The growth of artificial intelligence means that even in senior executive search processes, it is important to ensure that both your CV and LinkedIn profile contain key words to help you be found for the right opportunities.
Online searching is often a key aspect of a senior hire process. If you are a CFO looking for roles in private equity, your chances of being approached for the right opportunities will increase greatly by having ‘private equity’ ‘PE’ and ‘Exit’ in your on and offline profiles whether that be through a ‘word search’ on a CRM system, or your LinkedIn profile.
This does not take away from traditional networking channels. Face to face meetings with your senior contacts and executive search firms are vital; however, this should be balanced by ensuring you are as visible as possible across all online platforms to give you the best chance of success in your search.