I want to leave. Do you search yourself or get a head hunter to help? Advice?
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@1thc+1am3gAtO good point! So, maybe a headhunter is needed these days?
Craigslist back pages was a great tool for finding a jon but I think it got shutdown
If you need to go that bad, there's a plant in the manager's office that needs some watering
Down the hall and to the right.
Jon's not here, man.
It's a good idea to update your LinkedIn profile and start reaching out to your external network in industries and with companies you are targeting. Here is a sample profile used by some career coaches to use as an example: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jane-smith-cissp/
As for head hunters, look for the dedicated recruiters and talent managers that work for your target companies. Also look for your 1st degree connections at those companies and ask for a referral link so you are sure to have a human look at your application. If you have experience with a head hunter, great! Let them know you are open to roles. These types of recruiters should never ask YOU for money. The above-board ones receive compensation for filling jobs, not from fleecing job seekers.
Good luck to you, and be sure to download your contacts, past PADP summaries, and any non-proprietary work before you submit your resignation...they may walk you out the door straight from that meeting. Be prepared!
Unless you are a high paid executive. Head hunters typically work for the company. You need to search.
Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org