What is an executive recruiter?

Identifying & recruiting executives

An executive recruiter is a professional who specialises in identifying and recruiting high-level executives and senior professionals for organisations. These individuals are typically hired by companies to find candidates for key leadership positions, such as CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, and other top-level management roles.

The role of an executive recruiter involves understanding the client's specific hiring needs, company culture, and the qualifications required for the executive position. They then actively search for suitable candidates, often using a combination of networking, research, and their industry knowledge. Executive recruiters may approach potential candidates who are not actively seeking new opportunities, as they aim to attract top talent to meet their clients' needs.

The executive recruitment process may include conducting initial interviews, assessing candidates' qualifications, presenting a shortlist of candidates to the client, coordinating interviews with the client, and assisting in the negotiation and finalisation of employment terms.

Executive recruiters play a crucial role in helping organisations secure top-level talent, and their expertise can be valuable in identifying candidates who possess the skills, experience, and leadership qualities needed for executive roles.

What is an executive recruiter?

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Now that you better understand what an executive recruiter is, you may be interested in learning more about 11 Recruitment's executive search services.

At 11, our executive search process is designed to attract, recruit, and retain high achievers based on the assumption that high achievers are both passive candidates and are scarce. 

We offer our specialised search and headhunting services to clients seeking top executives for a range of positions, including:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Operations Manager / Director
  • Finance Manager / Director
  • Sales Manager / Director
  • HR Manager / Director
  • Marketing Manager / Director
  • IT Manager / Director
  • Service Manager
  • General Manager
  • State Manager
  • National Manager
  • Commercial Manager

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