There are no hard or fast rules for headhunters. Most professional recruiters devise their own strategies for finding and matching top talent. This has never been a problem for Gary Chaplin. Since his start as a headhunter, he never cared much for traditional practices. “I was disruptive, seen as a dangerous maverick,” he says. But after working for three different sizes and styles of recruiting companies being the “top fee earner,” and running the most profitable division in the company for two years, Chaplin realized that he was onto something. Now, he runs his own company, based in the UK, where he specializes in C-Level senior placements. And with over 20 years of business experience, it seems as though his “maverick methods” are working.
According to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, job seekers are already doing one thing wrong: seeking jobs. Data suggests that by applying through “traditional” means, like classified ads, candidates are likely to be overlooked or even completely ignored. Potential new hires that came through internal recommendations, or headhunters, had the best chance at landing a new job. It seems as though hiring managers are tired of dealing with the overwhelming task of sifting through resumes and applications, and deferring instead to candidates found through active sourcing. To ensure your success as you pursue the next step in your career, take note of these tips to get headhunted, and secure that next executive position!
We recently organized a TweetChat with @ExperteerWorld and @Experteer on Twitter. The event was organized on April 23rd and had an enthusiastic attendance from recruiters, headhunters and executive candidates globally.
hen you’re on the hunt for a new position, your profile on social career networks is extremely important, just like your resume – the first personal impression that you convey to a headhunter is essential. For a first impression, there’s no second chance. Today, we spoke with Gregor Lenkitsch of Lenkitsch Recruiting, who can offer…
There’s no university or program that prepares someone to become a headhunter,” says Julian von Blücher, CEO and founder of headhunting firm Talent Tree GmbH, headquartered in Munich. It’s true – though headhunting is now considered to be the most effective method of matching candidates with companies, there’s no training or education process that can teach someone how to become a headhunter. Rather, these scouts are individuals with innate matchmaking skills, professionals who have the determination and the right sense to find the perfect fit for a client. We asked Julian von Blücher about his past, his process, and his predictions for the future of headhunting.
What happens when your boss finds out you’ve been talking to recruiters? A scenario like this, in the age of mobile recruitment and the ever-closer relationship between headhunters and recruiters, isn’t totally unrealistic. Here are tips on how to handle this difficult situation.
Recruiters are trained to look for the best of the best. So it’s not difficult for a talented recruiter to spot a candidate who isn’t prepared, or simply unfit for the position in question. In an interview with a recruiter, you’ve got a very short window of time to truly impress them.
There are few better feelings than getting a lucrative and exciting new job offer. You’ve done research and preparation, put on your best suit and tie, and dazzled the interviewer. But what happens when you’ve already jumped through all of the hoops, only to find… you really don’t want the job?
o you went to Yale, but you can’t say a single sentence without stuttering? According to headhunter Celine Choisel of BiermannNeff, the ideal candidate is well spoken, charismatic, and skilled. Sure, you may have years of experience and a doctorate degree, but if you can’t convince Ms. Choisel that you’re a good fit for the…
One could train the team members to hone their skills or learn the brand new tools, but experts often say that it is impossible to fully change the work-attitudes people bring with them. This is especially more difficult at senior levels, where the many years of experience ensure the attitudes are almost set in stone.