Search Firm Tips and Advice
  • Industry Specific Recruiting – Hire Expert Executive Search Recruiters

    Have a hard to fill position?  Trust your key openings to the expert executive search recruiter in your field - JK Consultants. When you need to fill a key position would you prefer to have someone like JK Consultants with years of proven specialized experience in your industry, or someone who dabbles in several areas including yours?  There is an old saying that you can be a jack of all trades and a master of none and the same is true in the executive search industry.  Firms that think of your particular industry as an added vertical instead of their...
  • Vacancy Cost Analysis – How much is that opening costing you?

    Can you afford to let your open positions go unfilled? Let's perform a vacancy cost analysis. Having a hard time filling a key position in your company?  Think that your opening is not impacting your company’s bottom line?  After performing a vacancy cost analysis, you might think again!  In just a few weeks the next quarter will be upon us, and you need all hands on deck to ensure that this is a great year for your company.   Many people erroneously think that the money saved from not paying a salary and benefits will offset the expense of a vacant...
  • Identify and Eliminate Interview Bias

    As an executive recruiter, we are very aware of interview bias. All companies rely upon the job interview to evaluate and predict the performance of a candidate who will ultimately be offered the job. Most interviewers prepare a list of questions and make their hiring decision based upon job related criteria equally applied to each candidate. However, recruitment decisions are made by human beings and are therefore vulnerable to subjectivity, bias and other unintentional influence. When we become aware of how the subjective factors can influence us, we can take steps to counteract or eliminate them and focus on objective...
  • Interviews: If Possible, Record a Practice Session

    Job interviews are stressful for everyone involved. It is obvious that the candidate interviewing for the job will find it stressful but the person conducting the interview will also find it stressful. Here are a few tips from our years of experience as an executive search firm. Interviews are stressful from both sides of the table since everyone wants to make a good first impression and everyone wants to make sure that they make the right decision. Most interviewers are great at performing their jobs but may not have much experience conducting interviews. The candidate and the interviewer begin by...

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