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:

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Hidden Job Market Y19W07

This week we’ve researched job ads for executives across Europe and have found gems like the following:

  • Site Director Hungary @ Sanofi
  • Area Sales VP – UK&I, Nordics and Benelux
  • Global Director of Recruiting
  • CFO Denmark – eBay Classifieds Group
  • Head of Supply Chain Hub Poland

Here the full list:

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Research project with & for expat spouses

For the last 5 years we’ve had a dozen or so expat spouses who inquired with Career Angels as to whether we could support them in their job search / career management. Only one decided to ultimately work with us – despite the fact that some of us, Career Angels, had experienced exactly that. We want to do a better job. And we want to do it properly. Looking for a job per se is already increasingly tricky – even more so for the +1s who join their partners on international assignments, especially, if the career break has been one of several years.

A little bit of data (if you’ve already bought into the idea of participating in a research project in Warsaw, please skip through to the end):
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Hidden Job Market Y19W06

This week we’ve researched job ads for executives across Europe and have found gems like the following:

  • Partner @ ONEtoONE Corporate Finance Benelux
  • International Marketing Director
  • Senior HR Business Partner @ Kantar
  • Chief Accountant
  • Global Capital Execution Lead

Here the full list:

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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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Hidden Job Market Y19W05

This week we’ve researched job ads for executives across Europe and have found gems like the following:

  • M&A – Managing Director
  • Head of Marketing @ Propel London
  • Senior HR Business Partner (US & EU)
  • Finance Director @ Partner Financial
  • Group Chief Technical Officer

Here the full list:

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