This morning I analyzed my blog traffic. What I found was not surprising, in fact, even a little predictable. Many people want to know how to manage a relationship with a good recruiter. The first challenge is how to get a good recruiter interested in you. Continue reading 'Three things you can do to get the attention of the BEST recruiters'»
Posts tagged: find a recruiter
How to get the most from an incompetent recruiter without shooting yourself in the foot.
While the job-search world is filled with competent and effective recruiters, my email from angry candidates who have dealt with the worst of the lot and responses to my LinkedIn threads shout there are a lot of bad recruiters and harmful recruiting practices candidates find demoralizing and frustrating. Continue reading 'Get the most from a bad recruiter'»
Why executives should avoid being part of the herd.
[Experience has taught me this sort of look behind the curtain enrages many recruiters who do not engage in these activities. This report is about some recruiters, not all. It is a warning to job seekers to avoid these parasites and put them out of business. It is not a condemnation of recruiters.]
Recruiter Cattle calls and recruiting open houses are on the rise. Are they great tools or just another way to get burned in your job search? You be the judge. Continue reading 'Don’t respond to Recruiters'»
How to train your recruiter.
All recruiters are not created equal. How do you find the right recruiter(s) for your company?
Bet you have asked this question. And bet you got a lot of different answers. That’s because there are so many different styles and needs reflected in the answer. There is a lot of confusion about what to expect, how they are paid and how to vet them. This post is targeted at employers looking to hire a recruiter or recruitment firm. The second post for candidates will follow soon. You will notice little overlap but both need to know about each other’s bar. Continue reading 'Employers ask, “How do I find a good recruiter?”'»
Career advice is everywhere. Blogs abound from folks who set themselves up as career and job search experts. Seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new job search slant with a new voice. Some folks charge for it, some folks offer it for free. Price is rarely an indicator of quality. What matters is the adviser’s track record. Have they been an executive? Been involved in hiring executives? How long have they coached? Have they success to point to? Do they work with people with your specific skill set? How do their references check out?
And most important, who is the target audience for all those blogs and newsletters? Executives visit a very different landscape from individual contributors which means most of the online advice is not appropriate.
Hiring a career coach is like boarding a bus; if you chose the right one, you reach your destination. Do you know your objectives? As a career coach I find the difference between success and failure is knowing the objective before you get started. That’s why I start most coaching clients with a go/no-go list to map their real and intangible decision points. Continue reading 'Hire a career coach to soar past the competition'»
Job search advice for executives and technology professionals.
Excerpts from Job Search Debugged, Insider’s Guide to Job Search.
Network at trade shows and conferences: Conferences and trade shows may be pricey, but they are valuable venues for networking. Consider attending a job search or career development expense. Trade shows and conferences are vital for networking and professional development because your target audience is there in abundance. Suit up, wear comfy shoes, bring loads of business cards and get ready to schmooze.