Overview of Executive Hiring
- How to Hire Executives
Brian goes through his end-to-end executive hiring process, which covers: Speak to subject matter experts [1–2 weeks] Choose the hiring committee [1–2 days] Draft mission/outcomes/competencies [1–2 weeks] Source candidates [2 weeks] Build the relationship [1 month] Evaluate candidates [1 month] Close them [1 month]
- Assembling an Executive Leadership Team is Daunting — Let Thumbtack’s CEO Help
Macro goes through how to think through job descriptions for executives, how to structure the interview process, how to back-channel to assess skills, and how to present back-channel findings in a final meeting.
- Hiring 10x Execs
Jonathan covers a number of tactics to help ensure the success of an executive hire: 1) Ask for the candidate's last 360 degree review 2) Lean in on outbound recruiting 3) Calibrate your quality bar by meeting other executives that are in similar roles
- Hiring Executives: If You’ve Never Done the Job, How Do You Hire Somebody Good?
Ben covers 4 steps: creating the job profile, interviewing, referencing, and making a decision. He dives the deepest into the interview section, with a variety of example interview questions.
Reference Checks for Executives
- Executive Hires: The Case for Extreme Referencing
References are important for executive hiring, as resumes and interviews are likely to leave out any negative experience. This article goes through how to do reference checks at the executive level.
Making Executive-Level Offers
- The Close: New Rules for Hiring Executive Candidates
Dana Stalder and Jess Lee go through the process for closing an executive-level hire: always be selling, make it personal, go the extra mile, get smart with data and compensations, and use your VCs.