In this episode, I’m joined by Craig Elvin, Director at Executive Heads - a leading executive search firm based in Southampton.
I know Craig well from when we ran an executive search business together for a number of years and his experience of the SME market will be of particular interest to our listeners. For senior job searchers who are wanting to learn more about getting the most out of working with a head-hunter, this one is definitely for you.
Craig spent ten years in the British Army as a Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineer, before meeting his wife and deciding to settle down in the UK to have a family. Through his network of contacts, he was offered a job as a recruitment consultant and quickly found himself promoted into managerial roles, moving up the corporate ladder and working for some of the industry’s biggest names. Sixteen years on, Executive Heads was born, in partnership with two of Craig's former colleagues.
Within this episode hear Craig talk about his journey and the importance of your network, attitude and relationships. He also provides tips and tricks for your CV, discusses how you know when it’s the right time to leave your job and gives his opinion on the three most common mistakes candidates make on the job market.
I love the honesty in how Craig describes his journey, the expertise and insight he gives into this industry and the snippets of gold dust that the listeners are sure to take away.
Close to the Wind by Pete Goss https://www.amazon.com/Close-Wind-Extraordinary-Triumph-Adversity/dp/0786707410
Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking by Matthew Syed https://www.matthewsyed.co.uk/resource/rebel-ideas-the-power-of-diverse-thinking/
Traction by Gino Wickman https://www.amazon.com/Traction-Get-Grip-Your-Business/dp/1936661837
The Go Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann https://thegogiver.com/
The Barcelona Way by David Hughes https://www.amazon.co.uk/Barcelona-Way-Create-High-performance-Culture/dp/1509804420
You can connect with Craig on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/directorrecruitment/.
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