Realistic response rates in direct applications

Did you know that…
…70% of decision makers reply to unsolicited CVs?
…83% of headhunters schedule interviews with candidates that are actively looking for a job?
…92% of networking contacts eagerly help with job hunting tips and market insights?
…64% of candidates receive a reply from online job ads?

Of course not! Don’t believe in fairy tales.

Looking for a job requires: Read more

Career Angels @ Strefa Zmian

Last weekend Career Angels had a chance to participate once again in a truly inspiring event “Strefa Zmian”.

Lecture #1
Sandra Bichl held a workshop “A good CV, being…? The art of creating application documents”.
The workshop was very practical as we worked on Read more

The art of writing a cover/motivation letter

What do you want to achieve when sending your CV to a headhunter? Or directly to a company? You want to get hired, right? Wrong!

It’s as if you walked into a bar and asked the first man or woman that you like to marry you. What about dating? Having a coffee first? Getting to know each other? Every step might get you closer to a wedding. Same when looking for a job. Read more

3 standard interview questions that almost everybody gets wrong

Standard or tricky interview questions? Sounds familiar? As promised last week, we will further address the issue of tricky interview questions – or in today’s case: interview questions that seem standard but are not quite… and how to go about them.

Here are three of the most common standard questions that most experienced managers and executives get wrong: Read more

Interview questions you should NOT be asked

One thing that we always repeat our clients is: every job interview is a two-sided conversation. However, with the job market becoming more and more competitive, it is easy to forget about it; and some employers may become too confident & all powerful, which may lead them to try to take an advantage of their position.

There are some questions that no recruiter should be able to get away with. Depending on the country, some of them, like for example: Read more

Have some <3!

At Career Angels, every day we have the honor and pleasure to work with experienced managers across the globe, including the world’s top management. Our clients allow us to guide them through their job hunting struggles and frustrations, they let us into their personal space during Skype calls (sometimes we meet their kids or spouses). They share their plans and future goals so that we can support them to achieve them.

Thanks to the appreciation we receive every day from them, we’ve decided to launch an additional website about them:

Why is it worth visiting? Read more

Career Angels at the conference “Strefa Zmian – życie zawodowe” – once again!

Are you stuck in your current workplace?
Are your looking for a new job?
Do you want to start your own business?
Do you want to start your own business AND keep working at your current workplace?
Are you searching for ways to kick up your motivation & to get inspired?

If you have answered “yes” to any of the questions above, we’ve got something for you: Read more

Job market: what 2016 tells us about 2017

Some of you might have already seen and even read our freshly released Job Hunting Report for 2016. The most relevant page for job hunting managers with 10+ years of experience is page 4, right column: where do job offers that our clients have accepted come from. In other words: which channel is the most effective one?

Our clients and experienced managers who apply our method use the following channels to generate interest, interviews and consequently, ideally, job offers:

  • network
  • decision makers at approx. 50-90 selected companies (the number depends on the industry and seniority)
  • headhunters (30-40 per relevant market)
  • online jobs ads

We always recommend to focus on the first 3 channels, while only monitoring job ads on the Internet – this recommendation will not change drastically despite the following: Read more

Ex & reference checks: a different perspective

According to 85% of employers will check at least one of your references when offering you a position. Based on our experience, the vast majority of employers require an oral reference and definitely prefer that to a written one. That is why it is crucial to Read more

Are you an Independent Job Hunter?

Yes, are you…? In our previous post we’ve gathered a compilation of materials & articles on job hunting strategies and methods we share with our readers. Our materials help them to go through the job search process entirely on their own, provided that they have the time & willingness to do so. Read more