Posts tagged "Recruiters"
Purple Squirrel Hunting aka Job Postings

Purple Squirrel Hunting aka Job Postings

If you haven’t heard about purple squirrels, don’t worry. They don’t exist. Squirrels are not purple. Except in the minds of many people writing and posting job descriptions. You’ve seen those job descriptions that ask for someone who has so many qualifications, it seems impossible that any one person could meet those criteria. And chances... ...Continue Reading
5 Ways to Reduce Job Interview Anxiety

5 Ways to Reduce Job Interview Anxiety

I coach people for job interviews and find that a few simple things can reduce anxiety. 1) Tell YOUR truth, your stories, your examples.  I coached a young man for an interview with Goldman Sachs for a summer position.  He was incredibly nervous.  I noticed that he got even more nervous and flubbed his answers... ...Continue Reading
How to Succeed on a Phone Interview

How to Succeed on a Phone Interview

Phone interviews are the initial gate between you and your new job.  If you’ve gotten to that stage, you have the chance to market yourself and get to the next stage – an in-person interview. A reader of this blog reached out about her lack of success in making it past the phone interview: I... ...Continue Reading
5 Ways to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn

5 Ways to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn

You need to be “top of mind” among your network when you’re looking for a new job.  Use LinkedIn to become “top of mind” by frequently showing up on your network’s update feed.  Here are 5 ways to start becoming more “top of mind” – I hope it sparks some ideas in you! 1.  Update... ...Continue Reading
10 Tips For Getting a Job Interview (guest post)

10 Tips For Getting a Job Interview (guest post)

This guest post offers some interesting ideas for you to stand out in the crowd of job seekers.  I hope you find it to be useful.   When performing initial candidate screening, recruiters usually already have in mind the kind of candidate they think will be perfect for the offered position. Since you’re not directly... ...Continue Reading
How an Executive Search Firm Places Candidates (Guest Post)

How an Executive Search Firm Places Candidates (Guest Post)

Recently, clients have asked me how recruiters work.  And lo and behold, I received an email asking if I wanted to run an article on my blog about how recruiters work. I rarely feature guest posts for two reasons: I don’t have time to evaluate them for fit with my blog, and I want only... ...Continue Reading
Reaching Out To Recruiters: Sample Scripts

Reaching Out To Recruiters: Sample Scripts

You can reach out to recruiters on LinkedIn or email as part of your job search strategy.  There are external recruiters – those who send candidates to companies – and internal recruiters – usually on the HR staff.  Some companies use both, some use only one. Reaching out to recruiters is a chancy proposition, though,... ...Continue Reading
Be in Action to Find Your "Right Fit" Job

Be in Action to Find Your “Right Fit” Job

“Leave no stone unturned” is the usual rule for a successful job search. Being in action is what works for you to find a job.  Stop searching and start finding by being out and about, visible, engaging, asking people to help you reach your goal, and applying for “right fit” jobs. I urge my clients... ...Continue Reading
Should I Keep My Job Search Confidential?

Should I Keep My Job Search Confidential?

A client wondered if she should remove her resume from one of the big job posting aggregators (Indeed.com), in case her boss gets wind that she is looking for work. My response was “it depends.” If you are interested in being found, then it’s a good idea to keep your resume up there.  One thing... ...Continue Reading
How I Reviewed Applications and What That Means for YOU

How I Reviewed Applications and What That Means for YOU

Last weekend, I reviewed about 200 resumes for a client of mine and paid attention to how I decided who would go into the YES, MAYBE and NO piles.  I spent a lot of time on this, doing things many recruiters won’t do, because I knew it would give me great information to pass on... ...Continue Reading

How to Get Positive Attention from Recruiters: Listen When They Speak

Recruiters tell you what you should do if you want to get a job. A recruiter ranted on LinkedIn the other day about cover letters: I just rejected 4 candidates in a row for their cover letter not matching the opportunity for which they are applying. One wanted a job as a store manager (we... ...Continue Reading