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Useful Information About The Job Market in Belgium

With its growing economy and range of major international organizations it’s no wonder Belgium is an appealing place to work for those looking to broaden their horizons. Belgium as a country is relatively small but densely populated with an estimated population of more than 10million. It’s well connected to other European cities such as Amsterdam, London and Paris, which are

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Evaluating a Job Applicant Background

When making hiring decisions, employers routinely examine a job applicant’s background. Using background history, especially criminal information, requires extra diligence by human resources professionals, especially where the information is used to deny the applicant a job. Use of background information can disproportionately affect people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds, along with gender. This could expose an employer to liability

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Interviewing Techniques and Tips

Interviewing for a job can be nerve-wracking. You may feel uncomfortable “selling” yourself or fielding unexpected questions. Or the prospect of having to meet and impress new people may be enough to trigger anxiety. However, interviewing is a skill you can learn. With the right tips and techniques, you can become a master at sharing your value with potential employers,

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How To Find the Job You Really Want

What you are about to read may shock you. Over nine million people are unemployed. At least twenty-two percent of them have been looking for a job for more than six months. Over forty percent of the working population is currently seeking other employment. Almost fifty percent of Americans are dissatisfied with their current job. Most people can’t stand their

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Asking these 7 Questions Will Get You Closer To Landing the Job

Nearly every job seeker knows they need to prepare questions for job interviews. Although most candidates fear something about the interview process, the outstanding ones aren’t afraid to ask questions. If you’re looking to hire the best candidate for your open position, pay close attention to the questions candidates ask. Use these questions as a way to gauge the preparedness of the candidate and whether

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All You Need To Know About Taxation In Belgium

From tax rates through to special expat status, here is the updated guide to the Belgian taxation system. Expats and Belgian citizens alike suffer from one of the highest taxation rates in the EU. It amounts to an effective tax rate (including social security) of well over 50 percent for the highest earners. This compares to an average 45 percent

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Employment Contracts In Belgium

There are several types of employment contract (Contrat de travail/Arbeidsovereenkomst) commonly used in Belgium. There are different contracts for manual workers and white-collar workers. In addition, separate contracts exist for domestic workers, student workers, professional sports people and home workers. Contracts vary in length and complexity. Most commonly: Permanent contracts/Open-ended contracts (Contrat de travail pour une durée indéterminée/De arbeidsovereenkomst voor onbepaalde

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