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Job Hunting Director

A must read for all executives who are considering a move or are already actively looking.


13 ANSWERS

Why should I use you? I can do everything myself.

Of course you can. If you have the time, the contacts & the know-how, you definitely should. If you do not want to clean your house because you are busy and over-worked and because instead of cleaning the toilet, you’d prefer to spend the day with you family & kids, then you hire a cleaning lady. If you want to get rid of the hassle of job hunting, you outsource it to somebody who is faster & who knows the market. Us.

Why should I pay that much?

How much do you earn per hour? Now take that amount and multiply it by approximately 90 hours (Dibbuk Program), given you are systematic and you want really good results. Why 90? We know from experience that our clients need 1.5 to 2 times more time for the tasks we complete. So, if you do it all (!) yourself, it costs you probably anywhere between 2 250 – 7 500 EUR. It is a business decision. Is it viable?

What is not included in the price?

We proudly work from our comfy home office. You do not pay for our expensive office furniture and you do not pay for unnecessary support staff – we entirely work project based which means that for every single client we put a new team together.

Is it legal that you pretend to be me? You can write something that is not in my interest!

We sign a contract where we establish what we will and will not do. You approve the list of outsourced activities & you are copied into all correspondence. You have access to a live status report. We base our marketing efforts entirely on word of mouth. 1 happy client means approximately 3 – 5 new leads over time. 1 unhappy clients means a minimum of 20 furious people over a life time. Not in our interest to screw this up, right?

Do I have to give you my password to my private email address?

No. We register a new email address First.LastName@Gmail.com (or another elegant version if that one is not available) to be used where you agree to. You have access to it at all time. Depending on the program, your new online accounts are immediately transferred to you and we do not have access to it again as you change the password OR we handle your correspondence and accounts till the process is completed. After that you decide whether to continue using it or delete it.

Who are you? Why should I trust you?

References. Experience. References. Market knowledge. References. Expertise. You have probably heard from us from a friend or a friend’s friend. Do you need more? We do not advertise ourselves. Our website is only a source of information, not a sales tool. If you want to meet us, please email us at Sandra.Bichl@CareerAngels.eu or call us at +48 600 042 987. We perfectly understand that you might not be willing to decide spending x amount of money without knowing us too well. Therefore, you can test us at a first non-obligatory introduction meeting during which we give you free advice on your CV and explain in detail how you yourself can find your “dream job”. You will receive tools & materials – all free of charge!

Don’t you have a ready list of all headhunters and still charge the clients as if you did it all from scratch?

Nope. Not in our interest. Yes, we obviously already know people and that helps us access market information faster and put such a list together more quickly than if you did it. With every new client we start the list from scratch. Headhunters move. New companies are founded. Specializations change. You will always receive a tailor-made list.

Why 20 headhunters? Why 20 companies? Why not 35? 17?

Numbers never lie. Done professionally & systematically, from every 20 contacts, you should receive one serious job offer.

On other job portals or with other consultants I can download a free sample or order my CV for only 60 EUR. Why do I have to pay so much here?

Go ahead.

Is this Career Coaching?

Partly yes. While a career coach needs 10 hours to ask you questions & complete exercises with you, we put our brains to work & do several things parallel. That makes us more efficient. During our sessions with you, we obviously use coaching methods where needed. Our motto is effectiveness above all else.

How do headhunters work? I have two headhunter friends. Isn’t that enough?

The recruitment market is corporate client driven.

Step 1: Company X needs to hire a new manager.

Step 2: It decides that their internal recruitment resources are not adequate and therefore hires a recruitment company.

Step 3: Based on the requirements, the recruiter does (mostly & ideally) the following (in no particular order): a) search the internal database, b) publish an online job ad, c) contact people from the market, d) research competitors & contact potential candidates, e) research the Internet.

Step 4: Potential candidates end up on a so-called long list.

Step 5: After an initial telephone screen, the best candidates are invited to interviews and the best 3 – 5 are presented to the client, Company X, in the form of a so-called short list.

