Hidden Job Market Y17W50

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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Tips from Candidate turned Headhunter

We like sharing articles and texts worth reading. Here is one more that was published under the title “Why Headhunters Don’t Return Your Calls”.

Allow us to quote one of the best fragments:

You need to accept the fact, that headhunters are retained by clients and not candidates. In other words, Read more

Hidden Job Market Y17W49

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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LinkedIn, LinkedIn, LinkedIn

We regularly hold lectures, workshops and webinars for (senior) executives, MBA students & alumni, sharing our knowledge about executive job hunting.

Recently we’ve had a chance to cooperate with Vlerick Business School and conduct a lecture on LinkedIn for one of their MBA classes.

We talked about:

  • the role of LinkedIn
  • the structure of the profile and how to optimize it especially for the job search
  • (almost) every single element of the profile
  • biggest mistakes
  • and the difference between a CV and a LinkedIn profile

Here a summary of the above: http://theperfectcv.eu/linkedin/

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Why we are Career Angels (Reasons 56-60)

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 Y17W48

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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Relocation & networking

Ready to relocate? Thinking about it?

Then let’s operate under the following 2 assumptions:
1) “Fortune favors the prepared”
2) You need to activate all 4 job channels – networking, direct application, headhunters, online job ads – to generate a job offer

Here some valuable tips on how to approach the networking part when relocating:
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