From the Bullpen

Hiring Do’s • Who’s interviewing who?  •The Counter Offer

Construction & Real Estate Executive Jobs - Ankenbrandt Group

Hiring Do’s

Do make the job requirements reasonable. Hire for ability — People can learn. Why let all the work pile up?

Do allow the hiring manager to be the front line of communication. The recruiter and the candidate should talk to the hiring manager right off the bat.

Do give your recruiter feedback immediately. You’d want important information given to you quickly, right?

Do disclose important information about the job. Inform them about their staff, product lines, different divisions, the company’s future etc. Help the candidate understand the bones of the job.

Do value the candidate. Even if you don’t like a candidate treat him with respect – you don’t know who he knows. Represent your company well.

Do consider the market. Don’t ask for “Tiffany” candidates when you’re paying “Kmart” salaries.

Who’s interviewing who?

Many of our clients are confused about who is interviewing who. Guess what? In this market the candidates are interviewing you.

Some of our clients are shocked when they want a candidate and the candidate doesn’t want them. They are surprised to realize that THEY (the client) fumbled in the interview. So, the message is – it is a two way street. Companies know they are interviewing candidates but you need to realize candidates are interviewing YOU too. Sell your opportunity and remember that everything you do and say represents the job opportunity and your company

Executive Recruiters -  The Ankenbrandt Group, Newport Beach, CA

The Counter Offer

In these times, a counter offer sounds like a pipe dream. But those with “in demand” skills may receive just that when announcing a move to another employer.

First, look at your initial reasons for wanting to make a change. They probably won’t change even if you take the counter. The money may improve but other issues will remain. If you do decide to stay, you may be viewed as disloyal and the company could pass you over for promotions. Further, they may begin a search for your replacement and terminate your employment at their convenience.

Lastly, while we see it done, never accept an offer then rescind to take a counter. It is unethical – plain and simple.

Executive Recruiters -  The Ankenbrandt Group, Newport Beach, CA

Call us Today +1 (949) 955-1455

The Ankenbrandt Group Newport Beach,  CA  92660

Our recruiters advocate for you. We uncover great job opportunities that match your career goals. Why wait? Your future starts today.

We are an executive search firm that focuses in:

  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Construction Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • IT & Other Specialty Jobs
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Superintendent
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Project Manager
  • Asset Management
  • Property Engineering & Management

For Job Assistance, Resume Help and Career Advice.
Check out Heidi’s blog, Splitworld.

Submit your Resume Today

Thank you for your interest. To start, please introduce yourself and Submit your Resume Today.

* indicates required field

Acceptable file types: doc,docx,pdf,txt,gif,jpg,jpeg,png.
Maximum file size: 1mb.