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🍀PBP News #2 | Busting 5 Headhunter Myths!

 
Dear friend,

 
Welcome to the second issue of 🍀PBP News.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT 🥦 – Reflections on career and life

 
*** HEADHUNTING ***

 
The HEADHUNTING SCENE is regarded by many as covert, secretive, clannish, and inaccessible. As a place driven entirely by networking among the top tier. As an environment where you are either in or out, and if you’re not in, your chances of a successful career seriously diminish. As a setting guided by the dogma:

 
“You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours.”

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The Headhunter Behind the Scenes – The Simple Truth!

 By Stephen Bruyant-Langer

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

 
Very often people ask me about the headhunting process, viewed from the inside.
Also, of course, about the tips and the tricks of the trade. This is exactly what this article is about.

 
For 20 years I was a partner in global executive search firms such as Korn Ferry. Over those many years, I built a systematic approach to evaluating candidates. I will share this approach with you at the end of the article. But first I will share with you some of the myths, I’ve encountered in my professional life.

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When You’ve Done Well, Then What?

By Stephen Bruyant-Langer

Photo by Juan Jose on Unsplash

 
I am often surprised by how privileged people are unable to see the bigger picture, focusing on nitty-gritty hygiene factors in their lives.
 
Most people I deal with in my consultative work have done well. By many standards they are successful. However most still have existential doubts and unsolved dilemmas. Most of them still yearn for Freedom, Autonomy and Independence (don’t we all?). And the greatest comfort comes with the words: “Know That You Are Not Alone”.
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