Are you on a headhunter’s blacklist?

An oldie but goodie: Are you on a headhunter’s blacklist, graylist? You might now be sitting thinking, “Nobody – especially experienced managers – in their right mind would do that.” Allow us to ensure you: Yes, they would. Don’t be one of them and read this post that Read more

Self-handicapping: don’t fall in that trap

A person who is looking for a job has one main goal: to find one. It would seem that they will do their best and will put the maximum amount of effort in the seeking process to achieve that goal. Read more

We are hiring!

Career Angels conquering Europe! Do you know an active or former recruitment consultant worth recommending? Are you one yourself thinking about a change in your career? Read more

Supervisory Board Membership – the how to

Earlier this year, Albert Froom, Managing Partner of Leaders Trust, accepted an invitation from Accord Group ECE to come to Warsaw and share his expertise on Supervisory Board trends in Europe. Read more

Do you have a horoscope CV?

We recently spotted an article published by Dariusz Uzycki: a brilliant post on how candidates get their (on and offline) CVs very wrong by trying to be appealing to a wide range of people on the job market. Read more

I am an executive. It is not proper to send my CV directly.

To make a long story short – let’s look at the numbers: reviewing our statistics for 2015, speculative application (sending your CV directly to your potential superior) has been the most effective way of looking for a job as it generated 50% of accepted job offers whilst Executive Search firms generated 30%, and Networking 20% respectively. Read more

Career advice no one tells you

Raghav Haran, a marketer and entrepreneur – also founder of Land Any Job You Want – shares 11 pieces of career advice no one tells you. The main lessons from the article: Read more

The curse of being too successful

At Career Angel, we have the privilege to work with experienced managers across Europe. 2/3 are members of local or international management boards or report to one. Most of them have an MBA or a PhD or equivalent executive trainings with the top business schools. Some of them are regularly in the media because of their business successes and are THE top managers in the respective countries.

That gives us the unique opportunity: Read more

Do you interview like a master?

We had a summary call with one of our clients the other day:
Career Angel, “How is your job search going? I saw that you had 8 interviews during the last 4 weeks.”
Client, “It’s really bad. Nothing concrete.”
Career Angel, “But you’ve had 24 interviews over the past 3 months.”
Client, “No, no… I had only 4 real interviews. The other ones were just general calls or meetings.”
[Note: our client actually generated 2 job offers, one of which was accepted.]

First things first. What is an interview? Read more