In our experience many executives expect recruiters to “take it for granted” that he/she must be a good candidate because of the seniority of the board position currently held perhaps in a FTSE 100 group or other sizeable business.
At Hicks Kimber Mears we take nothing for “granted” and expect all candidates to complete an Achievements Audit. Each Achievements Audit is role and assignment specific. We ask each candidate to define and explain in summary a certain number of their most memorable achievements in four or five role specific and one general area.
This Audit becomes an invaluable tool in our selection processes and at shortlist and final interview stages.