Virtual Team Building Activities

December 18th, 2020|Advice, Business Advice|

At a time when teams are working from home with limited social interactions, keeping the team’s spirit becomes a new kind of challenge.  While working from home has many perks, the physical distance of remote work can quickly create poor communication in your team. Sound familiar? According to research, remote employees have weaker relationships with [...]

LinkedIn Profile Creation: Best Practices

December 8th, 2020|Advice, Career Advice|

Did you know that in Bulgaria from about 3,243,187 people of the working population there are 663,522 registered LinkedIn accounts? That makes 20.5% of the working population that possess a LinkedIn profile. With that, Bulgaria ranks number 29 in the relative usage over 44 European countries. Another interesting fact is that worldwide only 24% of [...]

7 Recruiter Tips for a Successful Relationship with Hiring Managers

August 5th, 2020|Advice, Business Advice|

Hiring usually involves three parties: a candidate, a recruiter, and a hiring manager. Yet, when analyzing the hiring process, we tend to focus more on the relationship between the first two parties. Nevertheless, as recruiters, we know very well that the influence of the hiring manager on the candidate experience and the final result is [...]

The Future of Graphic Design: 6 Trends You Need to Know

February 11th, 2020|Advice, Business Advice, Career Advice|

The graphic design industry is changing and evolving with the times and the trends that prevail in the competitive market. Now that the start of the new decade is well underway, consumer trends are once more shaping the world of digital marketing and content creation, and of course, reshaping the face of graphic design as [...]

How to Become a Stellar Conversationalist

October 1st, 2019|Advice, Career Advice|

Part 1: 5 question types to boost your communication skills Communication is the key to mutual understanding and respect. In today’s information age, communication and listening skills can be one’s greatest asset for finding the best career, expanding knowledge, building stronger relationships with family and friends along with many other benefits. Asking the right question [...]

A Brief Guide to Interview Preparation for Recruiters

September 26th, 2019|Advice, Business Advice|

Yes, you read that right! It is common sense that you need to prepare for the job interview if you are the candidate, however, interview preparation is equally important for the recruiter. Not only is applying for a job a two-way process nowadays, but also the recruiter is usually the first point of contact and, [...]

9 + 9 lessons about running your own business

September 16th, 2019|Advice, Business Advice|

Seems like nowadays everybody wants to be a manager or to become self-employed. Being an entrepreneur sounds so tempting with promises for success, power, financial independence, and freedom. But is it actually that great? Our managing partner Martin Konstantinov started PFG Bulgaria 9 years ago. For this period he has learned his fair share of [...]

Personal Items at the Workplace

February 6th, 2019|Advice, Career Advice|

Personalizing your work space can make a huge difference for your motivation and mood at the office, especially during those busy, crazy days. Having items at work that remind you of happy times, of home and of your family and friends is a great custom which has lasted in time in spite of all the [...]

Should Your Coworkers Become Your Friends?

January 22nd, 2019|Advice, Career Advice|

There is a reason we use two different words for people we work with and people we enjoy spending our spare time with. The first fall into the category of people we did not exactly choose to spend time with, but we have to because we work at the same place. The latter fall into [...]

10 Must Have Soft Skills for Software Developers

January 9th, 2019|Advice, Career Advice|

The definition of soft skills is: “Personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.” Keeping in mind this definition we could say that all jobs require more or less the same set of soft skills. Yet, software developers usually work individually and only periodically communicate about the work with their [...]