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12/17/2014 - 14:17

Now as we’ve started the period when the magic of the winter holiday is present in each and every one, I want to review this year’s experience as a headhunter, in the light of this wonderful feeling.

12/09/2014 - 10:38

asked the General Manager. He addressed the question to a senior HR lady. The three of us were in a meeting room together. The General Manager, the lady as a candidate and me the headhunter.

12/03/2014 - 15:41

For a headhunter every person is either a potential client or a potential candidate. And these roles change over time. Candidates turn into clients and clients into candidates. It is interesting that many HR managers seem to forget this. They may show us the cold shoulder for many years and then crawl back, when they need a job for themselves.

Well for us people are people and as such equally important. Besides our clients it is important for us to keep in touch with candidates. Nowdays people need more and more personal treatment.  

11/24/2014 - 11:54

During the last years we have often met clients, who prefer candidates until the age of 45, even for high level positions with a wide range of experiences. Of course, this is politically not correct, but who cares. Age does play an important role in Hungary for the decision about the final candidate.

A 50 years old candidate has in Hungary still app. 15 years until retirement, a 55 years one accordingly at least 10. And that is in most cases not the end, because good professionals usually want to work longer, especially in a country where the expected pension payments are minimal.

11/11/2014 - 14:11

Classical issue, classical questions: should we use tests or should we trust our “feelings”? Do we need figures, percentages or should we rely on our intuitions, experience and expertise in finding a good candidate? 

11/03/2014 - 14:45

I would like to share with you one typical daily problem headhunters have to face behind the curtains.

 As headhunters, we meet hundreds and thousands of people. It is our job to constantly meet new people. We network to get new clients and we network to find recommendations for candidates. Interviews and client meetings during the major part of the day, admin in between and then an evening cocktail at some chamber of commerce at least once a week.

 On the average a busy headhunter meets around 30 new people per week. And I only talk about meetings here, not about the dozens of phone calls in between. This means around 100 new people per month and around 1000 new people per year.

11/03/2014 - 14:45

I would like to share with you one typical daily problem headhunters have to face behind the curtains.

 As headhunters, we meet hundreds and thousands of people. It is our job to constantly meet new people. We network to get new clients and we network to find recommendations for candidates. Interviews and client meetings during the major part of the day, admin in between and then an evening cocktail at some chamber of commerce at least once a week.

 On the average a busy headhunter meets around 30 new people per week. And I only talk about meetings here, not about the dozens of phone calls in between. This means around 100 new people per month and around 1000 new people per year.

10/27/2014 - 14:22

I think, everyone whose job requires regular contact with people,  will agree that first of all it is exciting, demanding, often difficult and stressful but  you learn a lot ( also about yourself) and sometimes, well, it can be really funny J.

As headhunters, we communicate a lot on phone, via email, skype and of course we personally interview the candidates.

 Talking to tens or even hundreds of people on monthly basis, you can be sure to come across funny or sometimes weird situations.

10/20/2014 - 12:00

I’m about to tell you a remarkable story…about a client.

Some clients are difficult or let´s say “challenging” other are really nice, satisfied with our services. Some are treating us as suppliers only others as partners. With the later ones we can work in our comfort zone and develop a true partnership. 

10/13/2014 - 14:45

Recently a study made by Executive Grapevine showed that too many CEOs have financial background. The conclusion of the study was a sort of warning message: is the solely financial approach to the business not a potential danger to face the commercial challenge on the current global market?