ICT Skills are girls’ best friend!

..said Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President responsible for the Digital Agenda Europe, during the Parliamentary Hearing « Girls in ICT Day 2013 » on 25 April 2013, co-organised by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the International Telecoms Union. The event aims to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider careers in the sector of technology. 
As part of the event, the European Parliament organised a hearing on « Women in ICT » around the topics of professional women in ICT careers and developing ICT skills for ICT jobs.
Neelie Kroes opened the Parliamentary hearing by stating that « Digital women are worth more than diamonds ». « Getting more women in ICT will enhance equality and competitiveness in an increasingly digital world ».
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of facebook, joined via tele-conference the Hearing and offered to the audience practical advice on how to unleash their full potential and achieve their goals.
Participants exchanged ideas on how to encourage young women take up leading role in both personal and professional level and make the most of every opportunity. Pursuing an ICT-related career was highlighted throughout the Hearing as a first-class opportunity to enhance women’s leverage in the digital world.

More information about Girls in ICT Day.

Social networks and e-reputation: the way to employment!

Recruitments are changing, as well for SME or for large companies. A CV and a motivation letter are not the only informations sources a recruiter looks when seraching for someone to engage.

Google is also the support for recruitments in SME, as when publishing an add, hundreds of CV are received. that means that now recruiters often do not want to publish anything and look through Google persons who could fill their needs. By the way, they also check everything wich can be found on the net : social networks and any published document to verify if the transversal competences are fulfilled. This search is also done by large companies inside the recruitment process, and if the image which is given by the e-reputation, or social networks activities (highly ranked by Google) does not fit with resume or needs, they remove the application.

Social networks and e-reputation have to be checked and valorised in all searches for a job !

Facebook, traffic source for news websites (France)

For some years now, Facebook has been investing in the Web and continues to attract new users. Its traffic has not stopped increasing, what level of traffic does this social network giant generate for other websites? The answer to this question for French news websites can be found in the study below.

On average for French news websites, Facebook accounts for nearly one visit out of 100 when all different traffic sources are considered…
As part of this study, we only took into consideration 12 leading French news websites audited by AT Internet solutions.

For overall traffic, after all different traffic sources have been considered, the average share of Facebook as a referrer for French news websites was 0.7% in March 2010. By way of comparison, Google’s share was 41.1%, in other words almost 60 times greater.

Study provided by AT-Internet