Job Hunting Report 2018

When don’t rely solely on our HR / recruitment experience that everyone of us has accumulated over their careers which for some of us is 15 or more years. What worked 17, 9 or even 5 years ago, will very likely not work anymore. Because the market is VUCAit changes very quickly. We collect data on our own. Thanks to i) us handling the entire job hunting-related correspondence of selected clients and ii) clients voluntarily sharing all of their meticulously tracked job hunting statistics we analyzed:

  • response rate
  • interview rate
  • offer rate

We, furthermore, review the efficiency of job hunting channels:

  • Direct Application
  • Networking
  • Executive Search firms
  • Job Ads

See here the full overview of the progression of the data over the years:

Noteworthy differences between our 2017 and 2018:

  • 6% more completed tasks for our clients
  • 12% more career consultations
  • 41% more delivered LinkedIn Reports
  • 23% more clients from the age group: 46-55 years

We are very proud that over 1300 (!) professionals from various industries at different stages of their career joined 43 (!) of our lectures, webinars and workshops. It was a true pleasure to interact with (Global / Executive) MBA students and alumni, as well as HR professionals across Austria, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Germany… actually globally as the webinars were truly international!

We also launched a series of confidential meetings with and for experienced managers and executives who have “accepted the challenge” of maneuvering the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) job market. The format: special guest appearances, lectures, workshops, panels, case studies.
Here more to join!

Click here to read about all events we’ve had in 2018.

Here the link to the full report.

If you have any questions, feel free to let us know by email to Bichl.Sandra (at)

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