Ready for new challenges?

At A`HEAD, you are in focus. From our first meeting, we are committed to understanding who you are, not just what you are. You are more than your CV - and we want to get to know you better!

Do you know that A`HEAD offers an interim management service? This means that we assist companies in finding experienced leaders who are hired for a limited period of time.

If you're interested in being a candidate for such leadership assignments, please register.

Lin Therese Reese

Privacy is important. We have our own townhouse in old Stavanger. No shared reception, only A`HEAD.

Initial meeting

You will find us in A`HEADs building, Øvre Strandgate 118.

We are the only company in the building, there are no others. You don't have to pass a reception or register in a visitor's log. Visiting A`HEAD, you can be sure that you will not be seen or run into acquaintances.

Your first meeting with us is often confidential. Even our client will not know who you are until you decide it.

You'll meet one of us in a one-on-one setting and receive more information about the position and the client. Additionally, we want to learn more about you and your goals.

Reflect on who you are. A balanced self-description, where you also convey hints about things you are working to improve, is always impressive

First meeting with your potential future employer

If you advance in the process, the next step is a meeting with our client. This is an important meeting where we guide you through the interview and try to make you shine.

As experienced interviewers, we know how to establish trust and confidence. We make an effort to help you relax and enjoy an educational and pleasant experience with us. This way, it is easier to open up and share who you are.

If you're heading into such a meeting, we have some advice. Reflect beforehand on who you are. Ask others, whom you trust, to describe you. Reflect on what resonates and bring it to the meeting with us. A 'cheat sheet' is allowed, it provides comfort. This shows us that you've put in effort and that our undertaking together matters to you

We use personality tests from Hogan. They assess personality, changes under stress, and motivation.

Understading who you are

Two to three candidates make it to the final round. If you are one of them, we will ask you to take a personality test.

Afterwards, you will receive a confidential review of your profile with one of us. The meeting is one-on-one, and the purpose is to get to know you even better. Is this a position that fits you?

This is an exciting meeting for which we receive much great feedback. We are experts in interpreting such profiles, and you are at our focus. We are not trying to 'judge' you or find all your faults, but to understand who you are. Regardless of whether you get the job or not, our goal is for you to have learned something new about yourself.

If you wish, we will send you detailed personality test reports. The profile is yours, and we do not share these reports with our client.

You don't need to worry about taking an IQ test. We are certified for it, but at executive levels, we usually manage fine without it.

The negotiation phase can be demanding. The parties are inexperienced with each other. Talk to your consultant when you have questions.

Remuneration negotiations

This is the final act in the hiring process, and sometimes a challenging phase.

If you are the candidate our client wants to hire, negotiating remuneration remains. In confidentiality, you can seek advice with your consultant at A`HEAD. We mediate between the candidate and the client, and we're interested in ensuring that you reach an agreement.

It's ok to negotiate. It's also acceptable to thoroughly inquire about how bonus and incentive schemes are structured and how they are intended to work. However, remember what you have previously said about your current remuneration and what you expect. Do not try to exploit the situation just because you know they want to hire you. The employer does not know you that well, and such tactics can weaken trust and potentially backfire.

There is often much uncertainty in this phase. Therefore, feel free to discuss anything you are unsure of, with us.