Advice for Job Seekers

How to Research Headhunting Firms

Sometimes it can be hard to find out which headhunters operate in your sector.  This is a basic guide to which resources and search engine terms to use to help you to compile a list of suspects.

Advice for Job Seekers

Agency Recruitment – Guide for Job Seekers

There are three categories of headhunters in the UK: Search, Agency (or Contingency), and Selection.

In the past, each category operated with a distinct methodology.  These days, some of those distinctions are breaking down.  Technology has reduced barriers to entry, allowing Agency recruiters to conduct active searches.  With Agencies offering a slimmed-down Search service, it’s sometimes hard to tell if a company is an Executive Search firm or an Agency – particularly hen many Agencies include the word ‘search’ in their company names, even though they are agencies.

This is a guide to identifying whether a firm is an Agency and, if so, how to manage them.

Advice for Job Seekers

Why Headhunters are Never on Your Side

It’s not always obvious from the job seeker’s perspective; but it’s important to always keep in mind that no headhunter is ever on the candidate’s side: the hiring company is always the client, even when it seems the headhunter is representing you.

Advice for Job Seekers

Executive Search – Guide for Job Seekers

There are three categories of headhunters in the UK: Search, Agency (or Contingency), and Selection.

Godliman in an Executive Search firm, so this is a guide on to identify other firms like us and on how to manage us.

Advice for Job Seekers

The Perfect CV (Part 4): Keep it Revelant

Your CV will have more impact if you tailor it to specific roles.

You should probably have one ‘master deck’, which lists all the jobs you have ever had; and then various tailored CVs, cherry picking all and only the sub-set of jobs from the master deck relevant to the specific role you are applying for.

 

Advice for Job Seekers

The Perfect CV (Part 1)

Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist… There is no such thing as The Perfect CV.  If you talk to 100 different people, you will get 100 different opinions.

But here are our recommendations on how to write a good CV.

 

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