The Hoffman Executive Group, Inc.

Executive Search

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Develop a strategy to conduct a job search just as if this was the biggest business strategy that you have worked on for your company (and it is the biggest!). The most important thing to remember about a job search is that it is a numbers game. The more network contacts, calls, emails, and inquiries that you make the more likely it is that you will find the position that you want. You also need to remember that your success rate will be low but you only need 1 job. In other words, if you make 1000 calls and send out 1000 resumes, you may get only 40 responses for a "success rate" of 2% but you only need 1 job!

  1. Network, Network, Network, Network - there are many ways to network. The best is to start to get your name out to other companies and recruiters who are in the industry. Start by putting your complete profile (resume) on Linkedin www.linkedin.com This is THE best networking tool. Make a list of people that you have worked with in the last 10 years, neighbors, people at your church, etc. Anyone who might be able to help. Contact recruiters and get your resume, position preference, location preference, and compensation requirements. This is all they need. They will call you if they have something. Spend your time networking with people on your list, folks you have worked with in the past, neighbors, college friends, family, etc. - everyone!! Not everyone will be able to help but you only need one job.

  2. Broadscale email to recruiters - you should do a major email (short email and resume) to recruiters in your industry. This will result in a number of inquiries and will get your name out in the marketplace.

  3. Internet postings - you can post your resume or search for positions on the internet.



for clients

choosing a recruiter

working with a recruiter

the recruiting process

for candidates

resume writing

interview techniques

• job search tips

working with recruiters



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