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Taxes in Germany – How to Get More Money Back on your Return

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If you have ever worked in Germany or already have a decent job there, you must know the tax you are paying or have paid, is recoverable to some extent. How you can get your money back; we will discuss about taxes in Germany stepwise. But before that, you have to file your tax return as the time is near to start with all the formalities and this is known as “Steuererklärung” (Tax Return). Even if you have not done that, then there is no need to panic as you already pay a small amount of your salary towards the tax.

 

Taxes in Germany

 

If we look at the exact figures, can get back upto Euro 900 from their actual taxes paid. But how are you going to get this money back? To answer your query, we have streamlined the process for you and given the stepwise method to get the money back on tax return.

Search for a reliable tax service online

There are stable software which will help you in filing the tax return- ELSTER and SteuerGo. The software provides a thorough explanation about filing tax returns; you will get tips to know how to get the maximum money in return. It also tells you the expected amount you will get and allows you to submit your tax return online.

Arrange all the documents for future references

While filling up the form, if you are deducting a few expenses, then be ready with the proof in the form of bills to back the claim. The local Finanzamt might ask for it after filing the return, so keep that paperwork handy. Following forms will be needed to file the return.

If you are an employee:

  • ESt 1 V 2017 (The main form that details general info like your Address, ID Nummer, Etc)
  • Anlage N 2017 (The form to detail your income as an employee)
  • Anlage Vorsorgeaufwand 2017 (The form to detail your insurances)

If you are self-employed:

  • Est 1A 2017
  • Anlage S 2017 (Freelancers only)
  • Anlage G 2017 (Gewerbetreibende only)
  • Anlage USt 2017 (if you pay V.A.T)
  • Anlage GeSt 1A 2017 (Gewerbetreibende only)
  • Anlage EÜR (If income is more than 17 500€ a year)

Expenses of shifting due to work

The work-related cost incurred while moving from one place to another can also be written off till some extent. The deductible costs include:

  • Moving cost to the nearby area which save time in commuting
  • Cost of trucks, boxes, additional food & drinks, and extra housing cost
  • Charges for the earlier flat or home if the shifting was done before your contract could be officially void
  • Broker fees
  • Increase in cost of education of children due to moving

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Work from home expenses

These expenses incurred are for those who use home spaces as their office as they don’t have any other alternative from the employer. The freelancers, teachers and sales representatives can use the home space and get money on the same. Expenses to be written off:

  • Around Euro 1250 for the whole year for the space used (rent deducted will be calculated on the size and the rent you make up.
  • Other expenses of utilities might also add up in the deductions, but for this you have to thoroughly check the list.

 

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Work-allied expenditures irrespective of the amount spent

Many other small expenses can be written off which are incurred due to your profession. They are paid out of the pocket and the time of occurrence and then later written off as professional expenses. Let’s look at the expenses:

  • Eating out with the potential client
  • Cost of new desk for working at home
  • Phone bills and commuting cost
  • Traveling expenses incurred on a business trip like food, are not reimbursed but the company, but German Government takes care of it. the companies only reimburse the traveling and lodging cost.
  • Trips between 8 to 24 hours are granted allowance between Euro 12 to 24 per day.
  • Miscellaneous expenses including transport cost will be Euro 10 per day.

Restoration overheads

If any renovation is done on the house owned by you, you can deduct 20 percent cost for standard services uproot Euro 4000 per year. Same 20 percent applies for hiring specialised services from skilled man with a cover of Euro 1200 as per the Scheller. These expenses include:

  • Gardening
  • Window cleaners
  • Chimney sweepers
  • Roof work
  • Repairs
  • Major Renovation

Tenants can also deduct the restoration expenses

Those who are living in rented houses also incur some or the other expenses on the repairs of the house. Their landlords usually charge operating costs in the form of repairs and maintenance around the building. All of these charges are mentioned in the rental agreement.

So, these expenses can be deducted while filing tax return as the tenants also spend towards the restoration. One has to maintain the claims properly at the time of itemising them via a statement from the property holder.

Child care expenditures

Child care expenses gross up a substantial amount. This expenditure is also taken care of in Germany as the cost of child care expenses is deducted from the tax return according to VLH. The amount cover upto Euro 4000 per child under the age of 14 and over the age of 14 if child has some kind of disability. The expenses include:

  • Day care facility availed
  • Nannies
  • Babysitter appointed
  • Au pair (a young foreign individual, usually a woman, who assists in housekeeping or childcare in exchange for food, a room, and some pocket money).
  • Oma or Opa babysitting the child (their transport can be included in the expenses)

These payments must take place via bank transfer and not in cash. In few cases, in which Oma or Opa looks after the baby-a small contract must be signed by them declaring that they take care of the baby and charge for transportation.

Conclusion

For an expatriate, it becomes difficult to know all the minute details of the expenses and the types to be subtracted from the taxes. So, it is better to hire someone who is the resident of Germany and has the required knowledge (tax adviser or CA). He will be the best person to guide you thru the exact tax saving process and help you in saving upto Euro 1000 from the Finanzamt.

Moreover, if you have complicated job profile like of a writer or if you are self-employed, then the online firms like Scheller, Expat Tax, Ageras, etc. are the best platforms for you to find the right certified public accountant for your expense management and tax payment.

Last but not the least- you must keep the copy of all such expenditures mentioned above to show up when asked by the authorities. And also maintain the record of other petite expenses which might be deducted at the time of filing the tax. In Germany, it is imperative to keep track of your costs and maintain the receipts of all the expenditures done.

Therefore, you can save lots of money while filing tax return in Germany. Start planning for the next year by keeping your expenses bills now.

Whether its Germany or any other big country, you need a special visa to reside and make a living there. For all non-residents of Europe, it is essential to have an EU Blue Card to have a peaceful stay in Germany. In 2012, this card was made a compulsion for every skilled non-Europe occupant. Why this EU Blue Card was introduced and what purpose does to solve? You will get all the answers below.

EU Blue Card

The EU Blue card was introduced to fill the gap between available opportunities with the skilled labour force. This legislation was put into practice and thus attracted many skilled professionals to work as well as study in European realms. The regulation is aimed to make relocation to Germany more attractive to capable foreign citizens in order to fulfil the ever-growing number of jobs that need highly experienced workers.

if you are willing to work in #Germany and other #European nations, then this #Blue Card is your lifeline. Click To Tweet

After having this visa, you will also get the permanent residency easily. Before applying for the Blue card, you must have a highly qualified degree and an acceptable job proposal in hand. Now let’s check out how to apply for this visa and what all formalities are to be completed.

The first question that often comes to the mind is that do we really require the Blue card and why.

Benefits of having an EU Blue Card:

  • You get equal treatment like the other nationals concerning salary and working.
  • You can reside freely and also get a job in any nation of Schengen area.
  • You get eligible for many socio-economic privileges
  • In future, you might get the residence title for the other member of your family
  • The Blue card gives you the standpoint of longevity

The next question that arises after knowing the advantages of the Blue card is that how to apply for it and what are the quick ways to get this visa. So, let’s checkout this in brief:

  • You can get the EU Blue Card visa through the German embassy or consulate in your own country or,
  • You can visit Germany on a tourist visa, or any other permit and then apply for it while staying in Germany.

But in both the conditions, you must have few documents ready in hand so that the process of applying visa goes smoothly. The requirements are:

  • You must have a proof of proving that you are a non-EU residence.
  • You are eligible to survive in Germany or other nations with the help of the highest qualification degree.
  • Or you have a binding job offer in hand that offers you enough earning to survive in the country.
Note: If you do not have a job offer, then you can come to Germany for a period of six months with a willingness to work with your capability and a qualified degree in hand. In this time, you have to find a job for yourself with a minimum salary to support yourself. When you get one, you can instantly apply for the EU Blue Card –not departing the country – and can stay in Germany while your application for a visa is under process.
But this too can happen when you have a salary of at least EUR 50800 per year (2017). Some professions (like of scientists, mathematicians, doctors, engineers, and IT experts) which have a shortage of skilled labour, an average yearly salary of around EUR 39000 is also acceptable.

