On 22-26 February garagEramus Foundation and the Italian National Agency Erasmus+ INDIRE organised the first edition of the Learning Garage, one of the three pillars of THE + OF ERASMUS project, intended at promoting job hunting skills between Erasmus+ exchange students in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: thanks to the Learning Garage they managed to know how to adopt the right attitude for the process, preparing their CVs, facing job interviews or self-branding on social media.

On Monday 22 February, Julian Azzopardi (CEO of UP Ltd (a boutique business coaching and training service provider) and Chair of Vistage Malta Key Executive Group) gave us a master class on how to adopt a new mindset beyond our comfort zone, something that would definitely help us to find the job of our lives. “They say leadership is a lonely place. It does not have to be. Focus on where you are now and strategise for the future!”, Azzopardi stated. All in all, 224 people attended this first webinar.

On Tuesday 23 February we had the opportunity to learn how to prepare a successful application with Khatuna Gujabidze, senior recruiter and a key accounts manager at WiPjobs Recruitment (Poland & Czechia) since 2016. Khatuna’s lecture was a perfect opportunity to learn what the most valued tips to attract the attention of recruiters are.

On Wednesday 24 February Clive Cusens, an influential language and communication specialist, taught us how to ace a job interview, a big challenge for recent graduates. Cusens gave us many tips that most of us do not take into account. “Lots of people prepare a job interview focusing on what they are going to say… but we should also take into account how we are going to say it”, he stated.

Thursday 25 February’s session was about Self branding on social media, and was conducted by Eriselda Barjamaj, an experienced international talent acquisition professional currently leading leading a team of Talent Advisors at Western Union Lithuania. One of her pieces of advice was about focusing our efforts in a right way: “if you are intentional you don’t need to waste time on social media. You create your content and interact with your audience, no necessity to be everywhere”.

On Friday 26 we concluded the Learning Garage by reviewing 20 trick questions often asked by recruiters, and the right way to answer them, with Marco Cillepi.”Ask for yourselves why you’re good for this job. If you cannot find any answers, ask yourself twice because if you do not notice… how should recruiters do?”, he wondered. Marco Cillepi works as Service Delivery Manager for Capgemini Poland and he is also the President of our local chapter in Katowice, gE4Silesia – Katowice Internationals Foundation.

The project’s leading organisers feel quite satisfied with the results of the Learning Garage and cannot wait for its second edition in May 2021.

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On 22-26 February garagEramus Foundation and the Italian National Agency Erasmus+ INDIRE organised the first edition of the Learning Garage, one of the three pillars of THE + OF ERASMUS project, intended at promoting job hunting skills between Erasmus+ exchange students in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: thanks to the Learning Garage they managed to know how to adopt the right attitude for the process, preparing their CVs, facing job interviews or self-branding on social media.

On Monday 22 February, Julian Azzopardi (CEO of UP Ltd (a boutique business coaching and training service provider) and Chair of Vistage Malta Key Executive Group) gave us a master class on how to adopt a new mindset beyond our comfort zone, something that would definitely help us to find the job of our lives. “They say leadership is a lonely place. It does not have to be. Focus on where you are now and strategise for the future!”, Azzopardi stated. All in all, 224 people attended this first webinar.

On Tuesday 23 February we had the opportunity to learn how to prepare a successful application with Khatuna Gujabidze, senior recruiter and a key accounts manager at WiPjobs Recruitment (Poland & Czechia) since 2016. Khatuna’s lecture was a perfect opportunity to learn what the most valued tips to attract the attention of recruiters are.

On Wednesday 24 February Clive Cusens, an influential language and communication specialist, taught us how to ace a job interview, a big challenge for recent graduates. Cusens gave us many tips that most of us do not take into account. “Lots of people prepare a job interview focusing on what they are going to say… but we should also take into account how we are going to say it”, he stated.

Thursday 25 February’s session was about Self branding on social media, and was conducted by Eriselda Barjamaj, an experienced international talent acquisition professional currently leading leading a team of Talent Advisors at Western Union Lithuania. One of her pieces of advice was about focusing our efforts in a right way: “if you are intentional you don’t need to waste time on social media. You create your content and interact with your audience, no necessity to be everywhere”.

On Friday 26 we concluded the Learning Garage by reviewing 20 trick questions often asked by recruiters, and the right way to answer them, with Marco Cillepi.”Ask for yourselves why you’re good for this job. If you cannot find any answers, ask yourself twice because if you do not notice… how should recruiters do?”, he wondered. Marco Cillepi works as Service Delivery Manager for Capgemini Poland and he is also the President of our local chapter in Katowice, gE4Silesia – Katowice Internationals Foundation.

The project’s leading organisers feel quite satisfied with the results of the Learning Garage and cannot wait for its second edition in May 2021.