As Head of Research at Brunswick Executive Search part of my role is to assist with finding the best leadership talent for a highly diverse client base, both in the UK and across Europe. I approach people about career opportunities daily.
It’s possible that someone in your network has recommended you personally as a potential candidate for an opportunity we are working on. It’s not uncommon that our client has asked us to make a specific approach on their behalf. Our approach is always intentional and personal to you, we only ever contact people we want to be connected with and when we think there is genuine common ground
Often it is based on our own research that we believe an opportunity may be of interest. We don’t contact high numbers of people or approach you without careful consideration of information available to us.
Ready to make contact
When I initially approach someone the purpose of contact is usually to try and organise an initial telephone conversation with the recruiter who is leading the search. We might ask you to send us your CV but it’s not essential at this stage and we do still want to talk to you. The initial call is our preferred way to provide insight into the opportunity and confirm compatibility. However, I’m happy to provide further information such as a role profile before an initial call if preferred.
Hopefully there will be common ground between the opportunity and your own aspirations. It’s likely the call will have raised many questions and it’s our role to inform you as fully as possible. Typically, we will now share a more comprehensive pack about the company and vision and make arrangements for a more detailed meeting (in person wherever possible).
We take pride in creating a smooth and enjoyable process, respect your time and hope that our initial contact is just the start of a positive long-term relationship.
If we agree not to pursue the opportunity this time, we thank you for taking valuable time to speak to us. Perhaps we will stay in contact and discuss other things in future.