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Headhunters, Executive, and Managerial Search Firms.

We strongly believe that Executive Search firms can and do provide opportunities for our candidates.  In fact we have strong relationships with many firms throughout the U.S. that have afforded the people we work with meaningful, legitimate jobs within their career paths.  Many of these firms enjoy the relationship as they know that we will provide them with candidates that invariably, through their presentation, proves to be the successful candidate.  Provided below are a number of executive search associations, directories, top search firms, and associated search consultants.

Executive Search Firm Associations.

The Association of Executive Search Consultants is the organization promotes standards of the search industry, and connects people and employers with executive search firms as well as consultants.

The Association of Professional Recruitment Consultants is also known as the APRC, and is based out of England.  However they do have through their network, an extensive base of US search professionals.

The International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters or IACPR, is a member based professional association of companies and individuals whose primary responsibilities are focused on executive level talent acquisition and retention.

The National Association of Executive Recruiters serves as an organization that brings together the best of the independent and industry specific search firms and consultants.

US is home to more than 300 of the nation’s leading independent recruiters.  They are a network of search professionals that leverage each other for the success of their clients, and our candidates.

Executive Search Directories.

Jobconcierge provides 1700 Executive Recruiters profiled by functional area.  They also organize by state here.

SearchFirm is another executive search directory database which allows you to search by name, location, and type.

The Riley Guide has been providing their directory of executive search firms for years, and because of this has a deep and broad listing of accomplished recruiters.  They also provide some very sound advice on working with executive recruiters.

The Career Portal-Online Recruiters Directory provides search firms with expertise in categories ranging from “Accounting” to “Wireless” and most in between.  You can also search by job type and state.

Top Individual Executive Search Firms.

Here are what we believe to be some of the top executive search firms, listed in alphabetical order.

AIMS International


DHR International

Edward W Kelly & Partners

Egon Zehnder International

Heidrick & StrugglesIIC Partners

IMD International Search

Intersearch Worldwide

Korn/Ferry International

Lucas Group

Ray & Berndtson

Russell Reynolds

Signium International

Stanton Chase International

Transearch International

Whitehead Mann


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