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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

As headhunters, we have something you don’t have: inside information from the job market and knowledge about vacancies that will never be advertised. 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
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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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Career Advice From A To Z: “Q” For “How To Quit Your Job With Style”

You have taken the decision to quit, to leave your current employer. This means that you have lost the faith to change your job for the better. Here are 5 tips on how to quit your job with style, ensure a clean departure that does not burn bridges and makes sure you will always get positive references
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Career Advice From A To Z: “H” For “Headhunter: How To Recognize A Good One”

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 3 triple x questions that can help you understand if the recruiter in front of you is likely to be able to help you or not
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How To Be A Good Headhunter

“How to be a good headhunter” is one of the terms that directs most of the traffic to this blog. Here comes my posting about how to be successful in recruitment, based on more than 10 years experience in this industry and after having trained, coached or interviewed hundreds of recruiters from all over the world. Markets may be slightly different from country to country yet the characteristics that make y
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How To Choose Your Next Job (Checklist/ 6 Points)

This is a crucial one. A bad decision can have a highly negative impact on your resume and career evolution. After all, you seek more responsibility, more money and a better title, right? Here are the 6 questions I recommend to minimize this risk of a false move. And I would only accept a job offer if all points are positive: The Science: What is in for you? If you are in the first 20 years of your career, it should
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