Tom Sorensen | NPAworldwide

Did the headhunter call you?


So, the headhunter called you? And…


The way we all link up on LinkedIn, Facebook, Line and other business and social networks, it was just a matter of time before you too got the call. 


But now what? Most headhunters appreciate that you don’t play hard to get.


It’s absolutely fine that you feel a sense of pride being sought after; on the other hand, you don’t want to run around the office with your arms up and let your supervisor and colleagues know who just called you. 


Jealousy is always a bad thing


It may even lead to suspicion by your superiors and colleagues that you are contemplating an exit in the near future. Continue reading.


Err, how did you find me?


Most people I call are somewhat surprised when I introduce myself. There is never notice or warning beforehand and the call comes unexpectedly. Continue reading.


Wouldn’t it have been nice to have a headhunter on speed dial?


If you are perfectly happy where you are and get a call from the headhunter, it is fine. It’s OK to say no. On the other hand, it never hurts to listen to what the headhunter has to say. You may be in for a pleasant surprise. Continue reading.


Ask the recruiter this question


To avoid disappointment and get your expectations right, always ask the recruiter this question. Continue reading.


What if the recruiter wants to meet you


If the recruiter wants to meet you first in-person or on video, that’s a good sign, but there is a but. Continue reading.


Protect yourself from humbugs


But you must protect your resume and reputation as if it was your social security number. Too many humbugs will broadcast your personal details unsolicited to make some quick money.  Continue reading.


Finally, we headhunters love it when you say: “Just a moment. Let me close my door.” 


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