Why might I approach you and what to expect

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.

Why you?

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.

What next?

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.

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Derek Ward

I have worked with many Recruitment professionals, yet when it comes to sourcing top quality management Derek has always responded with a level of professionalism and insight that I have generally found lacking in other search firms.

Derek makes it his priority to wholly understand my business, its commercial imperatives as well as the cultural environment, and uses that knowledge to seek out great candidates.

I believe that Derek’s many successful years in challenging senior management roles, prior to his involvement in Search, have provided him with an unusually high level of insight and empathy that have resulted in many well matched long – term appointments for my business.

Ian Hodgson | Group Managing Director

Andrew Hobman

My experience of working with Andrew is that he is a very diligent recruitment professional. We gave Andrew an assignment to locate half a dozen specialist transformation roles to support an urgent need. Andrew located a healthy volume of potential candidates and we conducted the selection process and ended up with very good appointments.

I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew to either Client or Candidate as I think what makes Andrew different to other recruiters is that he takes time to listen to what the client wants. He then stays on that message and doesn’t try to make marginal candidates fit. The speed and candidate quality provided by Andrew and his team has been impressive.

Steven Cooper | Transformation and Programme Leader

Andrew Hobman

Andrew Hobman and the team at Brunswick have supported us in recruiting for a range of leadership and specialist roles in a number of European countries. They take the time to understand our requirements thoroughly and we have been consistently impressed with the depth and quality of the short lists they have presented to us. Unlike many Executive Search firms they also demonstrate significant flexibility in working with us to identify potential recruits when we have not yet finally settled on our plans. They are a great partner for us and have delivered real value for money to our business.

Ken Palframan | HR Director, Fabory Group

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