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This model looks at the recruitment process from two different angels – the applicant and the company side. The process itself is divided in three different phases – first steps, assessment process and the recruitment phase.

During the first "phase" the skilled worker gathers information and makes the decision to move. The extended Database, as well as the linked EURES website, help with job information, concrete workforce wanted and contact details to find a job abroad. In almost the same manner the region profiles and the mobility guides with information about the countries support to make a well informed decision.

The companies can use the Database when they search for a foreign worker in different ways as well. They can put information for specific jobs on the Database and wait for feedback of skilled workers or they use actively the profiles of workers to find the right person. The Competence profiles give additional information during the search for the right workforce.


During the second "phase" – preparation for the interview – the competence profiles will help individuals to receive more information about the specific requirements of the working field. The training tools which are linked on the project website can help as well to get prepared during the assessment process. On the companies side the assessment process includes the interviewing and the testing. During the testing of the prior learning and skills it can be useful to take the assessment of (non)formal competences into consideration.


During the recruitment phase the mobility guides and information about the legal rights abroad are practical tools for the applicants to get prepared before moving abroad. On the companies side information about necessary tools like language courses are helpful during the formal recruitment phase."

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