Best of 2021 – Hidden Job Market

Best of 2021 – Hidden Job Market

Best of 2021 – Hidden Job Market

Welcome to 2022! For over 4 years now, we have been monitoring and sharing the most valuable job ads from the Internet every week to provide you with the best job opportunities within our “Hidden Job Market” community. In 2021, we found over 3000 job ad gems from all around Europe for experienced international managers and executives!

What is the hidden job market?

The so-called “hidden job market” consists of opportunities that:

  • are difficult to find (due to how / where they were published)
  • rarely see the “light of the Internet” (“hidden away” on Intranets or closed platforms)
  • are distributed by word of mouth
  • are handled by Executive Search firms
  • come directly from companies that contact e.g. us to recommend senior candidates

Every week, our Career Angels team spends several hours going through websites and hundreds of search results from job ad platforms to source these gems – we do that, so our community doesn’t have to as it’s our mission to actively support experienced job seekers.

Summary of 2021

In 2021 in our closed group “HJM – Hidden Job Market for Experienced Managers in Europe” with over 5,500 members we managed to publish:

  • 52 regular weekly reports
  • 3087 hand-picked job ad gems…
  • …including 428 fully remote opportunities
  • 80+ dedicated Hidden Job Market YouTube videos

The Hidden Job Market group

The purpose of the group is to give experienced managers and executives access to these so-called “hidden job market” and “real” job ads in Europe – with an emphasis on opportunities for English-speaking, international candidates that have minimum 10 years of experience.


We want to share hidden job market gems from a variety of sources, so we’ve teamed up with partners like:

Element selects about 70 fresh offers for experienced managers and executives in Poland – for our HJM community. Element is, in our opinion, the best recruitment system (ATS) in Poland. As part of their Job Monit functionality, you can access the largest database of recruitment needs in the Polish economy!

ShareHire: we select some of the most interesting job advertisements for the HJM group members every month. They are a pioneer in recruitment referral programs available online and via SMS. For several years now, they have been at the center of the digital and social media revolution in the area of attracting new employees and engaging existing ones!

Exparang is a privacy-based platform that opens doors to personalised career management. They give anonymised members, leaders and seasoned professionals discreet continuous access to matching executive roles, board positions and pro-bono assignments. Membership is invite-only and free of charge.

Additional bonuses for HJM members

If you are not sure if your application is ready to be sent, you can ask us for help by requesting
• an objective and free CV Report
• a so-called “ATS Compliance Report”

Simply send an email to with your CV and indicate in the subject “CV Report / HJM” or “ATS Compliance Report / HJM”. Knowing the competitiveness of the market, your CV should score at least 80%.

If you’d like to discuss your current career plans or job search efforts, you can book a free and non-binding career consultation.

We’ll see you weekly in 2022!