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    Working with Executive Recruiters
    and Search Firms

    Executive recruiters and search firms can play a critical role in getting a job in the C-suite.  This CAP provides an understanding of how these organizations operate, and how to leverage their services in order to maximize the benefit in your job search. 

    “It takes under 10 seconds on a candidate's profile to determine if they could be considered a fit for the role or not. You need to ensure your LinkedIn profile is optimized for consideration if you are seeking a new executive role.”

    Expected Outcomes

    By the end of this CAP, you will be able to...
    • Maximize your engagement with executive recruiters 
    • Optimize your Linkedin profile for attracting executive recruiters
    • Implement best practices working with executive recruiters

    This CAP is for you if…

    • You are seeking a C-suite role that is typically sourced by a executive recruiter
    • You are being sought out by executive recruiters
    • You are actively working with an executive recruiter

    Growth & Learning

    We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Explore these valuable resources from the best experts in the field

    Leverage Your Humanity Talent Network Membership

    HTN has tools and resources that can help you achieve your objectives in this CAP

    Put it 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

    Use the tips provided in the article Executive Recruiters Share 7 Do's and Don'ts to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for Search’ to update your LinkedIn profile  


    Request a Review

    Request a professional resume and LinkedIn review by your Executive Career Strategist to ensure you’re putting forth a strong application package.  


    Open to Recruiters

    Ensure your LinkedIn Profile shows that you are open to recruiters (not all members) so that you can be found as a candidate. 

    Connect With a Coach

    Each member has access to an Executive Career Strategist who is tasked with helping you achieve your professional goals. 

    A few topics you might discuss with an ECS include:

    • Reviewing and optimizing your Linkedin profile
    • Preparing for your engagement with executive recruiters including developing strong application materials
    • Practicing your current story or elevator pitch identifying the key messages that will resonate for the positions you are targeting and ensure our story is authentic and delivered concisely