242 results for tag: recruiters


Should I be Concerned the Position I’m Up For Has Been Vacant 13 Months?

The position I’m interviewing for has been vacant for 13 months. Should I be concerned it hasn’t been filled already? I’m worried maybe the hiring manager is being unrealistic or unclear in his own mind in terms of expectations for candidates or if ...
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Relocating a Candidate: Burnt for the Last Time

Relocating a candidate from one city to another, for a role. Let me count the ways: 1. Time You wouldn't think so, but making arrangements for a (probably currently-employed) candidate to fly into town, multiple times, is painful. It really slows down ...
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Don’t Let Any Bias Stall Your Job Search!

ExecuNet Career Strategist Saundra Botts talks about bias in the executive job market. These days she says companies are looking for Mr/Ms Right Now  rather than Mr/Ms Right, so if candidates lead with the value they bring to get the company from point A to ...
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How Do I Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Prospective Manager

I have a job offer, but before I accept I'd like more information on the person I'd be working for to determine if we're a good fit. I met him in the interview of course, but would like a more behind-the-scenes look before I make this big move. How can I make ...
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Are Your Career Choices Limited by the Quality of Life You Desire?

If you have finally realized that there is more to life than work, you have probably also realized that re-prioritizing your life is easier said than done. The 200K+ job market is as competitive as it can possibly be because the roles are fewer and farther ...
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How Do I Get Around an ATS When it Comes to the Salary Question?

Ann, really enjoyed reading this recent article and couldn’t agree more on answering “open” in this field. What I have encountered recently is some employers have made this field mandatory to be a number and it will give an error message if you place ...
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It’s All About What You Can Do For Them!

All too often job seekers dwell on a negative, the perceived credentials or experience they do not have. But what ExecuNet career strategist Saundra Botts suggests instead is to focus on how you can solve problems. The interviewer will focus on two things: ...
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Recruiter Straight Talk on What Job Postings Can Really Do for You

Recruiter Jeff Hyman talks about online job postings. He explains that in reality only a small percentage of positions at the executive level are filled through job postings. He explains that while it feels satisfying to click "apply," you aren't really doing ...
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Am I Too Old, Or is it Something Else?

Ann, it so honorable of you to make yourself available to help like this, bless you. My question is that I believe I have a lot of qualifications and seem to match up well to job postings, but always seem to get the standard, "Sorry, we are looking at ...
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Don’t Pass up “Over-Qualified”​ Candidates!

While established firms typically will consider only experienced applicants in their search for employees, they often consider too much experience a negative trait. “Overqualified” candidates, they assume, will consider the position beneath them, will ...
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What Do I Need to Know About (Not) Getting Responses From Recruiters?

If you are working with a recruiter and you have not heard from them in a while how often do you email them to encourage a response before you are perceived to be a pest? Also what is the best way to solicit a response? As you can imagine, this is one of ...
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Should You Include Employees in Hiring Decisions?

It is important that new employees embrace and fit into your company culture. An organizations vision, mission, and values tend to reflect upper management’s competencies and beliefs. When workers share connections outside these parameters, they form ...
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