Why we are Career Angels (Reasons 11-15)

All Career Angels have made a conscious choice when selecting sides… the candidate’s side. In other words: we assist individuals who are looking for jobs or planning their careers. Why them? Why not stay in recruitment? HR Consulting? Corporate HR department? Below are the next 5 reasons.

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Hidden Job Market Y17W38

If you are rather actively looking, you want to access the so-called “hidden job market” – opportunities that:

  • rarely see the “light of the Internet”
  • are distributed by word of mouth
  • are shared on intranets
  • are handled by Executive Search firms
  • are difficult to find; e.g.: You are a CEO in Germany with experience in Italy, Spain and Romania. You are open to relocating to these countries. Consequently, you look at job ads on LinkedIn for the locations: Italy, Spain, Romania. Switching sides: a company that you would love to work for posts an ad for GM that could be based in Hungary, Romania or Bulgaria. As LinkedIn job ads are expensive, they choose to publish the job ad for Hungary, mentioning in the text that it is also available for Romania and Bulgaria. In other words. You would miss that. Supply and demand do not meet.

Once a week we take the time and review websites that publish “real” job ads, and we make sure to find gems like the above that would otherwise go unnoticed. Below what we’ve found this week:

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CVs & Age Discrimination

This topic returns regularly: age discrimination when searching for a job.

In order to be successful at job hunting, the stats tell us that experienced managers who are 50+ need:

  • approx. 2 weeks longer to find a job
  • to build longer target lists of companies when applying
  • to be more selective / thoughtful when preparing said list

There are also tips on how to improve the CV, in order not to scream “I’m close to retirement”:
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Why we are Career Angels (Reasons 6-10)

All Career Angels have made a conscious choice when selecting sides… the candidate’s side. In other words: we assist individuals who are looking for jobs or planning their careers. Why them? Why not stay in recruitment? HR Consulting? Corporate HR department? Below are the next 5 reasons.
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Hidden Job Market Y17W37

If you are rather actively looking, you want to access the so-called “hidden job market” – opportunities that:

  • rarely see the “light of the Internet”
  • are distributed by word of mouth
  • are shared on intranets
  • are handled by Executive Search firms
  • are difficult to find; e.g.: You are a CEO in Germany with experience in Italy, Spain and Romania. You are open to relocating to these countries. Consequently, you look at job ads on LinkedIn for the locations: Italy, Spain, Romania. Switching sides: a company that you would love to work for posts an ad for GM that could be based in Hungary, Romania or Bulgaria. As LinkedIn job ads are expensive, they choose to publish the job ad for Hungary, mentioning in the text that it is also available for Romania and Bulgaria. In other words. You would miss that. Supply and demand do not meet.

Once a week we take the time and review websites that publish “real” job ads, and we make sure to find gems like the above that would otherwise go unnoticed. Below what we’ve found this week:

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Dream job after 50

This senior pharma professional shared via SpenglerFox how he approached being made redundant and how he ended up at his dream job after 50.

Here a teaser:
About him: after almost 20 years in commercial roles in pharma he found out a year in advance that his role would be made redundant. After unsuccessfully applying internally to roles, he used this moment to carry out a detailed self-evaluation of his professional skills and experiences.

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Old (career) advice on a market with new rules?

It’s hard to imagine, but there is a report that we are excited about:
“Rewriting the rules for the digital age”
2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends

It is the best paper that we have found and read on how the different players on the market are dealing with the digital age. It perfectly compares the old with the new rules.

Aside from the fact that you, experienced managers, have to be ready for the on-going changes as managers / leaders, you have to be ready as individuals who still want to have a career in 5 or 7 or 10 years. Quoting a fragment: Read more

Why we are Career Angels (Reasons 1-5)

All Career Angels have made a conscious choice when selecting sides… the candidate’s side. In other words: we assist individuals who are looking for jobs or planning their careers. Why them? Why not stay in recruitment? HR Consulting? Corporate HR department? Below are the first 5 reasons.
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Hidden Job Market Y17W36

If you are rather actively looking, you want to access the so-called “hidden job market” – opportunities that:

  • rarely see the “light of the Internet”
  • are distributed by word of mouth
  • are shared on intranets
  • are handled by Executive Search firms
  • are difficult to find; e.g.: You are a CEO in Germany with experience in Italy, Spain and Romania. You are open to relocating to these countries. Consequently, you look at job ads on LinkedIn for the locations: Italy, Spain, Romania. Switching sides: a company that you would love to work for posts an ad for GM that could be based in Hungary, Romania or Bulgaria. As LinkedIn job ads are expensive, they choose to publish the job ad for Hungary, mentioning in the text that it is also available for Romania and Bulgaria. In other words. You would miss that. Supply and demand do not meet.

Once a week we take the time and review websites that publish “real” job ads, and we make sure to find gems like the above that would otherwise go unnoticed. Below what we’ve found this week:

Read more