Want to get the job? Don’t make people hate you by stalking them.
Explained in the simplest terms, headhunters, now often simply called “recruiters” or “staffing professionals” are utilized by companies to help them find candidates, often executives, but increasingly senior level technologists and engineers at both the individual contributor and management levels.
I once had a boss that said his job was to make excellent decisions on bad data.
This didn’t make sense to me at the time.
How could you ever make a good decision that you’re confident in without having good data first?
Although a candidate may be extremely focused on their own behavior and speech, it is just as necessary to pay attention to what the interviewer discloses through conversation or body language throughout an interview. In addition to debriefing an interview to learn where improvement may be required, a review can also help you pick up on clues the employer provided that could alert you to a dysfunctional work situation.
In my experience, middle managers historically have not been as proactive as either C-Suite executives or new hires when looking to make a job change because there are typically more opportunities in the market for them than for either junior or very senior level candidates.