Specialization in Executive Recruiting

Hire Top Senior Leaders for Any Enterprise


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $2,250

Next start date:

September 11, 2024

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About this Program

Having the right leader in the right role can make or break an organization. Nationwide, there’s more demand than ever for job recruiters or headhunters who specialize in executive recruiting — the process of seeking, assessing and placing highly qualified candidates into senior-level roles.

In this one-course specialization, you’ll receive rigorous training in executive recruiting fundamentals from HR experts with decades of executive search experience. You’ll learn how to facilitate executive hiring, and how to develop an executive search strategy to generate high-quality candidates. You’ll explore how to use job analysis data to develop behavior- and situation-based interview questions, and you’ll build a framework you can use to assess C-level candidates.

Designed For

Talent recruiters and HR professionals who want to specialize in executive search, as well as second-career executives who want to apply their expertise to the executive recruiting field.

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Explore More: Check out the new Specialization in Recruiting & Talent Acquisition or find the right HR program for you.

Video Overview

Hear about the UW Specialization in Executive Recruiting from instructor Anne Szeto and learn how the program gives students the confidence to connect and communicate with senior leaders.

Duration 02:17

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Executive recruitment
  • Leadership consulting
  • Prospect research
  • Talent sourcing
  • Competitive market analysis
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion policies
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communication with candidates
  • Behavioral and situational interviewing
  • Negotiation strategies

Get Real-World Experience

  • Interview executives, and practice having tough conversations about salaries
  • Write a candidate assessment and learn strategies for complex negotiations, such as compensation and relocation

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After successfully completing this program, you can claim a digital achievement badge that can be shared on LinkedIn and other social media sites. Learn more about digital badges.

Career Stats


Projected growth in demand for executive recruitment skills in the U.S. (2024-26)


Projected growth in demand for behavioral interviewing skills in the U.S. (2024-26)

Source: Lightcast


Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate, specialization or course for you, reach out to explore your options.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll meet with your instructor and classmates at scheduled times over Zoom. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings


    Noncredit Program

    You'll earn 3.6 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this program. Learn more about noncredit options.

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