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Top tips for working with bank executive recruiters
February 26, 2021 at 7:00 AM
Top tips for working with bank executive recruiters

Whether you’re an established executive or trying to break into the C-suite, finding a new job can be a long, difficult process. At James Allan Executive Search, we specialize in working with individuals who are trying to find that next big gig in order to get their career on the path they want. If you’re trying to get into the banking world, we have tips for you when working with bank executive recruiters.

Take your time

Working as an executive is a big job. You have a much larger impact on the company as a whole than low to mid-level employees, so bank executive recruiters are going to take more time to find the right candidate. You should too. Make sure that you find a company that’s a good fit for your current and future goals as well as a good fit for you personally. Do thorough research into the bank and know the ins and outs prior to submitting your name for consideration.

Use LinkedIn

According to Jobvite Recruiter Nation Survey, 87 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to find a candidate. If you don’t have an up-to-date profile with accurate information, you aren’t going to be seriously considered for a position. Your LinkedIn profile doubles as a resume and a personal website. You can create a digital presentation for recruiters that allows them to get a quick snapshot of who you are. The more completely you build out your profile, the better idea a bank executive recruiter will have of who you are. You can easily highlight previous experiences and achievements within your field without putting them on a paper resume.

Work with experts

Working as a banking executive is a specialty field that requires an expert to help you land a job. A bank executive recruiter specializes in finding the right person for the job for their client. At James Allan Executive Search, we have experience working directly with financial institutions so we can provide you with the advice and information to help you prepare for the position. This includes applying for the position through the interview process and finally landing the job that’s right for you.

Build relationships

An important part of finding an executive job is making sure people know who you are. Most places won’t (and shouldn’t) hire someone for an executive position without resounding references. Build your network with respective individuals who can strongly recommend you for a position. If you’re having a difficult time building these relationships, James Allan Executive Search can help. We have a large network as well as a vetting process that allows us to provide employers with a strong recommendation.

Trust the recruiter

Many recruiters have vast experience working with the employers you want to work for. This is no different with James Allan Executive Search. Our team has established strong relationships with financial institutions and can provide valuable insight into each company and what you need to know about them.

Work with James Allan Executive Search

At James Allan Executive Search, we provide services to help job seekers work with bank executive recruiters to put their best foot forward and land the job they want. Give our team a call at 616-528-1565 or send us a message via our online contact form to book a free consultation. We’ll help you find your next job and get your career headed on the path you want.