What Recruiters Are Looking For

February 19, 2021
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM (PST)

If you have a LinkedIn account, you’ve likely received an outreach from a recruiter about a professional opportunity they are working on finding a candidate for. They may have been reaching out to see if you have interest or to ask if there is someone in your network that would have interest. Now, whether you’ve responded to them or not, it’s likely that you’ve been intrigued enough to wonder; What are they looking for in a compelling candidate? Are there certain experiences, job responsibilities, and titles that attract their attention? If I was open to considering something new, how do I best position my own unique knowledge, skills and abilities to attract their attention?

In this session we will talk to Heather Campbell, a recruiter specializing in nonprofits for Thinking Ahead Executive Search. Heather will share how recruiting works, what she’s looking for when she initially reaches out, as well as what intangibles help move someone forward in the interview process.

Members: FREE
Non-Members: $10

Speaker - Heather Campbell

Heather Campbell is a recruiter in the Nonprofit Practice at ThinkingAhead. She recruits nonprofit professionals nationwide, connecting high-caliber mission driven professionals and leaders with meaningful organizations.

Heather graduated from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN, with a B.S. in Business Administration: Marketing and Management. Prior to ThinkingAhead, she gained sales experience with Great American by consulting, marketing, and promoting fundraising programs in schools and other non-profit organizations. Heather also has many years of experience consulting franchisees as they open their businesses. She coached on management, processes, and developmental strategies to ensure their success.

Heather lives in a suburb outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the short Minnesota summers, you can find her road biking, camping, and hiking, but she does appreciate the winter months and will be outside snowshoeing or snowboarding. Heather also really enjoys cooking and playing with her dog Leah year-round.