“It is hard to fail, but it is worse not to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Recruiting…Perspectives on a Rewarding Profession

Executive recruiting exhilarates and rewards on a number of levels. Clients are happy when the candidate they selected continues to set the pace. Candidates exude a new confidence when placed in that dream job. Qualified, but recently displaced, professionals experience new beginnings after overcoming the emotional and financial challenges of being unemployed in our current economy.

What goes unseen to both the hiring managers and candidates is the intense work and preparation involved in presenting the clients' opportunities and preparing the candidates. In most cases, candidates ranging in career levels from fresh out of school to exceptional executives are unprepared for the rigors and details involved with a successful career search.

This is truly a profession providing either a new experience or new lesson each and every day. It's my goal to share as many of these as possible. If you have a success story, lesson or experience about your career search that you feel would help others in their own search, please feel free to email me at info@kokottsearchconsultants.com.

Six Ways to Make a Recruiter Hate You

In full disclosure, the bulk of this article comes from a URL link to a Monster article. Given so much of this is true, it was far too tempting to not add my own comments If you want a job, you wouldn’t intentionally try to make recruiters hate you. But you’d be surprised at how […]
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Greener Grass…

Nobody with any sense of ego, drive, determination or adventure wants to find themselves lamenting missed opportunities to do more, see more, or accomplish more. As recruiters, we find ourselves presenting qualified candidates with professional opportunities which would very likely fulfill their desire to advance their careers, almost on a daily basis. For some, the choice is intriguing. […]
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You did what?…#1 Mistake When Searching for a New Career

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” ― Bill Gates So, you’ve experienced some success in your current job, perhaps your past several jobs, and are considering career advancement options. Maybe you’ve come to realize your company’s version of a bottleneck is shaped more like a bottle of Gentleman […]
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Interview Battle: Qualities vs Strengths

“I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” -John D. Rockefeller Almost certainly, all of us have experienced success if for nothing else but perseverance. We’ve seen something through to the end through thick and thin. […]
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