Experts Connection Explains the New Rules for Working with Retained Recruiters in a Tough Job Market

Recruiting Expert Nicola James Explains How To Establish Connections with Retained Recruiters That Will Yield Benefits Today and into the Future.

NOVATO, Calif. (March 15, 2011) -- Most executives have some contact with executive recruiters, but they really don't know how to leverage those relationships to their advantage. Executives need to stand out from the crowd when they contact recruiters; a task that has been complicated by the social media boom. In the next Experts Connection ( webinar, executive recruiter and certified social media strategist Nicola James will host a session on “Working Effectively with Retained Recruiters NOW In a Tight Job Market Complicated by Social Media.” The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, from 4:00 to 5:30 ET (1:00 to 2:30 PT) and is sponsored by NETSHARE® (

In today’s job market, there are too many executives pursuing too few jobs, and the growing impact of social media has made job search more complicated than ever. Strategies to work effectively with executive recruiters are different than they were a few years ago. In this webinar, Nicola James will provide insights into how recruiters work today, including how recruiters qualify candidates, and how they influence decision-makers. This webinar will show you how to position yourself with retained recruiters for maximum advantage.

This teleseminar is ideal for anyone currently contemplating a career change, and will include a discussion of:

- How the retained search model works and why that model matters to you.
- The biggest mistakes executives make when working with recruiters, and how to avoid them.
- The most valuable things a retained recruiter can tell you but that most job candidates never ask.
- How to stay on a recruiter’s radar without being pushy.
- How to use social media to stay connected and communicate with retained recruiters.
- Things that recruiters wish you knew about the selection process.

Recruiters have the inside track on many of the best jobs, but it’s harder than ever to get their attention,” said Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection series. “Nicola is both a recruiter and a social media specialist which makes her uniquely qualified to explain how recruiters operate in today’s socially connected world, and how job candidates can stay connected without being intrusive. This webinar will offer insights that anyone who is even thinking about a career change should understand.”

The Experts Connection teleseminar series gives executives access to leading career experts. The cost of the seminar is $60, $50 for NETSHARE members, and access is provided via web and telephone. For more information, visit the Experts Connection online at

About Nicola James
Nicola James is Managing Partner of Thomas Brooke International. She has spent nearly 20 years in executive search, and has many longstanding retainer clients, including Fortune 500 companies, privately held midsized businesses, family-owned companies, and investment-backed companies. She has placed senior executives across all functions in a variety of corporate cultures and on four continents. She also works with individual executives to refine specific career development strategies with an emphasis on leveraging social media and optimizing passive “findability.” Besides her search and executive career coaching work, Nicola is also a Certified Social Media Strategist. Before coming to the United States and starting Thomas Brooke International, Nicola was a published cartoonist and artist in England where she also spent time as a winemaker at Wickham Vineyards. Nicola majored in Chemistry at Cambridge University.

NETSHARE ( is a confidential, membership based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.

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