How to turn networking introductions into meetings. The following exchange took place in the ExecuNet Forum, where members can pose “Ask the Expert” questions and get them answered.
Q: I’m doing pretty well at: identifying existing opportunities, using my network to find the hiring manager, getting hiring manager contact info (phone, email) often getting email intro to hiring manager. What I’m having problems with is turning this into a meeting. I phone/fax/email, different times, different days, balance between aggressive and obnoxious, etc. But still, so few actual meetings. Any help/ideas on turning intros into meetings?
The Internet has been a mixed blessing for executive recruiters. While it allows them to gather resumes quickly and electronically from all over the world, it has also left them inundated with resumes with every job they post.
As a potentially qualified candidate for a recruiter’s search assignment, how do you get noticed among the thousands of resumes in a recruiter’s inbox? What can you do to differentiate your resume and help the recruiter jumpstart your career? Here are ten tactics to improve your chances of getting the kind of attention you want. Most importantly, you must first understand the role of recruiter. Recruiters don’t find jobs for people — they find people for companies! It’s an important distinction to know, if you want to be noticed and even placed by a recruiter.
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