The Headhunter's Edge: Inside Advice From One of the Top Corporate Headhunters in the World

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 27, 2002 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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One of the world’s top headhunters reveals his most valuable techniques for getting the best jobs and finding the right people.

The most important thing you’ll ever do if you are trying to build, rebuild, or even turn around an organization is hire the best people—and keep them. Jeffrey E. Christian has learned this lesson by working on hundreds of executive search assignments and building his own headhunting firm into a nationally recognized company, one of the top ten in the nation. In The Headhunter’s Edge, he reveals his secrets for excelling on either side of the desk—as a leader trying to build a great company, or as a job seeker in search of the next big position.

In this practical manifesto, Christian shows how essential it is to have the most talented people on your side. But how do you find the best? And how do you become the best? Christian’s solution: Think like a headhunter. He gives readers the benefits of his twenty years of experience interviewing thousands of CEOs and potential CEOs, and tells you

• how to conduct an interview and spot great leadership qualities in job candidates
• exactly what to do and say to keep a valuable employee from resigning
• how to expand your network to find the best emerging talent
• key strategies and instructions for choosing and getting the most out of a search firm
• what it takes for ambitious and talented people to get noticed and get the next big job or promotion

Practical, impassioned, and wise, The Headhunter’s Edge is an indispensable guide to advancing your career—and making your business more successful and profitable.

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In 1980, Jeffrey E. Christian launched Christian & Timbers, which today has offices in Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Columbia, Maryland; Orange County; Silicon Valley; New York City; San Francisco; Stamford, Connecticut; Tysons Corner, Virginia; London; Geneva; and Toronto. Recognized as one of the premier search consultants for major CEO assignments, he has placed managers in thousands of companies, ranging from IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Apple to e-commerce companies such as Lycos and Netscape. He also appears regularly as an executive search and market analyst for CNBC. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio. He can be rearched via the Internet at

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