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Buscando trabajo en Finlandia

Wednesday April 17th, 2013. 11:25 AM. Published under Finland culture, Job, helsinki. 5 Comments.

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Engineers’ sex-appeal

Friday May 29th, 2009. 01:17 PM. Published under Funny, Job. No Comments.

There is something really attractive on us, Engineers, that makes them crazy, specially when we start talking about algorithms XDDDD

Spanish crisis in Finnish TV

Saturday April 4th, 2009. 08:04 AM. Published under About the blog, Job, Music, Opinion, Spain. 22 Comments.

A Finnish TV channel has created a short documentary about Spanish crisis. After the crazy growth of the construction last years and speculation, the happy days are finished. The bubble has burst. Nowadays Spain has the highest unemployment rate in all Europe and many families with economic difficulties.


You can see a piece of this documentary here (Finnish & Spanish language with Finnish subtitles)..

Dilbert Strip

Sunday March 15th, 2009. 02:08 AM. Published under Computer stuff, Job. No Comments.


Personal information in the web

Sunday March 1st, 2009. 08:04 AM. Published under Job, Opinion. 5 Comments.

From Seth Godin’ blog, a marketing 2.0 guru, (via microsiervos and meneame.net):

A friend advertised on Craigslist for a housekeeper.

Three interesting resumes came to the top. She googled each person’s name.

The first search turned up a MySpace page. There was a picture of the applicant, drinking beer from a funnel. Under hobbies, the first entry was, “binge drinking.”

The second search turned up a personal blog (a good one, actually). The most recent entry said something like, “I am applying for some menial jobs that are below me, and I’m annoyed by it. I’ll certainly quit the minute I sell a few paintings.”

And the third? There were only six matches, and the sixth was from the local police department, indicating that the applicant had been arrested for shoplifting two years earlier.

Three for three.

Although there is information about us in Internet that we can’t control, there is information that we decide to put in Internet that can damage us. The hype of the social media, facebook, twitter, etc.  is making us to forget it.

Another recent example is a british teenager who was fired because saying in her Facebook page that her job is “totally boring”, even she didn’t name the company name.


This kind of stuff tell us that we should think twice what information we select to put in Internet, and what information should be kept in our personal circle. I don’t have still Facebook, MySpace or Twitter account due of this reason. But for example I have started to use LinkedIn because it is useful tool to find job and keep professional contacts, without going too far about personal information. All depends on how we use these tools.

Google never forgets.

Einstein’s thoughts on crisis.

Tuesday February 10th, 2009. 08:17 AM. Published under Job, People, Quotes. 4 Comments.


Let’s not pretend that things will change if we keep doing the same things. A crisis can be a real blessing to any person, to any nation. For all crises bring progress. Creativity is born from anguish. Just like the day is born form the dark night. It’s in crisis that inventive is born, as well as discoveries, and big strategies. He who overcomes crisis, overcomes himself, without getting overcome.

He who blames his failure to a crisis neglects his own talent, and is more respectful to problems than to solutions. Incompetence is the the true crisis. The greatest inconvenience of people and nations is the laziness with which they attempt to find the solutions to their problems. There’s no challenge without a crisis. Without challenges, life becomes a routine, a slow agony. There’s no merits without crisis. It’s in the crisis where we can show the very best in us. Without a crisis, any wind becomes a tender touch.

To speak about a crisis is to promote it. Not to speak about it is to exalt conformism. Let us work hard instead. Let us stop, once and for all, the menacing crisis that represents the tragedy of not being willing to overcome it.

Vía + Vía

Job Fair Tip - How to present yourself

Wednesday January 28th, 2009. 04:42 AM. Published under Job, Videos. No Comments.

Tomorrow, 29th of January I will go to Contact Forum 2009, a recruitment fair. Is one of the most acknowledged career fairs in Finland, targeted for university students.

Also I am thinking to go tomorrow to a lecture in Tampere University:

Listen to the experiences of international graduates and students
Career Evening
Thursday 29.1. at 17.00 – 20.00,
UTA main building, auditorium D10a, Kalevantie 4

And next week, 5th of February to Tampereen Yrityspäivät in Tampere.

I like this kind of events, because you can meet directly to employers and to know more about the companies and their job offers. And also sell yourself better and give a better impression than by email or telephone.

Just now I’m preparing my CVs and getting more information of the companies. One of the collaborators of Contact Forum is Universum, a company that offer services and products that help employers attract talents. They have several web sites for job seekers, all of them with great web design, and one of them is CareerTV. It’s a pity that is focused on USA companies, but anyway, I show you one video clip I found useful for present yourself in a Job Fair.

Looking for job in Finland

Sunday January 25th, 2009. 04:19 AM. Published under Finland culture, Job. 4 Comments.


I am currently looking for job actively in Finland, (Tampere and Helsinki), as you know. Here is my CV.

After one month looking job offers you start to become a specialist of finding jobs, and soon I will make a guide for Finding a job, as Phil did some years ago. It’s common sense that I will not published it until it is proved that is succesful.

But the funny Dilbert strip of today, made me remember one useful resource to find a good job. To look the companies listed by the “Great Places To Work” Institute. Specially as a foreigner, if you don’t know so well Finnish companies.