Hunting the Executive Head Hunter

Hunting the Executive Head Hunter
5 tips to win over an executive head hunter or management recruiter
By David Leonhardt

Many job seekers find themselves overwhelmed with dread at the prospect of hunting down a new career position on their own. That's why many people hope to hang their hats on the experience and connections ofexecutive head hunters to do their hunting for them in their ongoing (never-ending?) quest for the ultimate trophy career.

In order to convince a reliable executive head hunter, a job seeker has to plan his attack. A well connected executive recruiter will not take on just any person in a suit. You have to build a solid foundation well in advance of making contact.

Just as you need hunting gear and supplies, to track down a deer or a moose, so, too, you need to be prepared to track down an executive recruiter. Here are five tips to successfully capture the prize