How to NOT Get Rejected from HR When Applying For Jobs in Switzerland

One of the most devastating things in job search is rejection, especially when there is no clear reasoning behind. You feel like a number in the hiring process and as hard as it sounds, if you apply for jobs at large corporations, most of the time you are nothing but applicant 3651.  Let’s talk about…

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WHY Companies in Switzerland Hire You – Going From WHAT to WHY

This article is about your communication. I believe it’s one of the core parts throughout your entire career progression and especially important during your job search.   How the Country Manager Makes Coffee For His Employees Last Thursday morning, I have been talking to one of my job search coaching clients just before I left to…

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The 1 Most Important Thing You Can Do to Find a Job in Switzerland

People are asking me all the time what’s the most important thing to do to move forward with their career transition. This is my answer to this question and I hope it will give you the inputs you need to be successful in your job search in Switzerland.   You Are Successful in Your Job…

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3 Core Strategies on How Executives Can Build Their Network for Career Success in Switzerland

When I talked to one of my executive career coaching clients recently, he raised the question about how to connect with CxOs (CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, etc.) on a European or even global level. Because his potential hiring managers are on the European executive level, it’s essential for him to find ways to connect and build…

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Stop Tuning Your CV for Switzerland and Start Talking to People

I get requests for CV reviews for Switzerland every day. With the headline I am not saying optimizing your CV is not important but I think it has a limit. It’s like cleaning your home. It has to be done on a regular basis but you don’t do it twice every day I hope. Most important parts…

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The Post-Industrialized Career: The Future is Bright If You Take the Lead

We are at the end of an industrialized economy. Factories and assembly lines are run by robots and soon there will be no human working in a factory anymore. When industrialism introduced factories, efficiency and productivity grew at an enormous speed. This is coming to an end now, we mechanized what we can mechanize, we…

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[Free Workbook] 12 Steps to Communicating Effectively with HR and Hiring Managers

I recently created a new workbook that will help you communicate clearly in your career transition, which is the foundation and can decide if you fail or succeed. You can download the Communication Excellence Workbook here for free. You must know what you want to communicate and then do it in an effective way from…

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7 Steps to Breaking Into the Hidden Job Market – An Alternative to Rejections from HR

In my last blog post I talked about 6 Reasons Why Executives Should Not Apply for Advertised Jobs. Here I would like to show you a not only valid but necessary alternative to applying for advertised jobs. Applying for job openings without calling first and not following up is like standing at the bar and…

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6 Reasons Why Executives Should Not Apply for Advertised Jobs

As you might know, I am not a big fan of screening through job boards and simply sending out your resume to job postings as I believe it’s the single most ineffective job search strategy today. It’s especially ineffective for executives and people with a more general profile as there is much more competition than…

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Are You Missing Out on 80% of All Jobs? How to Tap Into the Hidden Job Market

Many people have heard about the hidden job market by now but most people don’t understand the concept and what to do with it. This is why I decided to write this article and bring some light and clarification into it and show you how it works.   The Hidden Job Market The hidden job…

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