February 23, 2018
In our post ‘How to Get Headhunted’, the onus was on what you could do to be noticed by a headhunter. However, how can you make the most of your relationship with a headhunter, how can you cultivate it, and how can you ensure that the effort benefits you in the long-term? Is there such a thing as headhunters for job seekers? Or do they only look out for the employer?
February 13, 2018
A question we’re often asked is ‘How do I get headhunted?’ or ‘what does being headhunted mean?’ This is a question frequently levelled at us because we don’t work in the same way as recruitment agencies, or indeed in the same way that many headhunters do. Whilst we do, of course, use candidate databases to a degree, they are secondary to our primary endeavours. We do what our name says – we hunt. So how to get headhunted means how can you be found? How can you flag up on the radar and improve how to get noticed by headhunters?
January 25, 2018
Recently we explored the impact of Brexit on your executive level recruitment. We can’t deny that Brexit is impacting on the recruitment sphere. We can reassure you that whilst the consequences of Brexit are challenging for international recruitment, they aren’t simply a hurdle to leap. Whilst indeed these new hurdles in recruiting the best talent can be scaled, the situation is also presenting new recruitment opportunities. By using the top headhunters in Europe, with an in-depth understanding of Europe-wide recruitment and business, you can be sure of your recruitment success. Your Pool of Candidates Recruitment is much like a triangle. At the bottom, you have a large number of lower skilled positions. These are easy to fill and can be done so by scooping up a large number of available and actively searching candidates. As you move up the triangle, your roles become more important and more strategic. At the same time, your available pool of candidates gets smaller. Once you reach the pinnacle of the triangle, you’re faced with some unique recruitment challenges. At the executive level, not only do you have an exceptionally small pool of candidates, you likely need to look beyond candidates alone. The talent needed […]
December 17, 2017
Executive level jobs are notoriously hard to fill. You may be able to get a wealth of candidates, but finding that one ideal candidate that helps your business to grow, excel and thrive can be a tall order. As such, companies typically turn to headhunters or recruitment agencies for filling their executive level jobs. But which is best? And why?
December 14, 2017
This guide aims to answer all of your questions about headhunting services. We’ll start with answering the question ‘What is a headhunter?’ but move onto specifics about how you can be sure you need one; why headhunters differ from standard recruitment practices; what they actually do to fill your vacancy or find your dream job; and how you can select the best headhunter for your needs. What is a Headhunter? Headhunters are experienced professionals who find the right individuals for your role. They are a recruitment strategist with a difference. In short, every other recruitment modality is about finding candidates. Headhunting is about finding talent. This is a key distinction between a headhunter and other recruitment consultants. In other recruitment techniques, you aim to create a deep and wide pool of candidates by casting your net wide. The hope is that, in so doing, you find that one individual you need. In headhunting, we’re not interested in how big or deep the candidate pool is. We’re far more role and organisation focused. A headhunter will get to know exactly what you need – that unique blend of attributes, skills and talent – and then go and find the small handful […]
December 11, 2017
November 22, 2017
Your social media presence is your online identity. It can make or break your executive job search. Do future employers have the ability to search or read your social media accounts? If they do, what helps and what hinders? A recent study has revealed that an overwhelming 70% of employers now use social media in order to screen job candidates before they offer them a position. That’s up 10% from just one year ago. The trend is rising notably. However, don’t think that you’ll be safe if you just have all of your settings set to private, or actively don’t use social media at all. 57% are less likely to bring a candidate in for interview if they haven’t been able to find them online.
November 10, 2017
Preparing for an executive level interview can’t be approached in the same general way you approached your first graduate interview. You need to be more prepared, less generic, and ready for a different set of challenges and questions. Your skills should be evident already, and evidenced, especially if you’ve been headhunted for the role. As such, what’s really under scrutiny is your leadership style and your ability to bring something new and of value to the company. Furthermore, at the executive level you need to be able to demonstrate actively that you’ll fit the mould in terms of the company culture. We’ve been the fly on the wall to countless executive level interviews: let’s look at some of the most crucial things to know. Before You Leave Home Those who are most successful in interviews have done their homework. This is important at every level. However, when preparing for an executive level interview you need to get a deeper and broader understanding of the company. You need to have looked at any published accounts, you need to understand the company’s industry reputation, have memorised their statistics, and read any recent press releases. If you’ve been headhunted for the role then […]