Confessions of a Serial Headhunter


Resignations – When & How

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So you’ve landed the new job. The offer and benefits are good, company is great, and it’s a solid move for your career. When are resignations best delivered? And how should you go about doing it? Background Checks Background checks are getting more and more stringent. With prior employer and date verifications, education checks, reference… Read more »

Counter-Offers: Soon to be Artifacts

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Counter-offers are soon to be a thing of the past!   In order to survive (and thrive), most employers have slowly come to the realization that their People are their most precious commodity.  Look around – even companies with the stingiest of reputations and cultures are changing.  Wall Street firms are now allowing their folks to… Read more »

Why HR Pros HATE Headhunters

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First of all, not all do.  And it’s more of a disliking than hate……..like an annoying little step-brother who is always getting in your way. The best headhunters are usually viewed as trusted partners by Human Resources professionals.  However, what many HR folks do not know is that nearly all headhunters are paid entirely on commission based off… Read more »

Can Companies Really Request My Pay Stub / W2?

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Definitely. But it is your choice whether or not to provide it. We would all like to believe that the value we bring to a company is EXCEPTIONAL and that we are rare commodities in the job market. Most of the professionals that Longview works with are, in fact, at the pinnacle of their chosen profession. Let’s… Read more »

Control the Information Coming Out of Your Company

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In business, your image is everything — especially when you’re trying to attract top talent. The best candidates have their choice of companies, so you need to do everything in your power to show them that your organization is a great place to work. Before deciding whether or not to apply for a job at… Read more »

Multitasking Hurts More Than it Helps

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Multitasking has been long believed to represent the ultimate in productivity. After all, isn’t it better to do three things at once, instead of one? If you answered “yes” to this question, you’ll be shocked to hear that this practice is actually the opposite of productive. Stanford University researchers conducted a study on multitasking and… Read more »

Why Do I Need to Disclose My Salary?

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Money isn’t everything, but it certainly makes a difference. If you’re like many people, the promise of a pay increase is probably one of the things that excites you most about getting a new job. Unfortunately, in most cases the sizeable salary bump you’re hoping for isn’t typically a reality.  I have the not-so-fun job of… Read more »

Can a Recruiter Be Taught or Is It a Natural Talent?

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At its foundation, recruiting is very similar to the sales world, as staffing specialists are tasked with selling their services to both employers and job seekers. The most successful professionals in each field share many common skills, such as being a good listener, patient, an excellent communicator, extremely detail-oriented and an effective motivator. Many people… Read more »

What Questions to Ask Your Next Executive in an Interview

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Every employee is important to the lasting success of your organization, but executives certainly play the largest role. It’s important to be very thorough when searching for someone to fill an open positon on your company leadership team. You can never be too careful when choosing a candidate to shape the future of your organization,… Read more »

Why Am I Not Getting Feedback from My Recruiter?

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Anyone who has ever interviewed for a job knows how time consuming and draining the process can be. They have to spend time preparing responses to the most challenging interview questions, learn detailed information about the target company, get their best outfit dry cleaned, and take time off from their current job to make it… Read more »