3 signs that you’re a bad candidate

The scary truth is: headhunters and recruiters are very sensitive to some warning signs that whether you – as a candidate – might be potentially troublesome down the line. If you show any of them, you can be sure that you will not be kept in the recruitment process. Here the most important “red lights”: Read more

Biggest career mistakes

Our career advisory experience includes working with people coming frequently from very different backgrounds. Although they all work in different companies, places and industries, there is one thing they all have in common: career mistakes that they make.

What are they? Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Job Hunting for Project Managers

“How will the job market for Project Managers be?”
We hear this question quite often, and forgive us – we do not have a crystal ball (yet). But we have some tips and hints that will allow you – an experienced Project Manager – to navigate the current and future job market.

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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

The Ultimate Executive Career Guide

The Internet is full of valuable and free materials on career management: interview guides, tips on how to write best CVs, etc. While the variety of sources comes in handy, it can also be confusing and raise questions on the quality or credibility. Fortunately, to spare you the effort of digging through the Internet and looking for the right source, we’ve found the best materials for you.
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The worst & the best C-level CVs

If writing a CV is so easy, why do most CVs we receive from experienced managers and (senior) executives contain most basic mistakes?

We were asked to review a CV by 376 experienced managers since 1.1.2017. 424 times in 2016… a total of 1530 times since 2014.

Here is the data for 2017 only. If the CVs were graded on a scale from 0 to 10, with 10 being the highest score: Read more

Everything you should know about Outplacement

A comprehensive summary on general Outplacement Services and current market trends with an editable checklist for free download, here.

The Power of a Thank You Note

You are finally done with one more interview and honestly think that you are blessed that it is over by now. Is it? Do you think it is good enough only to stand out during the interview and just wait for the interviewer to contact you? According to Amy Segelin, President and co-owner of Chaloner, there is one important step you may tend to forget about: a prompt follow-up.
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CV & Project Portfolio for Project Managers

What makes a good CV? Oh well, we could write lots of books on this topic (actually, we have written one already, you can download a free version here: Job Hunting Director).

Now, how do application documents prepared for Project Managers differ from the others? Read more

Agility by Design: a summit for inspiring and inspired market leaders

This is for all executives, especially based in Warsaw (or who are within comfortable flying distance) who think this (every time they see a great event / conference in the US or a place that is usually not that easy to reach):
“I’d love to go, but it’s too far away.”
“I really want to see that speaker… they never come to Europe or [fill in your country].”
“I’ll go next time.”
“This sounds great. Oh… I’d need to take 4 days off.”

This time there are no excuses, as the conference “Agility by Design” brings to Warsaw remarkable speakers who Read more