It’s important for professionals to network with one another to create new connections and reestablish previous ones. One effective networking method is a coffee chat. If you want to improve or leverage your professional network, this type of meeting might help.
All companies wish to recruit outstanding employees who create results. It is based on this focus that we, as headhunters, present a candidate field with sharp and relevant top leaders, who can bring the company forward and ensure continued value and results.
Executives United invest time and resources in finding candidates who match the business model, culture, owners, and the challenges, that the company has. Finding the perfect match is an important discipline when conducting Executive Search – a fancy word for headhunting.
An important element in the screening of possible candidates is to find a top leader who possesses high emotional intelligence, strong analytical skills, and business acumen.
A part of this process includes having many candidates “in stock” and having insight into a lot of different top leaders who have a large probability of creating results. A headhunter’s greatest value is using their enormous network of potential candidates to constantly search for people who are upcoming talents or have a broad history of creating good results – preferably skilled leaders who invariably can add even more value to the company.
The way to get to know the absolute best top leaders is to keep an eye on who moves the companies in the top- and bottom-lines. Most results are created, not by the top leader alone, but also because of the global, luck, or other key people in the company. Nevertheless, most owners wish to find a top leader who – in synergy with others – can create the perfect results.
During a week, the headhunter deals with candidate presentations, candidate interviews, client-meetings, and finally coffee-meetings. The main purpose of client-meetings is to understand the client’s company, market and market conditions, competitive situation, culture, history, ownership, as well as wishes for specific skills and competencies in a future top leader. The headhunter has many meetings with many fascinating owners, leaders and chairmen, who have all created fantastic results. Candidate interviews and -presentations are a significant part of the core service in the recruitment process.
The headhunter constantly works on expanding its network with the very best candidates.
Every day the headhunter listens to marvelous cases in the Supply Chain and Manufacturing business community. One of the investments for the headhunter is therefore to have coffee-meetings and video meetings with top leaders that someday might become candidates for a top job.
Raw materials in stock. Making sure they have their finger on the pulse. What happens in the 3PL-industry or in manufacturing? Which industry slippages are beginning? Which tasks are becoming automatized or digitalized? The headhunter takes part in countless conferences and award-distributions.
So, if you are planning on dropping in for coffee, you should be prepared for questions like: Which gold-medal story should we remember you by? Which result are you most proud of? How did you create that result? Where do you think your business industry is headed? Who is the best of the best of the best in your industry? – and why? What do you plan on learning next? What will be the next thing your younger colleague will overrun you with?
And perhaps most importantly, tell us what drives you, what motivates you and what your dreams are. Make sure the coffee moment is also your moment so I as a Headhunter have an understanding and insight in your future wishes and dreams!
Every coffee-meeting is different, brings new ideas, inspires us and reveals the person behind the professional. So “LET’S MEET FOR A COFFEE”!