When working with recruiters, following business protocol standards isn’t enough.
Familiarizing yourself with the right moves and countermoves when working with recruiters can put you at an advantage. Here are 7 tips to help you improve your relationships and secure better success when working with recruiters:
1. Being responsive to a recruiter’s requests is very important.
Speed is one of the most critical factors wh...
Recruiters and hiring managers are always trying to cope with massive numbers of executive candidates applying for positions.
The old standby interview questions like “Tell me about yourself” or “What are your strengths and weaknesses,” will not provide the type of information needed to weed out the ordinary from the extraordinary executive.
The Purpose of These Rather Odd Interview Questions:
Employers are trying to...
The etiquette required in connecting/contacting people on LinkedIn can make even senior executives anxious.
The thing to recognize is that people who look at your profile are usually there for a reason. While some may be recruiters, others could be friends, or former co-workers trying to reconnect.
So, what do you do when a recruiter has viewed your profile on LinkedIn?
3 Steps You Should Take After a Recruiter Has V...
You didn’t get the job. All factors point to you being the perfect candidate for the job too, which can be the most angering of the job-search process.
You have the right experience, exude leadership talent, possess above-average interview skills—but you didn’t get the job. It’s likely that even if you ask the recruiter or interviewer you won’t get an entirely truthful answer as to why you weren’t their top choice.
Not everyone has a perfect professional past.
Even executives have glitches in their career at some point in their lives.
Do you have gaps between jobs or have you ever been fired?
Do you know how to put yourself in a positive light to potential employers despite negative issues from the past?
The key is to avoid dwelling on unfavorable subjects or at least minimize the problem areas. A few tips:
1.Exude a pos...
Cover letters are still an important document in an executive job seeker’s collateral materials. They provide a good opportunity to build rapport with a recruiter or prospective employer. Comments expressed by more than 75% of hiring managers range from “somewhat valuable to very valuable” when evaluating an executive candidate for a position who presents a cover letter.
Eye appeal is important. A visually attractive cover...
Cover letters are not dead yet! And they can be an effective way to help the recruiter or hiring manager identify your talents and capabilities as a viable candidate for a job opening. A well-written cover letter can also help you stand out among your peers.
Your cover letter should exude enthusiasm, motivation, and drive. The reader should be able to see at a glance how well you communicate, and what emotional intelligence...
Congratulations! You’ve made it past the first few hurdles of getting your resume in front of a recruiter or hiring manager. They may have vetted you through LinkedIn and Google, and possibly you’ve passed the pre-screen interview. Now they are requesting references before moving you through the hiring process.
1. Prepare the people on your reference list. First and foremost, get their permission. It is very important that...
Recruiters and hiring managers either love or hate virtual resumes. Let’s examine a few pros and cons:
Particularly useful for people in non-standard careers such as creative arts, entertainment industry, or a vast range of marketing positions where video and/or audio work product can demonstrate expertise and competencies.
Helps executives with long career histories showcase their talents in more depth. Not restric...
Resumes have evolved over the decades. Figuring out what to include in your resume today can be confusing. Deciphering the contradictions made by experts can be overwhelming. As an executive, you may approach this challenge as you would other issues in business: listen to the experts, identify what would work for you, and make an informed decision.
What should you leave out of a resume in 2016? Five key things: