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Getting on their Radar
At any level in your career, it is important to network and make contact with executive search consultants so that you will be “on the radar screen” if a suitable opportunity arises.
But if you are a senior-level executive, how do you make yourself known to quality (typically retained) search firms in your own and other countries?
One way is to register with them resp. submit your details (resume) confidentially.
It always pays to begin building relationships long before you think you will need them. This is particularly true when networking with executive search. If you wait until you are actually in transition and looking for a job before you approach search consultants, you may not get the reception you want.
Working for Start-ups
So, you want to work for a Start-up? Do you have what it takes?
While joining and working for a Start-up is VERY exciting and can be very rewarding, an individual should take a close look as to what it takes to join the Start-up.
There is a GREAT upside working for startups, of course, nevertheless nobody should forget that it could take months or years to a funding or successful exit, i.e. any individual joining especially a pre-funding Start-up should keep in mind that until funding is coming, typically no salaries will or can be paid.
When screening potential management candidates for (pre-funding) Start-ups in our executive search practice, often qualified candidates have the right experience or background but simply cannot join the venture since they need a regular income (to pay for housing, mortgage, schooling, family, …).
We recommend you do your ‘homework’ prior to joining the Start-up to make sure it is a ‘match’ between the company needs and your desires.
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