The need for a company’s talent does not stop, just like technology that continues to evolve around us. From telephones to typewriters to computers to notepads to working on a mobile phone, we have everything within reach at our convenience.
However, in the facet of Executive Search, when looking for talent, are all these enough to establish certain connections? The old school and engaging technique would be meeting executives face to face through networking events which are very crucial in the Executive Recruitment of the Philippines. Networking events are an approach wherein you not only meet one essential person but even almost up to a hundred key people. It starts with sharing a calling card and the rest is history. Allow me to share the importance and benefits of attending Network events in the Executive Search industry:
- Long term relationships can eventually be formed by meeting different and even like-minded people by talking to them in 20 minutes or less. Sharing calling cards is like an ice breaker. You eventually start talking about business trends, politics, current events, and experiences until this person becomes a client or candidate or even a colleague.
- Instant Recruits for executive headhunters since there are many executives who attend networking events to look for an opportunity. You can conduct the interview then and there and sooner or later endorse to the client.
- Befriending competitors will help grow your network. Events as such swarm with competitors and we might also have the same purpose of hiring one executive. This may also be the time you showcase your skills and make your company proud.
- Food and drinks are the best part of a networking event, after all mingling with a full tummy makes for happier engagements between headhunters and executives.
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By Reiaa Ropha Mohammed, former Research Assistant