May 14, 2010, Newsletter Issue #149: Executive Search Firms

Tip of the Week

There are several benefits associated with using executive search firms if you are at that level of your career. Clearly, if you are an entry level candidate, this is not the venue for you, but these job search firms like these are incredible effective at matching the right exercutive with the right firm.

1. Executive search firms find contacts and positions that are either not advertised, or quietly advertised. Many companies don't want to publicly disclose their need for a candidate because it may make them vulnerable to their competitors. This is precisely why executive headhunting firms were created.

2. Job headhunters do the work for you because they get a commission when they place someone in your company. We all know that finding a candidate can be arduous and aggravating. You can continue to focus on your current job while a headhunter is conducting job searches for you.

3. Search firms are thorough about assessing a job's requirements and your requirements, so you don't have to worry about a job being right for you and your employer doesn't have to worry about finding qualified applicants. This screening process helps ensure that you will be placed in a job that is right for you.

4. The employer pays the fee. In many cases, the cost of the search firm process is worth it to save your employer the time and resources in conducting a job search.

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