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How to Work with Construction Headhunters

Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 2:32 am    

The present day scenarios in the construction and building materials companies show constant growth as a result of mergers and acquisitions and also help the companies to remain competitive. Construction headhunters are frequently seen to look for candidates with the right skill and experience to fill executive positions in order to maintain the quality and grow the efficiency.

Many well known and reputed companies hire headhunters to fill the senior-most and highest-paid positions, so it would be a good idea to maintain a healthy relationship with executive headhunters. It takes a lot of time to build good relationships, so don’t wait until you are looking to change jobs start earlier. We’ll discuss some tips how to develop good relation with construction executive headhunters:

Tip#1- Always own a copy of The Directory of Executive Recruiters

This list would help you to contact those executive headhunters that work for filling top-level positions. Keep in mind, there are basically two types of executive recruitment firms:

  • Contingency Firms: These are hired junior to mid-level recruitment. These firms are paid only when they complete a recruitment cycle. They provide a number of candidates on a quick basis, regardless of the specific job description, so the candidate quality is not always superior.
  • Retainer Firms: These are hired for higher-level recruitment and get paid regardless of the results. They work for specific job openings and have access to better quality candidates.

Tip #2 – Consider the type of companies your recruiter works for

Executive recruiters work as consultants for companies who wish to hire candidates for specific positions. Since recruiters get lump-some compensation from companies they are working for, they would call you only if a position matches your profile or to get references of other candidates.

Tip #3 – Offer references of good quality candidates

This is will assure that you are on a recruiter’s good books. Recruitment is a target based job and recruiters are paid only when they fill a job position. So if you help them accomplish their targets, they’ll surely present you as a desired candidate to their clients.

Tip#4 – Always be transparent with recruiters

Never make the mistake of exaggerating credentials, income, education, etc. Recruiters will have thorough background checks done, so any lies on your part will hurt your reputation and diminish your chances of being contacted by recruitment firms any further.

Tip#5 – Get in touch with recruiters only when you’re sure about a job change

Ask yourself many times whether you want to leave the present job, before you get in touch with headhunters. Turning down an interview invitation or backing out of a job offer may sour your relationship with the firm and they might not want to work with you anymore.

Tip# 6 – Stay involved with your recruiter

Executive recruiters are busy people, so you have to help yourself with some research on the companies you are considering. Let you recruiter know you preference and in case you reject an offer, explain why you did so, to prevent false impressions. Once they have scheduled an interview, always remember to give them a feedback.