Frequently Asked Executive Search Questions
Q: What is the difference between executive search & mainstream recruitment?

A: Whereas mainstream recruiters rely on databases, internet career portals and various forms of advertising to source candidates, executive search firms conduct studies of the market and identify potential talent. Those identified are then contacted and made aware of the various roles that are available.

Q: How long is the process?

A: An assignment normally takes 4-6 weeks to complete. This includes the submission of a shortlist of 3-4 quality candidates to the client.

Q: Is executive search industry-specific?

A: Typically no, many search firms work across various industries. It is normally consultants within the firm who are allocated specific industries on which to concentrate.

Q: Do executive search firms work across all job levels?

A: No, most executive search firms work on roles for senior members of organisations i.e. CEOs, Directors, General Managers etc.

Q: Can I submit my CV even though I haven’t been contacted for a particular role?

A: Yes. We are constantly on the lookout for quality senior candidates because we also ‘market’ candidates to organisations that are industry leaders in their particular fields.



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