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

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