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Headhunted Shortlist – Testing Executive Talent In The Marketplace

What do you do when you’re thinking about replacing a current employee who is underperforming? Or have a position to fill and an internal candidate who meets the requirements of the role, but you want to make sure you’re hiring the right person for the job?

It’s important not to rush your decision for obvious reasons, but pressure can take over and it’s not always a simple process.

There’s no harm in testing and comparing the skill…

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Added by Richard Triggs on April 9, 2019 at 8:00 — No Comments

How To Win The War For Talent: Building Your Personal Brand As An Executive

Competition in the workspace is high nowadays, so career development is no longer just about doing a great job, whatever your role. If you want to get access to the best opportunities, you need to show you are doing more than competently executing your responsibilities.

As a result, building a personal brand is becoming more prevalent. And there are all kinds of different programs and people who can help you, like …

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Added by Richard Triggs on April 4, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments

Interviewing 101: Techniques To Help You Bag Your Next Executive Role

It’s always a good idea to go to an interview fully prepared. While some people have great interview skills, others may need to practise prior to meeting their potential employer to avoid common mistakes.

Having said that, regardless of where you sit on the interviewee spectrum, you could be making mistakes you weren’t even aware of. So I’ve come up with good interview techniques for candidates to help you bag your next executive…

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Added by Richard Triggs on March 18, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments

Interview Techniques For Employers – How To Find The Right Talent

Interview techniques for employers are often overlooked yet having the right skills as the interviewer is just as important as it is for the candidate to have good skills as an interviewee. 



The majority of people are not good at interviewing because it’s not part of their core skill set. They might excel as an engineer, banker or property developer and end up being promoted to leadership roles. With that comes the new…

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Added by Richard Triggs on March 12, 2019 at 9:30 — No Comments

How To Be Headhunted: The Dos And The Don’ts

I talk a lot about the dos and the don’ts of recruitment and hunting for work, but what are the rules of being headhunted?

In this episode, Brett Jarman, (the founder and CEO of Experts On Air, the producers of the podcast) joins me again to decipher the tricky subject.

Listen to us discuss this…

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Added by Richard Triggs on March 8, 2019 at 9:46 — No Comments

Navigating The Hidden Job Market

The current job market is full of opportunities, but as with everything in this modern world, it’s constantly changing and evolving. Because of this, the way recruiters carry out their candidate search is also changing, which means the way you carry out your job search should change too.

Whether you’re looking for the same job in the same industry, or looking to branch out to a new challenge in a new sector, or somewhere in between, you need to take a different…

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Added by Richard Triggs on December 3, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Are You Wasting Money On Expensive Executive Search Fees?

There’s one topic in the recruitment industry that continues to divide people: the fees charged by recruiters, especially those in the executive search space, for their services.

I’m talking predominantly about the larger global blue chip search brands, but also many of the other executive search companies that present themselves in Australia.

Despite it being a hot topic for years now, little has changed, but it definitely needs…

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Added by Richard Triggs on November 20, 2018 at 10:45 — No Comments

How To Build A Career As A Board Executive

I often get approached by people looking to build a career as a board director. Many are just starting out, while others might already have one or sometimes two board roles, and are looking to grow a full portfolio to keep them occupied after retiring from their executive life.

Other times people have a desire to move into a board career earlier in their life. The good news is there are more opportunities than ever as the desire for diversity increases, not only in…

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Added by Richard Triggs on November 7, 2018 at 13:02 — No Comments

The Diversity Debate In Executive Recruitment

Diversity among executive ranks is important and comes up for discussion regularly in our field. Most often it’s in relation to gender but also in the context of sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious orientation, age, disability, and so on.

As someone who literally sits between the job market and the employers, and who has done so for the past 17 years, I’ve had plenty of first hand experience in understanding the agendas of employers and the dynamic of the…

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Added by Richard Triggs on September 26, 2018 at 8:00 — No Comments

Key Achievements Plus Transferable Skills = Successful Executive Job Search

As a candidate looking for a new executive role, it’s incredibly important for you to be able to articulate your key achievements and transferable skills.

Having worked in the recruiting industry for many years and having interviewed and coached thousands of candidates and senior executives through their job search, this is something I’ve seen people do very well. But for whatever reason, I don’t think Australians are natural self-promoters.…

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Added by Richard Triggs on September 25, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

Best Practice Strategies for Attracting Top Executive Talent Through A Detailed Brief

A detailed brief is a critical element when recruiting for a new role. This doesn’t just include executive roles, it’s pertinent to every role in a business, including junior positions.

Having worked in the executive recruitment industry for about 17 years now, this is something I’ve rarely seen done well. In most instances, the person who is recruiting a role, whether they are a third party recruiter, an internal human resources professional, or even an executive…

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Added by Richard Triggs on September 4, 2018 at 14:06 — No Comments

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