Richard Branson said “Many millions of people proudly claim the title “entrepreneur.” On the other hand, a title that hasn’t gotten nearly the amount of attention it deserves is entrepreneur’s little brother, the “intrapreneur in your organization”: “an employee who is given freedom and financial support to create new products, services and systems, who does not have to follow the company’s usual routines or protocols.”
Continuing with our series on headhunter insights, we have another interview today from Rebecca Schween, MD of Worldkonnekt, a London based executive search firm focused on the German speaking markets. From how much realistic time your resume receives in the initial screening to how important the appearance may turn out to be, learn what you can expect and plan for. We believe everyone has their own way of presenting their candidature based on their own unique experiences. However, how do headhunters define a top manager?
Today, we present to you some of the facts from the recruitment industry, which are likely to hold true when you are applying to an executive position as well. One may argue on the subjectivity of whether or not these can really be called “ugly”, it is indeed important to take note of these aspects while applying for jobs.
Here are the 3 key points to remember
When I quit my day job and took up independent writing as a career, I was terrified. The reason was when I weighed against what I was earning at the day job versus what would give me individual satisfaction, I realized that the rewards that are more intrinsic in nature mattered more to me than the a very welcome salary packet. I followed through on sage advice by a mentor who said: Do the work you would do for free. What do you work for?
Active Sourcing for executive jobs by headhunters is increasingly becoming important in today’s human resources scenario. A study by Experteer Switzerland shows that 97% of senior candidates in a company want to be ‘found’ or ‘approached’ by headhunters…
When answering questions like: what are the top leadership qualities and characteristics for management jobs, we think the best insights about what a headhunter is looking for must come directly from the headhunter.
Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. And while we all know the importance of it, how to foster creativity at work still remains a question for most senior managers.
We have talked about what makes up a good manager. But no matter what level they are at, in a company, the bigger underlying question is: What constitutes a good employee in the 21st century workplace? Are ‘good employee’ traits always quantifiable in performance appraisals, or is there something more to consider? Today, we will share some insights on the “intangible” aspects of what an ideal employee brings. The key reason being: team work, company culture, and how you manage people, all get strongly impacted by these non-quantifiable aspects that some employees bring to the table.
A new epidemic has taken over in the corporate annals. Most of us have heard of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) a neurological disorder that has a genetic component. The new corporate disorder is called ADT (Attention Deficit Trait). Caused by brain overload, it has the primary symptoms of distractibility, inner frenzy, and impatience. People with ADT have difficulty staying organized, setting priorities, and managing time. There is a constant feeling of panic and guilt while pretending everything is fine in facing a heavily intensive workday.
We have a series here in which we bring Headhunter insights for identifying candidates for executive jobs. We have already shared views from Mitch Beck once before and this is part 2 of his interview. For candidates in executive jobs, there is a strong possibility that while being in the thick of things on the job front- they do not pay attention to a sudden headhunter contact request.