Why you should talk to recruiters
You should talk to recruiters, even if you aren't looking for a change…and especially if you want to get into the VP/C-level
Play the recruiter relationship long game.
If a recruiter reaches out to you about a job you’re not interested in, schedule time to talk to them anyway.
We know there are tons of recruiters out there, and many are simply transactional. But a good recruiter will give you feedback on your career trajectory, insights into the market and will keep your interviewing skills fresh. Importantly, they will build a long term relationship with you and follow your career.
Connect with some good recruiters (like us!), and start to build your recruiter network now, not when you are actively looking for a new job. So, when that perfect role opens up next year, 5 years or even 10 years from now, you are the first person that comes to a recruiter’s mind.
These networks are even more critical for senior leaders and especially C-suite executives, because when recruiters begin an executive search, we always start outreach with superstar candidates we know.
Not sure where to start? We can help.
At South End Partners, our Toronto executive recruiters work with large and small organizations in various industries (from technology, to supply chain, to sales and operations) to help them find the right leaders for the right opportunities using an objective, data driven approach.
Reach out to find out how we can help you find your next great hire.