This is a great time to be an executive looking for a new job. According to executive recruiter Jeff Hyman, it’s harder now to find the right candidates than it has been in the last 25 years. The challenge is how do you stand out amidst all the noise, all the lesser candidates?
One of the greatest challenges in an executive-level job search is attracting recruiter attention.
Recruiters do not work for people looking for jobs; they work for the hiring company and do not function as your agent to connect you with job possibilities. Too many executives think connecting with a recruiter means they will help them find a job that is right for them. That’s simply not true, and if someone asks you for money to find you a job…run.
Recruiters are looking for people who meet their search specifications. That’s it.
The challenge is positioning yourself as someone who meets the specifications the recruiter is tasked with finding. Don’t think the recruiter will connect the dots and see how even though you’re across the country and in a different industry, you would be great for a role. You’ve got to stand out as a clear solution to the company’s needs. Unfortunately, according to Hyman, candidates only focus on their needs. Problem with that is, companies and recruiters don’t care about a candidate’s needs, objectives, likes, dislikes, or compensation wishes.
Sounds like some inside information on how to position yourself as the ideal candidate to meet a company’s need is required.
We can do that!
The next session of ExecuNet Master Class will be led by executive recruiter, business school professor, and bestselling author Jeff Hyman. Jeff is a trusted advisor to ExecuNet members and has established himself as a member favorite. Beneficial for both the hiring manager and the job seeker, his weekly posts are filled with entertaining wisdom about hiring practices and practical advice on reaching goals. In this Master Class, he will share the realities of the executive-level job search. He will pull back the curtain and unveil the ways to find your next job faster, and you’ll learn the ways to make sure a recruiter never calls you again – so you can avoid doing those things!
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