When preparing your resume for a specific job offering, you naturally tailor the content to cater to the opportunity’s specific role and requirements. When preparing a resume intended for retained executive search firms, you don’t know for which opportunities you might be considered. Bear in mind that these professionals focus on matching available positions with the right…

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As an executive, your qualifications and requirements for your next position become more and more precise, as you become more and more experienced. As a result, searching for your next career opportunity and finding the right fit can be daunting – especially when several organizations do not publicly advertise openings in upper-level positions. If these organizations never advertise…

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When filling director and executive level positions, you want to find the actual-best available candidate for your job opening – not just the best person who sees your advertisement. When you retain an executive search firm to assist you with the hiring process, you gain the ability to advertise your opportunity to a pool of highly qualified candidates. With a retained…

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Different sources report varying estimates for the monetary losses incurred after hiring the wrong individual. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the true cost of bad hires to be around 30 percent of the individual’s salary. While other experts report the cost ranging from $50,000 up to $240,000. The CEO of Zappos once estimated the true cost bad hires had cost his…

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Whether you represent a healthcare organization seeking the perfect candidate to fill an opening or you’re an individual looking for the right employment opportunity, you might decide to either hire or contact an executive recruiter. No two employment agencies, recruiters or search firms are the same. Different types of executive search firms use different methods, have varying fee…

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