Executive Identity – your personal brand on the job market


Free session for experienced managers & executives in Europe who are currently looking for a job (or getting ready for it): “Executive Identity – your personal brand on the job market”.

Being aware of your personal brand and influencing it skillfully is the difference between “Who are you?” and “Thank you for being here” in your career. But it takes it even further: it’s the difference between the zeros on your paycheck. Or whether your phone stops ringing when you lose your job.

As the job market becomes more and more competitive and fierce, fully self-aware managers – who are visible – are in demand!

During this interactive meeting we’ll explain:
– what influences how you are perceived as a “high caliber” executive
– why some C-level candidates consistently receive the best-paid offers
– how not to be perceived as someone suffering from “multiple personality disorder”
– how to build your “Executive IdentityRead more

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:

  • June 7, 2022: Executive Identity – your personal brand on the job market (click here for more info)
  • June 28, 2022: Job Search + Networking = ?

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Studia podyplomowe Career Advisory – po ósmym zjeździe

„Skontaktowałem się bezpośrednio z 40 firmami: 5 odpowiedziało, z 2 rozmawiałem przez telefon lub na Skypie. Po 7 dniach wysłałem follow-up do tych, które nie zareagowały. Po kolejnych 3 dniach wysłałem im zaproszenia na LinkedIn. Skontaktowałem się z 1 alternatywnym decydentem. Rezultat: cisza.” Do Konsultantów Kariery często trafiają sfrustrowani kandydaci, którzy nie są świadomi tego, co robią źle, i dlaczego ich poszukiwania są bezskuteczne. Do tego dochodzą lata doświadczenia oraz wiek, na który kandydaci zrzucają winę swoich niepowodzeń. Kluczem do sukcesu jest strategia i aktywne wykorzystywanie nowoczesnych kanałów poszukiwania pracy: networking, kontaktowanie headhunterów, aplikacja bezpośrednia. Właśnie tej tematyki dotyczył ósmy zjazd.

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Career Consultant (remote)

Career Angels is a European career consulting boutique that has been providing tailor-made services since 2010: for individuals (career management & job search support), for companies (outplacement services, HR consulting services), for business schools (consultations, lectures). We are often called innovative or pioneering for how we work internally and with our clients. Does that sound like something that you’d like to be a part of? Fantastic! We are currently looking for a

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Headhunt the headhunter for your job search


Free session for experienced managers & executives in Europe who are currently looking for a job (or getting ready for it): “Headhunt the headhunter for your job search“.

Headhunters and Executive Search Consultants are often a mystery to experienced candidates – usually when it comes to understanding, “Why aren’t they more proactive in helping me? If I find a job, they make money!”.

During this interactive meeting we’ll explain:
– a headhunter’s role in recruitment processes (incl. how & when they are compensated)
– how to find them and then contact them effectively & actively – but not hyperactively to avoid being perceived as too pushy or desperate! (you don’t want to make it onto somebody’s “black book”)
– why it’s important to communicate with headhunters and why you should never ghost them (even if they ghost you)
– how to fine-tune your LinkedIn profile to be found at the research stage
– how to make sure to make the most of every single conversation you have with them Read more

#WiseWednesday: Arthur Golden

“A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.” by Arthur Golden

LMGTFY: Arthur Sulzberger Golden (born 1956), American writer. Author of the bestselling novel “Memoirs of a Geisha”. After its release in 1997, the book spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list. It has sold more than four million copies in English and has been translated into 32 languages around the world.

Inspirational quotes by Career Angels: “A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory” Arthur Golden

Inspirational quote: “A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory” Arthur Golden

Career Advisory postgraduate studies – after the sixth weekend

Career Advisory postgraduate studies – after the sixth weekend

Career Advisory postgraduate studies – after the sixth weekend

What are your strengths from the employer’s point of view? Why should they choose you from among all other candidates?
Will they see – at first sight – what makes you unique when they look at your CV? Why should the decision maker give you 15 minutes, although their company isn’t recruiting right now? These are challenges of clients that a career consultant has to deal with every day. The sixth weekend of the Career Advisory postgraduate studies was devoted to preparing an effective CV and a LinkedIn profile from a job search perspective.

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Career Consultant (remote)

Career Angels is a European career consulting boutique that has been providing tailor-made services since 2010: for individuals (career management & job search support), for companies (outplacement services, HR consulting services), for business schools (consultations, lectures). We are often called innovative or pioneering for how we work internally and with our clients. Does that sound like something that you’d like to be a part of? Fantastic! We are currently looking for a

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Hacking Job Ads & Bots


Free session for experienced managers & executives in Europe who are currently looking for a job (or getting ready for it): “Hacking Job Ads & Bots“.

AI is expected to replace 16% of recruitment sector jobs before 2029. These and other numbers show that technology wants to play the first fiddle on today’s job market. 60-70% of job ads for executives are filtered through so-called ATS. 75% of CVs will never be seen by human eyes. But there are ways around this!

A senior candidate who wants to be successful in their job search has to embrace technology and all that comes with it. But it’s easy to get lost, especially for those who haven’t looked for a job in a while.

During this interactive meeting, we’ll explain how to identify, understand and correctly maneuver elements of technology in every stage of the job search process, incl.:
– Applicant Tracking Systems
– LinkedIn algorithm
– pre-hire psychometric testing
– AI interviews

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Helped me through a tough time

Career Consultant Diary: Helped me through a tough time by Sandra Bichl

Career Consultant Diary: Helped me through a tough time

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. And you’ll discover – there are ups and downs.

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