I knew that I had to fill a position in my company quickly, but I was not having any luck. I had run an ad in the city paper, and I honestly thought that would be enough. The city has a college and major businesses in it, so I thought it would be easy to find what I needed, but it was proving to be much harder than that. A colleague of mine suggested that I look into tech headhunters, and he even told me which one his own company uses. That surprised me that they did not get locals, but then I considered my own search for one and understood that I had to think outside of the box.
Before contacting the headhunters he told me about, I wanted to learn more about them first. I was not about to entrust this with a company that was just a recommendation without knowing more about them. As I looked at their website, I became impressed with what they do. They only use recruiters who have been in the industry for a long period of time, which means I am not getting someone just out of college or with one year of experience trying to fill a position that they know next to nothing about.
Their site states that their recruiters have over a dozen years experience on average in the field, which really helped me a lot. I also like that they get back to their clients so quickly. This is important because things in this type of business can change at the flip of a coin, and I wanted to have access to the people who were going to help my company find the right tech executive. This ended up working out quite well for me, and I had the position filled in less than three weeks!