1. Up to date resume
This is one of the prerequisites for interaction with job recruiters and making a place for yourself in their eyes. If you do not update your resume with the past achievements, there are chances that the executive firms may not contact you due to missing qualification or experience in your resume which they require for a particular job position. Hence, the profile must be updated at least once every year.
2. Prepare for initial meet
In case you receive a call from the job search firms, you must be prepared well. Always have a brief summary of the current job position and responsibilities. Always give an accurate disclosure; there is no need to say long essay about your current job and compensation. Also disclose your contacts to recruiters as it will help the firm in creating job opportunities for you.
3. Check the legitimacy of the executive firm
Before trusting any firm, check their credentials on Google or LinkedIn; there you can read the reviews of past clients. Another way to check its legitimacy is through payment. Any legitimate executive search consultant will never ask for payment, if they ask they are not legitimate.
4. Goals of executive consultant
Always remember that the prime goal of any recruiting firm is to find the right and desirable candidate for their client. Their client is not you, but the hiring organisation. In case you do not fit the requirement, they will jump to the next best alternative. Thus, don't get disheartened, if one job opportunity slips from your hand, it may be the case that you are not the suitable choice. But, always keep yourself open to networking.