This is a tough one. HR Directors and (most) recruiters will tell you that age makes no difference, 50+ people who have lost their job will say the contrary. What is the truth? Are you really professionally finished as a 50+ for a corporate career?
Often right – though it is illegal to do so in some countries. Yet many agencies put ads on the net that are completely made up and neither the job nor the company exist (at least recruiters who work on success fees and who have to build a “candidate pool”). I read and hear again and again that candidates complain that when they met their recruiter, the job “was gone”, had “just be
True. Headhunting is not only getting candidates from your competitors. If the headhunter has access to the hidden job market, he also has contact to its’ equivalent: the candidates that are not actively looking.
False of course. It is not the salary level or the experience but the complexity of the job that will determine whether a headhunter is needed to fill the job or not. If a job is on staff level but Hungarian, Bushman language and a Feng-Shui certification are must-criteria (no, I won’t accept this assignment) this would in theory be a search a company would want to give to a headhunter as chances to fill this j
Wrong. The proof is that 95% of the executive search firms, even the global top 5 headhunters Egon Zehnder, Russel Reynolds, Heidrick Struggles, Odgers Berndtson and Korn/ Ferry, have an expensive eRecruitment system on their homepage where you can upload your CV.