Whether it’s a finance director or data analytics/compliance guru your business needs, executive search works – and in this article we’ll go through some reasons why.
Investing in a member of staff should be an incredible opportunity to add to your company’s assets and bridge any yawning skills gaps.
Very often when we talk with hiring managers we find that they are not really too sure what they are looking for. People are the biggest asset in any organisation and it is the same for anyone hiring. The quality of the candidate you recruit will very much determine the quality of your business. Also by recruiting the right “fit” for your company will also determine how long that employee stays with you. Hiring is an expensive business and having to repeat it in less than a year it bad for business. Sounds obvious I know, however we often see that hiring managers are looking for the wrong things when making a hire. Very often they concentrate only on proven skillset and forget about the things that will make a difference.
People spend many years studying and working in order to develop their chosen careers. However, for some people, things might not pan out as they had hoped and they may begin to wonder if they are on the right career path. After long years of study and hard work, the prospect that you may not be suited to the path you have chosen can be a frightening one to consider.
Resigning from your job can be a nerve-wracking experience. There are so many thoughts running through your head – am I doing the right thing? Will I upset my boss? Will I miss this place too much? Will my new job make me happy? All of these thoughts and the emotions you’re feeling can sometime cloud your judgement and make it difficult to concentrate on the resigning process. If you’ve ever left a job that you’ve been in for a significant period of time, you’ll know resigning is about far more than a carefully-worded letter. So what is the best way to resign, in order to not burn any bridges you may have spent years building?
Interviews are tough. There is so much going on, so much to remember and on top of it all, your nerves and adrenalin can play havoc with your focus. There are some people who thrive in interview situations but for most of us, this part of the job-hunting process takes a lot of preparation and commitment. One of the areas that is often overlooked, after all the researching, online presence-enhancing and practice questions have been done, is that of actually making sure you’re memorable. You may well perform perfectly at an interview; you answer the questions well, you ask the right ones yourself, you don’t mumble or stutter or fidget, but do you do anything that makes them remember you above all other candidates? When you’re up against so many other interviewees, you need to pull something out of the bag that will make sure that you stick in the interviewer’s mind, for the right reasons.
For some, networking like a pro comes easy. For others, however, it is far more of a challenge. Putting yourself out there requires a level of confidence that a lot of us simply do not have off the bat. It can take time to get good at networking, so to make sure you don’t waste yours, our team have put together some advice on how to get the most out of this important career skill.
Interviewing for a new job is about more than impressing the socks off your interviewer(s) with your professional success and flawless CV. When you interview for a job, it also an opportunity for you to assess whether the company, the people and even the actual job are all right for you. This is a place you will be dedicating a huge amount of time to, so making sure you’ll be happy there is crucial. Sometimes, no matter how perfect the job is, the company simply isn’t the right fit for you. Here are some warning signs to be aware of.