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“What Are You Passionate About?” Master This Tough Interview Question (Part 1)

Over time, a more subtle and challenging question than “What is your biggest weakness?” has evolved:
“What are you passionate about?”
This may give a candidate pause, since the word “passion” seems to exclude an answer based on profit and loss statements. It steers the candidate in a more self-revelatory direction. It moves the interview toward what a substantial interview ought to be in the first place.

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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.

How to Keep Your Best Employees
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How to Keep Your Best Employees

Do you still regularly read the classifieds and job postings, even though you’re satisfied with your current job? You’re not alone. A study conducted by Kelly Services, a European recruitment firm, found that almost half of all satisfied employees still continue to look for alternatives. In fact, 60 percent have the intention of looking for a new position sometime in the next year. So why are even the happiest and most engaged employees leaving, and more importantly, what can you do as a manager to hold on to your top talent? To keep your best employees right where they belong – in your office! – work on fostering a positive work environment, and making them feel appreciated.

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6 Mistakes to Avoid at Your New Company

A new job can be stressful, and on the first day, you’re already in a tough position – how do you make a great first impression? How do you earn the respect of your colleagues, while learning the lay of the land? So many factors, so many variables, and the pressure is on. To acclimate properly, there are a few Do’s – and plenty of Don’ts. When you start working at a new company, try to refrain from making these mistakes.

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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.

6 Ways You Can Improve Productivity and Morale - At The Same Time
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5 Ways You Can Improve Productivity and Morale – At The Same Time

Office life is often a punchline – we picture a sea of gray cubicles, endless meetings, and a complete lack of motivation. This is the stereotypical “daily grind” facing most members of the workforce. With such negative connotations, it’s no wonder that so many employees lose their drive. But it’s up to you as a leader to reignite this spark, and push your team to achieve. It’s no easy task, but with a little enthusiasm and support, you can improve productivity and the morale of your team. Try these five tips and watch your team skyrocket to succeed.

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!

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Makes You Work More Effectively
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Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Makes You Work More Effectively

Be honest – are you too comfortable in your current position? Are you bored by your daily routine? Then it’s high time to make a change! Only those who are open to developing and growing as individuals can advance professionally. Our society is especially open to drastic changes and big moves, and it’s essential that professionals are capable of taking initiative in this day and age. This requires commitment and courage – and it’s worth it. Try leaving your professional comfort zone. We’ll show you how to find a new perspective and make the next step in your career.

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