A pending job interview with a headhunter is no reason to panic. Good preparation ensures half the battle is already won, and this is applicable also for the preparation for a job interview. Preparation ensures that you take away too much pressure and your ability to perform tasks that are waiting for you are concentrated and controlled.
Power dressing is for real. It is not lost on anyone including your recruiter. Our recommendation on this topic today is: be a power dresser and impress headhunters for management jobs! First impression is indeed the last impression in many cases. For a quick snapshot on why being a power dresser is important, we share some insights from headhunters on this topic.
Champagne in France or beer in Bavaria? When working abroad you will discover new perspectives, but be prepared – it isn’t automatically the case that upon return you’ll be met with a promotion. The careers of successful specialists and executives nowadays increasingly include an international chapter. But when does a stay abroad make sense? And…
Today, we’ve got even more input from headhunters, recruiters, and HR experts on what to do, and what not to do, next time you hear the question, “What are you passionate about?” Prepare yourself for your next big interview, and get ready to take the next step in your career!
In a meeting with a headhunter, would you hungrily wolf down a sloppy sandwich? Or back him into a corner by demanding to know, “How did you find me?” This is no way to make a first impression. On the other hand, if you enter the interview well informed about the position and the company in question, and pose relevant questions to the headhunter, this will count in your favor. Today, we spoke with Dr. Thomas K. Heiden, of the recruiting firm heiden associates, recently recognized by Focus Magazine. Read on to learn how you can best prepare yourself for an interview with a headhunter. With these tips for your next headhunter interview, you’ll score points and get an edge on your competition.
In this video, Tatjana Strobel shares advice on how mastering your body language can help you make a fantastic first impression in your next job interview.
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.
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.
ongratulations – you’ve successfully caught the attention of a headhunter, and landed yourself an interview! That’s a great first step, but there’s still plenty of work ahead of you. Now, you’ve got some time before the big day. The right preparation can seal your fate. Are you ready to showcase and sell yourself as the…