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 use a professional recruiter. I consider this a mistake as a good headhunter has what you do not have: inside information as well as the knowledge of jobs that will never be advertised.
Here are 8 tips on how to use a headhunter – written by a headhunter:
Like a child running into the garden on easter weekend to find colored eggs, you KNOW that there is a job for you out there.
It is not far, it’s somewhere in your existing network! But where? And how to find it?
Click here to read my latest guest post on Forbes on the 6 best ways to find your next job.
Did you ever wonder what we external and internal recruiters check when we decide within 5-10 seconds if your resume is of interest to us or not? Which are the red flags in YOUR resume – the reasons you will not make it to the interview?
Here are the 13 most flagrant warning signals we might spot in your CV – and the solution to fix them: Read more
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 on how to get headhunted:
In my career, I have read thousands of resumes, but the truth is that I take less than 1 minute on the resumes I receive. And the latest number I read on the average time a recruiter spends on your resume is 5-10 seconds!
Another reality is that I have never seen any resume where there could have been improvements.
Here are my top 7 resume best practices that will help you to make it the first interview Read more
Ho, ho, ho – Christmas is near and your year as a manager will end soon. Time to have a critical look at your managerial capacities: what is the one leadership skill you evolved with in 2012, what was your biggest success this year and what is your greatest deficiency as a people manager?
How do you compare to Santa Claus? After all, he is a charismatic leader, respected authority, he manages a stable team of top performers (and if one of the elves or reindeers left, he managed well because we did not notice anything), the client experience is superior and he gets the job done year after year by respecting a strict deadline and staying calm, reassuring and positive.
Here come the 5 key success factors that make Ol’ Santa a better manager than you: Read more
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 Read more
Whilst hiring may not be on the radar screen of all companies, retention and the development of human capital almost always is.
The last one is for you and here is how to make sure you will be in the next promotion round:
Are you sending tons of online applications but don’t even get an answer?
Click here for my guest post on www.businessinsider.com on 5 ways to target your application that increase your likelihood to get an interview