Simon Mackfall – Be Your Own Headhunter

Simon Mackfall of Younion shares his insights from his years in executive search or “headhunting”. He makes some suggestions that job seekers can borrow from the headhunters toolbox – namely developing a strong brief for their own profile.  He talks about how to build goodwill with executive search professionals – sometimes by offering exclusivity and by being focused.  We again come back to the importance of a brief, how it differs from mere CV. 
He stresses the importance of doing basic research about organizations, really digging into learning more about the team, their networks and their culture.