Challenge Accepted

About the initiative: we provide a safe space for experienced managers in Warsaw (to start with) who have accepted the challenge of looking for a job (actively or passively) so that they can exchange their experiences, support each other through listening, kind words or information and inspire each other.

Upcoming topics:
16.7. HR Directors – Q&A in “full disclosure” mode (guests / panel)
30.7. When job hunting lasts more than 6 months (case)
27.8. LinkedIn for job hunters (workshop) Read more

[WAW] Challenge Accepted

O inicjatywie: tworzymy bezpieczne miejsce/przestrzeń dla doświadczonych managerów w Warszawie – którzy przyjęli wyzwanie szukania pracy (aktywnie i pasywnie) – by mogli wymieniać się swoimi doświadczeniami; wspierać się przez słuchanie, dobre słowo lub informacje; wzajemnie się inspirować.

Tematy w najbliższym czasie:
18.6. (F)Acing interviews (case)
16.7. HR Director – Full Disclosure (gość)
30.7. Gdy szukanie pracy trwa dłużej niż 6 miesięcy (case)
27.8. LinkedIn dla szukających pracy (warsztat)
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Best 5 videos on Career & Job Search

If you are not into reading but prefer your content in video form – this is definitely for you. For all others, read the transcript. With all the content on the www, it’s difficult to find the really good stuff. If you are just a little bit as busy as us, we always wonder, “Will it be worth our time?”.

These 5 videos – assuming that you are career-aware and are (thinking about) looking for a job – are worth it. In order of viewing:

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The Job Hunting Strategy

Job hunting is not as difficult as we tend to imagine. However: fortune favours the prepared!

You need to do your homework. To start with ask yourself: Read more

What I learned from 32 grueling interviews

About this TED talk: What’s less fun than a job interview? Try doing it again. And again. And again. Ashwini endured 32 interviews before she landed a job and kept notes on every experience and lesson along the way. Ranging from funny to unbelievable, she shares what she learned (Lesson 3. don’t wear green) and shows what it’s like to search for work as an aspiring businesswoman in India.
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Job Interview Preparation Strategies: What To Do And What To Skip

From Forbes: a job interview is not just any conversation – the stakes are high, the employer is probing you, there is a lot of material to cover in a short amount of time.

Here are 5 preparation strategies to ensure you’re at your best for your next interview. To read the article, click here

What makes us feel good about our work?

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by
making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

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How to make work-life balance work

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

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Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume

Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the “Scrapper” a chance. As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace.

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Why you will fail to have a great career

In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.

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