Challenging Executive Jobs
During the crisis, when mergers and cost optimization became a priority in the financial service industry, the amount of executive jobs decreased. Executives lost their jobs first, as they were seen by many banks as a cost driver due to high base salaries and bonuses.
However, executive jobs are very critical to an organization, the need of finding the right one for a particular job is even more important. Our financial service headhunters hold a high level of experience and industry knowledge for conducting an executive search project successfully.
Some of the executive jobs we were asked to find candidates for were: Chief Risk Officer, Head of Financial Engineering, Head of Risk & Asset Management, Head of Investment Reporting, Team Leader – Credit Risk, Co-Head of Institutional Sales, etc.
In comparison to other recruitment strategies, the executive search is a very structured process and contains, for instance, the creation of a target list of companies as a basis for identification of suitable executives for a job. Moreover, our headhunters start proactively approaching potential candidates via phone at work using a cover story to pass gatekeepers.
After gaining interest and conducting pre-screening telephone interviews, our project managers meet all candidates in person e.g. in Frankfurt am Main, Zurich, or London, or via video-conference session, as the main part of the selection process is in our hands. Depending on the situation, we conduct reference checks, personality tests, or skill-assessments for improving the outcome of this executive search project. A final shortlist will be presented with a detailed profile containing all test results and our recommendation afterwards to our financial service clients.