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Will An Open Application With A Headhunter Work? Be Resilient And Creative!

Is it worthwhile to send an open application to a headhunter? Will I stand out to be invited to an interview with an Executive Search Firm? Here at Kennedy Executive Search The Netherlands/ Lens & Partners, we are currently doing two Executive Searches at present. Different roles: a Finance Manager and a Manager Category Management. The positions have been presented, without mentioning the clients name, through d
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Should You Pay A Retainer To An Executive Search Firm?

If you want to be sure to find the best talent in the market available, there are many advantages going through an executive search firm (click here). Especially for the executive search firm. Be careful though as . Anyone can run this business with a phone and business cards and no further investment, even from home. There are many dos and don’ts when working with us. One which I found little on my research, however
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Right Or Wrong: “Headhunters Have Access To Candidates You’d Never Meet”

True. Direct search or “headhunting” is not only having someone call employees at your competitor’s with a cover story. If the headhunter has access to the hidden job market (the job YOU as a hiring manager gave us!), we also are in contact to the equivalent of the hidden job market: the “invisible man”, the hidden talent or the candidates that are not actively on the job market. And the
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Is Direct Search/ Headhunting Unethical?

I am an executive search Consultant (or “headhunter”) and when I tell people what I do for a living, I sometimes get the reply that is unethical to call employees at the work place, lure them into an interview and force them to resign if we feel they are good enough. However, in 15 years in this industry, I have never crossed anyone who told me “I am perfectly happy here, my boss motivated me daily
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Five Reasons Recruiters Treat Candidates Badly

Every candidate has a story to tell of a recruiter who treated him/ her badly. Calls are not returned, emails never responded and – my favorite – nothing happens after “I will call you on Friday”. What are the top 5 reasons recruiters treat candidates badly? First of all, you should understand that not the candidate but the hiring company is our primary client. As a candidate, you do not pay f
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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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