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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Free Materials: Interview Guide

When was the last time you took part in an interview as a candidate? Are you ready for unexpected questions? Should you wait to be contacted or try calling the interviewer after the interview? You will find the answers to those and other questions below.

You’ll find the following information divided into interview stages: before / during / after

  • Preparation before the interview: Job description / Do your homework / Know the details / Dress code / Revision of your CV / Before you enter “the room”
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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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LinkedIn User Personas – which one are you or your employees?

How do you or your team members behave on LinkedIn? Do you know what influence your activity has on other users and/or your professional goal?

Inspired by Jean-Luc Scherer, we have selected 11 types of LinkedIn user personas and added our own comments.

Knowledge miner: “…uses LinkedIn to learn, to share knowledge, to influence. Posts frequently and is highly engaged commenting other people’s content.”

Our comment: try LinkedIn Learning for interesting courses and videos. Some background info: it’s a website offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative and business skills. It’s a subsidiary of LinkedIn which was originally founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman as before being acquired by LinkedIn in 2015. And then Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in December 2016.

Facebook immigrant: “…posts content that is visual. Uses little text and is very excited about the video feature.”

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Hidden Job Market Highlights [Week 34]

This weeks recommendations from Urszula Rapacka for executives and managers across Europe:

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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.

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LinkedIn Activity Guidelines: 4 steps

According to Hootsuite, LinkedIn has 675 million monthly users. 80% of LinkedIn users “drive business decisions”. 30 million companies are on LinkedIn and a single ad can reach 12% of the world’s population*. These are only a few of many statistical numbers that show what a powerful tool LinkedIn has become.

And yet, there are still many professionals (incl. managers & executives) who need not only help in creating, but also managing their LinkedIn profiles. And the word “managing” refers to “actively using” to support one’s professional goal.

There are four main steps to follow.

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Hidden Job Market Y20W34

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

  • [FR] Head of Management Accounting @ ING France
  • [HU] VP of Engineering, Core Infrastructure @ Prezi
  • [PL] Global Mobility Service Delivery Director @ JTI (Japan Tobacco International)
  • [BE] Technology Strategy Senior Manager @ Accenture Belgium
  • [DE] Senior Manager, Regional AMZL Community Operations @ Amazon

Hidden Job Market week 34 highlights from Urszula Rapacka:

Here the full list:

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