How we work

We start by making sure we’re adequately briefed on each role and discuss the qualities, qualifications and experience expected in the ideal candidate.


Depending on the nature of the role, we do any or all of the following:

  • We search our own database of more than 30,000 industry professionals, built up over many years
  • We conduct in-depth research into relevant companies and identify potential contenders to approach
  • We reach out to our extensive, global network of contacts in search of recommendations and referrals
  • We advertise open positions, using specially-created ad copy designed to attract high calibre responses.


We thoroughly screen all potential candidates and interview those who appear to match our clients’ parameters. We only submit candidates who match the requirements, and candidate CVs are accompanied by a ‘profile’ in which we highlight candidates’ relevant skills and experience.


We arrange all interviews, following up with candidates post interview in order to convey their feedback to our client. We also ensure that all applicants, whether successful or unsuccessful, are kept informed throughout the process.

For further details and information on our fee structure, please get in touch with a member of our team.

Searchlight operates a strict Diversity Policy when recruiting; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, financial ability, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age.