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Prospective Colleagues seeking career opportunities with The Elitists :-

 Currently,we are not hiring for any roles at our New York office. If you are looking to work with us in the United States,kindly visit this site for updates on our US hiring plan in FY 2013.If you are currently residing outside India & would like to explore working with us at Chennai,India & are open to working on local compensation terms (We currently do not offer Expatriate Compensation terms), we invite you to call our US or India office numbers for a telephonic discussion.

Prospective Colleagues seeking career opportunities with The Elitists at Chennai, India :-

Thanks for visiting and taking time to review us. Our success to a great extent, is a function of the quality of talent we employ. Since we are a super specialist firm working at the highest end of the executive talent acquisition consulting spectrum, our requirements are for very few, but very high quality talent. The nature of our work demands colleagues with the following Non Negotiable traits :-

Strong Ethics, Values and Integrity.

Honesty, Trustworthiness and a High level commitment. Ability to commit and honour promises made in letter and spirit..

Willingness to Work hard to earn trust & Harder to reinforce it. Understands that relationships matter. Works sincerely and patiently to build and nurture relationships based on honesty and trust.

A rare blend of ambition with values. Understands that there are no shortcuts to sustainable success.

Good Academic Credentials :- Should match ATLEAST ONE of the following Eligibility Criteria :-

A)If Class X and/or Class XII are from :- a)ICSE/CBSE background - Aggregate average of Class X & XII >= 85% marks & a CGPA of atleast 8/10 (Or equivalent CGPA's/Percentages) at the Graduate & Higher levels. b)Other backgrounds - Aggregate average of Class X & XII >=90% marks & a CGPA of atleast 8/10 (Or equivalent CGPA's/Percentages) at the Graduate & Higher levels.

OR B)Regardless of academic excellence at the Graduate & or Higher levels - If Class X and/or Class XII are from :- a)ICSE/CBSE background - Aggregate average of Class X & XII >= 94% marks. b)Other Backgrounds - Aggregate average of Class X & XII >= 96% marks.

OR C)Regardless of academic excellence at the school level you are welcome to apply :- a)If you are a Graduate of the IIT's/NIT/BITS/Anna University & have a Graduate level (Not higher levels) aggregate average CGPA >=9/10 (Or Equivalent) b)If you are a Graduate of any other University/College & have a Graduate level (Not higher levels) aggregate average CGPA >=9.4/10 (Or Equivalent).

Excellence in Entrance Examinations :-

OR IITJEE AIR upto 2500 ranks OR AIEEE AIR upto 2500 OR BITSAT score >=350 OR Aggregate CAT/XAT score >=95 percentile OR GMAT score >=720.

Consistent credentials at the Graduation and/or MBA/Other Equivalent levels as well. While we insist on good academic credentials, we are qualification agnostic and welcome applicants with backgrounds across Arts / Sciences / Commerce / Management / Engineering streams with/without an MBA/Other PG equivalents.

Very Good Co-Curricular and/or Extra Curricular Credentials with good communication skills.(Verbal and Written English ). Demonstrated Leadership traits at school and college.

Highly entrepreneurial, has no problem working demanding schedules, in a small team, Enjoys delivering under intense pressure and high client/candidate expectations. Possesses High energy & enthusiasm.

Voracious reader, enjoying intellectual rigour. Fast learner who has no barriers to demonstrate deep learning on subjects/industries totally new to him/her. Has a flair for  Business/Industry/Leadership Research.

Confident and comfortable to work in a strictly meritocratic, performance driven compensation & reward model wherein a significant part of the total compensation & rewards are tied strictly to the individual's performance.

If selected, willing to execute a written commitment to work with us at Chennai for atleast 18 months. Kindly speak to your family and all the decision influencers (Family Circle/Others) on your willingness to commit in writing for atleast 18 months with us, BEFORE you write to / call us. Make sure all of you concur. This is VERY IMPORTANT.

