#Love from a Manager: General

Women, Don’t Sell Yourselves Short… on LinkedIn!

Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to build workplaces that work for women. In March 2020, they published their latest research findings that included, among others:

  • 36% of global boards had at least three women in 2019, up from 32% in 2018
  • Women need to hold at least three board seats to create a “critical mass”, which can lead to better financial performance and more innovative ideas that spring from gender diversity
  • Women’s board tenures are shorter and they are less likely to hold leadership positions than men. However, women holding leadership positions on boards is positively associated with other women directors having longer board tenures.

Looking further into research data, Linda Babcock’s study for her book “Women Don’t Ask” reveals that:

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Hidden Job Market Y20W41


This week we’ve researched job ads for executives across Europe and have found 45 gems like the following:

  • [DE] Head of Market Italy @ Zalando SE
  • [DK] Senior Director, Business Partner, Billund or London @ the LEGO Group
  • [RO] Outsourcing Managing Director @ Adecco
  • [FR] Senior Manager, Regional Amazon Logistics Community Operations @ Amazon
  • [BE] Product Owner, Customer Journey Expert KYC Tribe BE @ ING Belgium

Here the full list:

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We asked: future of the job market? Changes due to CV-19?

Looking only at data is definitely not enough. At Career Angels, we also speak with C-level executives, HR Directors, Executive Search Consultants – you’ll find our weekly quantitative & qualitative reports on Market Signals. Some of them allow us to record these conversations & their insights for our audience!

This recording features: Ricarda Betzing is currently Head of HR & General Services at FCA Capital Suisse (the Swiss outlet of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles banking & leasing body). More about her below.

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Where will you meet us?

Do you want to follow the know-how of Career Angels? Learn about the latest trends? Data? Methodology? Read this blog post to get access to one of our many lectures, webinars, podcasts, webcasts, training sessions and alike!

Last week, you could meet Career Angels online at HBA Brussels, where Sandra Bichl was speaking about crisis-proofing your career. Here is the thank-you post they published on LinkedIn after the webinar!

And one of the participants added the following comment: “It was great having you with us Sandra Bichl! Amazing how many practical tips&tricks and data-driven facts you were able to squeeze into that one hour AND still have the time to break out and do some actual networking with the participants :-) Loved it! Thank you!”

Upcoming events:
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Market Signals (Week 40)

The art of interpreting signals (precursors of trends) is – and always has been – important in navigating financial markets and economies. If you are an experienced manager or executive who wants to manage their career and/or job search processes wisely, look at the signals of the job market which are inseparably embedded in the VUCA landscape of today’s world.

We usually keep the collected data to ourselves. But these are not usual times, so we decided to share our insights at the end of each week. If the country / context is important, we’ll add them. Otherwise, we’ll keep it general for confidentiality.

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Introduction to Market Signals (Week 40)

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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Career Consultant

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

Career Consultant

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Free Materials: How to prepare a CV (also for ATS), LinkedIn Profile

Approx. 1000 participants from all over the world who have spontaneously expressed that our webinars are “the best they’ve seen currently being offered for professionals / managers / executives looking for a job or trying to stay in control of their careers”.

From April 14 to June 10, 2020 we conducted 2 editions of 4-module Open Webinars on job search & career management where we shared over 32h of practical tips & know-how. And although the Open Webinars initiative has come to an end, we’ve decided to keep the content available – completely free of charge!

The four online sessions will guide you through the job search process step-by-step.

Module 2: How to prepare a CV (also for ATS), LinkedIn Profile
Speaker: Sandra Bichl
We’ll show you how to prepare the basic tools of your job search:
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Autumn is a good time to look for a job

Autumn is a good time to look for a job as we’ve noticed a continuous increase in job ads published on LinkedIn across Europe. Only in the previous week, 7 096 additional job ads appeared in Northern Europe. Start preparations for returning recruitment processes!

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