Wondering how to work with an executive search firm?
What exactly is a retained executive search firm? In a nutshell, firms like Torch Group are engaged by the hiring company to find candidates that are optimally suited to fill identified executive and senior-level leadership positions. Retained search firms work for the hiring company. As such, these firms do not work directly with candidates to find them jobs.
The Search Process
It is always a great idea to submit your resume for inclusion in the candidate pool, but do not expect to be contacted immediately. Often times, candidates with the right mix of qualifications are identified through this pool however; search firms also scour their networks and in our case, use a unique search process that combines passive candidate research and both competency and values-based behavioral interviewing to identify the perfect fit.
The search process employed by any quality search firm will determine a candidate’s suitability for a role not just based on experience and skills, but if he or she is likely to be a “perfect fit” for the hiring organization based on its culture, mission, values, management team and leadership style.
Torch Group typically begins our Signature Search Process™ by creating a research strategy that looks at the right industries and companies that align with each client’s specific needs. We then identify individuals in those companies who have the right background, experience and competencies.
When you reach out to an executive search firm, there is a very low likelihood that they will be working on a position that is a fit for you and therefore, why you may not hear from them in a timely manner. However, if you are selected as a potential candidate, you can expect to experience a transparent interview and evaluation process whereby we will provide you with candid information regarding the position requirements, company atmosphere, and expectations.
If you are actively seeking a new job and are not receiving the response you desire from executive search firms, do not get discouraged. In addition to passive candidate research, our search team frequently checks our own database to evaluate potential candidates. If you are a match for a current position, one of our search consultants will be in touch to present that opportunity and set up an in-depth interview.
If you or someone you know is actively or passively seeking director, vice president, or C-suite level employment, please feel free to contact Michele Torch at email@example.com.
- Posted by Stuart Glassman
- On September 18, 2017
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