The death of the headhunter’s database

This is a snippet of an email one of our clients received when contacting a Consultant with one of the leading, global, retained Top Executive Search firms:
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“Looking for new opportunities…”

This post was inspired by, well, profiles we see every day on sites like LinkedIn. And particularly a post I clicked on last Thursday morning on GoldenLine.pl which led me to a group called “Job seeker’s corner”: 77 pages with on average 15 people per page introducing themselves as job hunters… that makes 1155 professionals looking for a job.

I then checked how many professionals (I did not differentiate experienced managers from junior professionals as the rules are the same) use those phrases: Read more

How (not) to take your profile picture

A good photo should perspire with your personality and professionalism. In order to obtain a good one, you should first prepare well for the photo session (which you can definitely do at home!). We have already shared with you our tips concerning the preparations prior to a photo session. Now it is the time to share our tips concerning taking your profile picture. Read more

LinkedIN Profile: Instructions

Have you ever googled anyone? Yourself? Every detail on the Internet can work in favor of or against you. You want the former.

While you are reading this information headhunters are searching the Internet for candidates. Why haven’t they contacted you yet? Prior to your first meeting, your potential employer or their assistant will very probably google you. That is why it is very important to have a professional, quality online profile. Read more

Photo session: preparation tips

When we look at our computer screen while browsing the Internet our eyes tend to scan the website for information rather than read. Therefore graphical elements become even more important. On your online profile that would be your picture.

After a brief analysis:
– only 5% of used pictures on business social media sites would be graded A or B. Read more

How (not) to create your online profile

People you interact with on daily basis “google, bing and yahoo you” (they write your full name into one of these search engines), especially before your first meeting or even the first contact.
What they find influences what they think about you and sometimes even disqualifies you.

Some statistics:
– 83% of recruiters use search engines to learn about candidates. Read more

Virtual behaviour (tips)

Do you want to know which mistakes you should avoid in the virtual world? How should you behave to make a positive impression? You can find such recommendations in the new pdf added to the Free Material called “How (not) to behave in the virtual world”. Happy reading!

How (not) to behave in the virtual world

A picture says more than…

In Poland, 75% of online profile pictures and those in CVs are disadvantageous. Choosing an appropriate photo for your business profile or CV is an element which is often omitted and underestimated by people who are looking for a job or for clients.

An inadequate photo, its low quality, an inappropriate outfit or background can spoil a perfectly written CV or a professionally prepared Internet profile. Although extreme cases such as party Read more