Behind The Curtain:
The truth about executive hiring

We’re revealing the ins and outs of the executive search industry, what limits visibility into senior-level roles, and how executives can expand their access to opportunities.
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As you reach the rarefied heights of the executive tier, more than your title changes. The way executives are hired is different from non-executive roles. The language of hiring even shifts at this level. For example, instead of being “recruited”, executives are “placed” by an  “executive search professional”. Most importantly, there are rarely publicly distributed job postings for executive openings; most are shared exclusively through retained executive search.

If you are not familiar with this industry, or aware of how it works, you most likely are not going to be aware of the senior roles these firms are hired to fill. We’re going to pull back the curtain and prepare you for finding and pursuing your next executive-level opportunity. Even experienced executives who have worked with executive search firms are surprised when they learn how it really works.
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What you’ll learn

How board and executive opportunities really come about
The dynamics of the executive search industry
The ins and outs of the executive hiring process
Why executives miss out on board and full-time opportunities
How AboveBoard is expanding access to opportunities for executives

About AboveBoard

AboveBoard is a premier resource and platform for executive hiring, providing open access to career opportunities for underrepresented groups of executives and curated services for companies looking to increase diversity within their leadership. We are on a mission to diversify executive leadership, making it more reflective of and impactful to the world we live in. Removing the limits of traditional executive hiring, we both widen recruiters’ networks to a more diverse talent pool and create transparent access to opportunities for underrepresented groups of executives—including Black, Latinx, and women. More than 40,000 executives and 2,400 companies are already using our platform.

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