If you are a potential colleague and your profile matches ALL the criteria mentioned above (Strictly Non Negotiable), we invite you to connect with us to explore the opportunities mentioned below :-

General Management Trainee/Trainee – Executive Search – Candidates with 0-3 years of post qualification, full time work experience in any industry keen on moving into an enriching career in Executive Recruiting. Exceptional freshers are also welcome.

Associate–Executive Search – Candidates with 3-6 years of post qualification, full time work experience in any industry we service, keen on moving into an enriching career in Executive Recruiting. Should possess deep knowledge of atleast One Industry and have been an avid, regular reader of business magazines for alteast 2 years. Should have a referencable and demonstrated track record of excellence at work.

Senior Associate – Executive Search  – Candidates with 7-10 years of post qualification, full time work experience in any industry we service, keen on moving into an enriching career in Executive Recruiting. Should possess deep knowledge of atleast One Industry Cluster and have been an avid, regular tracker of that Industry Cluster for alteast 3 years. Should have a referencable and demonstrated track record of excellence at work going beyond the normal call of duty.

We are currently not hiring for any role above a Senior Associate. Compensation for all positions will be better than industry standards. Multiple positions are available at all levels. Exact details about the actual role, career path, selection process etc, will be shared with candidates whose profiles are of interest to us, on receipt of their profiles.

If your profile matches ALL the criteria mentioned above & you are passionate about working with us, we invite you to invest adequate time / effort to understand our business & demonstrate your sincere interest, potential & calibre by doing the following :-

1. Review www.theelitists.com in extensive detail. (Avoid Cursory reviews)

2. Visit www.aesc.com and www.bluesteps.com to understand more about Retained Executive Search Consulting. (Disclaimer: Please note, that for specific reasons we are not AESC/Bluestep members & neither we / they are affiliated in any way to each other.)

3. Google/Wiki to understand about Retained Executive Search Consulting, the career paths in this industry, personality traits of the best performers in this field etc.

4. Check whether you are open to relocating to Chennai, India.(Currently, we are not hiring for any other locations)

5. Apply if and only if you match our eligibility criteria.(Minor variations are acceptable if the candidate possesses excellent co-curricular credentials.)

6. All permanent positions are based at Chennai & require selected candidates to sign a service contract for a minimum period of 18 months.(Waived in case the selected candidate is a Graduate & has been selected into a premier business school in India/Internationally & can produce bonafides of joining the same.) Kindly discuss your willingness to sign a service contract with your Family & other decision makers/influencers BEFORE you apply. This is VERY important. Incase you are not willing to sign a service contract (For any reason), do NOT apply.

7. If you have applied for an internship and not a permanent position, kindly note that the duration of the internships vary & are decided on a case to case basis.

Our application process strives to eliminate casual applicants & helps us sift superior quality talent. We are looking to connect with highly professional candidates & expect a high level of sincerity to be exhibited in the application process.Unfortunately, over 90% of applicants who match our eligibility criteria, do not get shortlisted for further rounds because they have not invested adequate efforts in doing their homework (About us,Our industry, Our competitors, Career Paths & Role Profiles,Challenges etc),before they call us/meet us (In campus recruitments etc). Hence kindly ensure that you have done ALL the tasks mentioned above, before you proceed.

After completing these tasks, if you are really excited & match ALL our expectations, we invite you to call us at ++91-9282104333, at 9 am IST on any weekday for a telephonic interview. Be prepared to take detailed questions on your research during our call.

Regret that we would not be able to respond to email/telephonic queries in this regard, unless you match our expectations & have done your homework to our satisfaction, when you call us. We expect & appreciate, swiftness, decisiveness & passion, amongst other traits. Hence if you are a potential colleague matching our expectations, we looking forward to hearing from you & potentially having you in our team, soon.

Thanks for your time & attention ! Our best wishes to you !

Team-The Elitists