Directors or people who occupy managerial posts can think that at the moment they are at the height of their careers. However, knowing the reality of today’s job market it is worth to be prepared for changes. You never know when you will be identified by the recruiter by means of the executive search method. How to act when trying to change the job? And what to do beforehand in order to have a real chance of being found by a headhunter?
It is worth to look into the core of the executive search method. A thorough knowledge of a given branch is a necessity while using it. An appropriately carried out market mapping enables the identification of a suitable circle of people, frequently with specialist or even unique abilities. The whole process of contacting the candidate should be confidential, for the sake of the candidate as well as the client who signed a contract to find the employees.
ENLARGE YOUR VALUE ON THE JOB MARKET
The manager with average abilities and predispositions has little chance of drawing a headhunter’s interest. That is why, even managers should not rest on their laurels but permanently look after their career development. Establishing the contact with a personal consulting company can turn out beneficial. It is also worth to mention our expectations about the potential offer as it will make the consultant’s work easier and the candidate will have a greater chance of getting an interesting proposal.
Needless to say, you can remain passive and let the recruiters show their abilities in the search. You need to remember, though, to mark your presence in the social media world. Your own Linkedin or Goldenline profile which will present your work experience, the description of abilities and a set of recommendations is a dream situation in the recruitment consultants’ daily work because they can easily match the appropriate person to the available job opportunity.
THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND …SILENCE
It is worth to mention the typical impediments which, in fact, appear during every recruitment process, even during the recruitment on the top positions. Waiting for feedback from the client’s side is a norm in a headhunter’s job. Sometimes it happens that the company that signed a contract to find the candidates makes changes during the recruitment process in such aspects as the desired qualifications or the job location. Occasionally, the recruitment on a given post is put on hold and the client does not inform the recruiter about the reasons. It also happens that the client simply remains silent. The lack of information from the recruiter does not mean negligence but in such a case we need to be more patient.
Executive search can be a very useful way to reaching the best and the most valuable people for specialist or managerial posts. Undoubtedly, it is not an easy method and it demands a lot of effort and engagement from the recruiter. That is why the candidate’s favourable behaviour brings benefit for the two sides and, what is more, enhances the chance of successfully finishing the recruitment process.