(and how the Internet is solving them)
By David Leonhardt
Once upon a age, head hunters were no added than accepted cannibals. Some bodies still appearance them that road, but executive recruiters are a basic link in a chain that keeps above enterprises functioning able-bodied.
The top positions at any alignment dictate the fortunes of the company, the shareholders and the employees … and generally the communities in which they are located. A acceptable executive head hunter can arrange that advanced company executives accept the skills required for the position and the challenges ahead. He can again arrange that the adapted executive is chosen, one whose style will flourish in the specific environment of that company.
However, ad hoc executive recruiters face challenges to be able. I caught up with Esther Barzel, co-owner of the Online Recruiter Directory ( http://www.onlinerecruitersdirectory.com ).
Q: What are the main challenges of executive head hunters in today’s bag climate?
A: To alpha with, the geographic grasp has alter to much wider. A head hunter in , add, Advanced York City or Toronto, can no longer rely on finding the adapted candidate adapted in town. In actuality, the epitome candidate might be aloof minutes away by Internet, but he might be located in another country or even on another continent. We are looking at a advanced breed of executive recruiter.
Q: The Internet should accomplish his action easier, adapted?
A: Affirmative…and no. He has to post requirements in added places and sift buttoned up added abeyant candidates to acquisition the jewel he seeks. So his workload has actually increased.
Q: Plus, I presume, he still faces the challenges of yesteryear?
A: That’s adapted. He still has to accomplish contact with abeyant candidates, conduct preliminary interviews, set up meetings with the company, attend to minute details, brief the interviewer, etc.
Q: What about chase-up?
A: Affirmative, there is, of course, chase-up required after every interview, both with the client and with the prospect. It’s a active action.
Q: So how does the Internet accomplish action easier for an executive recruiter?
A: Any more you accept online communities and bulletin boards, such as Monster.com, where you can abode ads for positions. This makes it somewhat easier to hurl one’s grasp. Directories according to ours advice head hunters attract clients, so they can spend added recruiting and less age on bag adding to.
Q: Don’t online bulletin boards and directories aloof beggarly the head hunter has to spend added age in added places?
A: Affirmative and no. Online resources are added easily searched than, add, paper. Our recruiter directory gives employers the chance to search by geography or by vocation, or by the type of position. This means they can acquisition a recruiter that specializes in pharmaceutical sales, or who specializes in accounting, or whatever field. The head hunter spends less age answering questions from bodies who will never be their clients.
Q: And I assume it works both ways?
A: Affirmative, the recruiter gets resumes from alone those bodies who are likely candidates for the types of positions he works on. The pharmaceutical recruiter, for archetype will not amuse a resume from someone whose background is in aeronautical engineering.
Q: Wow, that’s a mouthful. I don’t apperceive if I could even repeat that.
A: Abounding executive recruiters could not repeat it, either. So the Internet is manufacture it easier for them to accept resumes targeted to their field of expertise, saving them age…not to mention overexertion of their tongues.
On that humorous note, we thank Esther for captivating the age to statement for how the Internet is manufacture action both added circuitous and easier for executive recruiters and head hunters.
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Originall posted August 14, 2012