Step 6: After interviewing the candidates, Company X, chooses one person & signs a contract with them.

How much does that cost? Depending on the recruitment company between 10 – 33% of the gross annual remuneration, paid either based on success (which means that if Company X out of those 3 does not hire anyone, no money is paid) or in usually 2 – 3 installments (at step 2, 5 and 6). So, if you have one or two headhunter friends, how big are the chances that when you need to find a new job, they have an open on-going recruitment process? Small. In order to maximize those chances, it’s recommended to find the best 20 headhunters in your given situation. Best means a combination of expertise in your industry and experience in recruiting at your position level.

Is that like outplacement?

Yes, this is something like your private outplacement program, with the difference that 1) you freely decide to be part of it, 2) you pay for it yourself. It’s not a treat from your employer. To put this into perspective: outplacement programs cost approx between 2 000 and 4 500 EUR / person and they don’t give you as much as we do. Here, with us, you pay a fraction of that. You now might ask yourself, “If that’s the same or even less work, why don’t you do outplacements for corporate clients then to earn more money?” It’s not all about the money. We find it more authentic & more satisfactory to work with motivated individuals who approach their career pro-actively. And, who else would then serve your needs?

What are your working hours? You know, I have a job!

We know as much as you how important it is to be discrete and confidential. We do not want your current employer to become suspicious and we do not want you to take time off unless it is for a job interview. We, therefore, do early breakfasts, have lunches or meet you after work. Remember, one of us has a job she wants to keep too. Additionally, what we have found very useful is Skype. Instead of meeting in the evening (or morning) somewhere in the city (driving, looking for a parking spot, ordering, meeting, walking to your car, driving finally home or to the office) and taking away quality time with your family, we suggest to meet virtually over Skype. The webcam adds a touch of reality and the convenience of home adds a touch or urgency and focus. We have observed that we are approximately 30% more efficient that way which means that you save money too.

13 ANSWERS

Why should I use you? I can do everything myself.

Of course you can. If you have the time, the contacts & the know-how, you definitely should. If you do not want to clean your house because you are busy and over-worked and because instead of cleaning the toilet, you’d prefer to spend the day with you family & kids, then you hire a cleaning lady. If you want to get rid of the hassle of job hunting, you outsource it to somebody who is faster & who knows the market. Us.

Why should I pay that much?

How much do you earn per hour? Now take that amount and multiply it by approximately 90 hours (Dibbuk Program), given you are systematic and you want really good results. Why 90? We know from experience that our clients need 1.5 to 2 times more time for the tasks we complete. So, if you do it all (!) yourself, it costs you probably anywhere between 2 250 – 7 500 EUR. It is a business decision. Is it viable?

What is not included in the price?

We proudly work from our comfy home office. You do not pay for our expensive office furniture and you do not pay for unnecessary support staff – we entirely work project based which means that for every single client we put a new team together.

Is it legal that you pretend to be me? You can write something that is not in my interest!

We sign a contract where we establish what we will and will not do. You approve the list of outsourced activities & you are copied into all correspondence. You have access to a live status report. We base our marketing efforts entirely on word of mouth. 1 happy client means approximately 3 – 5 new leads over time. 1 unhappy clients means a minimum of 20 furious people over a life time. Not in our interest to screw this up, right?

Do I have to give you my password to my private email address?

No. We register a new email address First.LastName@Gmail.com (or another elegant version if that one is not available) to be used where you agree to. You have access to it at all time. Depending on the program, your new online accounts are immediately transferred to you and we do not have access to it again as you change the password OR we handle your correspondence and accounts till the process is completed. After that you decide whether to continue using it or delete it.

Who are you? Why should I trust you?

References. Experience. References. Market knowledge. References. Expertise. You have probably heard from us from a friend or a friend’s friend. Do you need more? We do not advertise ourselves. Our website is only a source of information, not a sales tool. If you want to meet us, please email us at Sandra.Bichl@CareerAngels.eu or call us at +48 600 042 987. We perfectly understand that you might not be willing to decide spending x amount of money without knowing us too well. Therefore, you can test us at a first non-obligatory introduction meeting during which we give you free advice on your CV and explain in detail how you yourself can find your “dream job”. You will receive tools & materials – all free of charge!

