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Developing relationships with executive recruiters and the benefits of doing so.

By - Last updated: Thursday, March 18, 2010

"How do you go about developing relationships with executive recruiters? What are the benefits of doing so?"     From the perspective of a former executive recruiter: "Developing relationships with executive recruiters is no different than developing business relationships. The best way to get to know executive recruiters is to understand how they make money and figure out how to add value for them. Most recruiters are compensated by the employer looking to fill a position. Therefore, they divide their time between business development (looking for mandates), developing the search strategy for specific mandates, managing client relationships and recruiting; leaving very little time for career coaching or courtesy interviews. With this in mind, I would identify a few recruiters who specialize in your sector ...

Colleen. Advice, Alliances and Personal Advisory Boards

By - Last updated: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I asked Colleen what was the best advice she had ever been given and what advice she would pass along to a young woman.   She said: "Okay, so here's a funny story.  When I first started at Moss Lawson as a retail broker, a successful female broker took me out for lunch and handed me a copy of the book "Dress for Success".  She was basically explaining to me that I wasn't dressed properly.  I was a bit offended by it at the time.  I was making $700 a month or whatever being a retail broker and here was somebody telling me I was not dressed properly.  I thought, well, you know what, we're going to have to solve that problem ...

Olivia. Advice, Accomplishments and Significance

By - Last updated: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Advice   I asked Olivia about the best advice she had ever been given and what she would pass along to a young woman.  She said: "My dad advising me to go to university and not to an art school, otherwise I would have had many options shut down. Maybe it would have been all right and maybe it wouldn't have been.  I think keeping your options open would come under the category of good advice; keeping your options open and being broad-minded, not closing your mind to any opportunity. Also, if things don't fit, don't force it, try something else, whether it's an approach to a problem or otherwise. Don't bang your head against the wall or do the same thing ...

LinkedIn

By - Last updated: Friday, October 16, 2009

What is LinkedIn?   In their own words: "LinkedIn is an interconnected network of professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional expertise and accomplishments. You can then form connections by inviting contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you. Your network consists of your connections, your connections' connections, and the people they know, linking you to a vast number of people".   Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of Netscape Communications and its flagship web browser Netscape Navigator says he invested in LinkedIn "partly because he believes employees won't be hired through jobs listings and resumes but through myriad connections." What does it mean for all of us, if he is ...