Whether you have been actively recruited before, or have always found your jobs through friends, colleagues, family members, networking or ads, you are probably like most people – curious about what else is out there. What other opportunities lie beyond my desk? If you have the slightest inclination to hear about an alternative situation to the one that pays you now, you may be missing key information should someone approach you, unless you understand key points about recruiters and the recruiting process.
Susan Goldberg of SGES/Susan Goldberg Executive Search, wrote a blog entry on bluesteps.com for younger professional executives, but it is just as relevant for more seasoned talent who have never worked with or hired an outside hiring expert before, that explains some of those key points. If you’ve been reluctant to ask questions because you assume you are supposed to know these things, this article is sure to be useful. https://www.bluesteps.com/blog/retained-executive-search-vs-contingent Still have questions, feel free to email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit aesc.org. Happy job searching!