How do I submit my resume?
After I submit my resume, will
you send me a response?
Will you submit my resume to
clients without my permission?
Do you work for me or do you work
for the hiring companies?
How often will you contact me
Will you present me with multiple
opportunities at the same time?
Should I submit my resume to
If I get a new position or am promoted,
should I let Grand Roads know?
What searches is Grand Roads currently
Are all Grand Roads searches
published on your web site?
What are some of the criteria
that Grand Roads looks for in evaluating candidates?
How do I submit my
Please submit your resume to: Grand Roads Executive
Search, 641 West Lake Street, Suite 100, Chicago,
IL 60661. (312) 207-1190, ext. 102, fax: (312) 207-1192,
e-mail: Resumes at Grand Roads Executive Search.
After I submit my
resume, will you send me a response?
Because we receive so many resumes every week, we
cannot acknowledge them all or keep all of them on
file. If, in our view, a candidate's resume may be
suitable for an existing or future Grand Roads search
assignment, we will send an acknowledgement of its
receipt. Depending on our workload and your availability
we may also schedule a short interview with you.
Will you submit my
resume to clients without my permission?
We will never present your resume to a client without
your consent. We contact you first to see if you are
interested in the position.
Do you work for me or
do you work for the hiring companies?
Ultimately, we work exclusively for the hiring company.
Our fees are paid by the hiring company and you of
course do not need to pay us anything. Having said
that, our ability to service our clients is contingent
on our ability to service you. If we find you the
wrong job, then we have failed in recruiting the right
candidate for our client. Our goal is to become your
trusted advisor on career issues and lead you to the
right client for the right opportunity at the right
How often will you
contact me with opportunities?
We will only contact you when there is an appropriate
opportunity. Even if you are enormously talented,
we may never contact you if we do not have the right
opportunity. More typically, if you are an attractive
candidate, we will contact you once each year.
Will you present me
with multiple opportunities at the same time?
When you are being seriously considered for a position
by one of our clients, it wouldn't be right for us
to be showing you to other clients. There is, however,
one exception to this golden rule. If you are currently
unemployed, we will show you to multiple clients and
will let them know that you are working on a "first
come, first served basis". We do this because
we want to help you get back to work as soon as possible.
Should I submit
my resume to your competitors?
While it's in our best interests to keep you to ourselves,
we recommend that after you get us your information,
you get your information in front of other top-tier
recruiters. That's because there may be great opportunities
out there that we are not on retainer for or companies
you'd love to work for that we are precluded from
working with because of our contract terms with their
competitors. In the final analysis, we'd prefer that
you get the job of your dreams much more than we care
about our own prospects. Don't worry about us -- we'll
be OK. Hey, maybe we'll get you your next job.
If I get a new position
or am promoted, should I let Grand Roads know?
Definitely. Keeping us abreast of any and all developments
in your life is the best way to optimize our relationship.
As your career evolves and you grow professionally,
keep us in the loop so that we can continue to look
out for great opportunities on your behalf.
What searches is Grand
Roads currently conducting?
Some of the current searches we are conducting are
described in the Current
Opportunities section of our Web Site.
Are all Grand Roads
searches published on your web site?
No. Certain searches are conducted on a strictly confidential
basis or the target list of candidates is so narrow
that it doesn't make sense to post them on our web
What criteria do you
look for in evaluating candidates?
While each search is unique, there are some common
qualities that we frequently use in assessing candidates:
- Professional Credentials (Do you have a track
record of getting results?)
- Administrative and Management Abilities (What
do you know and are you good at it?)
- Leadership Qualities (Are you a motivating leader?)
- Communications Skills (Can you convey ideas effectively?)
- Experience (Have you been in our client's industry
in the position they want to fill?)
- Personal Qualities and Style (Will the client
enjoy working with you?)
- Potential Fit with our Client's Organization (Will
you fit in and enjoy their culture?)
- Educational History (What have you studied and
how did you do?)