Autumn is a good time to look for a job

Only last week, we noted a +17.88% increase (= 695,969) in job ads on LinkedIn in Europe – as compared to Week 17 of this year! Use it to your advantage and start preparing for returning recruitment processes.
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Company Page on LinkedIn: Create unique content (Tip #5)

#5: Create unique content

How do you make your content interesting and readable? Worry not, we’ve got you covered!

It may seem obvious, but you’ll have to make sure that your content is original and engaging. Even if you’re re-working something someone has said before, make sure to put your own spin on it.

Spark a conversation, make people compelled to engage with your content, and make sure that they do not regret clicking that follow button. Ask a thought-provoking question or run a contest. Make your audience thirsty for more. And answer all comments to make your followers feel that they really are interacting with you.
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Why traditional CVs don’t work – and how to fix it (incl. CVs for ATS)

Free session for experienced managers & executives in Europe who are currently looking for a job (or getting ready for it): “Why traditional CVs don’t work – and how to fix it (incl. CVs for ATS)”.

Let’s face it: your current CV is the product of updating a file that you started 10-20 years ago. While the format you used as an ambitious junior was great, it most probably doesn’t reflect your USP, your personal brand or executive presence.

And even if you decided to upgrade your resume by using a template, chances are that you chose one that looks nice, but isn’t really user-friendly – neither by humans nor by ATS.

During this interactive meeting we’ll explain:
– how an executive CV should look like (with real examples)
– how to go about writing your profile summary
– why a “normal” CV won’t work with ATS
– how to prepare and adapt a CV to job ads

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#WiseWednesday: Tony Hsieh

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” by Tony Hsieh

LMGTFY: Tony Hsieh (born 1973), American entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Former CEO of the online shoe and clothing company Zappos. Prior to joining Zappos, he co-founded the Internet advertising network LinkExchange, which he sold to Microsoft in 1998 for $265 million. Graduated from Harvard University with a degree in computer science.

#39 Oh Really? 100+ LinkedIn Reports

Taking care of online presence is paramount as it’s likely you were executed from a process based on your profile without even knowing you were in it. That’s why each year experienced managers and executives entrust us with their LinkedIn profiles. They allow us to review them confidentially and objectively. Among above 100 LinkedIn Reports prepared in 2020, the scores ranked from 2.7 to 4.6 (out of 5) and the average score was 3.6.

Are you a manager with min. 10 years of experience? Would you like a LinkedIn Report of your profile? Objectively & confidentially. Send an email to Bichl.Sandra (at) (Subject: Oh Really / LI Report)

Hidden Job Market Y20W48

This week we’ve researched job ads for executives across Europe and have found 39 gems like the following:

  • [PL] Head of Marketing Snack Poland @ PepsiCo
  • [BE] Head of Sales Banking Western Europe @ Oracle
  • [DK] Global VP, Project Management @ AGC Biologics
  • [SK] HR Director East Europe @ Lenovo
  • [BE] Divisional Controller @ C&A

Here the full list:

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Where will you meet us?

Do you want to follow the know-how of Career Angels? Learn about the latest trends? Data? Methodology? Read this blog post to get access to one of our many lectures, webinars, podcasts, webcasts, training sessions and alike!

This week:

Date: November 24, 2020
For: Warsaw University of Technology Business School
Hours: 17:00 – 18:15 CET
Topic: LinkedIn Revolution – understand the algorithm 2020
Speaker: Sandra Bichl
Format: online
Language: Polish
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Market Signals (Week 47)

Because of how we work when supporting our clients, we have a very uniqueglimpseinto how over 5000 Executive Search companies and almost 20 000 decision makers react – the majority of which being located in Europe; and we collect and analyze how they respond; and we observe if and what kind of trends there are to leverage them into better career management & more effective job search methods.

Before there are trends, there are signals which we usually keep to ourselves. But these are not usual times, so we decided to share those market signals by the end of each week. If the country / context is important, we’ll add them. Otherwise, we’ll keep it general for confidentiality.

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Our brand-new Udemy course: Every step of the job search explained – backed by research!

Join us on Udemy and sign up for our new course! The course is designed as a comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to the strategic planning of your job search, with an understanding of COVID-time market trends.

What you’ll learn:

  • Job Search Strategy: build and implement an effective job search strategy, consistent with your career motivations
  • Professional Goal Setting: make sure your next career step is realistic and in line with your profile
  • Diagnosing Your Strengths: formulate your unique selling proposition (USP) and check it against job market requirements
  • Personal Branding: communicate your USP to relevant people in relevant ways
  • CV Creation: make sure your CV really stands out against the competition
  • ATS-Compliant CVs: optimise your CV so that it is AI-friendly

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Autumn is a good time to look for a job

Autumn is a good time to look for a job as we’ve noticed a continuous increase in job ads published on LinkedIn across Europe. Only in the previous week, 27 637 additional job ads appeared in Benelux. Start preparations for returning recruitment processes!
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