【Career】A Career in HR: Head-hunter

On 24 February, the Office of Career Development organized a fully English-virtual sharing on the topic “A Career in HR: Head-hunter”. This time, we have invited Alan Mclvor, Practice Leader of the Paul Wright Group, to share more about having a career as a Head-hunter, and how students can better prepare themselves during their job hunt.

Kicking off the sharing, Alan briefly introduced himself and shared about the people whom he has worked with and talents that he specializes in as a head-hunter (e.g. recruiting professionals from marketing, e-commerce, public relations, management, etc). He then continued to talk about the daily life of a head-hunter, the challenges he faced, and some tips on what one can do to become an exceptional head-hunter.

Moving on to the other segment of the sharing, Alan shared with the students some tips and tricks when it comes to job hunting. To begin with, he reminded the students to take some time to reflect on what kind of career they wish to pursue, the work environment that they would like to work in, what is considered as an acceptable salary range for themselves, and their career aspiration. After which, Alan mentioned how students can utilize various job searching or social media platforms, like LinkedIn, to touch base with the recruiters from their desired organizations, and land themselves an interview opportunity. Alan also shared about what are some of the things to take note of when preparing their CV. For example, to indicate relevant internship and work experiences, achievements when studying, and keywords that would attract the attention of the recruiters.

Towards the end of the sharing, Alan addressed all the questions that were posed by the students with regards to the sharing, like tips on salary negotiation, how can international students increase their chance of landing a job in Taiwan, bits of advice for students who wish to join the management associate program, etc. For students who missed this sharing but would like to find out more about the content, Alan has uploaded this sharing on his YouTube channel, and you can head over to view them at your comfort. 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djN79PLyiaQ&t=4348s

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