Executivesearch firm do I use?
- Can I reach out to an
Executive Recruiterto add my resumefor future consideration?
- 1. Networking, Networking, Networking
- 2. Nice to Meet You
- 3. Everything Up to Date
- 4. Honesty is the Best Policy
- 5. Are you a Good Fit?
- 6. Show Me the Money
- 7. Don’t Oversell Yourself
- 8. Keep References Professional
- 9. Prepare to Impress
- 10. To Post or Not to Post
- 11. Pass it On
- 12. What’s their
- 13. Next. Getting the Offer
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If you’re in a C-suite, senior management, or in a high-demand specialist role and are looking for a new job opportunity, one of your first steps should be to reach out to your existing
Executive search firm do I use?
There are some generalist firms that cover many different industries and others that specialize in certain industries. A google search will find you many different options. However, the best thing to do would be to find a colleague that has had a positive personal experience.
Be careful to steer away from headhunters who are out to fill a monthly quota. There are a handful of
Can I reach out to an
Executive Recruiter to add my resume for future consideration?
Recruiters may create a profile for you and add you to their database if they are impressed with your
Once you find a
1. Networking, Networking, Networking
Do not overlook this one. Take the time to build a relationship with
2. Nice to Meet You
If possible try to meet your
3. Everything Up to Date
Make sure that not only your
4. Honesty is the Best Policy
Most recruiters do background checks so be sure you don’t exaggerate any of your past job experiences, education, credentials, or accomplishments. This shouldn’t have to be said, but always tell the truth during your interviews. If you want to keep a good reputation with your
5. Are you a Good Fit?
Do your research about the company that is hiring and carefully consider if you are willing to change jobs, willing to relocate (if applicable), and are a good fit. This eliminates wasting both yours and the
6. Show Me the Money
Recruiters have a salary range to work with, but usually hold back and don’t offer the top salary first thing. Unless they start by letting you know that their offer is a maximum salary, be prepared to negotiate above their first offer. Other things to ask about and possibly negotiate are bonuses, (signing, monthly, quarterly, annually), moving expenses (if applicable), vacation package, and other perks.
7. Don’t Oversell Yourself
Be sure to not put too many industry buzzwords in your
8. Keep References Professional
Carefully select the references that you offer. You should only include professional relationships that you have and not family or friends. Are you sure that they will give you a positive reference? Check that you have their current contact details. Reach out to who you list as a reference to prepare them that they may receive a reference request and thank them ahead of time.
9. Prepare to Impress
Be extra careful about not only making a good first impression, but continuing to impress throughout the
10. To Post or Not to Post
Always present yourself on social media knowing that potential future employers may view your past posts. You may need to go back and do an audit to delete prior posts.
Any social media posts with red flags can damage your chances of being considered for a position.
11. Pass it On
If you are contacted about a position that you’re not interested in, but know of someone who would be a great fit, pass on the referral. You may become a valuable resource for potential referrals which strengthens your relationship with your
12. What’s their
13. Next. Getting the Offer
If you are offered an