If you asked me to list 5 things that I love about my job, executive search would be up there – without a doubt. Just to clarify, the aim of an executive search assignment is to find the very best person in the market for a particular role with specific skills and attributes. The search looks at only the cream of the crop – the top 5% of professionals. To carry this out to maximum effect, an extraordinary amount of very discriminating and meticulous work is required. It’s painstaking at times, but it’s a process that runs deep, comes with a ‘no ifs ands or buts’ pre-requisite – and I love it!
Research shows that a whopping 94% of headhunters use LinkedIn to vet their candidates. It therefore goes without saying that you will want to have a well-crafted and engaging summary, a meticulously written job history and some impressive endorsements – but the real attention-grabber is your profile photo.
People are your company’s most valuable asset, and the market is showing we want growth, which means hiring. You might have the schedule from hell but don’t scrimp on the time you allow for interviewing a potential new recruit. Get it wrong now and it will be costly down the line. A little bit of preparation will stand you in good stead.
The beginning of the year presents an opportunity to make a fresh start in your career – it's the chance to plan goals, evaluate priorities and maybe look for a brand new job.
Mike Sergeant, our favourite political and business news correspondent, having successfully made the move from the world of BBC journalism into corporate and financial PR to join Headland, took time out of his new role to share his opinion on some of the findings in CISION’s Social Journalism Study 2015.
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You’re heading out of the door on your way to an exciting new job. The search is over, the interview is in the bag, you’ve signed on the dotted line – the job is yours. It’s plain sailing from this point. Not quite. Quite the contrary in fact – this is only the beginning.
Guest blogger Tina Bettison returns with some powerful and elegant questions to help you discover what sends your clients into hiding.
January – the month when we make plans for the year, pledge to give up at least one bad habit and kick start a brand new approach to healthy eating. More often than not, before the month is over, these good intentions have fallen by the wayside.
In this second posting in a series of blogs about common interview questions and how to answer them we’re tackling repeat offender number 2.