About Challenge Accepted Europe

About the initiative: we – Career Angels – have been providing a safe space for experienced managers and executives in this successful formula since April 2018. Due to CV-19, we adapted the format for the experience to be as effective and productive online, as it has been proven to be offline.

The underlying idea is to create a community for managers throughout Europe who have accepted the challenge of looking for a job (actively or passively), so that they can exchange their experiences, support each other through listening, words of encouragement, information and inspire each other.

The free online meetings are dedicated to specific career & job search topics and provide networking opportunities. Coming up:

  • September 17: Contact decision makers directly – why LinkedIn doesn’t work (& what does)
  • October 15: Does your CV land interviews? – with real examples

Think of these sessions as of “actual” meetings, as there will be several opportunities to network. Be ready to fully engage & contribute. If you plan on passively listening, this is not for you.

Past events:

  • Manager, executive – what next? Career management
  • Why traditional CVs don’t work – and how to fix it (incl. CVs for ATS)
  • How to generate job interviews
  • The media technique: how to present yourself strategically during interviews
  • Job Search + Networking = ?
  • May the bots be with you!
  • Networking Session (reserved for active community members)
  • Job Search Success Stories with real KPIs
  • Salary negotiation in COVID-times
  • Leverage LinkedIn for your job search, incl. algorithm hacking!
  • CV for executives ≠ CV for non-executives (with real examples!)
  • Career decisions: heart vs. mind – who wins? And what can you do about it?
  • Job search KPIs for executives as of 2022
  • Strategic interviewing for executives
  • Headhunt the headhunter for your job search
  • Executive Identity – your personal brand on the job market
  • Elegant Networking for job-searching managers
  • Want a new job in 2023? Start looking now!
  • Hack LinkedIn for your job search
  • Hacking job ads & bots
  • Executive Job Market – how to generate interviews in 2023
  • What’s your executive USP? – story crafting & telling
  • Does your CV land interviews? – with real examples
  • Contact decision makers directly – why LinkedIn doesn’t work (& what does)

The structure of the meetings:
17:45 – 18:00 arrival & networking round
Participants arriving after 18:00 will not be let in.
18:00 – 18:35 theory & cases
18:35 – 18:50 moderated networking #2
18:50 – 19:00 Q&A
19:00 – 19:15 moderated networking #3

Afterwards, we continue our interaction in a closed LinkedIn group (by invite only!) where we also share materials.

In the past, participants have included: Business Unit Managers / Directors, CFOs, COOs, Sales / BD Directors, Marketing Directors, CEOs, Country Managers, HR Managers / Directors, CIOs / CTOs, Supply Chain / Procurement / Logistics Directors.

And here’s what the participants said to us during the last meetings:

Would you like to participate? Do the following:
1) Download & sign this application form
2) Send it with your CV by email to Challenge.Accepted@CareerAngels.eu
3) Wait for a phone call from our Community Manager to verify your application

Important: in order to ensure the safety and comfort of everybody, all participants – without exception – have to submit the signed application form and have to be verified by our team. Only verified applicants will receive the link and log-on information before each meeting.