Tested Leaders is a retained search firm offering unique services to its clients, both employers and candidates. As a candidate, you can anticipate an exceptionally thorough review of your credentials and experience. High caliber executives generally enjoy this opportunity to reflect on their accomplishments, key strengths and long term career objectives. Below is a summary of the selection process.


Tested Leaders will contact you with the relevant opportunities that match your career goals. Under no circumstance will your information be shared with a potential employer without your consent.

The first conversation with one of our consultants will determine your fit for a specific position and gauge general interest. An appointment will be set for an in-depth interview by phone or in person. Plan on two to three hours for this opportunity for us to thoroughly understand your strengths and experiences. We will also seek to understand your compensation requirements.


If there is mutual agreement to proceed, you will be asked to submit references and take a variety of test batteries, both online and in person. These test measure a candidates’ intellectual, analytical and, if relevant, mechanical abilities. Additionally, personality factors and management styles are ascertained to identify suitability for the position and the employer. Pending reference checks and test results, a first interview will be scheduled with the employer Human Resources and with the senior hiring managers.

Interview Preparation

A Tested Leaders consultant will provide you with the key information you will need for your interview. If a second round of interviews are required, additional information will be provided as appropriate.

Post-Interview Follow Up and The Offer

Your consultant will follow up with you and each of your interviewers for feedback and, at that point, the next step will be determined. Details of the offer will be discussed with you in advance of a written offer to ensure that every question you have is answered prior to acceptance of the position.

Post-Placement Reviews

Congratulations! You have been hired! Our relationship does not end with your successful candidacy. Your Tested Leaders consultant will follow up with you at 30, 90 and 180 day intervals to ensure the on-boarding process is going well. If necessary, we will provide feedback to the company to assist in any transition issues.