Validity of EU Blue card

At the initial stage, Blue Card was useful up to four years. But in case you work permit is less than four years, the validity of visa is for the lower period. If one desires to have permanent residence permit (Aufenthaltstite), he or she may apply for it three years after the card is granted. And if the applicant has a good knowledge of the German language, he or she might apply for the permanent visa within two years complying with the rules of level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Family members

The one who gets the EU Blue Card, it becomes easy for him to get the same for the family. The family members are allowed to work without any restriction in Germany. They (spouse or other members) are not bound by the rule of knowing the German language as a compulsion. They can without any issue stay with the Blue card holder in Germany.

Migration to another country

After getting the EU Blue Card, if you are duty-bound to leave Germany for a long time or for a lifetime, then there are a few restrictions. The constraints depend on the nation’s bylaws and construal of the EU decree. But any Blue card holder who got his card in Germany must stay at least for 18 months before leaving for another country.

EU Blue Card

Rules and regulations for non-EU university students and alumni

  • Students who are not residents of Germany and are still pursuing their degree courses will be permitted to work for 120 full days or 240 half days in a year while graduating.
  • Students studying in German universities shall be permitted to stay in the country for 18 months to find a suitable job as per their area of expertise.
  • Graduates of professional schools will be permitted for a year to find work as per their field of capability.

All these rules are strict to be followed by the non-EU pupils as per the new legislation. There might be many bylaws to the regulations mentioned above, and if anyone wants to know more such confines for students, they should consult the local authorities if in Germany. If one is not residing in the country and want to apply for the Blue Card, he or she may visit the German Embassy or Consulate in their own nation.

Checklist for getting the EU Blue Card for Germany

  • Proof of a German recognized degree.
  • Looking for a job (get the binding job offer and work contract).
  • Evidence of minimum salary for sustaining nicely in Germany.
  • If you are in Germany, get the proof of health insurance from a private insurance company as it is easy to procure. Later you can change to government health insurance after getting the Blue Card.
  • Find the form ‘Application for a Visa or Residence Permit’, on Google and download it.
  • Apply for a visa before coming to Germany via your country’s German consulate.
  • Find stable lodging while in Germany.
  • Register at your nearby German Burgeramt i.e. German Citizens office.
  • Get an appointment and be ready with all the necessary documents listed below:
    • Passport
    • Photo (35x45mm)
    • College degree or job offer
    • The document “Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels” (Application for Issuance of a Residence Permit). A residence permit may only be issued upon formal request. Only compulsory for the first-time application.
    • The form “Antrag auf Erlaubnis einer Beschäftigung” (completed). Only when approval is necessary from the German Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit)
    • The form “Stellenbeschreibung” (filled in by the employer). Only when approval is required from the German Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit)
  • Finally get your Blue card (habitation consent to highly skilled workers).
  • Regular fee is applicable at the time of appointment.
  • For those not in Germany, German Embassy will be best place to get assistance.

Conclusion

So, all the details mentioned above will be helpful to any candidate who is applying for EU Blue card in Germany. One has to fulfill all the formalities carefully and follow the exact procedure to get the Blue card sanctioned.

waiting to hear after an interview

I totally understand how we all feel waiting to hear after an interview, especially when it is your first time. Well, whether you are new to the corporate world or an old player; you have to keep a little patience at this stage of life. It is, however, a very stultifying task, as our condition becomes like that small child who wants his favorite chocolate but has to go thru more in the process to get it.

So, you too have applied for a job in a company and went thru all the preliminary interview process in which you had to spend a whole day waiting. The suffering does not finish at that stage only but doubles in the course of waiting for the response. Did you give your best or you did you stumble in front of the interviewer? These questions make you go utterly fanatical.

waiting to hear after an interview

The common advice given at this point of time is to hold your guns and backfire when it is really required; otherwise your efforts will go in vain. It is frustrating at times, but a little impatient attitude might make you lose a golden opportunity that might knock at your door. Therefore, here in this post, you will find few basic guidelines to follow while waiting for a response from the evaluator or the HR manager of the company.

Have control over your zest and anxiety

Eagerness and desperation go hand in hand at this point in time. You might not be able to control it as you wait eagerly for the results to get your desired job. But this doesn’t happen in the general scenario as the responder has to go thru various steps to clear your line and fix your second or final round of selection.

The recruiter might be waiting for the hiring team’s response, or they might have lots of candidates to sieve thru or they did not find you to be suitable for the position. A week or two postponements are accepted at times, but you should keep mailing them via a thank you note, or sharing the experience you had in their campus via a brief note ending it with the motive to get the feedback. One to two emails in fifteen days is not as bad as you think. And also remember that your email must not state that you are desperate for the job. Otherwise, you will be ignored in the first case only.

Proper follow-up for positive response

If you have gone thru the company’s first stage of the interview and learned a lot from it, then don’t forget to send a Thank You note mentioning all that you have acquired and how the process helped you to get more knowledge about the stuff. You will definitely become the apple of the eye for the meantime. This way, you will be able to continue the conversation for a long period or till you don’t get the response.

The Thank You note will definitely strike the reader’s mind, and he will be happy to know how the interviewee feels under that stressful situation and how does he benefit from it. The experience shared via this note highlights the applicant and thus focus on reconsidering him.

Don’t take the culpability on your head

If you don’t get a response after trying and waiting for a long time don’t think yourself to be a felon. The policies of the company might be different than you thought of it. There might be sudden changes applied by the higher management to the selection process. The extra delay might be from the side of the examiner and not the hiring manager. So, don’t get disheartened as this will give a negative feedback on company’s part and will be a lesson for you for the lifetime.

One size doesn’t fit all

It is a universal truth that you cannot always have what you desire for. If you think that you have waited enough for the job and still not getting the positive or delayed response from the examiner, then it is better to start your search again. You just need to follow up with the right kind of gesture, passion, and attentiveness. If you have done it all in the precise manner and still undesirable retort, then that job is not for you and is not your cup of tea.

Somehow one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work here. So, don’t put all incites in one basket and keep exploring. It is always better to look for something you are made for.

Go with flow and don’t underestimate yourself

I know a few people who get depressed and start undervaluing themselves when they don’t hear from the recruiters. It is not that you are not eligible for the job, but their few constraints or other obligations don’t allow them to end the process in a hurry. They might have some sudden product launches or specific targets to meet before finalising their worthy candidates. So, you either need to be persistent for the same or go with the flow and opt for other available options.

In the meantime, you keep exploring the firm and the position you have applied for. If you find something dubious about the organisation and do not like their post-interview selection process, then better leave it and go for the next available opportunity.

Final roundabout

If you think yourself to be a top-tier applicant for the position you have applied for, then take your ambition to the next level by keeping a right approach, building a robust network, and doing your part most appropriately. Though waiting long post-interview is tough, but when you know your capabilities, it’s time to accelerate in the world full of opportunities. Do your best and leave the rest to the hiring firm. Wait only for that time being when you are sure about the affirmative response; otherwise

If you think that there is more which you can do in that excruciating post-interview period, then please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Studying abroad is dreamt by half of the brilliant student of the world. But only few can succeed to fulfil their dreams as it is not a straightforward affair. The fess, living cost and other expenses often become a headache for parents. Though the educational loans and scholarship programs have lessened the burden, there are still many second thoughts which come in the parent’s mind for their child.

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The primary reason for parents for not sending not sending their children to study abroad might be:

  • Strict laws of the country
  • Unwanted rise in expenditure
  • Terrorism
  • Unequal treatment with other nations students
  • Falling in Bad company
  • Addiction to bad habits
  • Tuition fees
  • Language and food problem

Well, few of the reasons might be valid from the parent’s point of view, but sending your kids to reputed nations might reduce the stress. Previously, the United States and the United Kingdom were considered to be the best countries to study in. But gradually the trend is changing, and Germany(Europe) is topping the list gradually. But you might be having a question as to why Germany and no other domains.

The answer to this question is that #Germany has developed at overall levels and as per the #research of #European Study, #Germany has a far better approach to everything as compared to competing #nations. Click To Tweet Some of the reason are:

  • More English language courses and degrees are offered as compared to other nations.
  • State universities in Germany offer free of cost tuitions to the students.
  • Less unemployment in graduates due to more employment opportunities.
  • Growing market in all areas of expertise.
  • High salaries and low cost of living.
  • More stable environment to live in.

