Job Hunting Obstacles and…

“Finding a new job” makes itself on the list of New Year’s Resolutions of managers and top executives around the world. If you are one of them, make sure you are aware of the obstacles that are ahead of you. Every one is explained on the next slides – in the most likely sequence of occurring (watch it full screen for best effects):

Job Hunting Obstacles 2014 from Career Angels

Job Hunting – a quick reminder

The end of the year is approaching fast and maybe some of you will make a New Year’s resolution to find a new job.

Job hunting is not as difficult as we tend to imagine, but you need to make some preparations beforehand and remember the most relevant points. Read more

How (not) to prepare for a first meeting

Assuming that you have read our previous “Free Materials”, you already know how to prepare a perfect online profile and how to take a good profile picture. You can definitely make a good 1st impression when someone googles you.

The pdf that you can download below is a useful checklist prior to the 1st contact and Read more

The Perfect CV

We are constantly asked whether we would share templates of recommended CV formats. Our answer to that is always, “No, we don’t use templates.” And we don’t use the same structure for every client, because every executive has a unique situation with a goal of their own. BUT what we do have is a set of rules that we abide by. And these we can share… so we prepared this presentation (watch it full screen for best effects):

The Perfect CV – Sharing our secret from Career Angels

How (not) to take your profile picture

A good photo should perspire with your personality and professionalism. In order to obtain a good one, you should first prepare well for the photo session (which you can definitely do at home!). We have already shared with you our tips concerning the preparations prior to a photo session. Now it is the time to share our tips concerning taking your profile picture. Read more

LinkedIN Profile: Instructions

Have you ever googled anyone? Yourself? Every detail on the Internet can work in favor of or against you. You want the former.

While you are reading this information headhunters are searching the Internet for candidates. Why haven’t they contacted you yet? Prior to your first meeting, your potential employer or their assistant will very probably google you. That is why it is very important to have a professional, quality online profile. Read more

Photo session: preparation tips

When we look at our computer screen while browsing the Internet our eyes tend to scan the website for information rather than read. Therefore graphical elements become even more important. On your online profile that would be your picture.

After a brief analysis:
– only 5% of used pictures on business social media sites would be graded A or B. Read more

Reference checks

According to Monster.co.uk 85% of employers will check at least one of your references when offering you a position. Do you know whom you can ask for them? What will your potential employer most probably ask about? How should you prepare your referee?

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How (not) to create your online profile

People you interact with on daily basis “google, bing and yahoo you” (they write your full name into one of these search engines), especially before your first meeting or even the first contact.
What they find influences what they think about you and sometimes even disqualifies you.

Some statistics:
– 83% of recruiters use search engines to learn about candidates. Read more

The decision maker’s email address

In 2012 50% of our clients accepted a job offer that was generated by directly contacting decision makers within their TOP20 companies. How can you obtain the e-mail address of e.g. the CEO of a company that does not disclose it on their website? Here you will find some useful tips that will make your search successful!

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