“A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.”
Being a Top Executive Search Agency in Germany, We come across thousands of potential candidates in our Executive Search daily. But very few are actually able to catch the eyes and make an impression.
Here’s a quick guide to be one of those candidates attracting great people and holding on to them.
Tip 1: Always be visible
One of the best ways to catch the eyes is to be in the eyes. Participate in various dialogues related to your field. Publish your articles; speak on conferences or seminars (even if you are asking a question to someone else’s address) and try to be quoted in relevant articles. All this would help increase your visibility.
Tip 2: Recognition can go a long way
Try to stand out of the crowd. It can be your work style, personality, Decision-making technique or anything else. Make sure that people are talking good about you. What others think about your work is much more important than what you think about yourself.
Tip 3: Be a social beast
Networking relentlessly and consistently would pay out in the long run. Always stay in touch with talented and well-connected colleagues whilst reaching out to new contacts at the same time.
Tip 4: Relationship is the key
Making relations with the right kind of people consistently would help in creating a network of allies who would be marketing you everywhere and all the time.
Tip 5: Success speaks louder than words
People who are known for their top work and positive attributes are much likely to catch the eyes and can be easily found. Make a reputation. Make sure you have enough people out there who will recommend you and suggest your name if they’re asked for referrals to a top candidate.
Tip 6: Build a Brand “YOU”
Invest some time in branding yourself. You can write blogs relevant to your industry. Try to increase people’s engagement. The more you are considered as an expert, the brighter chances would be there to catch the eyes.
Tip 7: Social Media is your angel
LinkedIn is your God. Do not ignore it if you want to constantly move up the ladder. Increase your presence in LinkedIn by endorsing people and by getting endorsed. You can write on this platform too. Follow people relevant to your industry. Join Facebook groups related to your field and posts comments and try to start up an interesting conversation.
Tip 8: Expertise is noticed by all
Well this point cannot be ignored. Gain expert knowledge in your field. Mark your territory. Wherever you stand, people come running for the expert advice. If you are an expert, the head-hunters will call you. You just sit back and relax.
Tip 9: Always say “Yes”
It is all about returning the favour. Never say NO to even a potential head-hunter for lunch or coffee. Such small hangouts can help you a lot with least of efforts.
Tip 10: Work Work Work
In the end, the obvious. Work hard every day. Achieve new milestones and move up the success ladder. Let your work speaks for you. Make yourself unavoidable.