Confidential group of (senior) managers

Career Consultant Diary: I don't use any private email address by Sandra Bichl

Career Consultant Diary: I don’t use any private email address

Being a Career Consultant for Executives is often misunderstood or romanticized or both. Sandra Bichl, founder of Career Angels and experienced international Career Consultant, decided to bring more transparency to her/our profession by sharing random days of her work in the form of a “diary” – the delay (sometimes of a year) ensures confidentiality. This time, Sandra sheds light on a Career Angels’ initiative that helps provide a safe space for experienced managers and executives: Challenge Accepted Europe.

Challenge Accepted Europe

As Sandra shared on her LinkedIn profile, “Challenge Accepted Europe is… well, it’s a confidential group of European (senior) managers who are actively or passively looking for a job or are thinking about it. After over 2 years of meeting in person, we “moved our community online” – which of course wasn’t easy, as we had to figure out how to replicate “things that happen naturally in person” to the virtual worlds. In the current format, Career Angels moderates 3 networking rounds, ensures 30 min of compact theory, has 12 min of Q&A, but it’s also a place where “magic happens”. Content-wise, we openly and transparently talk about headhunters, LinkedIn, interviewing, etc. And I do my best to keep it as practical as possible.

It’s also a community where senior candidates support each other with the underlying understanding that’ll come back in one form or another. I really like hosting those interactive online meetings!”

About the sessions

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

May 10, 2021: May the bots be with you!
June 7, 2021: Headhunter: friend or foe?

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:

  • Nov 23, 2020: Job Market 2020/21 – new job search KPIs
  • Dec 14, 2020: Why traditional CVs don’t work – and how to fix it (incl. CVs for ATS)
  • Jan 11, 2021: Hack LinkedIn for your job search
  • Feb 1, 2021: How to generate job interviews
  • Feb 22, 2021: The media technique: how to present yourself strategically during interviews
  • Mar 15, 2021: Executive Identity – your personal brand on the job market
  • Apr 12, 2021: Job Search + Networking = ?

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Are you an experienced manager with at least 10 years of experience? Would you like to discuss your professional situation confidentially? Would you like to understand how Career Angels could potentially support you? Contact who will match you with the most appropriate consultant.