Changing roles & industries

How complicated is it to find a new job? It depends. Generally, there are three scenarios that we differentiate when it comes to complexity and duration of the job hunting process:

  • Standard: when looking for a job in line with one’s experience, competences and interest
  • Medium: when looking for a job in line with one’s competences BUT outside the key industry
  • Difficult: looking for a job outside one’s core industry and experience

Here are some real-life examples: Read more

Old (career) advice on a market with new rules?

It’s hard to imagine, but there is a report that we are excited about:
“Rewriting the rules for the digital age”
2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends

It is the best paper that we have found and read on how the different players on the market are dealing with the digital age. It perfectly compares the old with the new rules.

Aside from the fact that you, experienced managers, have to be ready for the on-going changes as managers / leaders, you have to be ready as individuals who still want to have a career in 5 or 7 or 10 years. Quoting a fragment: Read more

Taking Charge of Your Executive Job Search

AltoPartners shared their take on “Taking Charge of Your Executive Job Search”, explaining minutely how each stage of an ideal process looks like.

It touches, i.a. upon:

  • Ideal Job Preferences (IJPs)
  • CV
  • Pro-active Job Seeking Contact activities
  • Interview

Three things that we’d like to comment upon:

Comment #1
Under “Pro-active Job Seeking Contact Activities”, they list the activities from the most effective down to the least effective ones – finishing it up with cold contacting companies directly. As we’ve argued in the post “I am an executive, it’s not proper to send my CV directly”, this form of contact is actually one of the most effective ones. Find the full data for 2016 here:

Comment #2:
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Reply or delete – what does your email to recruiters cause?

Based on our statistics we know that under the assumption that

  • your CV is flawless & targeted
  • you’ve drafted a well-written and “good” cover email

between 30-50% of recruiters and decision makers WILL reply to your (unsolicited) application.

What does “good” mean?
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Job Search: international strategies to be a competitive candidate

We regularly hold lectures, workshops and webinars for (senior) executives, MBA students & alumni, sharing our knowledge about executive job hunting.

Recently we’ve had a chance to cooperate with MIP Politecnico di Milano and conduct a webinar about “Job Search: international strategies to be a competitive candidate” for their MBA students.

We talked about: Read more

Six Moar Ways too Write Your Application Good

This article by Jobbatical enlists some very, very basic mistakes that everyone should avoid if they don’t want to be crossed off the applicants list right away. We can’t say it often enough: most of the candidates underestimate the power of a well-written application while searching for a job! Don’t be one of them. 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

Job hunting for foreigners in Romania

Continuing our research on international job markets, Valeria Lebedieva asked Felicia Beldean, Managing Partner Romania & Bulgaria at TARGET Executive Search CEE to answer our questions regarding the Romanian job market.

Felicia, is there demand for foreign managers in Romania? What is expected of them?

Yes, there is a higher demand now, comparing to the situation 3-4 years ago. During the economical crisis in 2008 many multinational companies cut their budgets and replaced their expats in Romania with local people – usually internal promotions. Read more

Meet Top Business Schools One-to-One in Kyiv!

The Worldwide Leader in One-to-One MBA Events is Coming Your Way
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Kyiv Hotel, Alla Tarasova St, 5, Kyiv

Exclusively at this event: Read more

Meet Top Business Schools One-to-One in Zurich!

The Worldwide Leader in One-to-One MBA Events is Coming Your Way

Zürich Marriott Hotel, Monday, October 6, 2014
Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Exclusively at this event:
– Top international business schools in one place
– Individual meetings with Admission Directors who will answer your questions
– Advising sessions with Access MBA consultants to discuss your MBA project Read more