So, all these reasons make Germany the right choice for any candidate who comes to study there. Germany ranks 16th when it comes to highest paying degrees. Let’s checkout which all degrees and courses are more beneficial for any student who come to live their dreams.

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Highest Paying Degrees in Germany

  • Medical Doctor

    Doctors have the valuable status around the world. It is the most likely job and all doctors are paid handsomely in Germany too. They have a dignified position as health is considered the prime factor of a better standard of living. The estimated salary of a doctor in Germany is around 80,000 Euro yearly.

  • Consultant

    A consultant is someone who advices in any individual areas. All the students who opt for accountancy, law management, or educational degrees, also have a respectable standing among others. These experts serve the firms by being the part of the administration internally or hired from outside to offer professional services to the client by a consultancy firm. The highest estimated income of any consultant is somewhere between 180,000 to 300,000 Euro annually. It might vary with the experience one has in that particular filed.

  • Marketing and Administration

    Sales, marketing and administration courses are all-time ubiquitous ones. The same scenario is in Germany as there are many manufacturing units of cars, ships and other edible goods. Manpower is needed in all these units for some or the other purpose. The average earning for such jobs is around 117,000 Euros.

  • Law

    Medicine and law are the indeed the hardest courses to get admission. Law is another important subject for any nation as lawyers help to maintain the decree in the country or any company. The strict criteria and written test for admission is the reason why these courses are challenging, therefore highly paid after completion. The usual revenue earned on an annual basis is around 80,000 Euros.

  • Engineering

    Engineering is also a perplexing field subject to its various sub-categories. The specialised knowledge required in the field is scientific in nature and thus only able students opt for it. This is the reason they are remunerated well for their excellence. The usual salary given out is around 80,000 Euros.

  • Information Technology and Mathematics

    ITan and mathematician need expert skills due to the complexities these subjects have. The degrees involve a high level of testing at every stage as a single mistake could become more difficult to handle. These highly valued jobs have risen due to the advent of technology and discovery of complex algorithms. They are compensated averagely around 70,000 Euros.

  • Banking

    Baking jobs are also high paying, and to do the related degree courses, and you need to be a graduate or do a major in masters in banking and finance. Investment bankers act as financial advisors of many big firms. They work in financial institutes or banks which deal in managing the capital of other companies. The average amount earned on a yearly basis is around 150,000 Euros and higher grade officers might earn upto 300,000 Euros.

  • Hospitability

    Tourism department in Germany plays a significant role in building the economy. Due to many beautiful places in Germany, many tourists visit this place every year. So, the particular hospitability courses are also highest paying. Whether students work in a hotel or tourism department after completing the course, they get paid handsomely. Though the starting package ranges somewhat between 20,000 to 30,000 Euros, the prospects are great if you stick to the same for a longer period.

Conclusion

After considering all the valid reasons, it is a wise decision for any student to apply for Germany universities. The above-mentioned specialised degrees and courses pursued in Germany will surely pay high to the aspirants.

Imagine a situation where you are down with a severe leg pain and cannot move a step further. Standing for hours in a long hospital queue wouldn’t be so beneficial for your condition.

So, why not have a highly qualified doctor at your doorstep within an hour to treat your pain? Yes, that’s right. Medlanes, one of the leading digital healthcare companies within Europe, make this possible providing you with reliable healthcare at anytime in 16 big cities in Germany.

This great idea of providing personal and immediate medical help was initiated by Erik Stoffregen (Co-Founder) and Emil Kendziorra (Co-Founder) Jasper Kettner. The need for such an organisation came up because, for a long time patients and qualified doctors have been despondent with the absence of apt services in the healthcare industry. Medlanes is the solution for all those missing subjects.

The main motive behind creating such a product was to offer high-quality and personal healthcare facility to all those in need. The qualified group of doctors will analyse your condition and offer you the best of treatment and assistance from the cosiness of your home.

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What exactly does Medlanes do for you?

Medlanes offers round-the-clock medical help to privately insured patients and self-payers through appointments. You don’t have to go searching for the specific doctor as all this is taken care by the high-performing Medlanes team. Your only job is to book an online appointment via the company’s free app (find it as: “Medlanes-Arztbesuche zu Hause” on Android and IOs) or make a call. Rather than that, Medlanes takes care of everything and sends directly the doctor at your home. The rendezvous process is designed in an easy manner so that everyone can take advantage of it.
A big network of over 200 doctors is at your disposal whenever you need it, 24/7 and also on weekends and holidays.

Few people might feel that it must be an arduous task to get such a medical help. However, Medlanes’ procedure to find the doctor you need is as simple as getting an appointment at a doctor’s office. You just skip the waiting part.

  • Give a call at 030555700684 or use the free app to book a doctor’s home visit.
  • Medlanes’ active team will set-up a home visit with the doctor you need.
  • The doctor will visit you whether you are at home, office or a hotel.
  • You will get the treatment for your disease or injury on the spot.
  • No advance payments required as you can pay the doctor when he visits you.
  • You feel good and healthy.

At the time of making an appointment via phone or app, your personal details are required to make the procedure happen. The information is taken to get you the best of service and further assist you in future if required. If you are privately insured, your health insurance takes the visit costs on. Otherwise, you pay your doctor on the spot.

We all want to save our precious time instead of spending it standing in long queues. So, why not avail the service which can offer us reliable, highly qualitative and immediate health services at our doorstep.

For instance, you have come to visit some place in Germany for official purpose and suddenly you get sick on the day before your important meeting. Or you have your children sick at home and you are not so flexible moving around within the city. Or you just cannot be bothered to queue or wait days for a doctor’s appointment.

By Medlanes all this trouble is taken away. You get exactly what you need, the time you need it by receiving instant medical assistance in your apartment.

Moreover, Medlanes is apt because:

  • It doesn’t charge any additional fee as the amount is pre-decided for the specific service.
  • Direct visit by the doctor as you book the appointment via app.
  • First-grade healthcare service offered to you at your time and at your place.
  • Everything is taken care of- from the prescriptions to follow-ups; you don’t need to leave your home or take a sick leave to settle any formalities.
  • Doctors will reach at your time and at your location if it is within the area of operation.
  • Healthcare services available 24 hours and 7 days a week.

Medlanes’ operating locations?

In Germany, Medlanes emergency services are available in the following areas:

  • Berlin
  • Dortmund
  • Hamburg
  • Essen
  • Munich
  • Leipzig
  • Cologne
  • Bremen
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Dresden
  • Stuttgart
  • Nuremberg
  • Dusseldorf
  • Wiesbaden

In future, Medlanes will expand its first-rate healthcare services to all of Europe.

Work with Medlanes

Medlanes is one of the highflying digital healthcare startups in Europe which is spreading its wings quickly due to its extraordinary and innovative services. They are always in search of highly motivated colleagues to join the Medlanes team in Berlin and support their expansion. Presently, there are few positions to be filled in at Medlanes:

Medlanes location

Medlanes is situated in the heart of Berlin.
Zimmerstr. 11 10969 Berlin, Germany

Final Roundabout

Medlanes is the best solution for those who want personal care for their ailments, but don’t have time to wait in the long exhausting lines of the hospital r even wait for days for an appointment at a doctor’s office. The qualified and experienced doctors from Medlanes will visit you personally and have one-to-one conversation with you in order to fully understand your condition and provide you with the best treatment.

Don’t hesitate to receive the benefit that Medlanes can offer you and get treated at your preferred location and at any time. It is a new way of providing Healthcare Services to people by breaking the dogmas of traditional healthcare system.

Please visit Medlanes for more information.

A USP is the underlying portion of any strong marketing crusade. It is a way to make your product stand out in the market by highlighting its unique or exclusive features which are absent in other product available in the market. A powerful USP affirms that promotions which created exceptional offers to clients swayed them to swap brands.

