To be brutally frank, if you think you’re going to get an executive HR job by surfing websites alone, you’re crazy!
If you’re looking for a Director, VP or Senior VP level role in HR, you are a heck of a lot better off doing other things.
What other things?
Networking. Leveraging your relationships. Working with headhunters. Presenting at HR industry conferences. And following up on leads that you hear about.
Having said all this, you absolutely can get some good HR leads by spending time at the right websites. However, don’t waste your time going to 100 sites. Here are the top 11 executive websites that would will give you the biggest bang for the buck in your HR job search:
#1 Executive HR Job Site — WorkforceHRJobs.com
Your best source! There is special section on this site for HR Executive jobs and it’s extensive. With over 100,000+ HR jobs available, Workforce HR Jobs is your direct link to current HR job postings found on employer job boards, on major job boards, and with staffing industries. In addition to executive HR jobs, you can find executive positions in HR specialties such as: Benefits, Compensation, Payroll, Staffing/Talent Management, Training & Development, HRIS/HRMS Specialist, Compliance, Labor/Employee Relations and HR Consultant jobs.
#2 Executive HR Job Site — TheLadders.com
TheLadders.com focuses on $100K+ positions, including many C-level, VP, Director and Manager jobs. More than 20,000 new jobs are listed each month. However, there is an access fee to view the jobs, so buyer beware. If you are looking for free access to job postings, you should visit CareerJournal.com or 6FigureJobs.com (both listed below).
#3 Executive HR Job Site — CareerJournal.com
CareerJournal.com is the career site of WSJ.com (Wall Street Journal). Content includes daily updates of critical news, features and trends. The home page highlights the day’s top stories along with Find A Job and JobAlert features. There is also an extensive collection of editorial content, databases and other services throughout the site.
#4 Executive HR Job Site –6FigureJobs.com
6FigureJobs (a/k/a SixFigureJobs) is the leader in executive-level recruitment on the Web. As a candidate, you need to be approved to post your resume, although there is no cost. The approval process is designed to make sure that only candidates at an executive level in the six figures ($100,000+) post their resumes to the site. Note also that many executive recruiters use this site as well as a sourcing ground for potential candidates.
#5 Executive HR Job Site — Executives on the Web
Executives on the Web is a leading UK and European recruitment website offering senior management and executive jobs in multi-languages across all industry sectors in the UK, Europe and South Africa. Covers banking, finance, accounting, insurance, sales, marketing, IT, legal, distribution, retail, manufacturing, management consulting and government. Also provides free access to “The Executive Club” Recruiter Directory.
#6 Executive HR Job Site — exec-appointments.com
exec-appointments.com is a leading executive recruitment jobsite in the UK. Job search categories include banking, finance, accounting, insurance, legal, IT, sales, marketing, distribution, retail, manufacturing, management consulting, education, government and the public sector. Posts executive, director and senior management jobs from executive recruiters and employers across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
#7 Executive HR Job Site — ExecuNet
ExecuNet is a career management and recruiting resource center for executives and recruiters. Job seekers can search jobs, but they have to pay for a membership to get access to the contact information. However, there are other career resources that are available for free, including a free newsletter. ExecuNet also tracks executive hiring trends through two nationally recognized indices: Executive Job Index and Recruiter Confidence Poll, which are both monthly polls.
#8 Executive HR Job Site — RiteSite.com
Hard sell to candidates from John Lucht, the author of “Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1 Million+… the Insider’s Guide to Executive Job-Changing and Faster Career Progress.” Claims that if you want to reach the executive recruiters, you need to post (and pay to post) your resume at his site.
#9 Executive HR Job Site — MBA-exchange.com
MBA-exchange.com targets MBA grads from top international business schools with 3-20 years of experience under their belt. International in overall focus and based in Europe (Geneva).
#10 Executive HR Job Site — execSearches.com
execSearches.com focuses on nonprofit, education, healthcare and public organizations recruit fundraising, mid-level and executive talent.
#11 Executive HR Job Site — Heidrick & Struggles
Heidrick & Struggles is one of the largest executive search firms in the world, focusing on senior-level executive search, interim executive placement, and leadership development services, including executive assessment and professional development.
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About the Author: Alan Collins was Vice President – Human Resources at PepsiCo where he led HR initiatives for their Quaker Oats, Gatorade and Tropicana businesses. His NEW book, WINNING BIG IN HR is now is available on Amazon. He is Founder of Success in HR, Inc. and the author of the two HR best sellers, UNWRITTEN HR RULES and BEST KEPT HR SECRETS.
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