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Five Tips for an Awesome Job Interview

Are you just another face in the crowd? Are you just another candidates who is forgotten about an hour after the job interview is complete? Of course not, you’re an awesome candidate whom any company would love to hire! But, you may be leaving a flat impression in your interviews without knowing it. As an interviewer, I often see dozens of resumes and interview several candidates before I’m ready to make a hiring dec
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How To Negotiate A Severance Package

Earl Nighingale gave one of the best career advice ever “The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. .” As of a certain level on your career, it is normal to negotiate a departure rather than finding a new job first and then resigning from the old one.  because you had different views on the future strategy, because you had been appoint
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Recruiters – Three Reasons You Convert So Few Candidates Into Clients

Are you a professional recruiter, executive search/ research consultant or a headhunter and do you see a potential future client in every candidate? Have you been given ratios when you were a junior of „VIP candidates“ to lure into an interview with the only aim of trying to generate job leads from them? And have you also wondered why you convert eventually only so few candidates into clients? : 1) decision maker wit
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Right Or Wrong: “Recruiters Advertise Fake Jobs”

Often right – though it is illegal to do so in some countries. Yet , completely made up and neither the job nor the company exist (this is valid for recruiters who work on success fees and who have to build a “candidate pool”). For the last 13 years since I started in this profession, I heard over and over again candidates who complained that when they met their recruiter, the job “was gone
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How To Recognize A Good Headhunter

Whilst it is almost impossible to recognize e.g. a good dentist (confirms my friend Carsten, a good dentist), this is much easier when you ask yourself the question how to recognize a good headhunter. Here are the  and help you understand if the recruiter in front of you is likely to be able to help you or not: X as in Expertise: How well does the headhunter know his/ her client/ candidate, the industry or at least t
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5 Reasons Your Application Gets Ignored

 your application gets ignored. You have no time to be inefficient and neither do we. In a world of information that is omnipresent and difficult to digest, everything must go fast. If you are not able to convince within 6.25 seconds that you are the right candidate, your resume will be put on “nope” pile and my own experience after 13 years in recruitment is that approx  and will go there (ahem: so best
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Why And How To Play Nice With Recruiters (And What Bees Got To Do With It…)

This is a post by Marcia LaReau, an executive career coach, employment trainer, and business consultant. Marcia is founder of Forward Motion LLC, Motivational Speaker and “The Voice of the Unemployed”: “Most headhunters are quite protective about their work. Jorg Stegemann from Kennedy Executive is unusual because he reaches out to jobseekers through his informative blogs regarding his process. If y
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How To Ace A Phone Interview @Forbes

Congrats: you have already been identified as „interesting“ and are not one of the 85% of all candidates and résumés inhouse and external recruiters receive who dont respond to the job specs. Take my job as a headhunter for instance: in a typical search assignments with at least 100 or more candidates, I identify the 15 that interest me most and call them. Out of these 15, I then invite five to seven and finally pres
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Mid Career Education Is Not Punishment: The Latest Trends In Executive Education

If you are feeling blocked in your current job or are looking for a new position you may have thought about exploring opportunities to add some additional skills to your CV. Whether you are considering an executive MBA, an open enrollment Executive Education program, or contemplating using a coach or mentor, you should be sure that the program you select uses all the latest learning methods and technologies available
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