Hidden Job Market Y18W34

This week we’ve researched job ads for executives across Europe and have found gems like the following:

  • 2x General Manager
  • Country Marketing Director @ Huawei Consumer Business Group
  • People Partner Tech
  • CFO @ Spryker
  • Process R&D Manager @ Umicore

Here the full list:

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Outplacement – from the participant’s point of view

According to the very definition of outplacement, despite the undeniable advantages for companies, the service is essentially about helping employees.

What do they expect from outplacement?

In 2016 a survey was conducted among companies in Poland, which started or where about to start an outplacement program. The companies were asked about what their employees value / valued most in the offered services. According to Izabela Michaliszyn who summarized the results:
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How to effectively work with headhunters

Let’s first understand what part headhunters play when looking for a job. We define 4 steps which constitute the basic structure of the job search process. The steps are as follows:

  • Goal: determine what your dream / target job should be like
  • USP: discover your strengths that’ll help you stand out on the job market
  • Documents: adapt your application documents and LinkedIn profile
  • Interviews: generate interest and job offers using ALL for channels:
    • Networking
    • Direct application (contacting decision makers directly)
    • Headhunters ← this is where recruiters come in!
    • (Online) job ads

Our statistics from 2012 – 2017 show that contacting Executive Search firms accounts for 18-23% of accepted job offers. In other words: worth doing!

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