By Kathy Simmons
You have probably heard most executive jobs are either found through networking or by being “headhunted” by executive-level recruitment firms, also called search firms.
Both leveraging your network and building relationships with a few executive recruiters in your industry are methods that can be highly effective for winning new opportunities.
Both are without a doubt critical for executive-level professionals to include in their overall career management strategy. Both, however, do take considerable time — the results don’t happen overnight.
So what about job boards? I am often asked if job boards still work, and if they work at the executive level. Having founded one of the earliest online job boards for executives in 1995, I have a long-term perspective on the effectiveness of job boards.
While I will always recommend prioritizing building your network and establishing relationships with targeted recruiters over submitting your resume into what is today often an online black hole, there are some things you should consider about job boards.