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Who Are The Career Hunters?
The Career Hunters is the brainchild of two Headhunters who saw first-hand how most career advice given in a recession is useless, if not downright harmful.
Often-times, we would hear from Executives who were told that degrees and certifications mattered. …that years of experience mattered. …that a track record of success and glowing references mattered.
Yes, they matter in a booming economy, where a 3.5% unemployment rate meant executives could expect daily calls from recruiters, each with a new 'can't miss' opportunity.
…but when those opportunities dried up, and those same recruiters stopped returning calls, oft-maligned career coaches came out of the woodwork.
The problem is the advice they give. It's not bad advice per se, but advice on mindset, or how to navigate HR applicant tracking systems, or proper interview etiquette works wonderfully when recruiters are calling you daily with opportunities.
But when those opportunities dry up, you quickly learn that a great mindset doesn't put food on the table.
Only RESULTS do, pure and simple.
So David and Mitch (the two Headhunters behind this crazy venture), asked themselves:
"Knowing what we know as headhunters, if we found ourselves unemployed and competing for jobs in a shrinking market, what would we do RIGHT NOW?"
Or more to the point:
"How would we skip the soul-crushing job-search process, position our backgrounds as the perfect solution to the challenges business leaders face in these uncertain times, get that pitch in front of as many hiring executives as possible in as short of a time-frame as possible…?"
"…AND how would we then set appointments with those decision-makers not as applicants, but as problem-solvers?"
Then we asked one final question:
"Why couldn't we teach this to candidates?"
…and that's how The Career Hunters was born.
Let's Meet The Career Hunters
David Stephen Patterson is a headhunter, entrepreneur, executive coach, business growth advisor, and marketing visionary living in Tampa, FL.
David is the Founder and CEO of The Kineta Group, an IT leadership executive search firm. Through the Kineta Group, he's also a member of the Sanford Rose Associates Network, a top-10 ranked world-wide retained search firm (Executive Search Review)
He is also the Founder and CEO of the Digital Headhunter, a digital marketing agency and training company that helps headhunters and search firm owners accelerate their revenue growth by deploying Lighthouse Method™, his revolutionary marketing, prospecting, and sales system which he developed in the trenches as a headhunter himself.
He's also the creator or the Headhunter & Executive Recruiter Community (the #HERC), the host of the Savage Headhunter Podcast and the Headhunters in Boxer's Talkin' Smack broadcast show, and creator of the Digital Headhunter TV YouTube channel.
As the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Career Hunters, he is excited to bring the Lighthouse Method™ to those who need it most: talented executives who are missing just one critical component to their success, the ability to market themselves.
A US Army veteran and proud patriot, he lives in Tampa, FL with his partner in crime Elisa Tanner, his 3 children, and 3 big, dumb dogs. In what little spare time he has, he's either Crossfitting, SCUBA-diving wrecks in Key Largo, or fun-jumping (skydiving) at the Z-Hills dropzone.
Mitch Robbins is a headhunter, entrepreneur and executive coach based in Denver, CO.
Mitch is also the Founder and Managing Director of The Anthony Michael Group, a search firm placing leadership talent in the Medical Technology space.
With over a decade of headhunting experience, Mitch and his team at AMG have received multiple achievement awards for excellence in recruiting. Mitch has been the choice of the experts to deliver training to both rookie and seasoned recruiters across multiple disciplines on numerous occasions.
Additionally, Mitch is the creator and host of the RA/QA Today podcast featured on SoundCloud and iTunes. RA/QA Today regularly features Regulatory and Quality Executives, HR, Talent Acquisition leaders, and other influencers across the Medical Technology space offering tips, tricks, and strategies to overcome real-world business and career challenges.
Mitch holds his degree in Psychology and a Minor in Business from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He resides in the suburbs of Denver, CO and is the proud father to two boys, Anthony and Noah. While in his former days Mitch traveled professionally in a well-known rock band, he continues to enjoy playing music as a passionate hobby.
Mitch is thrilled to be partnering with David to teach Executives and other leaders how to hone their value proposition and help prospective employers see them as the no-brainer solution to their problems.
The Career Hunters Toolkit
'Recession-Proof' your career with The Career Hunters Toolkit, designed to give you the tools that real headhunters use to open up opportunities for their candidates at the highest levels.
This is designed to get you off of the career-hamster-wheel, by showing you EXACTLY how to transform your LinkedIn profile to become an Opportunity-Attraction Machine, how to design a magnetizing Candidate Value Proposition they can't resist, and how to put YOU in the Power Position in your interviews, and a few extra surprises as well.
Learn The Campaign Method™
For those who want to take their career to the next level, this COMPLETELY FREE training is your inside look into The Campaign Method™.
If you feel like your career has come to a screeching halt in the wake of this economic disaster, but you KNOW you can bring an organization massively more value to weather this economic storm than any of your peers, but you just need a way to get that in front of the hiring executives that need you…
Then this will likely be the most important training you'll ever see.
Launch Your Career Campaign
In our flagship Campaign Program, we show you how transform into a career tactician who takes control of your destiny.
This 12-week intensive will give you the exact blueprint on how to take control of your career trajectory, and how to consistently position yourself as the authoritative solution to solve the pains hiring executives are feeling in this 'new economy.'
Click below book a call with our of our Career Growth Advisors to learn exactly how you can launch your Career Campaign today.
Q: When is the best time to plant a tree?
A: 20 years ago…
Q: When is the second best time?
A: Right now…
The same goes for future-proofing your career, and enuring that nothing, including a recession or even a depression, will stop you from doing your part to fuel our next economic boom.