Today’s executive job market is competitive: on the one side, candidates must make sure that their skills and experience place them in the ‘winner‘ category, while on the other side, companies strive to hit the bullseye in respect to talent. Perfect matches are possible, but only if a couple of rules of the game are enforced. (more...)
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Preparing for your first job interview for a position you greatly desire goes beyond polishing your speech on your leadership skills. Whether or not you believe in the impact of first impressions, trust experts on this one: you have to dress for success.
After all, your style of clothing makes a statement, and at the job interview, that statement should be: ‘I am able to manage myself, and I am definitely capable of managing others’. (more...)
Two types of Candidates
Generally, there are two main categories of candidates to be targeted: active candidates (40%) and passive candidates (60%). The theory goes: the less active the candidate, the farther the reach. Judging by the proportions indicated for each category, the passive candidates become a very attractive group. (more...)
With the Christmas Holidays coming closer, finding and wrapping gifts for the loved ones might steal your attention from staying firm in your executive job search. It is a natural shift of focus this time of the year, but why not get a competitive edge against the other candidates by maintaining your job search efforts as strong as ever?
The process of seeking for an executive position has its catches, so you should create a check list with things you should and shouldn’t do. (more...)
You’ve set your mind on getting that position and you are confident that all your efforts will pay off: you have optimised your CV and customised your Cover Letter, you’ve got spotless references and your knowledge on the company’s background couldn’t get any deeper.
Do you really think you covered it all? Think again! Your online behavior is checked by two thirds of the headhunters. Whether your name brings up many or no results via search engines makes a big difference. (more...)
It shouldn’t take a lot of research to get information on optimising your CV or Cover Letter. Be it career services or savvy bloggers that provide you with the tips, make sure that before using any advice, things are put into perspective. It’s a simple question: ‘What is relevant to a headhunter?’
Here are 5 facts about Headhunters and Executive Recruiters regarding their job application approach:
1. Headhunters 'Scan' your CV: A survey conducted by Experteer revealed that 43% of headhunters spend less than one minute reviewing a CV. Therefore, it would probably be a good idea to create a catchy introductory statement about yourself and your career goals. As headhunters skim read through your CV, make it stand out by highlighting your most relevant achievements and skills. (more...)