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Old 03-20-2007, 08:26 AM   #1
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Has anyone used this type of service and if so can you tell me more about it?
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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Retained search, or contingent?

For the employee / executive, or for the company?
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:49 AM   #3
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It would be for the employee (Professional).
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What industry, what level, what job title(s)?
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
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Industry: Government contracts/Aviation Industry

Level: Professional

Current Job Title: Aircraft Mission Specialist

Description: Flight Operations. Command and Control, Secret Clearance, Bilingual, COMSEC, OPSEC, Counterdrug Surveillance, and much more.
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While it does not include every recruiter in the US, the Kennedy Directory is generally considered the national directory for Executive Search Firms. http://www.kennedyinfo.com. They are listed by location, speciality, contingent/retained.
If you want to works in a given location, try to get recommendations from HR VPs in the locations you want to be. A cold call asking for recommendations may uncover a couple of local choices.
BTW, many recruiters will not return calls from unsolicted candidates. Best if you can get a referral from someone who has worked with a recruiter, either as a hiring manager or who has been placed previously.
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:28 PM   #7
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Industry: Government contracts/Aviation Industry
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Current Job Title: Aircraft Mission Specialist
Description: Flight Operations. Command and Control, Secret Clearance, Bilingual, COMSEC, OPSEC, Counterdrug Surveillance, and much more.
Have you tried Lee Cohen at Lucas Group?

He's a classmate and a former submariner who will either find you the job you want or connect you with someone who can. No sales pressure, and he's found jobs for at least half of the Navy's ex-submariners. Tell him I said "Hey".
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:04 AM   #8
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Fair warning: There is at least one online electronic recruiting platform that shares resumes across their client base.

Here is a blog by recruiters that will quash your interest in hiring one: http://www.squidoo.com/BigBoxStaffingAgencyExposed/

The best approach is to network, follow up on Nord's suggestion.

In addition ask your colleagues where your predecessors are working, contact them. Learn the good, bad and ugly of their employment search. Look at the employment websites of companies whose equipment you have used to see if there are suitable positions posted on line. Try to get an informational interview, not about those jobs, but about whether or not your skills might be a fit for them.

Former military applicants are highly desired as a group. Employers like the fact that as a whole they are goal oriented and show up ready to accomplish the mission.

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Old 03-21-2007, 03:50 PM   #9
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Re: Looking for a nationwide headhunter

Guys

I greatly appreciate all the replies. I will start contacting some of the recruiters next week.

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The best approach is to network, follow up on Nord's suggestion.

In addition ask your colleagues where your predecessors are working, contact them.
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Brat's points are well made. Recruiters only staff 10% or less of the positions available. Research consistently indicates over 75% of positions are filled by networking. See Richard Bolles What Color is your Parachute for more specifics--still one of classics of job search, annually updated but the fundamentals remain the same--network network network.

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Steve, one of these days we should meet and share war stories...
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Here is an interesting (to me at least) link about some of the skills brought to the civilian workforce by an employee's experience in the military.


ER Network thread: http://tinyurl.com/yt63fe

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