Summary: This Q&A article answers how a person who has recently sold their company can find an executive recruiter to help their situation.
Question: I’ve held senior-management positions in the telecommunications industry for the past 12 years. I recently sold my ownership in a company, and I’m now prepared to find a new position. I’m restricted by a non-compete agreement that I want to observe. My problem is that I don’t know how to find an executive recruiter who can help me in this situation.
Answer: I would recommend doing a Google search for “executive recruiters” to find some in your area. You can also visit your public library and ask the reference librarian for a copy of the Directory of Executive Recruiters (the big red book) published by Kennedy Publications, Fitzwilliam, N.H. Then you can search the book’s indexes to gather the best names and addresses. It’s time consuming, but it’s free.How to Find an Executive Recruiter by Andrew Ostler