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tips for answering common interview questions
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Tips on Answering 5 Common Interview Questions

So you’re through to the interview stage. Having presented to many directors and board members over the years, a meeting to discuss a career opportunity shouldn’t feel daunting. However, even the most self-assured executive can feel a degree of apprehension when facing something outside their immediate control. Not knowing what will be asked could be…

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Are You Committing These Cringeworthy CV Mistakes? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ever since the global financial crisis of 2008, unemployment levels have grown in even the world’s largest economies, leading to a highly competitive job market for anyone trying to find work. Every day, employers are inundated with résumés from applicants, and sifting through all of these is a time-consuming process. Ayers, an Australian payroll and…

Best Industries for Career Changes
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The Best Industries for Career Changes

Often times senior managers feel that despite their best efforts they are not able to maximize their potential in their current position. Despite their dissatisfaction in their current company or industry, many nevertheless cling to their positions out of insecurity or fear of what would accompany a career change. Click on ALLOW button to have…

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“Can I Use You As a Reference?”

When an employee decides to leave your company, there are a lot of loose ends to be tied – the hand-over process, the new hiring process, and more. But for your about-to-be-former employee, there’s one matter that takes precedence in her mind: “Can I use you as a reference?” Regardless of your working relationship, most members of the job force today are savvy enough to know that hiring managers will call the candidate’s last employer and ask to speak to a supervisor, whether they’ve listed your name or not. So it would certainly behoove the smarter employees to check ahead of time and ensure that you’ll be able to vouch for their performance. But here’s the dilemma – do you want to? Before agreeing to act as a reference for a former employee, consider a few key factors that will help you to reach the smartest decision possible.

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What’s Holding You Back in Your Executive Career Search?

Recruiters suggest that candidates are failing to identify the areas where they require skills development. From an executive recruiters’ perspective, many of the obstacles holding candidates back centre on job search skills and awareness and therefore, can be overcome with professional guidance.

As one recruiter explained:

“Self-awareness is the difference between those who are prepared and those who are not”.

Remember, many recruiters are shocked at the general lack of preparation, poor CV and an inability to communicate achievements; get this right and you’re a strong candidate for the role, regardless of what you perceive might be limiting factors.

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Avoid These 10 Job Hunting Mistakes! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Let’s face it – there are a million and one ways to look for jobs, and none of them guarantee success. There are also plenty of ways to completely ruin your chances of finding a new position, job hunting mistakes you may not have even thought of. So as you begin your journey into the job market again, do your best to keep these tips in mind.

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5 Reasons Why Headhunters Are Career Mentors

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.

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Gary Chaplin, the “Maverick” Headhunter, On Clients, Candidates and Chemistry

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.

Why Being Headhunted is Your Best Shot at Landing a Job
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Being Headhunted is Your Best Chance at Landing a Job

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!

How to Amaze a Headhunter
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How to Amaze a Headhunter – Leaving a Lasting First Impression

When 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…

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