Headhunter and Matchmaker

Recruiting is a relationship business. In my experience, the best headhunters are like great matchmakers because they personally know the individuals involved and understand what will make a happy union.

Here are a few relationship phrases that I use frequently with candidates and clients alike:

  1. Love at First Sight. That karmic connection when candidate and client have a meeting of the minds. While this may not lead to a permanent match, when the skill set and personalities just fit, it is a great place to start.
  2. You Only Need One Groom/Bride.  There are advantages to having more than one finalist for a job or in landing multiple offers, but in the end, you only need one great match.
  3. Be Yourself. As a candidate you should put your best foot forward in an interview, but you also need to be genuine. Don’t pretend to be a formal, buttoned-up personality if you aren’t. Long-term career happiness comes from having a job where you can be successful by being yourself.

Don’t forget the personal, relationship aspect to your job search or hiring. I hope that these three points will help guide your search. If you would like to talk to me about how to move forward in your legal career or if you are in the market for a great lawyer, please send me an email at jdemasi@cmwsearch.com or send me an InMail via LinkedIn, so we can set up a time to talk. Happy Valentine’s Day!