It’s no secret that today’s war for talent has headhunters and recruiters fighting over promising leads and qualified candidates. But for senior professionals ready for a change of pace, it’s not always so easy to track down a top recruiter! Networking and visibility are the key factors that will help you make your way onto a headhunter’s radar. Experteer talked to our network of experts to compile the best tips on getting discovered by headhunters. We hope this will help, and we wish you the best of luck with your next career step!
It’s tempting to throw around the trendiest buzzwords: The “war for talent” is being waged everywhere, and the “skills shortage” sends a cold shiver down the spine of every company looking to fill an open position. But what does this all mean? Simple. The birthrate in Germany has been decreasing for years. Specifically in STEM sector companies, the lack of talented candidates is becoming increasingly evident. For this reason, it’s becoming more and more necessary to enlist the help of a headhunter, who can function as an intermediary between qualified candidates and companies.
For job seekers, this development is extremely beneficial. Those who have landed on a headhunter’s radar have the best chance to change careers – and those who have not yet caught the attention of a recruiter still have the opportunity to take matters into their own hands. But what exactly does a headhunter do – and how can you benefit from this kind of cooperation? We spoke with Petra Zorgati, a recruiter with Kienbaum. She’ll help to explain how a headhunter can help you find your next senior position – and why headhunters are career mentors.
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!
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In our last interview with Jorg Stegemann, a global headhunter, he provided exclusive insights into his work as a top recruiter. Stegemann shared his tips for anyone over the age of 40 who may be searching for a new job, and even compared looking over resumes to perusing a restaurant menu