By the end of this CAP, you will be able to maximize your experience working with executive recruiters by...
- Familiarizing yourself with the different types of recruiters you might encounter
- Identifiying how to best prepare for the engagement
- Describing what the recruiter can and cannot do for you
- Implementing best practices when working with executive recruiters
This CAP is for you if...
- You are actively searching for a new role
- You are planning for a transition in the future
- You want to be prepared for new opportunities that may come your way
Growth & Learning
We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Explore these valuable resources from the best experts in the field
Insights from our Executive Career Strategists: Tips to Work with Executive Recruiters
Article: Executive recruiters play a key important role in the job search process. It's important to prepare for an approach these interactions with them strategically.
10 Tips of Working with Executive Recruiters
Article: 10 tips to better understand the different types of recruiters, tips for maximizing your engagement, and more.
Six Things You Must Know Before Working With An Executive Recruiter
Article: Executive recruiters can lend a helping hand as you search for your next gig. Here's how to make the most of these relationships.
How to Work With An Executive Recruiter
Video: Tom Friel, former chairman and CEO of executive recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles, explains how executive search firms operate and how you can work work with them most effectively to advance your career.
Executive Recruiters Share 7 Dos and Don'ts to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Search
Article: This article shares some do's and don'ts to optimize your LinkedIn profile and attract executive recruiters. Follow these rules to give yourself the best possible chance of being found for the roles you want.
Five Gaffes Candidates Make When Working With Executive Recruiters
Article: This article highlights five common mistakes made by candidates when working with executive recruiters. It provides advice on how to avoid these mistakes and build a strong relationship with the recruiter.
Understanding the Executive Search Process
Article: This articles provides insights on the behind the scenes of working with an executive recruiter. From defining the search criteria to presenting top candidates to the client, this emphasizes the importance of communication and collaboration between the search firm and the client throughout the process.
Put Into Practice
It’s time to put what you learned into real-world practice. Here are a few steps you can take
Update Your LinkedIn Profile
Use the tips provided in the article Executive Recruiters Share 7 Do's and Don'ts to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Search and the Humanity Talent Network LinkedIn Checklist to optimize your profile for recruiters. Update your LinkedIn profile preferences to the "Open to Recruiters" option so you can be found as a candidate.
Review and Update Your Resume
Request a professional resume and LinkedIn review from your Executive Career Strategist to ensure you're putting forth a strong application package.
Complete 2-4 Screening Calls
As the opportunity presents itself, agree to take 2-4 initial screening calls with recruiters and make note of the differences between the recruiters in both style and process
Develop a List of Questions
Develop a list of questions for an executive recruiter based on your learnings
Research and Identify 3 Executive Firms
Research and Identify 3 executive search firms who recruit in your area of specialty (healthcare, payer, life sciences, etc..) craft an email introduction, request an intro call or consideration for appropriate opportunities, and share resume with the firm. Consider Humanity Health as one of your go-to firms.
Schedule a call with your Executive Careers Strategist
- Refine your personal strategy
- Get feedback on the work you put into practice
- Learn other related techniques and strategies