Melinda Hegyiová

Freedom of self-realization and sincere enthusiasm for my work.


London. Clouds of people and a "cultural explosion".

"What kind of job is head hunting? It sounded pretty doubtful ..."

"Doubtful?" "Doubtful and suspicious." "?!" So ...

Headhunting # 1 is the process of execution, subsequent removal and retention of the executed person’s head .... stop, bad side.

Next ...

Headhunting # 2 (formally, Executive Search) is a specialized service used to attract candidates to leadership, managerial and other highly specialized positions in various organizations. This method usually includes ...

"Okay, okay, but how did you come to that?”

“Well, right. How ..."

What moves the world? What moves me?

Freedom of self-realization and sincere enthusiasm for my work.

People think that as a recruiter they can make a lot of money. It is true. But like any legitimate, well-paid job, there are no simple solutions. It takes time, perseverance, study, practice, enthusiasm, a sharp mind, wide open eyes and a very hard head. Many hopefuls will never get into the group of the really good ones. On the contrary, most of them quickly lower their heads and run off in different directions. Compromises are not enough. Financial motivation is not enough. The decision to join this profession must be a conscious one.

It's like when a journalist who, with each new article, stands above a blank sheet of paper without any idea of how to fill it. They have to read, try, learn a lot of new things, go to places where they have never been before and reach out to people they would normally avoid.

It happens to me all the time. As a recruiter, I stand in front of a mountain of untold possibilities, and it's up to me which way I'll go, how high I'll get and how many times I'll get back to the very start. I will always have the chance to start off with the hopes of finding the best solution each time. Every beginning is a first and, I have to admit, this feeling is highly addictive.

Networking. CONTACTS.

Reliable information and lots of talking throughout the process.

When it comes to finding a new job, people are often sceptical about the role the recruiter can or should play in their career. This applies even more to highly specialized, high-level professionals and, in general, to people who think they know their price and market opportunities. This mistrust may be motivated by a bad refusal experience or from a cooperation with an unprepared recruiter. Of course, it can also stem from the slightly arrogant assumption (or from the hope) that gaining insight into the labour market is not art, and anyone who finds themselves in that situation overnight will have all the tools they need close at hand. Who can focus on all of the consequences and potential difficulties in choosing a job as well as tender it themselves? And who is the recruiter to advise at all?

I would like to point out one fact and I believe that it will not surprise anyone: in the vast majority of cases I do not have the skills and experience required for the positions I am filling. I do not even try to do it, quite the contrary. My role in the process is quite different. I am the long-term unbiased, third party who can appreciate the competitiveness of both the offer and the candidate. I have an overview of the market, because I go through the jungle of information every day in order to make it relevant to the benefit of my clients.

Some say work as a hobby is a myth. It is not.

The art of communication and the charm of silence.

It's always about the people ...

I sit and listen. I have found myself on the other side of that dialogue. I have to improve a new set of skills. I look for matches and differences, trends and tendencies. My job is to point out all the ambiguities and mysterious inconsistencies, and remind even the obdurate and perfect people that it is okay that they do not have all the answers. My work is also to understand without words, to build on feelings and impressions, to follow up on responses, and to translate everything into finished arguments with the ultimate goal of improving the job prospects and increasing the likelihood of success for the people who give me their confidence. That's my job.