I have to laugh at his complaining about the efforts his search entailed. Given he took less than 4 months to land a new position while the average executive search is at least six months.
Here are some of his experiences that I can pass on to you.
- He spent $1000 on sites because they.all want 3 month subscriptions so each cost $250 a piece.
- He used the following with no success: Ivy Executive, Execu-net, The Ladders, Netshare, Doostang
- His resume and profile went into database oblivion...after one month,
- The recruiters conduct all keyword thus the jobs are there but the match-up process doesn't work. The software analyzes the resume and gives a score to the recruiters. They only take the top scores.
- The sites make money on resume review, therefore, they must rematch each requisition with the resume for keywords
- His lesson learned is to network with recruiters in advance. And to start networking with contacts, connections, and recruiters...his whole network...from day one on the new job
Because we built a great website for him, because he blogged religiously, because he was well-branded and visible online, he was well-received in advance of an interview by hiring decision-makers.