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Right Or Wrong: “Headhunters Find Jobs For Candidates”

„Wrong“, er „Right“ er „Not So Easy“… The answer should in theory be „wrong“ as the definition „client“ is in a for-profit context „the one who pays the invoice“. And in executive search or headhunting, this is the hiring company as the service is for free for the candidates. But then, if I wrote it like this, this would be a one paragraph posting. And, more importantly, I would not keep my promise of giving tr
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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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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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Should You Pay A Retainer To An Executive Recruiter?

There are many good reasons to work with an executive recruiter or headhunter (click here). Be careful though as barriers of entry are low, the title is not protected (anyone can call himself “headhunter” tomorrow, print business cards and run this business) and quality is therefore very heterogenic. In short: There are many dos and don’ts when working with us. One which I found little on my research, however, is the
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Career Advice From A To Z: “U” For “How To Use A Headhunter”

Oldies are goldies: I have written the first version of this post in May 2011 and it is one of the most viral ones, being published in print and online by careerbuilder, msn careers, businessinsider, several print media as well as – without my approval – on many obscure sites. Here is a revised version on how to use a headhunter in the most efficient way for your career: Many job-seekers are reluctant to
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How To Get Headhunted

We are both watching the job market but the difference is that we do nothing else but this, 50 hours per week and 52 weeks per year. And when we find vacancies, our job is to put the right candidate in front of our client. What can you do to be the one? Here are 7 tips on how to get headhunted: Getting ready: Do you have the right skills to make a difference? Be critical and realistic yet ambitious with yourself. If
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Dealing With Headhunters: 5 Secrets No One Had Ever Told Me

“In the course of last year, I got to interact with a number of headhunters. What a learn! Of course, I had read a few blogs about this and I remember digging out old 101 cheat sheets back from business school days. I remember thinking “it’ll do the trick”…. Hell no! No-one had told me that it is not just about performing well at recruitment interviews. No-one had ever warned me before about a few human mistake
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7 Things A Headhunter Won’t Tell You (Forbes)

Love us or hate us, at one point of time during your career you will need us. We have what you do not have: inside information from the job market and the knowledge of jobs that will never be advertised. Our goal is to match you with a job. Choose and use us wisely and we can be a catalyst for your career. Read on for my guest posting on Forbes “7 Things A Headhunter Won’t Tell You”: http://onforb.e
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