In today’s fast-paced world, executive recruiters often have just 30 to 60 seconds to glance over your resume. If they like what they see, you’ll have a good chance of getting that highly-anticipated phone call to come in for an interview. To put your best foot forward it’s crucial that you keep your resume up-to-date and show the recruiter in question what your USP is and what you can bring to the table.
When you’re meeting with an Executive Recruiter for a position, it’s important to remember that you’re likely not the only candidate for the job.
Networking is a critical part of developing your executive career and ensuring you move up the ladder quickly. When you meet prospective employers and executive recruiters, it’s important that you can deliver a thoroughly thought-out and well-executed elevator pitch to ensure that you give the best possible image of yourself.
As Steve Jobs once stated, “if you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time”. The man behind one of the biggest and most ground-breaking international brands of all time was keenly aware of something that all executive candidates should remember. Success does not fall into our laps. It takes a lot of effort, hard work and dedication.
When meeting with a prospective employer, first impressions count – but so does your ‘lasting impression’. Your lasting impression is determined by how you portray yourself overall and your understanding of the company during the interview.