If you are looking for a senior executive position - or a seat on the board - this book will tell you what you need to know. Learn about the search industry and the prominent firms within it. Understand the recruitment process and make it work to your advantage. Identify the search firm which specialise in your sector or job function. Prepare a persuasive covering letter and a 'headhunter-friendly' CV. Build long-term relationships with search consultants. Headhunting has long been shrouded in mystique. This book is the insider's guide, packed with practical tips to help you approach executive search firms.Contents: 1. Who are the Headhunters; 2. How Executive Search Works; 3. Who Should you Approach; 4. What Search Firms Are Looking For; 5. Building Awareness; 6. Common Obstacles; 7. Your Unique Selling Proposition; 8. Your CV; 9. Your Covering Letter; 10. Some Tips on Presentation; 11. Conversations with Consultants; 12. Interim Management; 13. Becoming a Non-Exectutive Director; 14. Keeping In Touch;
John Purkiss is an executive search consultant and a regular speaker on personal and professional development. He was a Partner with Heidrick & Struggles before co-founding Purkiss & Company.; Barbara Edlmair worked with executive search firms Ray & Brendtson in Frankfurt and Heidrick & Struggles in London, prior to co-founding Purkiss & Company.; John and Barbara have recruited senior executives and non-executive directors in all sectors of both public and private companies.