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The process to identify your USP s not that easy as the market is filled with many best alternatives. Before bringing out the convincing USP of your product, you have to find out few strong grounds of comparison and points that acclaim to be extraordinary and exceptional from the existing products. A completely different design, brand, and message are delivered to the target audience so that they can easily connect and relate to.

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For being different and creating a robust USP is also not an easy task. You have to find out the worth-toting attributes for your product so that it becomes more useful than only being different. And to follow the procedure and to find that Competitive Edge over your competitors, you have to strike harder on the surface to get results hovering in front of your eyes.

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Though many others might also claim to have the same USP; you have to find the best alternatives in the market to make your product stand alone and win the race. It is a known fact that the product’s highly admirable features brought forward in front of the audience become the USP. Now let’s check out the points which help you in finding your USP.

Market segmentation

The first and foremost point before stating the USP is to bifurcate your patrons and target those who are the main purchasers. The whole market revolves around these buyers who have different criteria for selecting their product. First understand your targeted audiences by dividing them as per their age, gender, likings, etc. And then comprehend why they buy a particular product, what special requirements are they looking for, and the complaints they don’t prefer other brands.
So, you have to take a right decision in this direction and then offer your audiences with suitable money saving, high-quality and trusted product. By dividing the market and doing an in-depth research you will be able to find the USP for your product or service.

Highlighting specific requirements

The best way to establish your product in the market and in the eyes of your customers is to emphasize the features of the product most liked and valued ardently. By doing this, you will be able to determine the unique selling proposition of your brand and get into the minds of the users.
For instituting your product aptly in the market, catching on the emotional need of the buyer is of utmost importance. Think from the point of view of the customer and then compare your product with those specifications which they desire. Adding those points to your list will definitely help in identifying your product’s USP.

Add unique aspects

To have a distinct standing among the crowd, design your product in such a way so that none of your competitors can emulate it. Sometime these adaptations might need some initial investment, but after capturing the market with those unique attributes, your returns will be mesmerizing. For making these features more noticeable, you have to either highlight the with distinct design or put a mark near it so that it can be easily differentiated from the rest of the text.
This technique will demonstrate that the marked features can neither be replicated, reproduced or counterfeited by the competitors easily.

Show up your USP via tagline

Accentuating your product to thru a short, lucid, and precise slogan is practiced by significant brands in the industry. It not only captures buyer’s attention but also make the prominence of the product clear. The phrase used must be able to communicate the purpose of your brand clearly.
This catchphrase must be displayed in every ad of your brand so that it strikes hard on the mind of the consumer. The single phrase will become the USP for your product, and whenever the user hears it, your product name will be remembered. Never put a halt on this message. For example, Philips brand has a strong line attached to its every campaign- “Let’s make things better”. The moment this line is uttered by someone even in general sense, will remind of the Philips brand. So, it not only creates an impact on the mind of user, but also states the purpose of the product.

Study your opponent’s mistakes and consider client response

If you really want to survive in the market, make it a point that customer feedback will help you in the process. Do a proper research of other products already existing in the market and read the opinions of the customers about the product. Bag on all the features competitors lacks in their product. Upgrade your products with all those USPs to capture the market.
The product testimonials and re-evaluations will always give a deeper insight into the existing products and services and help you to formulate your policies according to that.

Present everything for the customer, by the customer, and to the customer

It is imperative to sell your product by making the customer the ruler of everything. Product will only exist in the market when it is marketed in favour of the customer. It is a simple strategy of giving credit to someone and then getting the work done for yourself.
Make sure that your taglines and phrases depict that the product is for the benefit of the customer and if it is not then the company takes the blame or faces the loss. In this way, your product will have a US and you will render profits at every stage.

Keep innovating

Change is the law of nature. When you really want your brand to capture the market from the roots, then make it a point to implement new and unique modifications at every stage. Branding and packaging with latest ideas, promoting the product thru the most recent technology and offering exclusive perks are the ways to get hold of the market and setting a USP.
Many brands fail to do so and keep dragging their old strategies and concepts while marketing the product. Adding USP to a product is little challenging for a totally new and totally old brand as they the new ones are unaware of the tactics that work and old ones stick to the outmoded ways of endorsing. So, the best way is to keep adapting to the situations and keep renovating with new ideas so that adding USP to the product doesn’t become a hitch.

Final Roundabout

Therefore, all the above steps will definitely help you to identify your Unique Selling proposition and get you the desired results. Your product will be promoted in the right direction and will be able to target the potential customers and get back the ones who have doubted your brand in the initial stage. Always remember; standing out of the crowd requires out of the box thinking process. Be different, be vigilant to attain your goal.

If I am missing something from my side, please feel free to add the suggestions in the comment section below. Your suggestions will always help us to learn more.

A meticulous and sincere employee is a valuable asset to any company. Losing that nonpareil employee is an abysmal situation to adapt to. The company has to spend again for acquiring any employee. The expenses done again on acquiring the replacement becomes an additional provocation for the firm.

But the most awkward situation arises when that best employee quits her job even when he likes it. What are those circumstances that compel a diligent employee to leave his most favorite job? Is that the dirty politics, some personal issues, the bossy boss, or his colleagues. Let’s find out the top 7 reasons why the best employees quit, even when they like their job.

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1. Environment

The atmosphere where you work plays a crucial role for any employee. The unclean surroundings, the unhygienic food served in canteens, the dingy and unmanaged working area, are few factors which are disliked by some personnel. One who is too much conscious about all these external factors never likes working in such environment even if he is paid well or wants his job.

Some organization might not give this reason priority, but for some, this becomes an important matter to get apprehensive about. It might be that your employee loves to work with you and your organization but he might not be able to handle the sordid environment. So, for an organization, it is necessary to consider the hygiene and well-being of the firm.

2. Affronted and underrated workforce

In many firms, yielding profits and completing the targets is the prime motive of every employer. They treat their employees like cats and dogs who should work without asking a single question. In these circumstances, the employee feels dehumanized and undervalued.

Though every firm is concerned about the profits and productivity of the business, it cannot be achieved if the organization’s team is ill-treated. The underpaid and obstinate work practices compel the employee to quit the job even if he finds it suitable for him. The happy, encouraging and respected environment is expected from every firm so that the staff works in harmony.

3. Dirty politics at high level of hierarchy

This is a typical situation at most of the workplaces worldwide. The moment at which groups are formed and people start bitching about the genuine employee of the firm, the case becomes intolerable for some. Those sincere employees who only come to offices for working, cannot stand such devious behaviour of his colleagues.

The top to down intense leadership, favouritism and rigid rules often break the employees trust in the organization. Different rules for every employee weakens that urge to work in accord with other colleagues. So, the policymaking of the firm should be framed by keeping in mind every employee. Otherwise, no one could stop that unhappy employee who leaves the frim due to dirty dogmas.

4. No prospects

Working with the firm which has imprecise prophecies and no future to hold on, often becomes the prime reason for the employee to leave the job, even when he is designated at a higher position. The assiduous and brainy personnel often dislikes the ambiguity of thoughts and misbalanced system of working.

A firm’s objective and visualizations are of utmost importance. If the higher level of management only cannot adhere to the company policies and principle, then the general workforce will never be able to drag that firm methodically. And due to mismanaged and impractical conjectures, the best teams leave the job.

5. Lack of trust among peers

If the organization lacks trust factor, then the system fails to work as planned. Too many fights, arguments, and differences in opinions often clearly show that the working system is not right and that the employees do not believe each other over any decision making process.

A firm cannot progress if the employees lack trust on each other and question every single decision made by the authorities. This kind of negative attitude of some people often leads to loss of candid employees.

6. Veiled working practices

If an employee finds out something fishy going on around the workplace, he would definitely investigate the matter to the extreme levels. The situation might arise when he sees his employer favouring shady business practices, lying or conning his customers and indulging in unethical dealing with others.

If an employer is caught doing all this with employees naked eyes, then the best and the most principled staff will leave immediately.

7. Unproductivity and overburden

When the employees do not see any personal growth and find themselves burdened with the same type of work for years, then the intellectuals naturally leave. Inspiration is needed for these employees in the form of appreciation and growth. They should be given better opportunities to enhance their skills thru education and training.

