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Web Resources for Finding a Recruiter
American Association of Finance and Accounting (AAFA)
The American Association of Finance and Accounting has offices in over 45 metropolitan areas, staffed by more than 200 specialized accounting job recruiters and finance job recruiters, offering accounting job candidates and finance job candidates national reach with local AAFA office job market expertise. Locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Association of Executive Search Consultants
Association of Executive Search Consultants represents retained executive search consulting firms worldwide, establishes professional and ethical standards for its members, and provides information to the profession, the media, and the public on the field of executive search. You can review a list of members for free, but they do refer you to their partner site BlueSteps for a more detailed search of the member list.
Since 2000, BlueSteps has been empowering director-level through C-Suite professionals in 70+ countries with the insights and resources to build a competitive business plan for their careers. They connect you to a global team of expert career advisors for one-on-one support when you need it. A service of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), BlueSteps shares career intel and opportunities you can’t get anywhere else—straight from the world’s leading executive search firms.
Targeted to MBA, Women, and Diversity job seekers, The Career Exposure Network™ provides job seekers connections to top recruiters. The Career Exposure Network™ works with Fortune 1000 companies, and a wide range of industries and clients, including federal, state and local government institutions and all major recruiting agencies including TMP, JWT, Shaker, Hodes and their clients.
The Career Portal Online Recruiters Directory
The Career Portal Online Recruiters Directory includes recruiting services, staffing and recruiting firms, headhunters, and recruiting agencies in its listings. Job seekers can search for recruiters by job category, type of agency, and location. Search is free, with no need to register.
Executive Trumpet is a recruiter service for those based in the U.S. and Canada with a current/recent salary above $60,000 (U.S.). Connect with targeted recruiters covering over 80 job functions and more than 80 industries/sectors, including, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Technology, Finance, Senior Management, Operations, Management Consulting, Law, General Management and many more. Basic membership is free or you can choose from one of their premium services after registering.
First Interview gives clients exposure to 300 recruiting firms, placing top sales, sales management and marketing candidates with Fortune 1000 clients in various fields, including: healthcare, consumer, business-to-business, industrial, DP/IT, telecom, pharmaceutical, and medical. Once registered on their site, you are able to post and access your profile/resume, view open positions on the network, apply for openings on-line and even track your applications. You can even create Search Agents, which do the searching for you then notify you via e-mail of positions matching your criteria. Annual fee.
I-Recruit has the largest directory of recruiters and search firms in the world. In the 2000s premium services for recruiters and hiring managers were added as well as advanced recruiting tools. Job seekers can discover top rated recruiters and executive search firms who are uniquely qualified to help them. Using I-recruits’ advanced search tools job seekers can find a recruiter using name, keywords, specialty or location.
LocumTenens specializes in the temporary placement of physicians, CRNAs, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and psychologists at healthcare facilities across the U.S. As the industry’s most-visited job board, LocumTenens helps healthcare organizations connect with the professionals they need to ensure patients have access to quality care.
National Association of Physician Recruiters (NAPR)
NAPR is the largest not-for-profit association of physician recruiting firms, in-house hospital and medical group recruiters and staffing, contracting and locum tenens’ organizations in the world. They offer a job search tool, the "World Job Bank," where medical professionals can browse the membership directory, create a personal profile, and get career information.
National Insurance Recruiters Association (NIRA)
The National Insurance Recruiters Association consists of a select group of over 70 insurance recruiting firms operatiing on a regional, national, and international basis. These member firms work together in a cooperative basis to assist clients in their job search. Job seekers can browse for recruiters by state, or search for jobs posted by recruiters (by industry, job type, and location).
For more than 60 years, NPAworldwide has been connecting independent global recruiting firms to facilitate split placements. NPAworldwide is the oldest recruiting network of its kind, connecting job seekers to premier independent recruiting firms located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. Working with recruiters, job seekers gain access to relocation support, real-time feedback, and career tools.
Distribute your resume to Recruiter.com's network of recruiters and employers. Select the criteria that aligns with your career goals, and they will post your resume to recruiters and employers on their platform in just a few clicks. They can follow up with you or keep your resume on file for when they have a great opportunity for you. It's a great way to get proactive about your career.
Books for Finding a Recruiter