Dress to impress. First impressions are important!
Dress professionally and appropriate to the position you are applying for.
Be aware of the company dress code. Formal? Relaxed? Smart Casual? Or Casual?
If you are to be an ambassador for a luxury Brand then ensure your total look is polished.
If in doubt remember it is better to dress up than down regardless of company dress code.
If your interview is with a denim brand you could wear jeans…..their brand of course ..but with a smart jacket.
You wish to knock the interviewer over with your skills and achievements…. not your perfume or aftershave!
The same applies for makeup, jewellery and watches. KIS. Keep it simple. It will avoid distractions.
Don’t worry about being more conservative in your appearance than usual.
You want to be taken seriously and to avoid anything that will distract from you as a person.
7 Reasons why you need to use an Executive Search Company
C level always and also for all other positions that are or will become business critical.
When you and your team have exhausted your own network to find the outstanding candidate required. Ouch! That search is becoming a headache for you!
You want the Best
The best candidates are not always ‘on’ the market. Or you wish a good selection of the Best! No CV on a job board? The candidate you seek could be that person who is very content and needs to be tempted away by a new opportunity.
Senior Niche and Critical.
You are looking for a person with very niche skills or the vacancy is highly confidential. An Executive Search company within your industry sector will have a wide awareness and the ability to find your needle in a haystack or to ensure clarity of selection when working with a large talent pool.
Business and Social Networks
Today we almost have access to too much information. Or do we? Not everyone keeps their profile up to date on social and business media. Some prefer not to share their professional profiles at all. Head hunters have an inside view of what is happening and where.
Time saving. A company to partner with you and save your valuable time. Recruiting key people is labour intensive and often complex. A specialist Executive Search company will have a great network of contacts and will be able to deliver results quickly
You are paying for a service and that always comes with a guarantee! Should something go wrong your Search Company will be there to resolve quickly.
Looking to progress past stage one of the interview process? Genuinely interested in the company and the opportunity?
What do you plan to do? In depth research! It applies whether you are a Board Director or Junior Manager.
When preparing for interview even if the Brand is a household name you can find out more from different media and
from your Executive Search Consultant.
If you are well prepared you will not only have an insight to the future plans but to the challenges the business has or will face.
You will also have learned a little about the background of your interviewer(s) along with an insight to the different personalities.
Most importantly you will have gleaned a little about the business culture.
The more information you have the more comfortable you will be to communicate your skills and experience and create a clear story
of where you have made a difference and how you can do the same for another company.
You will also be able to interpret possible future challenges and opportunities.
The well-researched Executive will listen as well as engage and will appreciate the need to be able to provide good answers to questions given.
Also to anticipate the unspoken questions / potential areas of concern and to communicate a story that provides evidence of actions and outcome.
A true professional will provide accurate and truthful information. Never lie!
When you are well prepared you will be more relaxed and able to treat the interview process as a journey of discovery for each person.
Executive Search and Selection. Preparing for Interview
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