Networking with Executive Search Consultants Q&A

BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of networking with executive search consultants, featuring John Touey, from Salveson Stetson Group, and Luis Truchado, from Odgers Berndtson.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • Why is it important to have executive search consultants in my network?
  • When should I begin networking with executive search consultants?
  • What are some appropriate ways I can initiate contact with an executive search consultant?
  • What kinds of events can I attend in order to network with executive search consultants?
  • Have any executives ever caught your attention in a positive way from their outreach? If so, what did they do?
  • What are the biggest networking mistakes you’ve seen when an executive tried to connect with you?
  • How can I make myself more visible to the executive search community?
  • How can I maintain relationships with and stay visible to executive search consultants who are already in my network?
  • How can I find executive search consultants in my niche industry, function, etc.?
  • I receive a lot of calls from executive search consultants/researchers. Should I be taking all of these calls?
  • If I let executive search consultants know that I’m looking for a new job, will they keep this confidential?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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