Getting in touch with search firms & Staying top of mind

The first rule for spontaneous introductions to headhunting firms is simple; do your research and focus on the firms that are in line with your areas of expertise (functional and / or industry) and therefore can best support you to attain your career objective.

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Networking should become your lifelong habit

  A while back we wrote about the role of networking from an executive search firm’s perspective to develop talent pipelines. But how should networking be managed from a candidate’s perspective and how do they get the most of it. Let’s consider why professionals network…

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Career change – what is your job search strategy?

  In our previous article, Career change – when it makes sense!, we talked about how to know if it’s time for a career move and if so, then how to decide what your next step should be.  We highlighted the importance of conducting a…

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Social media may hold the key to your next job

For many of us the winter holidays period is a moment of reflection, evaluating what the year brought, before looking forward to what 2018 could offer. If your New Year’s revolution is to make a career move, then this is the time to act and…

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Career change – when it makes sense!

In our business we talk with a lot of people, all day, all over the world. One of the recurring things that we hear from those open to change is their need to “take on a new challenge” or “move on” once they’ve been successful for a few years within the same role. Typically, this is the time to look at the next level with your current employer, but what if there are no ladders to climb? Undoubtedly, the option you begin to consider is changing companies, trying to find another role that will keep you motivated and engaged. But, how do you make that choice and is it really the right step to take?

Sometimes we all feel the need for change, to find something new, different etc. – however change can come in many shapes.

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What are headhunters and recruiters looking for in a CV?

With all the information sources available today around CV writing, we still see senior candidates whose CVs are far from reflecting their professional achievements and whose resumes still resemble more of a job description than anything else. If you are looking to climb the next rung of the corporate ladder and want to get on the headhunters radar, do ensure that you have a top notch CV that highlights your expertise, describes your accomplishments and gets the reader’s interest! In a nutshell, your CV is a sales document – it’s “raison d’être” is to get you in front of the hiring manager or search consultant.

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Back to basics

You are a top candidate, you have a fantastic CV, you are also sure of your qualities and know your value on the market. But no matter the position or the level of experience you have, there are some simple guidelines that we recommend following when going for an interview or a meeting with a search consultant. And these small things shouldn’t be overlooked no matter the level.

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