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How To Negotiate A Severance Package

Earl Nighingale said “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 appointed a new boss or for any other plau
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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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How To Do A Reference Check

In my career as a headhunter, I have found new jobs for approximately 350 knowledge workers and interviewed thousands of candidates. And all of them saw themselves as above average candidates and often felt they understood both strategy and leadership better than their superiors. Indeed, in 13 years in recruitment Which candidates tell the truth and which ones over estimate their own capabilities? One of the most rel
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How To Make A Job Offer That NO ONE Can Turn Down

Congratulations! After having screened dozens or hundreds of resumes and having conducted numerous interviews, you have found the right candidate for your job vacancy. Weeks or months of hard work come to an end. Make sure you get it right at this critical point of time of the hiring process: one false move can result in a refusal and if you screw it up now, you have to start at zero again (unless you have a back-up
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How To Hire Someone: Checklist (7 Tips)

A bad hire can cost between 2 and 12 salaries and apart from direct costs for the recruiter, there can be a negative impact on team morale, customer retention or productivity to name a few. Here are the 7 questions on “how to hire someone” that help me make better decisions for my customers and for myself. And I hire only when all answers are positive
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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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6 Steps To Shake Up Your Career

Deciding to quit your job may seem easy. Reasons are plenty – from organizational pain points and personal relations, to need of accomplishment or general dissatisfaction. Can it be remedied by changing job? And is it really the right way to shake up your career? Naturally the immediate step is to start browsing job boards, activate friends and contacts, and get in touch with headhunters. But, while it might be
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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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