The Ultimate Executive Career Guide

The Internet is full of valuable and free materials on career management: interview guides, tips on how to write best CVs, etc. While the variety of sources comes in handy, it can also be confusing and raise questions on the quality or credibility. Fortunately, to spare you the effort of digging through the Internet and looking for the right source, we’ve found the best materials for you.
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The worst & the best C-level CVs

If writing a CV is so easy, why do most CVs we receive from experienced managers and (senior) executives contain most basic mistakes?

We were asked to review a CV by 376 experienced managers since 1.1.2017. 424 times in 2016… a total of 1530 times since 2014.

Here is the data for 2017 only. If the CVs were graded on a scale from 0 to 10, with 10 being the highest score: Read more

Everything you should know about Outplacement

A comprehensive summary on general Outplacement Services and current market trends with an editable checklist for free download, here.

The Power of a Thank You Note

You are finally done with one more interview and honestly think that you are blessed that it is over by now. Is it? Do you think it is good enough only to stand out during the interview and just wait for the interviewer to contact you? According to Amy Segelin, President and co-owner of Chaloner, there is one important step you may tend to forget about: a prompt follow-up.
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CV & Project Portfolio for Project Managers

What makes a good CV? Oh well, we could write lots of books on this topic (actually, we have written one already, you can download a free version here: Job Hunting Director).

Now, how do application documents prepared for Project Managers differ from the others? Read more

Agility by Design: a summit for inspiring and inspired market leaders

This is for all executives, especially based in Warsaw (or who are within comfortable flying distance) who think this (every time they see a great event / conference in the US or a place that is usually not that easy to reach):
“I’d love to go, but it’s too far away.”
“I really want to see that speaker… they never come to Europe or [fill in your country].”
“I’ll go next time.”
“This sounds great. Oh… I’d need to take 4 days off.”

This time there are no excuses, as the conference “Agility by Design” brings to Warsaw remarkable speakers who Read more

Project Managers on the job market: threats and opportunities

Career Angel Izabela Michaliszyn spoke at the II Project Management Forum about the job market for Project Managers:

  • Who are Project Managers competing with on the job market?
  • What salaries can they expect?
  • (Not)great examples of PM CVs
  • Project Portfolio as a CV supplement
  • Project Manager at an interview – most common mistakes

Here are the answers in short: Read more

Never sign an offer letter before checking these 10 things

Finally: after weeks / months of sending out CVs and interviewing, you receive an offer letter. What do you do? Sign it…? Stop!
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Your definition of a successful career is wrong!

What influences how we manage our careers?
Why do we choose one offer over another?
Is it really bad to stay 12 years at the same company?
Should we denounce people who change jobs frequently?
What about buying into the rat race?
Does it make you happy to climb the corporate ladder?
You really prefer atmosphere & people over money & prestige? Read more

3 events worth mentioning: April, May & June 2017

We usually don’t advertise anything unless we really believe in its added value and high quality. We’ve selected one event per month: Read more