SOURCE: Experteer GmBH

Experteer GmBH

April 09, 2015 10:00 ET

How to Be Found by Headhunters: Lay the Foundation of a Great Executive Career

MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2015) - It is no secret that the task of finding suitable candidates for some senior position is exclusively entrusted upon headhunters. And if you think you cannot influence or contribute anything to the process of being found by a headhunter or a recruiter, you are unfortunately quite off the mark. We live in the age of Internet and social media and it is no surprise that headhunters use these channels for acquiring candidates for management positions. Over 93% of recruiters and headhunters worldwide check the online profile of a candidate right after they receive the application. For other headhunters an unsolicited application via phone is an absolute taboo, but perhaps they are not quite turned off by online networking. There are a couple of rules that you need to consider if you want to increase your chances of being found by a headhunter or recruiter and find your dream management career. We have compiled an infographic with the best tips on how to be found by headhunters! Go ahead and lay the foundation of a great career!

Infographic: How to Be Found by a Headhunter

How to Be Found by Headhunters

  • About 93% Headhunters and recruiters use the online profile of a candidate as a decision influencer. So make sure that your online profile matches the information in your resume and recruiters only what you'd like them to find about you on the web. Have you specified your industry and key personal qualifications? Is your online profile laced with measurable results and convincing facts? Does your profile photo fall under the professional look category? Does your profile contain the relevant and contextual search terms for top positions? If not convinced, consider this: 1 out of 3 workers have been rejected on the basis of information found on the Internet candidates.

  • Headhunters only establish contact with those candidates who are relevant to the industry and hierarchy that they are hiring for. So simply enquire about this information and ensure it is a worthwhile contact beneficial to both sides. Never ignore the phone call from a headhunter, for this enormously lowers your chances of a successful cooperation with the headhunter. Write in with a professional and concise e-mail to have the Headhunter interested.

  • Connect with recruiters and headhunters even if it did not work the last time. This can give you a head-start for a new career opportunity on the next search mandate of the Headhunters. Over 69% candidates worldwide find executive positions with the help of online platforms.

More tips on how to be found by headhunters for your next management position, are compiled for you in the infographic.

Experteer GmbH is an online careers marketplace that offers ambitious executives exclusive senior positions through their vast network of headhunters and recruiters. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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