Challenge Accepted

About the initiative: we provide a safe space for experienced managers in Warsaw (to start with) 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, kind words or information and inspire each other.

Upcoming topic:
Headhunter for the candidate: friend or foe? How to effectively work with them – 22.06.2020

Previous topics:

  • CV for executives and experienced managers. For recruiters vs for ATS vs for business (with real examples)
  • How to Hack LinkedIn – for job seekers
  • Start-up – for whom?
  • Motivation
  • Job Crafting 
  • “Business Model You”, How to use it for your career?
  • How (and if) to help during job search
  • CV for renovation
  • (F) Facing interviews
  • Challenge Accepted First Birthday
  • HR – Full disclosure
  • Effective Job Hunting & KPIs
  • Headhunter – Full disclosure
  • Do you manage your career or does your career manage you? (workshop)
  • Personal Branding (guest)
  • Q&A with an experienced headhunter in “full disclosure” mode (guest)
  • Interim Manager (guest)
  • CV 50+ (case)
  • 3 HR Directors: in “full disclosure” mode (3 guests / panel)
  • Effective job hunting & KPIs (3 cases)
  • LinkedIn for job hunters (workshop)
  • Do you manage your career or does your career manage you? (workshop)
  • Are you able to properly assess your competencies? Are you a good candidate who knows his assets well? (case)
  • Show me the money. How can you earn money while looking for a new job? Diversification of income sources – also for those who have a job (panel)
  • Does Hidden Job Market hide from you? We will show you how you can access it! (lecture)
  • How do you land Supervisory Board roles and C-level assignments? Q&A with an experienced Consultant from one of the leading Executive Search firms (guest)
  • Looking for a job and motivation (panel)
  • Networking – what works, what doesn’t. (workshop)

Important information: the meetings are from 17:45 to 20:30 and are free of charge. Afterwards, we continue our interaction online, in a closed LinkedIn group where we also share summaries of the meetings and various materials.

Our group:
– 15% Business Unit Manager / Director
– 14.1% Sales / BD Director
– 13.3% CFO / COO
– 11.6% Marketing Director
– 8.3% CEO / Managing Director
– 8.3% (Senior) Consultant
– 7.5% Project Manager / Director
– 6.6% Other
– 5.8% HR Manager / Director
– 5% CIO / It Director
– 4.1% Supply Chain / Purchasing / Logistics Director

Would you like to participate?

Send an email with your CV/link to LinkedIn profile and phone number to Please also attach a signed confidentiality clause. In order to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants, we verify all applicants with a short phone call. Verified applicants will receive the exact address before each meeting.

Do you want to share your space?

Do you have a place in the centre of Warsaw adapted to business meetings? Would you like approx. 30 new people to experience your place? We could organize a meeting at your place! Contact Sandra Bichl at

Different city?

Would you like to partner up and get started in a different city? Contact Sandra Bichl at for more details.