FORTY-ONE per cent of recruiters say jobseekers can best attract their attention by engaging in regular social interactions, taking out membership in business or trade associations, attending conferences and seminars, and getting involved with alumni organizations.
For executives, the best way to attract recruiters’ attention is to:
- Work for a highly regarded company 36%
- Proactively develop recruiter relationships 29%
- Be the highest performer in a department 20%
- 42 per cent of recruiters said cultural fit gives an executive the biggest edge as a job candidate, but educational background came in last at just 1 per cent.
Source: Korn/Ferry International