Work must be divided in such a way so that no one feels burdened and the targets also get completed on time. The beneficial, growing and light environment can only stop those sincere workforces from leaving work.

Conclusion

In most of the cases, it is found that the sincerest people leave their jobs due to fraudulent working practices or nature of their subordinates, and not because of the work they are doing. So, every employer should do enough to retain their best employees as they are the commendable assets to the company.

“People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” — Anna Wintour, editor-in-Chief, American Vogue

The saying goes well with today’s scenario of entrepreneurship. Women entrepreneurs are spreading their wings and achieving their dreams in an exceptional way throughout the world. But, if we look at the present circumstances in Europe, only 15% of businesses are owned by women entrepreneurs. The number is still less as the females are underestimated clearly in the real world of business.

More initiative must be taken to celebrate their existence and emergence in the entrepreneurial world. The reasons are questioned often as to why women entrepreneurs should be given a chance to bring up their identity. So, the simple answer is -the diverse thinking process they possess. The difference in defiance towards a particular angle make a woman more ostentatious and outstanding. And if given a chance to prove her worth, she will definitely have an unforgettable impression on the world.

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The encouragement given from the world will push them to associate with industries that profoundly lacks personnel with varied gender frameworks. A recent start-up in Berlin, named The Hundert, has highlighted all the famous women in power across Europe. It’s digital-centred periodical’s eight edition covers a list of 100 popular European woman initiators. The version is all about women of different ages and lifestyles controls some of the newest syndicates.

Not only young women, but the list includes the single, new mothers, family leaders, as well as failed business owners who try again to achieve their goals. The whole edition will throw light on how these different women have established them successfully in various sectors. Many women readers who are still in dilemma of their life, will surely get experience and motivation to take up new challenges in life.

So, below is the list of top Women of Europe who has surpassed all the barriers and got recognition in the tough entrepreneurial world. So let’s highlight their work and get inspiration from them.

 

  • Avid Larizadeh Duggan

    Bottica.com-is a London-based tycoon who co-founded Bottica.com, an online opulence bazaar of fashion accoutrements, and is now General Partner at Google Ventures.

  • Alix de Sagazan

    AB Tasty- She is the Paris-based co-founder of AB Tasty – a top European optimization stage for e-marketers which allows them to transform their website without technical acquaintance through AB Testing & personalization.

  • Alice Bentinck

    Entrepreneur First- she is a London-based businessperson who co-founded Entrepreneur First, one of the world’s primary corporation producers, as well as Code First:Girls, a free part-time program for female apprentices.

  • Andrea Pfundmeier

    Boxcryptor- she is a CEO at Boxcryptor which is a safekeeping service for your cloud. It offers End-to-end encryption “Made in Germany” for Dropbox & Co

  • Barbara Labate

    Risparmio Super – she is the initiator of RisparmioSUper, an online shopping store for all the home products at cheap prices.

  • Basak Taspinar Degim

    Armut -she is the founder of Amrut which is a service providing establishment in Europe.

  • Chiara Burberi

    Redooc -she is a founder of the biggest math gym in Italy. The firm offers all fundamental, middle, higher and university programs.

  • Colette Ballou

    Ballou PR—she is the founder of Ballou PR, a European public relations organization that works with high-growth technology and technology-enabled concerns, as well as technology financiers.

  • Delia Fischer

    WestWing- she is a Munich-based magnate who co-founded Westwing, a leading online platform for interior design products.

  • Dörte Höppner

    Invest Europe- she is the previous CEO of Invest Europe and represented Europe’s private equity & venture capital region. Today, she’s the COO of the Riverside Europe Fund, which finances in developing businesses esteemed at up to $400 million.

  • Fausta Pavesio

    Talent Garden Milano-she is a Milan-based impresario, board member and advisor who was named IBAN Business Angel of the Year 2015. In addition, Fausta is the Independent Director of the coworking space Talent Garden Milano.

  • Jessica Stark

    SUP 46, Sweden’s startup – she is a co-founder and board member of SUP 46, Sweden’s startup hub and membership-based communal. She’s also the CEO of StyrelseAkademi, Sweden’s principal conference for the specialized growth of board members.

  • Julia Bösch

    Outfittery- is a Berlin-based industrialist who co-founded Outfittery, one of Europe’s leading e-commerce startups which aims to transform the shopping experience for men.

  • Karen Boers

    Startups.be- is the co-founder and Managing Director of Startups.be – a unique association which funds startups in Belgium. Karen is also a board member and CEO of the European Startup Network.

  • Edyta Kocyk

    SiDLY -is a Co-founder of Sidly. For her accomplishments she has received about 30 awards at national and international level.

  • Emmanuelle Vin

    AMIA Systems – Founder and CEO of AMIA Systems. With her PhD in engineering science and her degree in management from the Ecole Centrale of Paris, she is the intellect behind SIMOGGA.

  • Filipa Neto

    Chic by Choice -Co -Founder and Managing Director at Chic by Choice, the fashion souk that lets European women to hire first-rate designer costumes at a fraction of retail price.

  • Genna Elvin

    TaDaweb –Co-founder of TaDaweb and was a instituting member of the first startup created to bring solar energy to the underprivileged Marshall Islands.

  • Gina Tost

    Geenapp -Journalist and Tech Mentor. Journalist with broad experience, emphasise on Mobile, Technology, Startups and Video Games. Worked for TV channels,newspapers, websites, and radio stations globally.

  • Gioia Pistola

    Atooma -she is an Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor, Chief Marketing, ATooma & Mind the Bridge. Enthusiastic about digital products and business development.

  • Karoli Hindriks

    Jobbatical- she is an Estonian mogul who founded her first startup at the age of 16. Today she’s the CEO of Jobbatical – a platform where global employers borrow the skills of techies and creatives.

  • Kinga Stanislawska

    Experior Venture Fund- she is the founder and Managing Partner of the Warsaw-based Venture Capital firm Experior Venture Fund, which manages PLN 80 million and has made 16 investments to date.

  • Lea-Sophie Cramer

    Amorelie- she is the creator and Managing Director of Berlin-based Amorelie – a stylish online-shop for your love life. Before Amorelie, Lea-Sophie assisted as VP International at Rocket Internet and Groupon.

  • Madeleine Gummer v. Mohl

    Betahaus- she is the co-founder and CEO of Betahaus, a co-working space with workplaces in spaces in Berlin, Hamburg, Sofia and Barcelona. Madeleine is also the co-founder of the accelerator Hardware.co.

  • Nancy Cruickshank

    MyShowcase- she is a London-based capitalist who started MyShowcase, a personal beauty shopping service, serving clients to discover and try custom-made cosmetics, skincare, body care and haircare references.

  • Katharina Klausberger

    Shpock – Co-Founder, CEO and Board Member at Shpock App finderly GmbH.

  • Kinga Jentetics

    PublishDrive – CEO & Co-founder, CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education and dynamic representative of women entrepreneurship.

  • Ksenija Rostova

    Inselly – Dedicated to inventive e-commerce start-up Inselly that wishes to change the way how people sell and buy on Instagram.

  • Lea von Bidder

    Ava – Co-founder and President Ava Science, Inc. Her experience list is endless.

  • Stina Ehrensvard

    Yubico – CEO & Founder, Yubico. Started Yubico, and co-created the YubiKey and the FIDO U2F open verification standard to allow a safer internet for everyone.

  • Nathalie Gaveau

    Shopcade- she founded Net-a-Porter back in 2000 in London as a website in magazine layout for marketing designer fashion. Today, Net-a-Porter pays over 3,000 people around the globe.

  • Raffaela Rein

    CareerFoundry- is the initiator and CEO of CareerFoundry, a Berlin-based start-up which today is Europe’s primary online education purpose, teaching the next generation of technical aptitude and digital leaders.

  • Roxanne Varza

    Station F Project- is the Director of the Paris-based Station F project, which set out to become the largest startup campus worldwide. Prior to her current role, Roxanne was the lead for Microsoft’s startup activities in France.

  • Sherry Coutu

    Zoopla- she lives in London and is a former CEO and angel investor who serves on the boards of several companies, chairs Founders4Schools and is a Non-Executive Director of Zoopla and the London Stock Exchange Group.

