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Selecting an Executive Search Firm

Size - If it is a one-man company or a group of one-man companies, you will not obtain the proper coverage of the Japan job market for potential opportunities. If too large a consulting firm, the quality level of consultants dramatically decreases as well as their level of professionalism. You become just another number and will not get the personalized attention you deserve. For optimum coverage, service and results we would recommend a firm with very low turn-over in their own staff and consisting of between ten to twenty seasoned consultants. You should always work with a professional organization for something as important as your career.

Targeting Your Ideal Employer

There are several ways you can identify your ideal employer. When you begin your job search, you should spend some time thinking about the points below and learn to express your preferences clearly to your Bridge Group Consultant.

Preparing for the Interview

Preparation is extremely important when searching for a job and interviewing with potential employers. Sometimes great candidates with great skills fail in interviews because they do not know how to prepare and present themselves. Here are some basic points from The Bridge Group that you should consider before an interview:

Questions for You to Ask

When interviewing for a new position it is important that you find out as much about the company as possible so that, if the company offers you a position, you can make an informed decision on whether or not to accept the offer.

Questions for You to Answer

Good preparation is key to being successful in an interview. You need to answer questions clearly, with thought and confidence. Knowing all of the questions in advance would be a great help. While this is usually not possible, here are some questions from the Bridge Group that are commonly asked:

Interview Blunders

There are certain things you shouldn't say or ask in an interview. Below are ten interview "blunders" that The Bridge Group clients repeatedly mention to our consultants that put them off a particular candidate. Don't do the following:

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