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  • Standing out from the crowd: What employers are really looking for - Sarah Shaw

    1. 1. Working in partnership Standing Out From the Crowd: What Employers Are Really Looking For 1 Anglia & London AUA Conference 4 www.odgersinterim.com February 2014
    2. 2. Introduction to Executive Search/ Head-hunters/ Interim Management Introductions: Anne Hall (HE Interims Ltd) Sarah Shaw (Odgers Interim) •Odgers Berndtson •Executive Search •Interim Recruitment 2 www.odgersinterim.com
    3. 3. 3 www.odgersinterim.com
    4. 4. How to get recruiters to call you •Meet when possible •Using LinkedIn – tips http://uk.linkedin.com/in/anneelizabethhall •Who is it that knows me? •Managing my networks •Managing my reputation – Facebook? Twitter? 4 www.odgersinterim.com
    5. 5. 5 www.odgersinterim.com
    6. 6. CVs Dos and Don’ts • • • • • • •Photo? •Contact details •Summary paragraph •Presenting the information – job title / sentence summarising organisation / achievements (facts & numbers) Explain any gaps Education / Qualifications / Accreditation Hobbies Referees Font Length partnership 6 www.odgersinterim.com
    7. 7. 7 www.odgersinterim.com
    8. 8. Performing Well at Interview •Preparation (about the employer/client and the role) •Preparing what you’re going to say at the interview – questions to ask •Competency based interviews •Giving interview presentations •Body language •Dress & personal presentation •Dealing with difficult interviewers / difficult questions •Peripherals – drinks / toilet / tissues •Dealing with nerves – breathing techniques – shutting up •What if it all goes horribly wrong? 8 www.odgersinterim.com
    9. 9. 9 www.odgersinterim.com
    10. 10. Managing Yourself Through the Process •Keep up-to-date with progress but don’t hound •Feedback •References •You didn’t get it - learning from your mistakes •Managing your confidence •Health – exercise – diet – motivation (motivated, healthy, ready) •Keeping up with networks & friends •Relocation •Pulling out of the process 10 www.odgersinterim.com
    11. 11. 11 www.odgersinterim.com
    12. 12. What Employers Are Looking For •Passion – drive – interest – confidence •Fit for the role & team •Ability to deliver against the brief •Fit for the institution – ability to progress •Flexible – willing - adaptable 12 www.odgersinterim.com
    13. 13. Sarah Shaw & Anne Hall 13 www.odgersinterim.com

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