Q: Who are your clients?
A: We serve C-level executives, including CEOs and Board Directors, as well as next level and high potential leaders. Our clients generally earn 300K plus and a great majority work within, run, or sit on the Boards of companies ranging from $50M to $3B.
Q: Who do you work for and who pays your fees?
A: Our private clients select us, we work only for them, and they pay our fees.
Q: What is the main reason leaders hire Waterman Hurst?
A: Our clients come to us with specific career goals and outcomes they expect to achieve. Often, they start working with us when they want to make a job move or obtain a Board position. From there, they hire us again when they want to obtain a promotion or better compensation package, have more career options and visibility, improve their executive presence, improve their relationships at work, relocate geography, etc. We build relationships that span entire careers and often help clients through several career moves.
Q: What industries do you serve?
A: Technology, Consumer Products, Digital, Financial Services, Media, Industrial, Energy, Construction, Healthcare, and Pharmaceuticals. Many clients want to move from one industry or sector to another.
Q: How much do I need to spend to hire your firm?
A: It depends upon what you need and how much you want to do yourself. If you need a goal setting session, an initial reality check on your goals or some insights on ways to achieve your goal, the cost will be $500 for an initial 90 minute session. If you want us to conduct an end to end Private Job or Board Search the cost will be in the tens of thousands of dollars for high end personal service which involves months of teamwork on our part.
Q: What if I am tempted to hire you to help me make a move because I think I can do better, but I am not sure what is out there and whether the investment will be worth it?
A: You can hire us for goal setting, an assessment, as well as market and competitive intelligence. We confidentially find out the reaction of gatekeepers to your background and in addition, what the overall marketplace looks like for the position and outcomes you want to achieve. If there are actions you need to make to become competitive before you can achieve your job search goals, we will let you know. If the market is depressed or saturated, we will let you know that too. If the timing is not right, we will let you know.
Q: What if I don’t know what I want my next career step to be?
A: Many clients hire us with a Plan A, B and C. If you don’t know what A, B and C, are, you are in need of a Career Counselor, and we can refer you to one.
Q: Do you help clients succeed at their present companies?
A: Often clients come to us with career challenges or setbacks internal to their own companies and we coach them toward their goals, whether it be a promotion, a raise, fitting into the culture, or getting along with their boss.
Q: What if I have been fired. Can I hire your firm?
A: Yes, everyone has career setbacks. Getting fired is the most challenging setback. A great majority of our clients that hire us when they are in-between, move on to even more successful careers. We have a specific set of services to help leadership clients that are in-between.
Q: May I speak with clients of Waterman Hurst?
A: Absolutely. Once a serious interest has been established, you can pick from a long list of client references. In the meantime, please view our client stories and testimonials by clicking here.
Q: Can you help me get a promotion or raise?
A: Often clients need help getting to the next step. First we assess the situation, collaborate with our client on a clear strategy that will drive results and coach them through the process, if needed. We also research compensation scenarios, if that is needed.
Q: What if I don’t know if my goals are realistic or if I am on the right path?
A: We have specific services that address both of those questions. We conduct current market and competitive research, as well as evaluate your present situation and plan, if needed.