Finding Public Candidates

Not many companies, even today, find their key officers in a resume bank or job board. Not that there aren’t a number of niche boards focused on executives—and not because they’re not active. It’s just that a successful executive is the most passive of passive candidates—and when they are ready for a change, they’re much more liable to work it through their own personal network than start surfing for executive jobs.
The other side of that equation is equally compelling. There are many reasons why a company would hesitate to broadcast the fact that they need a new VP of Sales by posting a job for it. So, how can the Internet help?
Well, in two ways. First, it will help the executive find you. Second, it gives you the tools to headhunt execs the same way a search firm would—by finding clues, and networking your way towards them. Let’s look at each model.

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