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

Career Memory – how is yours?

Working with our clients we discuss all phases of their careers: how present actions and decisions will influence future outcome, as well as how past successes have shaped who they are today.

It is interesting to observe how many experienced managers very clearly remember the first 5 years of their careers… even much better than the most recent two.

Their first boss. Their first responsibilities. Their first big projects. Their first big challenge. Their “firsts” in general. Read more

Job Hunting Virgin

Is it possible that…
… a 42 year old knows nothing about the job market?
… an accomplished CEO has survived without a LinkedIn profile?
… an experienced Sales Director has never spoken to a headhunter?
… a 54 year old does not even have a CV?

Of course it is. Why? Because as per definition, “a virgin is a person who Read more

Tools for Job Hunting & Networking

You probably know this feeling: you have tons of business cards piled up in all different places, email addresses scattered over various inboxes, and online profiles (like LinkedIn) filled with contacts you don’t know or don’t remember at all.

Let’s face it: as long as you have a job, networking – building & maintaining relationships – is often neglected. Read more