Executive Search Collection

Executive Search Tips

 

The Executive Search Collection features our posts on The Good Search Blog about executive recruiting. Executive search, informally known as headhunting, is a specialized recruitment service that identifies, profiles, qualifies, and ultimately delivers senior-level executives and technologists. In her blog, The Good Search CEO Krista Bradford shares executive search tips, her insights on executive search firm selection, and executive recruiting best practices of C-Level leaders. What follows is a list of her posts about executive search.

Make sure to check out our other blog post collections: Career Advice and Diversity Recruiting

How to Hire Your First Chief Data Officer

How to Hire Your First Chief Data Officer

Why You Need a Chief Data Officer If knowledge is power, hiring your company's first Chief Data Officer (CDO) may be the shortest path to a competitive advantage.  According to a recent article in Harvard Business Review, you hire a Chief Data Officer in order to...

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How to Recruit ‘Your Person’ with Executive Search

How to Recruit ‘Your Person’ with Executive Search

Recruiting Your Person   In executive search, candidate finalists start to resemble one another.  They all are incredibly accomplished. They all have stellar reputations. All should have a track record of outperforming their peers. Everything else being...

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The Executive Search Choice Paradox: Less is More

The Executive Search Choice Paradox: Less is More

Executive Search Choice Paradox   In executive search, headhunters are faced with a choice paradox.  Research has found the more choice we have, the more anxious and the less satisfied we become. Consequently, that sets up the executive search choice paradox. The...

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7 Warning Signs You Really Need a Retained Search Firm

7 Warning Signs You Really Need a Retained Search Firm

7 Warning Signs You Really Need a Retained Executive Search Firm Retained executive search is expensive. It represents a significant investment. Given that the cost that often runs into the 6-figures, how do you know when you really need a retained executive search...

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Selecting the Right Type of Search Firm

Selecting the Right Type of Search Firm

Selecting the Right Search Firm Type   The first step to selecting a search firm is deciding what search firm type you need.  If you are a CEO who is new to the world of executive search, there are critical differences between search firm business models of which...

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To Recruit Rock Stars, It Helps to Know Them

To Recruit Rock Stars, It Helps to Know Them

To Recruit Rock Stars, It Helps to Know Them Headhunters regularly say they recruit rock stars, but few know what that really means. The vast majority of executive recruiters have never known a single rock star. They haven't a clue what it takes to perform at that...

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Is Your Executive Search Firm Ready for Big Data?

Is Your Executive Search Firm Ready for Big Data?

Big Data and Executive Search Best Practices   The executive search industry has witnessed a dramatic shift in how board and senior-level executives are recruited. But what has not changed is how traditional retained search firms recruit. In fact, executive...

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Steve Jobs and how to recruit A-Players

Steve Jobs and how to recruit A-Players

"Steve Jobs and how to recruit A-Players   When you recruit A-Players and you are channeling a key talent acquisition strategy of Apple founder Steve Jobs. There's a vast difference between talent that is simply qualified and exceptional. Jobs understood that,...

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