  • Sonali De Rycker

    Accel Partners- she attached the project capital firm Accel Partners in 2008 and today helps lead the London office as General Partner. Sonali serves as board member at companies like Wallapop, Calastone and IAC.

  • Stephanie Hospital

    One Ragtime- she is the founder of One Ragtime, a global technology investment fund and advisory. Prior to this, she was a Executive Vice President of Orange Digital and served as a board member at Dailymotion.

  • Tanja Kufner

    Startupbootcamp- she is the Managing Director of the Startupbootcamp accelerator in Berlin, and of the consulting firm Rainmaking Innovation. Prior to this, Tanja was Country Manager Germany for Wayra – Telefónica’s startup accelerator.

  • Suzan Claesen

    Crowdyhouse – COO at CROWDYHOUSE, Suzan is responsible for the operational site of the business and most passionately the designer community of CROWDYHOUSE.

  • Taisiya Kudashkina

    tulp – CEO and Founder at websarafan.ru. She has interest in Marketing, market development, customer development.

  • Tamar Yaniv

    Preen.Me – CEO + Co-Founder at Preen.Me. she is big picture thinker and a problem solver.

  • Theresa Steininger

    Wohnwagon –She is a skilful person and has assion about marketing, and graphic designing and marketing strategy.

  • Tiffany Hart

    7write – Co-founder , BD & CMO at 7write. She is a highly experienced and educated person.

  • Triinu Magi

    Neura – CTO at Neura co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Neura, a company managing the AI for Internet of Things

  • Ulane Vilumets

    Like A Local Guide – Traveller at heart, entrepreneur by choice- Her website is the most recommended travel guides in the Baltics and Scandinavia.

  • Ulla Engestrom

    ThingLink – founder & CEO, ThingLink interactive media platform and a pioneer female tech leader ininteractive visual media.

  • Alisée de Tonnac

    SeedStars World- is a Swiss tycoon who co-founded Seedstars World, a global startup competition covering 65+ emerging and developing markets. Alisée now serves as Seedstar World’s CEO.

  • Brigitte Baumann

    Go Beyond Early Stage Investing- is the Founder and CEO of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing. In 2015 EBAN (the European Business Angel Network) named her European Investor of the Year. Born in France, Brigitte and her family live in Zurich.

  • Celine Lazorthes

    FinTech- is the Paris-based founder and CEO of the FinTech success story Leetchi Group – which includes Leetchi.com, an online money pot (+5M users), and MANGOPAY, the disruptive B2B payment solution.

  • Corinne Vigreux

    TomTom- is a Dutch entrepreneur and co-founded TomTom. As a leader of one of the few consumer electronic companies from Europe to become a global brand in the recent history, she is a champion of European innovation.

  • Diva Tommei

    Solenica- is an Italian entrepreneur who co-founded Solenica and runs the company now as CEO. Solenica builds smart natural lighting systems with an Italian design that are beautiful, affordable and easy-to-use.

  • Urska Srsen

    Bellabeat – Cofounder & CPO at Bellabeat- she is focused on driving and building synergy between innovation in technology and design.

  • Verena Pausder

    Fox & Sheep – CEO and founder of Fox and Sheep GmbH. She is opening digital labs for kids and families across Germany to teach kids coding and robotics.

  • Vladimira Teskova

    TeskaLabs – COO at TeskaLabs- TeskaLabs deliver the kinds of solutions that provide organizations an efficient way to protect their IT infrastructure.

  • Yana Vlatchkova

    Swipes – COO at Swipes Incorporated- She is a highly experienced young entrepreneur and has thorough passion in marketing.

  • Yasmin de Giorgio

    The Grassy Hopper –Founder of vegan foods The Grassy Hopper, Yasmin has found her craving in serving worth food to vegans.

  • Zara Martirosyan

    inKin – CEO & Co-founder of inKin Social Fitness Platform, which offers all health related programs.

  • Elizabeth Varley

    TechHub- is the originator and CEO of TechHub. The global tech start-up community is headquartered in the UK, and functions TechHubs in seven cities around the world.

  • Ida Tin

    Clue-she is the co-founder and CEO of Clue, the world’s fastest budding female health app. Berlin-based Clue helps you understand your cycle so you can discover how to live a full and healthy life.

  • Jessica Butcher

    Blippar- is the London-based co-founder and Director of Blippar – the world’s leading visual browser, connecting enlarged reality and image-recognition technology.

  • Judith Clegg

    TakeOut- is the creator & CEO of London and New York based invention and strategy consultancy Takeout. She’s also an investor and advisor in a range of startups including True Office, Onalytica, NSFWcorp and Sofarsounds.

  • Zsuzsa Kecsmar

    Antavo – Co-founder & COO at Antavo, a loyalty management platform for B2C retailers and brands. Former journalist awarded by the European Commission.

  • Karoli Hindriks

    Jobbatical – Founder at Jobbatical.com. She founded her firstcompany at the age of sixteen (officially becoming the youngest inventor of Estonia).

  • Liat Mordechay Hertanu

    24me – Co-Founder | Marketing & Business Development at 24me, an award winning Personal Assistant platform which is named byApple as ‘Best of App Store’, and featured by Google, Apple, Amazon and more.

  • Virginie Simon

    MyScienceWork – CEO&Founder of MyScienceWork, whch is the global scientific platform.

  • Steffi Czerny

    DLD- is the co-founder and Managing Director of DLD, one of the world’s most exclusive events for topics like digital life, future design and entrepreneurship. Steffi and her company DLD Media are based in Munich.

  • Justine Roberts

    MumsNet -is a London-based entrepreneur and the CEO of Mumsnet, the UK’s most popular parenting website, and Gransnet, a sister site dedicated to the over-50s.

  • Kaidi Ruusalepp

    Funderbeam- is the founder and CEO of Funderbeam, a marketplace where startups get funded and traded across borders. Estonia-based Funderbeam combines startup analytics, investing and trading on the secondary market.

  • Kinga Stanislawska

    Venture Capital firm Experior Venture Fund- is the founder and Managing Partner of the Warsaw-based Venture Capital firm Experior Venture Fund, which manages PLN 80 million and has made 16 investments to date.

  • Lisa Lang

    ElektroCouture- is the founder and CEO of Berlin-based ElektroCouture – the first agency to pioneer bespoke innovative electronic wearable technology for the fashion industry. She’s also an evangelist of the Berlin Geekettes.

  • Mar Alarcon Batlle

    SocialCar.com- is the founder and CEO of SocialCar.com, a leading peer to peer car rental company (P2P carsharing) operating in Spain. She’s also a board member of Barcelona Tech City, Adigital and a mentor at Conector Accelerator.

  • MarLisa Terziman

    Fentury – Financial APIs, PSD2, Mobile Banking User Experience. FinTech & Start-Ups hooked. Being one of the reps of the idealistic generation, Lisa aims to raise customer arrangement & knowledge to the next level.

  • Liuba Pashkovskaya

    Red Rock Apps She is a founder of RedRocks App, which is a weight loss app.

  • Maja Mikek

    Celtra – CFO at Celtra Inc. She is a master of scheduling and managing corporations’ financial possessions.

  • Maria Martín

    Tiendeo – Co-founder at Tiendeo. She is a devoted tycoon and a business analyst.

  • Marta Esteve

    Soysuper – Founder and CEO of Soysuper.com, founder of Rentalia.com, co-founder Toprural.com

  • Maryna Kuzmenko

    Petiole – PhD, CEO Petiole- she has Ph.D. in Business Law, LL.M. with Merit in International Commercial Law and the good experience of work in M&A

  • Meryl Job

    Videdressing – Initiator of Videdressing, available for new specialized occasions. Growth, marketing, biz dev, general management.

  • Mette Lykke

    Endomondo – CEO at Too Good To Go, Entrepreneur. Endomondo is a social fitness community based on free real-time GPS following of running, cycling, and other distance-based sports.

  • Milda Mitkute

    Vinted – co-founder of Vinted, which is a leading p2p pre-loved fashion exchanging/trading app.

