Best headhunting/recruiting/search firms for ex-consultants?

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Anyone have recommendations for who to reach out to? I've heard Glocap is good.

Ex consulting Headhunters

Here are some firms that have been commented on at length by community.

  • Glocap
  • CharlesAris
  • Searchone

from certified user @kingfalcon

I heard personally from an EM/PL/M at MBB that Charles Aris is a reputable firm.

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Mar 17, 2015

Did you ever get a response on this / any insight a year later? Consultant myself looking to make a jump. I've heard that certain firms are better for different target industries, but don't know how they break down at all.

Mar 17, 2015

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Mar 18, 2015

Hey,

try www StartupCVs com. We have several ex consultant which we connect with tech companies all around the world.

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Mar 23, 2015

GloCap, Ex-Consultants Agency, CharlesAris and SearchOne have been pretty helpful thus far.

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Mar 23, 2015

I heard personally from an EM/PL/M at MBB that Charles Aris is a reputable firm.

Mar 23, 2015

Just curious, but as many exits as there are, don't you have former colleagues who've been through the process and could point you in the right direction? I was also under the impression that placement/networking assistance was one of the key benefits offered during search time. It seems strange that you couldn't start leveraging that now, before declaring you're leaving. Also, I'd expect your personal network (especially your MBA one) is pretty powerful in this regard. Might be a good place to start.

Mar 23, 2015

Hi brj- already doing what you have suggested. Just thought I'd look for any hints at a systematic approach here.

As you stated most people do work through personal networks. Networks are powerful and I do work through them but are still essentially random connections. Seems like a gap in the market here for a well-organized specialist.

Also yes the placement assistance exists and works but depending on your geography loyalty is also very highly valued. If your performance is reasonably good expressing interest in leaving can result in full court press scenario where senior leadership tries to talk you out of leaving. This is unpleasant and I do think that if you don't end up leaving it can be career limiting move. Personally, I wouldn't step down that path until I was 95% sure I was on my way out and soon.

Kingfalcon- thanks for the tip.

Mar 23, 2015

Interesting to hear your nuanced perspective, as I may find myself in your exact situation down the road. You mentioned a geographic factor. In general, would you say large offices (Chi, NY) are more open to departures and that smaller ones (Southern offices) value loyalty more highly.

Mar 23, 2015

Yeah, I would say smaller offices have more to lose (less chance for qucik replacement) and so can be protective. Also Asian offices (where I am) tend to be more concerned with this. No matter the ideal consulting firms must sometimes act like a business and they need to worrying about having enough quality product on the shelf when a customer places an order.

Nov 29, 2018
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