitment, the largest recruiter in Cyprus, talks about the latest trends in hiring, in an interview with the Cyprus Mail’s Careers Express. Slocombe notes the growing importance of ‘emotional intelligence.’ “I’d like to say we must never underestimate the importance and value of education, and educational qualifications. However, we have
What’s the state of the Cyprus job market today? We asked Katerina Andreou, founder of HR innovate recruitment, to give us an update: What happened during the pandemic, and what’s happening as we emerge from it. “If we go back to march 2020, when we had the first lockdown, essentially, it seized the whole market.
Getting a first job, getting a new job, it’s all just not the same as it used to be, experts in training and human resources say. It’s not just that different skills are needed than in the past; conventional skills must be accompanied by entirely new types of skills, and this is why upskilling and