July, 2016

An Inside Look at Headhunters Work

An Inside Look at Headhunters Work

Headhunters or external recruiters. What do they do? How do they earn money? And most importantly: can they be useful for you in your job search? I will answer these questions today, as well as correcting a few misconceptions people often have about my work as headhunter. DEFINITION Headhunters search for candidates at the request of an employer/firm. A firm has a recruitment need – they may have a vacancy or want to launch a new position, or want to fire somebody they are not happy with and replace them with someone else A firm’s HR department might well be able to look for candidates themselves, but decide instead to hire an external recruiter.  Reasons for this might be that they want to…

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How to Get Friends Help in Your Job Search

How to Get Friends Help in Your Job Search

It is common advice to notify your network of your job search. However, many people do not feel comfortable with this. They say it feels like nagging your friends, being a nuisance, perhaps even a problem. They also feel that they are imposing expectations on their friends that cannot be fulfilled. And that is something nobody wants to do to their friends. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In my experience, I find that informing your network about your job search can be a gratifying experience. In this post, I will show you how to easily tell your friends that you are looking for a job, and in a way that will guarantee success. It is not  shameful…

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