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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Pursuing a career in acting, like most fields, requires perseverance and a strong belief in yourself Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an actor? As with other artistic pursuits, it is not just about talent; acting requires skill, and skill requires training – intensive training. Th at is what Vienna’s English Theatre, which has been giving English-speaking...
An employment consultant with 20 years’ experience has some advice for landing your dream job in Vienna. Want to work in Vienna? Finding a job as a foreigner may not be easy, and it surely takes perseverance and realism, consultant Andreas Vetr says, but with the right skill set and passion for the job, it can be done. Vetr, a managing...
hospitality
Planning a new career? The tourism and hospitality sector is booming and offers a wide variety of options. Trying to push past hordes of tourists in the narrow streets of Vienna’s city center can be a physical challenge, but consider this: catering to these millions of visitors could be your new career path. Tourism and leisure account for about 16% of...
The Danube powers many an industry on its way to the Black Sea, from hydropower to high-volume logistics Flowing through 10 countries – from the Black Forest to the Black Sea – the Danube River has unified a Central European population of some 83 million people of otherwise very different cultures and nationalities. Its waters are a direct source for...
career transition
Is a midcareer transition madness? It might change your life for the good. Abandoning a 10-year career as an opera singer in Australia to reinvent himself as a personal development trainer posed an immense challenge to David Corcoran’s sense of self. “I have been singing since the age of 23 ... as a tenor, but I often felt frustrated with singing...
From the Wachau’s Grüner Veltliner to Vienna’s Gemischter Satz, Austrian wines have reinvented themselves onto the global stage. In the theater of wine, Austria is a character actor. It’s not France, not Italy or Spain – the top three – who together produce almost half of all the world’s wine. But a player it is all the same, offering a dramatis personae of variety and interest,...
jobs united nations
It often seems impossible for an outsider to get a job at the UN. But is it really? “No,” said Linda Starodub, who recently retired from 30 plus years in the UN system, half of it in human resources, “but… it’s complicated.” There are two basic strata of jobs: There is GS (General Service) and P (Professional). Each UN organization has...
New modes of transport are trying to change the way we travel. But are they really a match for Austria’s time-tested infrastructure? Austria’s trains and buses are almost always on time, and Vienna’s public transport system is the envy of cities the world over. Vienna’s cabbies drive spotless Mercedes-Benz taxis.Citybikes are convenient and free for the first hour. When it comes to transportation, commuters want predictability and convenience....
blockchain
Everyone’s talking about blockchain – that mysterious new technology inherently linked to cryptocurrencies. The more it seeps into the public debate, the more we focus on its implications for society in general. We’ve seen that digitalization empowers the crowd, the power of the crowd lies in participation and participation is a fundamental pillar of democracy. But to participate, we need transparency, otherwise how would we know...
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