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Professionals about their career switch

Work-life balance, a different industry, learning new skills, more impact… there are many reasons to consider a career switch. But when push comes to shove, it isn’t always so obvious. What’s the best step from here? In what industry or corporate culture will you thrive? Will your skills and strengths be appreciated? Will you be able to keep developing yourself? And how do you know the time is right? It helps to hear how other people dealt with similar situations in order to figure out where you stand. At Top of Minds, we speak to interesting professionals every day. About their consulting exit, about the winding path to CEO of CFO level, and about career choices they had to make along the way. And we’re proud to share some of the most gripping and inspiring stories with you.

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Career advice - International Advancement

Published on: 11 Nov 2022 Willem Lankhorst, Director of Strategic Product Development at HelloFresh

Willem Lankhorst started as a consultant at BCG. As he progressed his career, he continued to seek out cross-cultural collaboration.

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Career advice – where profit and purpose meet

Published on: 17 Nov 2021 Simanta Das, Founder & Hans Jakop Burkens CEO of Aurelius Life

Top of Minds spoke about Social responsibility and sustainability with both the founder and the CEO of Aurelius Life.

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Career advice from Stephan Hartgers

Published on: 20 Jul 2021 VP Digital Strategy

"If your employer changes because of an acquisition, you have to make a conscious decision to stay or to go." - Stephan Hartgers

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Career advice from Stefan Terink

Published on: 20 Jul 2021 Marketing & Sales Director at Smurfit Kappa

Stefan,Marketing & Sales Director at Smurfit Kappa: “Personal development, growth opportunities, and challenges are important drivers for me”

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Career advice from Bo Budé

Published on: 20 Jul 2021 Consultant at Bain & Company

"The client entrusts us with important strategic issues. We can only solve them if we work together. That includes an open feedback culture."

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Career advice from Jeroen Mustert

Published on: 20 Jul 2021 CEO at HG

"I like how high Michael Jordan sets the bar"

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Career advice from Judith Koetsveld

Published on: 19 Jul 2021 Projectmanager

Judith Koetsveld has taken her business administration background and built a career at Bisnez, a consulting and project management firm. Top of Minds talked to her ...

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Career advice on moving from corporate to SMEs

Published on: 19 Jul 2021 CCO

Plenty of professionals toy with the idea of leaving the well-worn corporate ladder and making their own way in the SME landscape. In 2018, Melanie Meskers took ...

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Career advice – specialize in digital

Published on: 19 Jul 2021 Senior Manager

In 2016, Daan Kakebeeke and Scarlett Hendrichs both decided to enhance their consulting careers at Bain & Company with a Berkeley Haas MBA. Two years later, they returned ...

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Career advice from Sarah Chu

Published on: 01 May 2020 Consultant at Bain & Company

“A few years of strategy consulting at a top tier firm will certainly increase your ‘career capital’.” - Sarah Chu, Consultant at Bain & Company

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Career advice from Andrej Bjegovic

Published on: 03 Dec 2019 Business Unit Lead European Distribution Markets and Exports

“You need to be able to simplify issues. Properly breaking them down is the first step of tackling them." Andrej Bjegovic, Business Unit Lead at Kraft Heinz

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Interview with Christina Mueller

Published on: 08 Mar 2019 Marketing Director Benelux

Kraft Heinz is shifting towards a brand-led business model. They’re scouting the best marketing professionals and recently hired Christina Mueller as the new Marketing Director ...

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Earn more, without job-hopping

Published on: 21 Feb 2019

The best way to get more salary is by switching jobs. But what if that’s not what you want to do? There you are; you ...

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Switch jobs? Q4 is the time to do it!

Published on: 21 Feb 2019

I’m a headhunter. At Top of Minds. And what I’ve noticed every year is the massive influx of professionals looking for a new job. ...

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A better job? You need a better boss!

Published on: 21 Feb 2019

When you’re looking for something new, it’s important to know what you’re after. For most people, the first points on their list are ...

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