How to lateral and avoid headhunter interactionSubscribe
So, essentially Henkel Search Partners got me my current job, but after six months, I am ready to go because my boss is the quintessential finance dick. Can't take it anymore.
I want to go to a specific firm, but they're represented by Henkel as well. I don't trust 'em as far as I can throw 'em. So, instead of hit them up, I reached out to a VP at the firm (no response yet but that was an hour ago and I have no doubt I'll get on the horn with someone there).
Another possibility is a warm intro I know to a MD at the firm I'd like to end up at (I helped someone in my network about face a few of their portcos for no cost - mostly some high level work for them, no more than ~50h across a few weekends). I've called in a few favors before so it's not like I can redeem a "you owe me one" at this point (I have collected the goodwill I purchased, not that that can be measured, but you get the point).
So, how should I go about this from here? What do you think?