  • Natalie Masrujeh

    Teach ‘n Go – Co-founder and CTO at Teach’nGo, which is an online Student Management System for private tutors and small schools

  • Nina Angelovska

    Grouper – CEO & Co-founder at Grouper.mk- Won 1st prize at a national competition for most radical business plan in 2010 and got finance to start the business.

  • Nora Khaldi

    Nuritas – Founder and CSO at Nuritas. She is PhD in molecular evolution and bioinformatics as well as a master’s in mathematics.

  • Olga Peters

    QualySense – Chief Financial Officer, a Swiss company emerging a breakthrough technology that will alter the quality models of the agricultural commodities worldwide, improve quality and reduce waste of food globally.

  • Orit Hashay

    Brayola – Founder & CEO, Brayola – The World’s Smartest Personal Bra Shopper.

  • Pauline Laigneau

    Gemmyo – Cofounder & CMO at Gemmyo, a Modern jewelry brand based in Paris, France.

  • Raffaela Rein

    CareerFoundry – Raffaela Rein is the CEO and Co-Founder of CareerFoundry/ The UX School, one of the leading onlineschools for User Experience (UX), User interface (UI) and Voice User Interface (VUI) Design.

  • Rhona Togher

    Restored Hearing – CEO at Restored Hearing- which provides a real and cost effective solution to the problem of harmful noise in the workplace.

  • Rossi Mitova

    Farmhopping – CEO & Founder farmhopping. It bridges the gap between sustainable farms and city people all over the globe.

  • Sarah Wood

    Unruly – Co-Founder and CEO at Unruly- Sarah is a member of the London Mayor’s Business & AccelerateHER Advisory Boards and is a Technology Ambassador for London.

  • Sasha Olenina

    StudyQA –Founder of StudyQA, which is an online academic programs finder.

  • Silje Vallestad

    bSafe –

  • Sofia Pessanha

    Unbabel – COO at Care Revolutions. Care Revolutions is a marketplace for healthcare staff.

  • Sona Pohlova

    Ecocapsule – co-founder at nice&wise, co-founder and Product development director at Ecocapsule.

  • Stina Ehrensvard

    Yubico – Founded Yubico, and co-created the YubiKey and the FIDO U2F open authentication standard to enable a saferinternet for everyone.

  • Marie Helene Ametsreiter

    Speedinvest- is a Partner at the Vienna-based VC firm Speedinvest. She’s also part of the TV show “2 Minuten 2 Millionen“, the Austrian version of Shark Tank.

  • Natalie Massenet

    Net-a-Porter- founded Net-a-Porter back in 2000 in London as a website in magazine format for selling designer fashion. Today, Net-a-Porter employs over 3,000 people around the globe.

  • Paola Bonomo

    Italian angel investor- is an Italian angel investor who previously served as Member of eBay’s European leadership team, led the online business of Italy’s largest financial newspaper, and worked as Marketing Solutions Director at Facebook.

  • Anna Polishchuk

    Allset – Co-founder & COO at Allset. She has a passion for entrepreneurship and producing expedient and stunning products cultivating our lives.

  • Sissel Hansen

    StartUp Everywhere- Founder & CEO Startup Everywhere / Startup Guide- Young and ambitious entrepreneur with mind-set of learning by doing.

 

Though the European women entrepreneurs are less in number, they have done a commendable job in their respective fields. More motivation will definitely help them to outgrow outside of their regular warzone. In this post, we have tried to throw some light on the influential women entrepreneurs in Europe who are successful in their personal as well as professional lives.

I hope that you all will get motivated after reading their life’s story. In the end, I would like to conclude this post, with the beautiful line said by one more intellect women entrepreneur.

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

Being jobless is the most intense situation of life which you can’t avoid at times. The situation might arise due to sudden economic changes or your personal issues with the peers. Well, we cannot control everything in life, but there are a few things which fall under our control, and we can secure the desired job by managing them effectively. Here, we are talking about the very first impression set in the minds of the employer –Your Resume.

When you are seeking out for a new job, be careful with the mistakes you tend to make in your Job Application or RESUME. By focussing on the few vital aspects you can still lessen the stress of job hunting. We all know that Resume is the crucial element of any job search. A well-written job application will make you a beneficial product for the company by telling your strengths.

However advanced and high-tech the environment becomes, one should always know how to pull a compelling CV to get the preferred job. You must present yourself so competent, that the employer thinks twice before neglecting your silhouette. But only highlighting your one aspect is not enough, and you need to cover all the vital aspects of your professional life candidly.

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Let’s check out those Resume Mistakes which many candidates tend to make unknowingly.

1. Wrong Fonts, Bullets, Dimensions and Spacing

First things first. Whenever a person looks at your resume, he will first look at the overall manifestation while describing your professional and personal life. While preparing the resume, be careful about all the fonts used in various headings and sub-headings.

A proper spacing and framing of paras will always give a good impression in the eyes of scrutiniser. It will take them straight to that point which they are looking for. Always remember; the first reaction which you get is from the look of your resume. No one would even understand the subject matter if you ignore the basics.

2. First things put in last

This is a pervasive mistake which most of us commit while putting the main pointers of the resume. Before designing your resume, go through the tips from the experts and keep that information first which is essential from the reader’s point of view. For example, as per the perfect resume’s layout the personal details are written first, then the summary, highlights and later the experiences and background.

The sequence-wise division of the resume’s components will help the scrutiniser to get a better vision of your achievements and other essential details. So, it is necessary to follow a particular format to sort out the job application’s subject matter as per the priority.

3. Too much boasting

I have seen many CVs that only describe the achievement of the applicant rather than focussing on the overall professional traits. An employer will not judge you solely on the basis of the certificates and awards you have received, but also your outlook in various grounds. Even your hobbies and interests might sound interesting to the employer, or he might select you by your collective performance in other engagements.
Even lying and giving incorrect or abundant information might give a wrong impression about you. So, better try to be truthful and meticulous in your approach while writing a resume.

4. Being Jack of all trades and master of None

Often attempting one size fits all strategy doesn’t work at all. Remember the firm you are applying for and direct your application towards that. For example, if you are applying for a managerial job, try to plan the resume in that direction only.

Adding unnecessary details about your first clerical job or you sport career before this doesn’t make any sense. Always add those points which take the observer straight to the desired feature of yours.

5. Too long or too short resume

The candidates applying for a job often practice the same thing again and again. Either they make the application too protracted that it seems like a story, or make it too short that even main points are ignored. So, you need to balance the resume well with all the adequate and to the point info.

6. A wrong purpose

Most of the resumes’ which have the same or repeated objective, are discarded first by the employer first. Try to be simple in your approach, and just don’t copy someone’s lines to your application form. Come out with the most basic but original ideas of yours, so to make your resume more appealing to the eyes of the assessor.

Every examiner gets the first impression of yours by reading those few top lines written in your resume. So, be genuine and try to show your diligence for the organisation at max. A meaningful objective mentioned will give employers something specific about you and how it will work their company.

7. Don’t get Fancy

A resume is not an article to be posted for various audiences in the market. Try to keep it simple, readable and up to the mark. Including your information via charts, diagrams, or too many highlighting colors will not give a thoughtful look to your job application. And moreover, it will become a headache for the employer to understand the simple meaning of what you want to say.

So, include all the information under proper bullets and design your resume in such a way that the viewer gets straight to the point and understands what you want to say about yourself.

8. Not including low profile tasks done

Most of us are of the impression that a resume including all the great errands done in the past must be included. But that’s not true. One has to be more observant about the small but important jobs done in the past, as these sometimes influence more to the employer than other big jobs served. For example, including a trivial role done to raise charity for an NGO will give a strong positive impact of yours stating your social responsibility towards the society.
You must also not include the past job issues with the boss or the colleagues of the previous firm. This might raise the ears of the interviewer and make him think twice before employing you. The soft and social skills gained from the earlier tasks only prove to be beneficial for any organisation who want to hire you.

9. Missing the use of right words

It is often noticed that resumes’ lack right phrases on the part of contender. No first and third person pronouns should be used to make the resume well turned-out. Even one should avoid words like- “Responsible for” or I did”; instead use words like “took part” or “resolved situations as a part of organisation”, etc. These words always show that you are prepared to work in and as a team.

