Frequently Asked Questions
How long should an application packet be?
The application packet should be long enough for you to “sell” yourself to a prospective board of trustees. The best way to do this is to stress accomplishments and show a positive track record. When all required documents are submitted and combined, the application packet should not exceed 30 pages.
How long will a search take?
Ideally, a search takes up to four months from the day the search is opened until the new chief executive is hired. This gives ample time to develop a profile, advertise the position, and conduct interviews.
Sometimes a board feels it must shorten the process, and ESS will work with the board to establish a suitable time line.
How much information is needed to support my application?
The application should contain enough information for you to "sell" yourself to a prospective employer. The best way to do this is to stress accomplishments and show a positive track record.
Is a site visit to the top candidate’s home district really necessary?
Yes, we believe so. The visit allows the board to confirm its impressions of the top applicant.
Will my application be confidential?
Yes. Executive Search Services makes every effort to maintain strict confidentiality of applicant names and materials submitted with an application.