How to effectively work with headhunters

Let’s first understand what part headhunters play when looking for a job. We define 4 steps which constitute the basic structure of the job search process. The steps are as follows:

  • Goal: determine what your dream / target job should be like
  • USP: discover your strengths that’ll help you stand out on the job market
  • Documents: adapt your application documents and LinkedIn profile
  • Interviews: generate interest and job offers using ALL for channels:
    • Networking
    • Direct application (contacting decision makers directly)
    • Headhunters ← this is where recruiters come in!
    • (Online) job ads

Our statistics from 2012 – 2017 show that contacting Executive Search firms accounts for 18-23% of accepted job offers. In other words: worth doing!

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Looking for a job & the Internet

Continuing our series of posts that summarize LinkedIn Learning videos focusing on career, let’s move on to the course called “Job Hunting Online”. Here are some reasons why you will greatly benefit from investing the 1 hour 55 minutes in watching it. You will learn:

  • how to use LinkedIn outside of how you might know or use it: only as a professional.
  • networking online platform. There are way more options that will help you search for a job than you think.

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Figuring out the strategy

In the previous post of this series we wrote about one of the job hunting related courses offered by LinkedIn Learning called “Managing your Career” which covers the basics of starting a job search. Now it’s time to figure out a strategy.

The brilliantly concise video “Job Search Strategies” offers a comprehensive guide to topics ranging from online tools to manage the job search, your online presence and searching for a job on the Internet over to networking and headhunters.

Key highlights of this 40-minute course:
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The basics of starting a job search

The Internet is a wonderful tool – it can help you find answers to all your nagging questions. The problem is that not all Internet sources give you the right answers. But don’t worry! We have recently found a great career-related online course offered by LinkedIn Learning. And we want to share it with you!

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