The following represents a typical search engagement and will be contingent on close interface with the client and the client’s availability for scheduling candidate interviews with all involved parties.


Weeks 1 and 2     

Meeting with client to discuss position(s) and company

Agree to Selection Criteria

Research process begins (and maintained throughout search)

Candidates identified within target companies/industries

Weeks 2 and 3     

Marketing presentations by phone and written correspondence

Arrival of input resulting from Richfield Assoc. networking

Weeks 4 to 8        

Candidate qualification by phone after receiving credentials


Status discussion with Client after approximately 25 contacts

Candidate interviews with Richfield Assoc.

Initial interviews arranged with the Client

 Weeks 8 to 12      

Target period for search completion (including reference checking, offer negotiation, resignation, and successful start date)