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You've got terrific experience. Your work ethic is superb. You're even willing to be flexible on salary. But after sending your resume to countless, perfectly matched job opportunities, you're just not getting the interviews! Why? It may be hard to believe, but there's a good chance your resume is hurting more than it's helping. With the average employer spending less than 30 seconds scanning each resume, your resume needs to immediately grab the employers attention and stand out over all other applicants.
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Abridged: The Undercover Recruiter
Interviewing an interviewer a.k.a hunting the headhunter has its own challenges. So what is the most effective technique to use? Setting the tone and being fairly relaxed. See how the recruiter behaves. This is how they'll behave in a real work scenario. Get to know them. Get to know their personal situation, their stresses away from work.
Ask a very open question at the start. "So, why recruitment?". It enables you to really see broadly what someone is motivated by and what level of passion they have. Learn how they win their clients, their candidates. What processes they use, the databases, job boards, techniques used to differentiate from their colleagues and competitors.
Quantifying the achievements of a recruiter is essential. Get them to talk through what they've achieved and how they did it. Get them to benchmark themselves versus others in the business. Am I talking to the top biller or the bottom of the leader boards? Ask them who DO you want to work for and who DON'T you want to work for. This not only gives you a potential target list to speak to, but also provides you with proof of their commerciality and competitor knowledge. Finally, get commitment off them. Ask them to call you the next day after they have researched the companies you've briefed them on. The key to a successful interview is probing, being honest, showing integrity and building trust.