Executive recruiters are preferred when a company is trying to fill their top positions. This because, they have more contacts and are generally more equipped to get the best talent. They have access to a wider talent pool, international even. This increases the chances do a company landing the best of the best.
When companies are contracting these professionals, they need to be really careful. Not everyone who has the title executive recruiter, can deliver. Some are just scams who will use your hard-earned money but offer mediocracy. Therefore, always put in extra effort to do your research. Here are some things that you will need to consider before selecting a great executive headhunter.
Most great executive recruiters are paid on a retainer basis. This basis allows them to demand higher fees, but this is a non-factor is they can deliver great talent. Firms that work on a retained basis often conduct a thorough search and strive, in every way, to deliver nothing short of excellence. Because they are paid on a retainer, they guarantee you of quality.
Before you contract an executive search firm, you need to know who will be in charge of your project. Are the people placed in your project executive recruiters? Will they give your project the attention that it deserves? Most importantly you need to have contact information of the individuals working on your project, particularly the team leader.
When hiring an executive headhunter it is important that you check for expertise. There are three ways of looking for these. Look at the number of years for which the company has been in existence. Also check the number of projects that they have successfully handled. Lastly, check whether they have handled projects similar to yours and whether they have worked in your industry in the past.
Once you have identified what makes a good executive recruiter it will be easy to find someone who can deliver. If you are looking for referrals for the same, Julie Zuckerberg is a great choice. She has over 15 years of experience in this industry.
A Brief on Julie Zuckerberg
Julie Zuckerberg is a graduate of City University College, based in Brooklyn. This is where she took her Philosophy undergraduate degree. She also holds a law degree from New York Law School.
When Julie Zuckerberg first graduated university she was employed at Hudson. She worked as the Director of candidates’ placement up to the year 2007 when she moved to work for Citi Global Functions and Citi Global Consumer Bank. She was the Vice President and Executive recruiter of the company. She would provide full life-cycle recruitment services for managers and managing directors of the company. In 2013, she left the company and bank and began working for New York Life Insurance. Currently she works at Deutsche bank as the Vice President and Executive Talent Recruitment Lead.