A brand-new year, a brand new you. What are your resolutions? To eat healthier? To exercise more? To save more money?
What about being open to new opportunities?
So, you’re not actively looking. You’re comfortable in your £100k position + £100k OTE so why should you answer that InMail or voicemail message left by an executive recruiter?
With more businesses competing for top talent and unemployment being at an all-time low there has never been a better time to be open about new opportunities or a better time to discuss your career plans with a consultant. Packages are looking healthier than ever and with technology and software growth set to continue there is no better time to be open to new positions.
The demand for executives is at an all-time high, yet companies are just as selective as ever when it comes to picking the ultimate superstars – this is because the best companies are willing to pay top dollar for the best talent there is.
It’s a candidate’s market and the opportunities out there are endless.
Here are some tips to make the most of the opportunities that come your way…
- Reply to InMail’s and emails from recruiters who present opportunities. You should always network with recruiters and a great relationship with a recruiter should never be underestimated. Great recruiters will never contact you unless they feel your experience and skills are a good fit for the position. They will take the time to ask you question and qualify you further to see whether the role is a good fit for you and you are a good fit for the role.
- Update linkedin and add details. Executive recruiters utilise platforms such as linkedin to find passive talent so make sure your skills and experience is highlighted so they can find you for appropriate positions. Your linkedin profile is a key representation of your personal brand so be sure to spend time updating it with as much accurate detail as possible. Here are a few tips on updating your Linkedin profile (https://www.oakstone.co.uk/new-blog/2018/9/5/6-steps-to-a-great-linkedin-profile).
- Plan your future. Have you planned your goals and objectives for the next year? Deciding what opportunities you would be open to will help you make snapshot decisions about the roles which are attractive to you.
Why take the steps to be found when I can look for new opportunities myself?
Great executive search companies will have exclusivity when working on many roles for their clients, and they won’t waste their time advertising the position on job sites or social media in order for any Tom, Dick and Harry to apply to the position. They don’t have time to sift through hundreds of unqualified CV’s. Executive search recruiters will do the leg work and research into who they think would be a good fit for the position by headhunting for the right person.
Do you need more advice on your career path or do you need help finding the right talent for your business? Get in contact with Oakstone!