259 results for tag: recruiters


Congrats… Look What You Just inherited

A mess. Or worse, a complete clusterf*ck. When you join a new company as a leader – or you're promoted/moved within your current organization – you inherit a team. It could be three people. Could be 3,000. You need to proceed as though you've ...
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New Company is Offering a Lesser Title… Will that Look Like a Step Down?

I have been an IT director for seven years; now I have an opportunity – good company, good salary, role is perfect for what I am looking for but the title is senior manager. How concerned should I be that it might be perceived as a step down because of the ...
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How Much Time Should Be Spent on Opportunities Where You Can’t Identify a Networking Contact?

Applying to C-suite positions online with no networking feels like an exercise in futility. How much time, if any, should be spent on opportunities where you can’t identify a networking contact? I detect more than a small amount of despair in your query. ...
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Building a Relationship with Recruiters

At ExecuNet, we’re always asked by job seekers how they can build a relationship with recruiters. For starters, cold calling or cold sending them your resume them is not the way. You've got to have a referral. You need to have someone they already trust ...
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How Can Candidates Prepare for Recruiters Investigating the Topic of Fit?

I have heard many times the importance of fit at the executive level. How do recruiters evaluate candidates for a good fit with the other members of the C-suite? How can candidates prepare for recruiters investigating the topic of fit? After recruiting at ...
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How to Increase Your Chances of Being Hunted By a Recruiter

"Are you out there?" asked recruiter Paul Stefunek, when he responded to a question about how to increase your chances to attract recruiter attention. If you want recruiters to notice you, it's essential to be out there in a meaningful way. In this short ...
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How to Avoid Those Phony-baloney Candidates

How many times have you said to yourself: This isn’t the person I thought I hired! If your answer is "Too many" you’re not alone. Job candidates are lying on their resumes at the highest rate ever. If you haven’t been extremely diligent in ...
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Should I Refer Others for a Position I Want?

How should you answer a recruiter's message asking for candidates for a particular position when you are personally interested in it yourself? This is a terrific question, and I’m so glad you asked it! In order to answer this question, I need to give ...
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How Can I Re-enter the C-suite Without Letting My Employment Gap Be an Issue?

I have been out of the workforce for several years. What's your advice on the best way to smoothly re-enter the C-suite without letting my employment gap be an issue? People leave full-time employment for many reasons. Perhaps they make an empowering life ...
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When is a Lot Too Much?

If you're a regular reader, you know that I'm like a broken record when it comes to industry experience. It's one of the things that most executives look for when hiring. It seems like a safe bet. A sure thing. A short cut. It's not. But rather than ...
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How Do I Ace my Phone Interview?

Ann,  I have a phone interview next week and I don't think I do very well on them. What do I need to know get invited to a face-to-face interview? A phone interview is typically the very first step in an interview process, and a surprising number of ...
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What the Recruiter Expects of You During the Search Process

If you want recruiters to be at all responsive to you, it's essential to meet their expectations. In this short video, executive search industry veteran and JBK Associates International Managing Director, Paul Stefunek explains what recruiters are looking ...
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