What is Executive Search?

An Executive Search is recruitment service that is specialized in sourcing and recruiting candidates for senior level and executive positions. A ‘good hire’ at a senior level who can make a great impact on the performance of the company and its employs is what organizations generally look for. These talented ‘A’ listers are not as visible as others and hence you require a good headhunter (as they are called in recruiting business), who can get you the perfect blend of the best in business and the right fit.

It takes a lot of work from the recruiter’s side to get in touch and attract the prospective hire which is why the Executive Search is one tough job in the recruitment market. This work is performed by Professional Executive Search firms or sovereign departments in recruitment agencies with highly experienced head-hunters who are well versed in this line of work. These firms are hired by organizations that are looking to fill the senior positions to help them in sourcing and making right decisions in the recruitment process. An Executive Search Consultants (folks at these firms) work begins with identifying the best candidates for the job; personally meet them to evaluating their strengths and weaknesses and present and the detailed report to their client. As soon as the approval is given by the client they persuade the candidates and also tactically guide the negotiations.

As simple as it seems; it is easy said than done. The most important task for an executive search consultant is building a strong network and contacts, which happens to be also the toughest. Important because their job gradually becomes easy and tough because building a strong network is a continuous and a never ending process. An experienced firm is mostly preferred because of their strongly built network and contacts in the recruitment industry. But experience must not be the only queue in selecting an Executive Search firm; one must also consider the practices and operation of the firm to make the right decision.