ExecutiveCV.net frequently gets asked about executive headhunting firms and best ways for getting ‘headhunted’, so we have written a series of articles with regards to executive headhunters. This includes aspects in terms of engagement strategies, ways of increasing chances of being headhunted, building strong relationships with headhunting firms, gaining important feedback and using headhunters to gain personal advantage for securing opportunities now and in the future. Headhunters play an important role in finding top talent, they move fast and have high expectations for recruiting the very best people in executive leadership positions. We aim to demystify some of the preconceptions about headhunters, how they search for talented individuals and why they operate in the discretely background rather as opposed to the mainstream.
Finding elusive executive headhunter firms can be a difficult task considering how they operate and are largely hidden to the mainstream. Headhunting firms provide specialist search and selection assignments for securing top-level talent on behalf of leading organisations and global corporations. These services are often very discrete, work in the background and targeted towards high potential or exceptional individuals where organisations will pay a premium to secure the best people for roles. Top headhunting firms can be ‘highly networked’ with leading organisations, ‘executive grapevines’ and membership bodies synonymous with leadership talent, so it can be difficult to break into this community or inner circle.
Executive Headhunters are not Mainstream
By the very nature, this means executive headhunting firms cannot operate in the mainstream as they are looking for that top 1-2% of exceptional leadership talent or technical / industry expertise. Typical salaries are in excess of 100,000 GBP, have outstanding benefits packages and offer strong incentives matched to the entire performance of organisations. This means tier 1 headhunting firms will limit their presence as they only want to attract top talent rather than be inundated with applications for more mainstream roles.
Executive Headhunter Articles
Alternatives to Finding Tier 1 Executive Headhunters London
Useful Tips for Choosing Executive Headhunter Firms
Strategies for Engaging with Executive Headhunters
UK Executive Headhunter Search and Selection Process
Preparing to Engage with Executive Headhunters
Building Relationships with Executive Headhunter Firms
Tips Searching Executive Headhunter Firms in the UK
‘Executive Headhunters play a vital role in Executive Search and Selection processes. Finding the right headhunting firm, building a strong relationship and benefiting from extended recruitment networks can help fast track executives into top-level roles. We advocate defining a clear executive headhunter strategy and engagement plan to help target potential opportunities. Such strategy should be a key component to any executive job search.’ – Executive Career Solutions
Engaging with Executive Headhunters UK
Finding Executive Headhunter Firms in London and UK