Don’t you have a ready list of all headhunters and still charge the clients as if you did it all from scratch?

Nope. Not in our interest. Yes, we obviously already know people and that helps us access market information faster and put such a list together more quickly than if you did it. With every new client we start the list from scratch. Headhunters move. New companies are founded. Specializations change. You will always receive a tailor-made list.

Why 20 headhunters? Why 20 companies? Why not 35? 17?

Numbers never lie. Done professionally & systematically, from every 20 contacts, you should receive one serious job offer.

On other job portals or with other consultants I can download a free sample or order my CV for only 60 EUR. Why do I have to pay so much here?

Go ahead.

Is this Career Coaching?

Partly yes. While a career coach needs 10 hours to ask you questions & complete exercises with you, we put our brains to work & do several things parallel. That makes us more efficient. During our sessions with you, we obviously use coaching methods where needed. Our motto is effectiveness above all else.

How do headhunters work? I have two headhunter friends. Isn’t that enough?

The recruitment market is corporate client driven.

Step 1: Company X needs to hire a new manager.

Step 2: It decides that their internal recruitment resources are not adequate and therefore hires a recruitment company.

Step 3: Based on the requirements, the recruiter does (mostly & ideally) the following (in no particular order): a) search the internal database, b) publish an online job ad, c) contact people from the market, d) research competitors & contact potential candidates, e) research the Internet.

Step 4: Potential candidates end up on a so-called long list.

Step 5: After an initial telephone screen, the best candidates are invited to interviews and the best 3 – 5 are presented to the client, Company X, in the form of a so-called short list.

Step 6: After interviewing the candidates, Company X, chooses one person & signs a contract with them.

How much does that cost? Depending on the recruitment company between 10 – 33% of the gross annual remuneration, paid either based on success (which means that if Company X out of those 3 does not hire anyone, no money is paid) or in usually 2 – 3 installments (at step 2, 5 and 6). So, if you have one or two headhunter friends, how big are the chances that when you need to find a new job, they have an open on-going recruitment process? Small. In order to maximize those chances, it’s recommended to find the best 20 headhunters in your given situation. Best means a combination of expertise in your industry and experience in recruiting at your position level.

Is that like outplacement?

Yes, this is something like your private outplacement program, with the difference that 1) you freely decide to be part of it, 2) you pay for it yourself. It’s not a treat from your employer. To put this into perspective: outplacement programs cost approx between 2 000 and 4 500 EUR / person and they don’t give you as much as we do. Here, with us, you pay a fraction of that. You now might ask yourself, “If that’s the same or even less work, why don’t you do outplacements for corporate clients then to earn more money?” It’s not all about the money. We find it more authentic & more satisfactory to work with motivated individuals who approach their career pro-actively. And, who else would then serve your needs?

What are your working hours? You know, I have a job!

We know as much as you how important it is to be discrete and confidential. We do not want your current employer to become suspicious and we do not want you to take time off unless it is for a job interview. We, therefore, do early breakfasts, have lunches or meet you after work. Remember, one of us has a job she wants to keep too. Additionally, what we have found very useful is Skype. Instead of meeting in the evening (or morning) somewhere in the city (driving, looking for a parking spot, ordering, meeting, walking to your car, driving finally home or to the office) and taking away quality time with your family, we suggest to meet virtually over Skype. The webcam adds a touch of reality and the convenience of home adds a touch or urgency and focus. We have observed that we are approximately 30% more efficient that way which means that you save money too.

Career advice & support for executives around the world.

If you are a manager with at least 10 years of experience, click to request a free:

 



Outplacement services

Are you looking for a fitted, personalized and international outplacement program for your executives? Check out our Managerial Placement program.


Job Hunting Director

A must read for all executives who are considering a move or are already actively looking.