Hard skills versus soft skills

We hire for hard skills. We fire for soft skills. Rick Stephens, Senior Vice President of HR, The Boeing Corporation Hard skills refer to what a person is capable to do practically according to one’s training in specific fields while soft skills describe one’s ability to communicate with other people, to persuade, to handle tasks

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HOW TO DEAL WITH FAILURE

Perhaps just reading the word ‘failure’ made you flinch. Any vivid, haunting memories come to mind? We identify failure with a lack of success and tend to take it very personally but most importantly, negatively. Yet such a view is not warranted.  Failure deserves to be redefined.  Failure deserves to not seem so demoralising.  Failure

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5 memorable Aspire quotes- summer ’21

“Who is your role model?” No matter how common yet insightful interview question this is, all the Aspire alumni would find it difficult to look for the right answer to it. Why? Because every speaker at the summer program was a veritable addition to our people-to-look-up-to list. Our role models are those humans that inspire

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How to write a successful Aspire application

Did you know that Aspire only accepts 15% to 20% out of the total number of applications? But don’t you worry! I am here to break to you a couple of secrets that will for sure make the recruitment team consider yours. Submitting your application to Aspire marks the first stage to pass until you

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Aspirers in the Spotlight – Bianca Negrea

We are excited to share with you the story of Bianca Negrea, Aspire Academy 2015 alumna, a people-oriented person with a problem-solving attitude and a lively spirit. She is currently using technology to automate marketing processes as a Campaign Manager in the Digital Marketing Department at LeasePlan, a leader in the Car-as-a-Service industry. Her great

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Aspire Accomplishments 2020: adapt, innovate, transform

Every September we start a new Aspire year with new plans, hopes and ideas. We turn ideas into plans, plans into projects and projects into means to reach our goals and objectives. September is also the moment when we think about the things we did, the projects we brought to life during this Aspire year. I’m excited to share with you briefly our Aspire accomplishments between September 2019 and August 2020 as well as a glimpse into our future plans.

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Sebastian Patulea

Today we will continue the ‪#‎AlumniWednesday series in which we introduce to you one of our amazing alumni. Today will feature Sebastian Patulea, 2014 Aspire Academy Alumnus who graduated in Business Administration with Computing at The University of Kent, United Kingdom. He is currently doing his Masters in Finance and Investments at Rotterdam School of

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