Education and Training

Language level: what do the acronyms A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 mean?

Education and Training

When you want to indicate your level in a foreign language, for example English or Spanish, on your CV, it is recommended to use the classification established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or CEFR. This classification evaluates a person's language level using a system of letters and numbers. But do you know what A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 mean?

27
Jan
2023

The minimum pension at 1200 euros in 5 questions

Education and Training

As part of the 2023 pension reform, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has announced a minimum pension of €1,200, equivalent to 85% of the net minimum wage. This promise, presented as a measure of 'social justice', has yet to be budgeted and raises several questions. We propose to decipher this government announcement in 5 questions.

19
Jan
2023

5 tips for learning English by reading

Education and Training

No matter what your age or level of English, it's never too late to improve your vocabulary in the language of Shakespeare! One of the best ways to do this is to read books in OV. Here are 5 practical tips for learning English by reading.

11
Jan
2023

The revaluation of the SMIC: how does it work?

Education and Training

On January 1, 2023, the monthly amount of the Smic will increase to €1,709 gross for 35 hours per week, or an hourly rate of €11.27. This automatic revaluation on January 1 follows several increases in the minimum growth wage during 2022. If you are wondering how the minimum hourly wage increases are calculated, read on for an explanation! We will detail how the revalorisation of the SMIC works.

19
Dec
2022

Tattoo parlour: 5 things to know about the tattooist's job

Education and Training

While tattooing is experiencing a real revival and is becoming more feminine, you may have a professional project to open your own salon. For all those who are tempted by this type of business creation, here are 5 things to know about the tattoo profession.

12
Dec
2022

The Christmas tree bag: a practical and supportive idea

Education and Training

December 25th is fast approaching. In many families, it is soon the time to buy and decorate the Christmas tree... If you choose a natural tree, think of equipping yourself with a tree bag: this practical and ecological product will allow you to do a good deed during this Christmas period.

07
Dec
2022

Soft skills: the 5 most sought-after skills by employers

Education and Training

People looking for a job do not always think of highlighting certain personal and relational qualities on their CV. And yet, these soft skills have become essential recruitment criteria. We have listed for you the 5 most sought-after skills by employers.

06
Dec
2022

Giving Tuesday: an international day of generosity

Education and Training

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 will be the third edition of Giving Tuesday, also called 'Mardi je donne' in French-speaking countries. As the holiday season begins, this international day calls on the public to be generous and to get involved with charities.

21
Nov
2022

Energy consumption: does telecommuting really save money?

Education and Training

Among the energy saving measures announced in early October 2022, the government recommends the use of teleworking in administrations. But does this measure really reduce energy consumption? For its detractors, it would only be a transfer of electricity and heating expenses from the company to the employees. Let's decipher a measure that is being debated.

10
Oct
2022

What are the risks of a passionate job?

Education and Training

For many young people or adults undergoing professional reconversion, turning a passion into a profession seems to be an ideal way to achieve professional fulfillment. Two out of five French people would like to turn a passion into a professional activity. And yet, loving one's work passionately is not without danger. We explain to you the risks of a passionate job.

06
Oct
2022
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