There are some skills that successful leaders radiate. So it stands to reason that these same skills are a priority when it comes to creating their own teams. In order to attain the sought-after position of Senior Manager, or to find the right mentor for you, we recommend that you consider your own skills and talents. What are character strengths that you see as a prerequisite for senior managers?
It feels like a trap – “Why are you interested in this job?” Sure, there are plenty of ways not to answer: “I need the money… My old company fired me! My friend said you give great bonuses!” But it’s a very important question to know how to answer, especially when an HR manager is sitting across the table and wants to know, “Why us? Why here?” This kind of tricky interview question is hardly new, definitely nothing exciting, but with the right answer, you can seal the deal and show the hiring manager that you’re the perfect candidate for this position. If you do a little research, and answer convincingly enough, chances are you’ll convince yourself!
There’s no university or program that prepares someone to become a headhunter,” says Julian von Blücher, CEO and founder of headhunting firm Talent Tree GmbH, headquartered in Munich. It’s true – though headhunting is now considered to be the most effective method of matching candidates with companies, there’s no training or education process that can teach someone how to become a headhunter. Rather, these scouts are individuals with innate matchmaking skills, professionals who have the determination and the right sense to find the perfect fit for a client. We asked Julian von Blücher about his past, his process, and his predictions for the future of headhunting.
As a senior manager, you should be well versed in creating – and sustaining – a positive team culture, so that misunderstandings and hindered productivity won’t even come into question. We’ve found the perfect formula for the main components of a winning team, and we’d like to share a few of these tips with you on how to eliminate negative energy among your team members, and return to a course of success.
Whereas in the past, workers were seen as “stable” and “hardworking” for staying with a company for tens of years, now people worry that they may be missing out on other career opportunities, staying stagnant instead of growing. So when the shining star of your department decides that after several years of stellar work, they’re going to take a different path and leave your company, you may start to panic. Surely there will be a void within your office that must be filled, and the handover process can be taxing. But keep your chin up and prepare yourself to soldier on – when your best employee quits, it’s both a challenge, and a chance to improve!
ongratulations – you’ve successfully caught the attention of a headhunter, and landed yourself an interview! That’s a great first step, but there’s still plenty of work ahead of you. Now, you’ve got some time before the big day. The right preparation can seal your fate. Are you ready to showcase and sell yourself as the…
ow would you like a brand new company car? No? Then what about a membership at a premium gym? Or maybe you’d rather have a fully funded pension plan? Think carefully – which of these offers would you most like to receive from your employer? More and more companies are using employee benefits to attract…
- Margaret Quigley
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Tony Restell of Social-Hire.com has plenty of tips and wisdom to share on how to succeed in today’s war for talent. For hopeful executives and senior managers, treasure this advice – the guide to a modern job interview.
he challenges and changes to the modern workplace are a hot topic nowadays. We recently released a whitepaper on the Recruitment-Trends 2015, and tried to prepare our readers for the upcoming changes in the job market. What will this mean for your applications? What are the most valuable skills for your resume? We can’t stress enough how…