February 7, 2014

This article was originally posted on the BLACK BAG website a few years ago, but I migrated it over to HEIDI CONSULTS because I still believe it’s relevant.  Enjoy. ~ heidi



When I speak to natural born leaders, most of them tell me that leaders are born, not m...

November 14, 2013

1.  The business is going through so much change right now.

Yes, that’s what industries do.  If they didn’t, we’d still have cranks on the front of our cars.  Why can’t anyone in our business, just accept it, then deal with it?  The only thing constant is change.  I’ve...

October 10, 2013

It’s a commonly held notion that posting a job on a job board isn’t the best way to attract the best talent.  Two years ago, I would have agreed with you.  But that was before the Big Recession.   Recession came.  Budgets were slashed.  So were the agencies.  And they...

June 14, 2013

Distinguish yourself as being one of the best that every headhunter wants to know.

1. Learn what headhunters do and who they do it for.

Sorry to break it to you but, headhunters do not work for you ~ the talent. They work for the company that is seeking talent. Some migh...

May 16, 2013

A lot of companies interview people for positions that don’t currently exist.

Which is great.  As long as you use the time to get to know who is out there, who is doing what, who is great, and who isn’t.

Also great, if the person that was just interviewed starts a grass-...

April 9, 2013

What are award shows for?  Besides awards.

In my opinion, they’re a celebration of our work, a celebration of the community, a chance to re-connect with colleagues and friends, and oh ya, they give some people awards while we’re there too.

I’ve never understood the comme...

March 7, 2013

My lunch date about a week ago said I should write this. It sounded like a very helpful piece to write, so I thought, “Why not?”, gathered my thoughts and here we are: The Ten Job Hunting Blunders Many People Make

1. Making a recruiter the epicenter of your job search....

October 11, 2012

The recruiting world changed in 2008.

Which probably means, that the relationship you previously enjoyed with your recruiter has probably changed too.  But fear not, there are many things you can do about it.  In fact, you are probably more in control now than you have...

September 14, 2012

I get it.
We’re all busy.
Thank God.

But we’re no busier today than we were when we were children. There were things to be coloured. There were televisions to be watched. There were fortresses to be built and castles to be conquered. There was entertainment, and there w...

September 14, 2012

Couldn’t be.
So I read the sentence again.
Yes, I read it correctly. David Zweig, an organizational behaviour specialist at University of Toronto has data which shows that ‘structured interviews’ have eight times the predictive power of pinpointing the best candidate c...

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