How can you access the hidden jobs market? Become a Reverse Headhunter!
The world of executive level job search has changed beyond all recognition in the last few years. In his book Reverse Headhunting, owner of Career Coaching Consultancy Executive Connexions Ltd. Steve Nicholls shows job hunting executives how to access the best senior level roles; those that are unadvertised.
In Reverse Headhunting, you’ll learn how to:
- Access the executive ‘Hidden Jobs Market’
- Construct a compelling CV / Resume that gets interviews
- Prepare for job interviews properly
- Build a consistent and authentic personal brand
- Appreciate the part that Emotional Intelligence plays in the recruitment process
- Understand the recruitment market
- Leverage social media to attract the right people to you
- Land your next (and best) senior level role
What people are saying about Reverse Headhunting…
Steve Nicholls has made it his business to understand the profound shift that has taken place in the jobs market over the last years. In Reverse Headhunting he distills for executives everywhere the fundamental changes needed in the way you think about your career and your next career move. You’ll find his insights both enlightening and easy to implement as you look to take the next leap forwards in your career. Highly recommended.
A great read for any senior executive looking to move their career forward. Full of practical advice with real insights into what steps to take to maximise personal marketability and deal with recruiters and head hunters effectively.
This book is an easy read and makes the points clearly and simply. In other words, I get it! Within weeks of implementing just a few of these things, my future has a whole new vision. Thank you.
A clear no-nonsense guide to the multi-layered world of finding your new role in the complex market that exists in the 21st Century. Steve identifies how a candidate needs to use a variety of techniques and tools to gain an advantage in their search. Any executive job searcher that misses the opportunity to take on his advice by reading this book will undoubtedly find their quest more difficult and longer in duration.
I read once that the skill of learning subtraction and division is that you are ‘reversing’ the natural order of additions. The same applies to ‘reverse headhunting’. If you think that common sense about headhunting cannot be written down and that you have read it all, then read this book and think again. If you think that common sense about headhunting can be learnt, then read this book and benefit from it. This book will tell you there isn’t ‘a right way to do headhunting’ but it will help you develop a better way to ‘headhunt’ your way to your next role.
This book is a very useful and valuable tool. It explains and lists the different ways and parameters which the applicant for a new position will have to deal with. It gives very good advice, a high level view as well as practical tips, and avoids the candidate making mistakes and losing opportunities.
Steve has neatly captured the essence of “Reverse Headhunting” in this easy to read book. This book enlightened me on the necessity of turning the job search process around, positioning myself pro-actively and then clearly showed me how to do it. So much better than my previous approach. Thank you Steve!
Getting the right mind set and confidence in your own approach is so important for a successful and productive job search process. Steve’s book gives many practical and well-founded tools and tips that, if consistently implemented, will give you the “extra 2-3%” that makes all the difference in a world of tough competition and very fine margins. Well worth a read.
Reverse Headhunting is a very practical reference, particularly useful for the executives who have not had a need to deal with recruiters or faced a job interview for a long time. The book helps you to prepare for interview situations and to answer questions you did not have to consider previously. References to other material expand this work making it a broad forum of information. I wish to acknowledge also that I personally am a beneficiary of Steve’s assistance in my career transition.
No matter where you may think you are in your career this is a “must read” that should be re-visited time and again. Steve tells it exactly how it is in today’s job market and exactly what you have to do. Good things rarely come to those who wait and this book is simply jam-packed with all the tools and strategies to make your personal-branding work for you. Welcome to the 4ps of pro-activity, positivity, preparation and progression.
Once executive positions are attained, it can be difficult to share or discuss personal career matters with others. There is a perceived duty to maintain the image of a strong leader, committed to the cause, and besides, surely you are expected to know all of this by now, right? With solid, practical and effective advice, Reverse Headhunting allows the reader to explore the core elements of senior level career development and helps executives demystify some of the more recent, highly effective practices without the fear of appearing out of touch.
Research shows that 70% of the best jobs are to be found in this hidden jobs market. “It’s vital in today’s ultra-competitive jobs market to change your thinking.” says Steve. “Being proactive and focusing on the hidden jobs market might seem daunting at first, but the rewards can be incredible”.
Smart use of social media is one of the critical steps to success in tracking down these hidden roles, and in the book Steve takes you step-by-step through easy to apply techniques, that if used consistently will transform the way that executive job search is carried out.
Together with chapters on getting the CV / Resume and sharpening up job interview skills, the book also contains insights from head hunters, recruiters and marketers, which will give you many insights to give you an edge in your job search.