Introduction to Market Signals (Week 36)

Before there are trends, there are signals! One KPI that Career Angels track to observe changes on the job market is the number of published job ads on LinkedIn.

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6 things you are doing on video calls that are killing your leadership presence

For the past few months thousands of leaders across the globe have been trying to manage their teams remotely and video conferences have become our everyday life. Yet, many still don’t know how to (properly) use the technology. To quote a recent Forbes article, “If you want people to see you as a leader, you have to look like a leader.

One of the most popular tools used for video conferences is Zoom. Inspired by an article recently published in Forbes, we have prepared a list of the most common mistakes when it comes to conferences held at home. Important: it applies not only to Zoom, but also other programs of this kind, e.g. Skype or Google Meet.
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#WiseWednesday: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” by Franklin Delano Roosevelt

LMGTFY: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 – 1945), American politician who served as the 32nd president of the U.S. He became a central figure in world events during the 1st half of the 20th century – the Great Depression, World War II. Rated as one of the 3 greatest U.S. presidents, along with Washington and Lincoln.

The job market is dead for executives

This is just one of many emails we have received in the past months. As it’s a very good example, we’d like to share with you our response to it.

“Dear Career Angels,

Here’s some statistical numbers based on my job search:

I have contacted 33 companies. So far, I have received 19 replies (follow-up emails were sent 10 days after 1st email). 2 companies indicated that they would come back to me for further talks as they currently had no relevant open position.

I have also contacted 38 headhunters. 24 replied so far. I had 3 general “get to know each other” interviews with them.

I’m going to follow up at the end of XXXX by sending LinkedIn invitations to contacts that were generated, but never replied.

It appears that the market is currently dead… I can’t see any changed season or post-corona demand…”

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Introduction to Market Signals (Week 35)

Before there are trends, there are signals! One KPI that Career Angels track to observe changes on the job market is the number of published job ads on LinkedIn.

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#WiseWednesday: Estée Lauder

“My success is based on persistence, not luck.” by Estée Lauder

LMGTFY: Estée Lauder (July 1, 1908 – April 24, 2004), American businesswoman. She founded, together with her husband Joseph Lauder, her eponymous cosmetics company. Lauder was the only woman on Time magazine‘s 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century.

Working with headhunters successfully as a candidate – 18 tips

Are headhunters a mystery to you? Or you are quite familiar with the topic, but you feel like you need some additional tips to be more effective in that channel?

We have prepared 18 tips on how to work with headhunters successfully when you are a candidate. Here’s a quick sneak peek at it and why it’s worth to watch the whole presentation:

  • Who are headhunters really and what is their role? Spoiler: they are not a necessary evil and you can actually benefit from building a relationship with them.
  • How to contact them effectively & actively (but not hyperactively – nobody wants to be perceived as too pushy), incl. know-how on screening calls and followup emails.
  • Why is online presence very important when you want to be taken into consideration as a potential candidate by a headhunter?
  • How to get yourself an interview & prepare well for it, incl. your CV, interviewing skills, negotiating your salary and the way to present yourself (if you’re thinking about pretending to be somebody else than you actually are: don’t. A lie has no legs)

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Introduction to Market Signals (Week 34)

Before there are trends, there are signals! One KPI that Career Angels track to observe changes on the job market is the number of published job ads on LinkedIn.

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Summer = closed

In Europe, we are slowly heading towards the end of summer which is an unusual one: it’s “closed” for regular holidays, BUT open for your job search! 47% of monitored European countries have published more job ads in Week 33 than in Week 15! Go ahead and apply!

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#WiseWednesday: Theodore Roosevelt

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” by Theodore Roosevelt

LMGTFY: Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1858 – 1919), American politician, who served as the 26th president of the United States and 25th vice president. Roosevelt emerged as a leader of the Republican Party and became a driving force for the anti-trust policy in the early 20th century. His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore alongside Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln.