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Stand out as a top candidate

Headhunter Insights: How Candidates Can Present Themselves Successfully

Qualified managers and executives looking for a new career are often approached by headhunters. They serve as mediators between a company who wants to fill a position, and a qualified candidate. But how should a candidate act when they meet a headhunter for the first time? How do you manage to impress the recruiter, and how can you stay in touch? We spoke with Petra Zorgati, a recruiter at Kienbaum, for her insights. In the video, you can learn the tips and tricks for how candidates can present themselves successfully. Get ready for your next headhunter interview by preparing with these headhunter insights!

What type of negotiator are you?
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Be prepared while remaining authentic

Interview Questions for Senior Management Positions

“Tell me about a situation where you exceeded the expectations of your role.”  This is a typical request during an interview for a leadership role and is a good indicator of what the focus of other questions will be. Nevertheless, though preparation for your interview is essential, you should refrain from memorizing rote answers to…

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The good and bad of technology

Applicant Tracking Systems and How they Affect You

You’ve finally found it! The perfect position. You’re qualifications and experience are a perfect match, plus it’s in the industry you’re passionate about! You send off your resume and application, and eagerly await a response from the HR personnel. But nothing comes. What could have gone wrong? Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) could have stood in your…

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Make sure people know why you’re the best candidate

How to Nail a Perfect Elevator Pitch

You’re standing in line for your morning coffee when you notice someone standing behind you. It’s only the CEO of the startup where you see yourself in your dream job! Do you panic and freeze? Trip over your own feet and spill your coffee down the front of their shirt? Or do you introduce yourself with…

Self-assessment before job hunting
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Identify your capabilities

Self-Assessment before Job Hunting

As a job seeker, one needs to have a well-considered plan identifying your targets in order to reach your job search goal. Self-assessment before job hunting is key. You already know what you want to do and where you want to work and what you have to offer. When you sit down for an interview and they’re going to want you to be able to tell them who you are, what you know and what you have to offer.

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The style of your initial contact counts

The Email That Every Headhunter Will Ignore

It’s not uncommon these days to proactively get in touch with a Headhunter. Headhunters are on the hunt for top talent for their next open senior management positions, and no one will object if you “help out” in the process. In our interviews with headhunters and top recruiters we determine how one should behave in interviews to be successful, and…

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Professional development

Management Skills 101: How setting expectations is critical to leadership

How is setting expectations a critical leadership skill? Research states one of the top reasons for unhappiness in the workplace is communication issues with one’s manager/supervisor. One of the key shortcomings for this case lies with the managers. Very often managers make incorrect assumptions that employees have all of the information needed about what needs to be…

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