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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We can all achieve more when we work together… or so they say. But is that true? Team work has been an integral part of the typical work day for countless companies. Collaboration relies on the combined talents of colleagues from different departments. But a successful team needs, above all else, a skilled team leader….
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!
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.
“Tell us, what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?” Whoever thinks that this question hasn’t been used in an interview is wrong. Senior managers aren’t any exception to this rule – they apply to positions with lots of responsibility, and they’re also interrogated at great lengths. The HR manager that sits across from you and quizzes you most likely wants to find out as much as possible about your skills, your leadership abilities, and your personal and professional values. The candidate that panics under this pressure and begins to tell ridiculous stories about their barbecue last summer has already lost any chance at securing a spot. We’ll show you 4 trick interview questions that you may encounter in a job interview, and how your hiring manager will interpret your answers. Today you can learn how to stay calm and poised under pressure, and convey that you’re the perfect candidate for the senior management position.
We recently organized a TweetChat with @ExperteerWorld and @Experteer on Twitter. The event was organized on April 23rd and had an enthusiastic attendance from recruiters, headhunters and executive candidates globally.