U like Unemployed

At Career Angels we keep writing about how important it is to keep up with the VUCA market. It concerns us, consultants, but also you, experienced managers and executives who are (more or less) active on the job market. The Career ABC is a way to stay atop of what we know about the current job market. It includes updated definitions, myth busters, KPIs.

The remaining letters of the Career ABC series:

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DiAZ: Ola Bullock

5.2.2019 opublikowaliśmy posta, w którym zachęcaliśmy osoby 50+, by aplikowały do naszego programu DiAZ, który ma „umożliwić uczestnikowi znalezienie ścieżki kariery i źródła dochodu (jak np. stałe zatrudnienie, współpraca projektowa, interim’owa – zajęcie przynoszące dochód)”.

Kryteria rekrutacji – osoby, które mogły aplikować:

  • mają skończone 50 lat i mieszkają w Warszawie
  • nie pracują od 12 miesięcy lub dłużej
  • szukają pracy i nie mogą jej znaleźć
  • ostatnio zajmowały rolę kierowniczą w korporacji: min. stanowiska N-1, nie krócej niż 7 lat

Wbrew pozorom było trudno znaleźć osoby, które spełniają te kryteria.

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Everything you need to know about managing your career

– What influences how we manage our careers?
– Why do we choose one offer over another?
– Is it really bad to stay 12 years at the same company?
– Should we denounce people who change jobs frequently?
– What about buying into the rat race?
– Does it make you happy to climb the corporate ladder?
– You really prefer atmosphere & people over money & prestige?
– They call you immature for not choosing a serious path?
– Your main driver is self-development?
– Do you catch yourself thinking, “I hate managing people!“?
Frustration kicks in when there’s too much routine?

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G like Career Goals

At Career Angels we keep writing about how important it is to keep up with the VUCA market. It concerns us, consultants, but also you, experienced managers and executives who are (more or less) active on the job market. The Career ABC is a way to stay atop of what we know about the current job market. It includes updated definitions, myth busters, KPIs.

The remaining letters of the Career ABC series:

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How to be like George, Hale, Brad and Michelle of the job market

What do George Clooney, Jodie Foster, Antonio Banderas, Hale Berry, Keanu Reeves, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Nicholas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn or Julianne Moore have in common? All of them are 50 or older and are professionally active.

What if you are not an actor? Google “employees 50+” and you’ll find a lot of different articles on the situation of those who are professionally active over the age of 50. There is everything from:

Painted doomsday scenarios
and/or highlighting lost benefits (according to an article on PulsHr.pl “every 1% of additionally active 50+ would generate additional fiscal income of 4 bn PLN (almost 1 bn EUR) per year)

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[WAW] Challenge Accepted

O inicjatywie: tworzymy bezpieczne miejsce/przestrzeń dla doświadczonych managerów w Warszawie – którzy przyjęli wyzwanie szukania pracy (aktywnie i pasywnie) – by mogli wymieniać się swoimi doświadczeniami; wspierać się przez słuchanie, dobre słowo lub informacje; wzajemnie się inspirować.

Temat w najbliższym czasie:

Dla kogo start-up? – 23.09.2019
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Career and turning back time

If I could turn back time…”, as Cher sings. Everybody has their regrets, that’s an inevitable part of life. The important thing is to learn from your own mistakes, but why not learn also from somebody else’s errors?

Career-wise, it can also be beneficial to reflect on what other people might have done differently in their job search so as to know thedon’tsof job hunting and avoid them.

The short BlueSteps article “4 Things Most Would Do Differently Job Hunting If Turning Back Time” gives you the opportunity to do so. So, what would your fellow job hunters would have done differently if turning back time was an option?

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Show me the money: how (not) to negotiate your salary

A survey by Salary.com discovered that:
37% of employees always negotiate their salaries
– 18% never do
– 44% have never brought up salary during their performance reviews.

Linda Babcock’s study for her book “Women Don’t Ask” reveals that:
7% of women attempted to negotiate their first salaries while 57% of men did
– of those who did negotiate: they got a 7% increase

7% is not much? Stanford negotiation professor Margaret A. Neale puts it into context for us:

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Interview the interviewer: answers to your most burning questions!

In our LinkedIn Learning-based series of blog posts we have covered the topic on interview preparation. But what about your own questions? What would you like to know from recruiters, hiring managers, headhunters… the interviewers?

To quote Jenny Foss, a career strategist and the author of the next LinkedIn Learning video, “show up with some questions to ask so you don’t look like a dang fool.

This course of 17m 16s, entitled Job Seeker Tips, is rather short but very insightful. It also covers other tricky issues, such as handling gaps in your CV!

We chose the most interesting highlights for you & here is the sneak peak of the content:

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Door2YourCareer

Disclaimer: our Door2YourCareer Program with selected business schools across Europe is currently in a pilot phase. With the feedback of the students, alumni and business schools, we’ll prepare a ‘proper’ website – due to be launched in 2019.

What is Door2YouCareer?

It’s an opportunity for business schools to offer complimentary career services to their students and/or alumni. The scope will depend on the cooperation agreement with the business school.

If your business school cooperates with Career Angels, you will receive a unique code either physically or virtually:
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