Special Report on World’s Top Recruiters

Business Week has released a Special Report on the “World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” and the time is certainly ripe.  Those with secure jobs will find the Report worth skimming at least, and those who are out of work will want to read with care.  The leader notes that the “world’s top headhunters control access to the lion’s share of C-suite succession and leader-replacement searches for the world’s largest corporations,” and continues in a vein more relevant to hedge fund players: “Their influence also extends to the top ranks of the most ambitious smaller companies, which understand how crucial top talent is and are willing to pay for it.”  That certainly applies to hedge funds.

Over a dozen topics comprise the Report, such as:

  • “Complete List: Most Influential Headhunters”
  • “How to Let the Headhunter Do the Job”
  • “Video: Acing the Headhunter Interview”

The hundred individuals who make the cut are all profiled, with contact information and brief statements of philosophy and advice.

The article, “How To Manage Your Executive Résumé,” may be of special interest right now.  Related advice, specific to advancing in the hedge fund industry, can be found in the interviews with hedge fund recruiters on this site.  And cross-referencing Business Week’s top 100 list with our index of hedge fund recruiters will create an excellent industry employment resource.

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kevin October 3, 2008 at 9:44 am

There are basically 3 new sites recruiters use to find candidates:

http://www.linkedin.com (networking)
http://www.monster.com (aggregated listings)
http://www.realmatch.com (matches candidates to jobs)

I have seen this first hand.

admin October 11, 2008 at 8:24 am

Hmmm. Of those 3 “new” sites, only 1 could really be considered new – realmatch. And it hasnt been around long enough to determine if it is effective for hedge fund careers.

Eric of International Careers July 15, 2009 at 12:55 am

Hi Kevin,

I think Twitter could make it to your list by now. This site has been growing exponentially and is well exposed to job seekers and employers.

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