Introduction to Market Signals (Week 27)

Before there are trends, there are signals! One KPI that Career Angel tracks to observe changes on the job market is the number of published job ads on LinkedIn.

Sandra Bichl explains & talks about the following:
– Index 18, Index 36
– Regions in Europe
– Winners: EU, Baltics, DACH & Germany
– Most drastic changes in selected countries
– Most diverse: BENELUX
– Common thread: constant downward trend
– Loser of the week: South Europe & Italy
– Quotes from decision makers on the current changes.

Remember: keep applying – the summer is a good opportunity for job search candidates, as many companies need to hire experienced managers & executives to start work on September or October 1!

Come back tomorrow afternoon for the full report!

#WiseWednesday: Jonathan Winters

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” by Jonathan Winters

LMGTFY: Jonathan Harshman Winters III (1925 – 2013), American comedian. He recorded many classic comedy albums, received 11 Grammy nominations and won the Grammy Award for Best Album for Children for his contribution to an adaptation of The Little Prince (1975) and the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album for Crank(y) Calls (1996).

Hidden Job Market Y20W26

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

  • Managing Director @ Flocert
  • Commercial Operations Director EMEA @ Rockwell Automation
  • Head of People and Culture
  • Director Of Finance and Accounting
  • Chief Information Officer

Here the full list:
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Market Signals (Week 26)

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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#WiseWednesday: Thomas Edison

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” by Thomas Edison.

LMGTFY: Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931), American inventor and businessman. His inventions, (incl. phonograph and the motion picture camera) had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. Often credited with establishing the first industrial research laboratory, Edison founded 14 companies, including General Electric, still one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world.

Career Consultant

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  • multiple trainings and opportunities to develop new skills and acquire new knowledge; you don’t have to be a Career Consultant – you can learn it with us
  • interesting work with experienced managers across various industries
  • remuneration: from 17 EUR / h (during the training) to 25 EUR / h (once your induction process is completed – it’s doable in 3 months, but you set the pace)
  • sales commission of up to 17.5% depending on the size of the project
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  • all necessary work tools, incl. laptop
  • work from home or from the office (Warsaw)
  • flexible working hours (min. of 20 h per week)

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Staying positive during your job search

This is just one of many emails we have received in the past months. As it’s a very good example, we’d like to share with you our response to it.

Dear Career Angels,

I find it difficult to stay positive at the moment, to be honest.

I have only contacted 3 headhunters so far and have not received any feedback from any of them. I’ll go back to all of them today, but honestly I don’t expect much. I have also not received any inquiries via LinkedIn and Xing.

I have applied directly to two companies, but through their recommended channel for “spontaneous” candidates. One of these companies asked “for more information.”

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Hidden Job Market Y20W25


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

  • Chief Operating Officer @ Penta Group
  • Director Sales & Marketing EMEA – Clinical Diagnostics @ Hoffman And Associates
  • Human Resources Business Partner @ TikTok
  • Finance Director @ HOMAG
  • Head of Quality Operations @ Univercells

Here the full list:

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Market Signals (Week 25)

The art of interpreting signals (precursors of trends) is – and always has been – important in navigating financial markets and economies. If you are an experienced manager or executive who wants to manage their career and/or job search processes wisely, look at the signals of the job market which are inseparably embedded in the VUCA landscape of today’s world.

We usually keep the collected data to ourselves. But these are not usual times, so we decided to share our insights at 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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#WiseWednesday: Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” by Steve Jobs

LMGTFY: Steven Paul Jobs (1955 – 2011), American entrepreneur and businessman. Former CEO, and a co-founder of Apple. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.