Headhunter Jan Hall: Be your own best advocate
Jan was until recently one of the leading headhunters for Chair, Board and senior executive roles at major corporates and is now running a consultancy for senior NEDs and management. Jan’s session gave many insights (based on her executive and NED career – which started at the age of 27) into:
- how headhunters work and how to make them your messenger,
- how to keep in touch with them,
- avoiding being desperate, grumpy or arrogant, and
- why we should not take rejection personally.
She has also recently published Changing Gear, on how best to approach life after a full-on career.
One point was of particular note – when researching this book, Jan realised that, when compared to others, we lawyers spend too little time treating ourselves and our next career stage as a project and, therefore, invest too little in ourselves when working out our next steps and securing the next stage of our careers. BCKR and its various offerings offer you a good way to make this key investment.
Do watch the webinar below to hear Jan’s take on the transition to portfolio life.