Meet the Headhunter: Gary Hinde, IT Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Gary Hinde, IT Recruiter

September 27th, 2016

Currently there are no barriers to entry whatsoever in the recruitment industry, so while I don’t want to add a layer of complexity, I think there certain criteria (mostly around business ethics) that should be built in, that just aren’t there right now.

A Headhunter’s Guide to Lateral Hiring

A Headhunter’s Guide to Lateral Hiring

September 10th, 2015

A lateral hire is someone hired “from the side”, meaning at the same experience and wage level as their previous job. As most hiring managers and HR professionals know, luring a top candidate away from their current job to one with the same salary and title can require a bit of finesse. Here are my top tips on how to complete a successful lateral hire, starting from the first point of contact, the job posting.

The 7 Best Interview Moments in Movies

The 7 Best Interview Moments in Movies

August 13th, 2015

Like only Vince Vaughan can, he and Owen Wilson’s character ramble their way through the Google interview question, “You’re shrunken down to the size of nickels and thrown into a blender – what do you do?”

Takeaway: In the face of even the most ridiculous questions, don’t try to ramble your way through it – 90% of the time it will be nonsense. We’ve all been there. Stop, think, and start over.

How to Ace a Skype Interview with a Headhunter

How to Ace a Skype Interview with a Headhunter

July 2nd, 2015

As IQ PARTNERS grows we are conducting more and more business internationally, and with that comes increasingly frequent Skype interviews. Having seen the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to Skype, here are 6 tips to ace a Skype interview with a headhunter.

Dear Corporate Recruiter (An Open Letter From a Headhunter)

Dear Corporate Recruiter (An Open Letter From a Headhunter)

March 19th, 2015

Dear Corporate Recruiter,

As an Agency Recruiter (headhunter), I/we am/are pleased to be chosen to assist you in your important search. It is our aim to be able to partner with your company and truly become an extension of your function. As Jim Collins says, “People are not your most important asset. The right people are.” As headhunters, our goal is to find you those right people who will reflect well on your function and within your company overall.

4 Ways to Write (& Receive) More Professional Emails

4 Ways to Write (& Receive) More Professional Emails

January 8th, 2015

In a text message world, our collective outlook on email has become increasingly casual. But this can have real implications in a professional setting, in terms of the practical dissemination of information, productivity, and perception. To help you simplify your life in 2015, here are 4 quick and easy reminders to help you write (and receive) more professional emails.

Stop Acting like a Loser:  6 Ways to Get out of Your (Job Search) Slump

Stop Acting like a Loser: 6 Ways to Get out of Your (Job Search) Slump

July 24th, 2014

I have an admission to make; in the past, I have acted like a loser. Let me explain.

A few months ago, I was in a slump. Though I have been successful in my career, and I have been blessed to work with wonderful co-workers and clients, a slump seems to come around every 2-3 years whether I like it or not. And this slump was a bad one. In spite of knowing better, I chose to act like a loser.

So, how does this relate to you and your job search? Here is how I (incorrectly) handled my slump:

Get More from Your Headhunter: 5 Ways a Headhunter Can Improve Your Organization

Get More from Your Headhunter: 5 Ways a Headhunter Can Improve Your Organization

June 19th, 2014

Headhunters can do a lot more for your company that just find the ideal candidates for you. Here are the five ways we can add value to your company and improve your organizational structure:

How to Effectively Change Career Paths

How to Effectively Change Career Paths

June 12th, 2014

As a recruiter, I get this question all the time. I head up the IT group, so for example I’ll often be approached by a Java Developer who would like to become an Oracle DBA. No matter what industry you’re in, the question for candidates remains the same … what’s the best way to go about changing the direction of my career?