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How Tech Integration became Tech for Global Women in Berlin

How a Tech Integration project turned into Tech for Global Women in Berlin Two years ago, I created a program to address what I saw as a gap in existing social-tech initiatives in Berlin. With a background in Middle East...

Women in Tech, CVs and Compensation

FrauenLoop: Women in Tech, CVs, and Compensation   FrauenLoop Berlin recently hosted a Meetup called “Master the Art of Salary Negotiation.” It was a hands-on workshop bringing more than 40 people together with tech talent experts to receive individualized feedback on their CVs,...

When Getting Back to Work is a Military Manouvre

Although it often feels that way, it isn't only moms who struggle to re-enter the workforce: anyone with a lengthy gap in their employment history can face a rough return to professional work.

The Story of Your Life? — Adapting Your Résumé for the Globe

Résumés are cultural artefacts — often, they tell us more about the writer’s culture than we realize. DO'S & DONT'S Would you list your marital status and/or number of children on your professional summary? If you apply for a job in...

What Berlin’s tech scene has in common with US mail rooms

There’s a scene in the series ‘Mad Men’ where the ad team preps to pitch to Menken’s department store and a new face is brought forward. “I had to go all the way to the mail room to find...

Ambitious, educated refugees have a future in Germany (but not where people think)

Plenty of us "newcomers" to Germany share an inability to fit in. But Western tech workers and would-be tech workers in Berlin inhabit different worlds.