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Executive Job Hunting Skills (UK)

Aiming to build capabilities through effective job hunting strategies and executive job hunting skills and techniques to help ensure success in a dynamic and competitive job market. Executive headhunter engagement and understanding core processes for finding, selecting and building relationships with top headhunter firms are key success elements. Targeted job hunting strategies, tactical approaches and choosing the right headhunting company to partner with is crucial for benefiting from extended recruitment networks and corporate employer relationships. We focus on several key areas, notably Executive Job Hunting Skills, Executive Search and Selection, Executive Headhunter Engagement Plans and Interim Executive Solutions. Overall, an effective job hunting strategy will save time, money, resources and resources as executives would seek to secure potential opportunities that bit quicker.

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Executive Job Hunting Skills (UK)

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Job Hunting Skills (Strategies)

Doing things differently from other job seekers (i.e. targeting the ‘hidden’ job market). Common thinking is that up to 70% of jobs are never advertised. This may be even higher for CEO / executive roles or ‘highly networked’ industry sectors. Therefore, CEOs / executives must seek to target the ‘hidden’ job market by tapping into existing networks, targeting key influencers and engaging top headhunters. Often, leveraging ‘industry profile’ (reputation), business networks (ecosystem), subject matter expertise (key influencer recognition), top headhunter contacts and LinkedIn (online presence) pays dividends. We can give some useful insights and tactical approaches to leverage opportunities.

Executive Search and Selection

It is important to understand the executive search and selection process to identify potential opportunities and manage expectations through the executive recruitment process. Validating which firms are managing specific executive recruitment assignments, targeting high profile roles, benefiting from the influence of Tier 1 executive headhunters and tapping into the ‘executive grapevine’ are other strategies, especially for CEO and board executive roles. Some roles are widely advertised on a national or international basis for attracting a global talent pool, whereas other roles are ‘hidden’ or operate in a strictly confidential manner. Such tier 1 CEO / executive headhunting companies operate in the ‘truest sense of the word’ in terms of ‘being headhunted’.

Headhunter Engagement Plans

Selecting the right executive headhunter partner (strategies to maximise opportunities). Benefiting from extended recruiment / employer networks, executive headhunters can play a pivotal role in finding opportunities for CEOs / executives. Relationship building is key, not just for now but over the long-term. We can help validate choice of top headhunters, give advice on building key relationships and offer tactical advice on which opportunities to go for. The best executive headhunters have already built relationships and recruitment networks, so they are in a very good position to influence recruitment decisions of target employers. The important of headhunters must never be under-estimated, though it is important to select the right one’s to partner with.

Interim Executive Solutions

Considering interim executive management jobs as a viable alternative to permanent roles. This is often an underplayed area of executive recruitment. For whatever reason, most executives move after two or three years anyway, so interim executive appointments can offer certain advantages for both the employer and employee. Pay scales / daily rates may be higher, employers can ‘buy-in’ specialist expertise for a period of time on a key project / strategic initiative and mitigates risk for both parties rather than employing someone permanently. It is worthwhile considering interim roles, especially if there is a degree of flexibility or an interesting project that appeals. The emergence of speicalist interim executive search and selection companies reinforces this as a viable option.

Online / Interactive Tools

Various iPAD, DVD and online tools covering different topics and advice from 100+ experts. Career Library TV offers dedicated advice, insights and answers to most asked career-related questions. It covers certain topics in more detail, including executive interviews and direct feedback from recruitment experts who have seen it all. This is a third party offering, so executives visiting or placing an order from this external website are bound by the terms, conditions and requirements of Career Library TV. We have spoken directly to the owner of Career Library TV and have sampled some interactive videos, so we feel it provides useful insights and a good baseline for improving interview techniques, refreshing ideas (approaches) and so on.

Main Terms / Conditions

MAIN TERMS: 1) Subject to availability; 2) May NOT be offered at peak times; 3) Must be ordered with a main CV Service (or previous CV customer) for a more detailed understanding about scenario (baseline); 4) Discussions are open and honest; 5) Charged by the hour; 6) We can agree an agenda; 7) See scenarios above; 8) Restricted to UK customers ONLY until further notice.

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