We all have been witness to a challenging job marketplace for the past few years, and those especially hard hit have been the recruiters that make a living placing professionals into firms across many industries. From my personal perspective, as a recruiter within the financial industry, my area of expertise has been adversely affected. However, the light I see at the end of the tunnel is not an oncoming train, and I sense that companies are turning back to executive recruiters to find them the top talent they are truly seeking. With that in mind…Read more
This is especially the case if you are meeting with an executive recruiter. The honest truth is that the hiring firm is the one paying the fees (and supporting the recruiter’s income), and you are the means to get that fee. The recruiter will want to present the finest two or three candidates for that particular position, and the impression you make upon the recruiter is absolutely critical for you to be chosen as one of those candidates.Read more
There’s been much written and said about why it is critical to keep charging forward with your job search through the holidays. But I’d like to break it down a bit here with five reasons why you will stand out amongst your competition during the holidaysand into the new year.
1) Your competition is taking the easy way out and relaxing during the holidays, enjoying the parties, eggnog, mistletoe etc. By the time their fog clears, you’ll be the one getting the offers they could have had a shot at.Read more
I am always running across people who have been told “Make sure you sell yourself!”, whether it be on interviews, in networking groups, or simply in any conversation that includes the question “What do you do?”. They sure are getting bad advice!
Instead of selling yourself, which can lead to your listener getting glassy-eyed and daydreaming about what they’re having for dinner, the score of the baseball game, or anything else they’d rather be doing, focus only on those skills, abilities, experience and knowledge that will have a direct impact on making their situation better. Allow your listener to buy what you are offering.Read more