Final Thought

All the points given above must be considered while preparing your next or first job’s CV. So, don’t commit these mistakes and you will surely leave a great impression on the minds of the interviewer. If you are careful about these slipups, then your resume will definitely rise over the above.

Do you think anything missing ? if yes then free feel to write your comment.

If you think you know the country Germany all so well, you need to think twice, here in this article, I will be giving out 30 solid facts that you may not know about Germany.

  1. Germany happens to be one of the world leaders in Energy and Climate Policies: 33% of the country now lives on renewable energy. In 2011 they came to a consensus to shut down all nuclear stations by the year 2022. They have plans to replace them with renewable energies and storage for electricity.
  2. A homosexual is allowed to adopt in Germany: It is illegal to criticize or discriminate a gay or lesbian in Germany. Also, berlin happens to be the third biggest gay city in the whole of Europe with a total of about 300,000 homosexuals. The German legislation allows on civil union for homosexuals and not marriage. Also, they are only allowed ‘successive adoption’. They can’t adopt as a couple, but the can both adopt the same child individually.
  3. The biggest folk festival in the world is in Munich Oktoberfest: It all stated in 1810 when crown Prince Ludwig celebrated his wedding to Princess Terese on the 12th of October. The festival actually starts in the last week of September, and this is one festival where the beer never runs out.
  4. In 2012, Angela Merkel became the second most powerful person in the world: She has already occupied the position of most powerful woman in the world. Then in 2012, Forbes magazine named her the second most powerful person in the world. She has occupied the position of German chancellor since 2005. In 2009, Mattel created a Barbie doll of Angela Merkel to celebrate Barbie’s 50th anniversary.
  5. Smoking in public places is illegal but drinking is legal: in the year 2007, it was passed into law that citizens must not smoke in public places, buildings and on public transport. You can only drink alcohol in public.
  6. Germany ranks second in the league of beer consumers in Europe: Sequel to Czech Republic, Germany happens to be the second biggest consumer of beer in Europe. In the year 2013, Germany consumed a total of 2.55 billion gallons of beer, this happens to be the lowest since 1990. Germany has over 1200 breweries and over 5000 different brands of beer.
  7. Germany is a world leading book nation: Germany publishes about 94,000 books annually. German poet and theologian Johann Rist was the author of one of the first magazines to be published (Erbauliche Monaths-Unterredungen). Germany also happens to have one of the most important book publishing events in the world; the International Frankfurt Book fair.
  8. Germany as the most cultural places and activities in the world: In Germany, more people attend exhibitions rather than football matches. Germany has more art galleries, museums, and exhibition halls than any other country in the world. As at 2013, Germany has 8,800 libraries, 130 professional orchestras, 820 theatres, and 6,200 museums.
  9. Germany ranks high in largest car manufacturers in the world: Germany happens to be the manufacturers of the following popular brands of cars; Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Volks Wagen. In 2015, Germany sold a total of 6million cars.
  10. SME’s make up about 52% of Germany’s total economy: The number of work force for these SMEs sum unto about 14million people. Research shows that 4 out of every 5 trainees work in SMEs. Research also shows that 99% of German companies are SMEs (Small and Medium- sized Enterprise).
  11. Germany has the strongest economy in EU: Germany has excelled in so many fields including having a solid and formidable economy with a GDP of $3.84trillion. They are also the number 4 in the world behind the US, china and Japan.
  12. Germany has very low unemployment rate: In 2015, Germany adopted a minimum wage system. Men work mostly full-time, while women mostly with children usually work part-time. Research show that, as at 2016; Youth unemployment rate was at 7.7%, normal unemployment rate was at 4.2%, and more than 50% of people (43.3million) with the age grade of 15-64 were under employment.
  13. Germany has a formidable educational system: Following the OECD’s PISA scale, students in Germany score higher than average. Unlike the 74.2% in the EU, 86% of adults in Germany between 25-64years have a minimum of a high school diploma.
  14. Germany has the largest zoo in the world: Berlin’s Zoologischer Garten happens to be the largest zoo in the world. In addition to having the largest zoo in the world, Germany also have more than 400 registered zoos and about 700 facilities. These facilities include; safari parks, animal reserves, bird parks, aquariums, wildlife parks, and zoological gardens.
  15. Germany has a high life expectancy rate: The Global AgeWatch Index 2015 ranked Germany 4th out of 96 countries for best countries for the elderly people and their well-being. Over 26% of the country’s population is above the age of 60. Life expectancy in Germany is 83 for men and 78 for women.
  16. Germany tops EU population chart: Currently Germany has a population of about 80.9 million; this population however is in decline. UN predict for this to drop to about 67 million by 2060. 40% of houses in Germany are single-person households. Germany also has one of the lowest birthrates in the world.
  17. Some of the most popular inventions in the world are credited to Germans: Invention such as these can be accredited to the Germans; LCD screen, Walkman, jet engine, motorcycle, automobile engine, differential gear, insulin, pocket watch, paraffin, light bulb, automated calculator, and automobile.
  18. Germany has the second most Punctual Large airport in the world: The Airport in Munich happens to be the second most punctual airport in the world, sequel to the Tokyo airport. This report comes from OAG.
  19. Germany is also famous for thinkers and poets: Germany can boast of the following people; Beethoven, Goethe, and Bach. Composers such as; R. Strauss, Handel, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Wagner, and Brahms. Also, these great philosophers were also Germans; Heidegger, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Hegel, and Kant.
  20. Germany has changed its capital seven times: Germany’s capital city has moved between these cities till date; Aachen (during the Carolingian Empire), Regensburg, Frankfurt-am-Main, Nuremberg, Berlin, and Weimar (unofficially, during unrest in Berlin), Bonn (and East Berlin), and, since 1990, Berlin again.
  21. The German language has the most native speakers in Europe: In addition to being the most populated county in the EU, they also have the highest number of people speaking a native language in Europe. The German language was the once the lingua franca for central, eastern and northern Europe.
  22. Germany was formerly a group of small kingdoms, and duchies: 300 crown princes’ came together to form what we know today as Germany in 1648. This was called the “Peace of West Phalia”. In 1701 the name was changed to Prussia, in 1815 the name was changed to Germanic confederation, and in 1871 it was changed to German confederation
  23. Germany consumes over 800million Currywurst annually: This special sausage usually served with a spicy sauce has become a tradition in Germany today. The city of berlin alone consumes over 7 million Currywurst annually. The love for this snack moved the Germans to create a museum for it.
  24. Higher education is free in Germany even for foreigners: In the year 2014, the German confederation passed a bill into law. Bachelor’s degree for all public universities was going to be free of charge. The politicians thought it to be socially unjust to have to pay for higher education.
  25. The Second World War led to the origination of Fanta in Germany: The trade embargo during the Second World War which stopped the importing of Coca-Cola led the head of Coca-Cola in Germany to make a another drink making use of leftover materials such as apple pomace and whey. This drink is what we know as Fanta today.
  26. The country Germany has a right to pick what name you give your child: According to the German constitution, you cannot give your child a name that doesn’t belong to a gender; neither can you use a family name as first name. As at 2014, Sophie and Maximillian were the most popular names for children in Germany.
  27. It’s a criminal offence to run out of fuel in the German Autobahn: You can be fined or receive as much as a 6months license suspension if you are park on the highway because of an empty tank. It is also a criminal offence to run or walk on the highway. You would pay as much as 90Euros as fine.
  28. It is Legal to break out of jail in Germany: In Germany, prisoners have the right to break out of jail, as it is not a criminal offence to escape jail. But if you damage any property, or injure anybody during the course of their escape.
  29. Berlin has more bridges than Venice: The capital city of berlin has the biggest water network in Europe. Berlin has around 180km of mobile water, 59.8 square kilometer of water. Research also shows that the city of berlin has 960 bridges.
  30. Germany pioneered the Daylight Saving Time (DST): The DST first occurred during the World War 1 in 1916. It was actually put in place to preserve energy. It is also called Summer Time.

What am I missing here? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it in!