Q-Tips: Critical Recruiter Tips – Key Headhunter Advice
These recruiter-related tips — capturing the attention and partnership of top recruiters, playing and winning “placement politics,” and more — come from Darrell W. Gurney’s wonderful book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets’ for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters. Darrell W. Gurney is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC). He uses his training and 15 years of experience as a basis for this witty and extremely useful book that will teach you all you need to know to successfully navigate the world of professional headhunters and recruiters. Headhunters Revealed! is the winner of the 2001 Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications. Sign up for a FREE monthly subscription to The Career Secrets’ Newsletter… for everything you ever wanted to know about choosing & using executive recruiters. –From Headhunters Revealed! No portion of this material may be reproduced in any manner without prior written consent from Hunter Arts Publishing.
A is the current standard. B sounds absurd, but let me make a case for executing it — even before C! If you don’t update your “career partners” with your particulars right away, you will only remember to do so during your next desperate moment. It’s called emergency career management. This is not because you’re already available to make another move. Nor is it to say that you will post your new resume everywhere (e.g., the Internet). Yet putting it in the hands of a few trusted recruiters who know your long-term hopes and desires keeps you tuned in to opportunities arising that you should at least know about. You may not move for another 10 years… but it doesn’t hurt to hear about what’s going on in your field. Pay attention to what’s out there — you never know when it might be you!
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