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IR Magazine asks TBH's Sarah Crawshaw about working with recruiters

Updated: Jul 11, 2019

Sarah recently sat down with IR magazine to discuss how candidates can get the most out of their relationships with recruiters and executive search firms.

Here are our top five tips:

  1. Prepare before you get in touch. Being articulate, clear and well researched will indicate your potential as a candidate.

  2. Show flexibility and keep an open mind to suggestions, even if they do not match your aspirations exactly.

  3. Don’t try to bypass the retained recruiter. A hiring company usually pays an external adviser to handle the recruitment process because it doesn’t want to deal directly with candidates.

  4. Request honest feedback and be prepared to have your thinking challenged. You will get more out of the relationship that way.

  5. Keep in touch and update the recruitment agency on your circumstances, but get the balance right. Bombarding it will serve only to make it feel harassed; it won’t further your cause.

Read the full article here.

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