Experts Connection for Executives Explains How to Get Hired by a Private Equity Firm
Do You Have What it Takes to Work with a Portfolio Firm? Recruiter Mary Kier Explains What You Need and How to Present Your Expertise to Get Hired.
Novato 6/08/2012 12:32 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Following the market attention on the recent Facebook IPO, there is a new spotlight on private equity firms. Deal flow is on the rise and it’s a great time to take advantage of market traction, if you can get your foot in the door. In the next Experts Connection (http://www.experts-connection.com) webinar entitled, “Spotlight on Private Equity: How Do You Get Hired?,” Mary Kier, CEO of Cook Associates Executive Search, will explain what it takes to get hired by a portfolio firm. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET, (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PT), and is sponsored by NETSHARE® (http://www.netshare.com).
Drawing from more than 20 years recruiting executives for private equity companies, Mary will provide an insider’s look at the world of private equity, providing first-hand insight into what resonates with portfolio firms. She will explain how they evaluate talent for their portfolio companies, and how they use retained search recruiters, sharing real life stories about candidates who succeeded, and those who didn't and why.
During this 90-minute session, Mary will explain what it takes to work with a privately funded company and the qualifications you will need to be considered. Topics of discussion will include:
- Speaking the language of private equity;
- Conducting a self-assessment analysis to determine if you are suited for the world of private equity;
- Sharpening your interview skills specifically for a portfolio firm;
- Asking the right and appropriate questions; and
- Understanding the difference between what got you “there” and what you need to get you “here.”
“Private equity activity is on the upswing, so it’s the perfect time to look to a privately funded firm for your next job, assuming you have what it takes,” said Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection teleseminars. “Mary has been recruiting for private equity portfolio companies for a long time, and she knows what you need to be successful. This is the perfect session for anyone considering a private equity company as his or her next career move.”
The cost of the Experts Connection seminar is $60, $50 for NETSHARE members. Access is provided via web and telephone and a web archive also is available for registrants. For more information, visit the Experts Connection online at http://www.experts-connection.com.
About Mary Kier
Mary Kier has been with Cook Associates Executive Search since 1984 and now serves as the firm’s CEO and a leader in the firm’s Private Equity Practice. She is respected for her ability to ascertain the underlying themes in the portfolio company and identify with the executive leadership team in order to quickly assess new talent. Her search work encompasses CEO’s, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, Divisional Presidents as well as functional heads of Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR and Operations. Mary earned her BS degree in Management and Industrial Relations, graduating with honors.
NETSHARE (http://www.netshare.com) is a confidential, membership based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.