Setting Your Sites on the Top

The job description may be complex, the compensation package even more so. Yet, from a recruitment standpoint, a senior management position comes down to solving the problem posed by any other position ? finding qualified candidates. But where do you find these captains of industry? In the vast sea that is the Web, there are several sites that can help steer you toward candidates. No Need To Wig Out BigWigs.net is an employment site where positions with salaries $100K+ can be posted. Here, people seeking such positions may search for jobs and also post resumes. The simply designed site features a “Candidate Services” section, which includes “Search Jobs.” Selecting it returns a page where a candidate can use drop-down menus to search for a position by “Industry,” “Location,” “Work Load” (“Full-Time,” “Start-up” or “Contract”) and/or “% Travel.” There is also a “Keywords” search box. Once parameters are entered, a list of appropriate jobs is returned. Selecting a job leads to a page with a detailed description and contact information. There is a mechanism for applying online, as well as the opportunity to correspond with the listing company via email. Positions posted at BigWigs.net cover a wide range of titles and industries. Among recent postings were job descriptions for a CEO, a vice president of software development, a vice president of global sales and a chief marketing officer. Recent posting included positions located throughout the United States, as well as several in Canada. BigWigs.net’s services are available to companies and independent recruiters. Membership packages vary, based on number of jobs posted. All packages include unlimited resume viewing. Package details can be found under the “Become a Member” heading, which appears in both the “Recruiters” and “Corporate Center” sections of the site. Figuring Out Where To Find Candidates 6FigureJobs is a career site for executives. As such, it offers executives a number of resource categories, including “Submit Resume,” “Search Jobs,” “Research Companies” and “Relocation Tools.” But while 6FigureJobs is focused on the job seeker, the site also offers employers and recruiters several advantages that extend beyond the standard post and search functions. One of these is a candidate screening process. Although all resumes are accepted into the site’s database, only those candidates meeting pre-screening criteria are given membership status. And only they have access to additional, unadvertised jobs and are eligible to receive email postings. Claiming that all candidates must meet standards that are commensurate with six-figure salaries, the site boasts over 90,000 registered members, all of whom have full profiles in the site’s database. Among these professionals are CEOs, CFOs, VPs and directors with experience in sales, marketing, IT, finance, healthcare, manufacturing and other fields. The site also features a “Find a Recruiter” category. A recruiter posting jobs at 6FigureJobs is automatically listed in this directory, unless it is otherwise requested. The recruiter directory includes job function, industry, location and salary filters, along with a “Type” category where there are “Retained,” “Contingency” and “Both” buttons. These are similar to the filters that a candidate uses when searching for a position. As at BigWigs.net, the “Job Preference” category at 6FigureJobs includes options of “Full Time,” “Contract” or “Startup.” Once position details are specified, a list of applicable jobs is returned. Each job then leads to a full position description, along with contact information that leads to a pop-up email window. Recruiters and employers may purchase individual job postings or multi-posting packages. Rate information can be found in the “for Employer and Recruiters” section under “Join.” Hail To The Chief In case you missed the announcement, the Monster has given birth yet again. This offspring, ChiefMonster, is a site dedicated to senior executives. Launched in September 2000, ChiefMonster offers free membership to executives meeting a pre-qualification process. Once accepted, a member has the opportunity to build a profile, access jobs, participate in discussion groups, and take advantage of content and career tools offered at the site. Executives can search the jobs database using location, category and salary range filters, and/or by using keywords. Once information is specified, a list of applicable jobs is returned. Choosing a position then returns a page with a detailed job description and contact information, which includes an email option. A candidate can also apply online if he or she has created a ChiefMonster resume. The screening process offers advantages to employers in that only qualified applicants have access to job listings. The members’ only site accepts postings from all types of employers, including search firms. It also includes postings generated by venture capital firms and incubators. According to ChiefMonster Product Director Julie Miller, pricing at the site is based on the same model as main Monster. But, although the scale is the same as far as per job and package pricing, postings at ChiefMonster are at a premium rate. The Payoff Connecting with six-figure executives may sometimes come at a higher price, but the right leaders are essential to an organization’s success. By using sites that specialize in senior-level executives you may find, despite what you’ve been told, that it’s not so lonely at the top. <*SPONSORMESSAGE*>

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Paula Santonocito is an e-recruitment strategist and columnist for AIRS, the global leader in Internet recruitment training, tools, news and information. AIRS News:www.airsdirectory.com/news/newsletters/ AIRS Training:www.airsdirectory.com/products/training/ AIRS SearchStation:www.airsdirectory.com/products/tools/searchstation/

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