Frequently Asked Questions
exec-appointments.com is a job board specially for executives seeking jobs – in
any sector or country - that pay in excess of £50K (or equivalent). We are
part of Financial Times Recruitment Solutions and are owned by The Financial Times
Ltd. For more information, see About Us.
We carry paid-for job ads from direct employers, recruitment consultancies and agencies.
All our advertisers are checked and have to sign up to our advertising
terms and conditions. All job ads are classified carefully so that they
appear in appropriate job searches, email alerts and "browse jobs" pages.
No. There are no charges to jobseekers for finding, viewing or applying for any
of the jobs advertised on our site. Registration, needed for some features, is also
free of charge. Our non-job advertisers and providers of content, eg within the
Career Services section, may of course be promoting their own paid-for products
No, but you do need to register to apply for jobs, to receive job alerts by email,
and to save your jobs shortlist as well as view your job applications record. You
also need to register if you wish to use the mobile-friendly version of exec-appointments.com,
which is m.exec-appointments.com. Registration is free, quick and easy.
Absolutely. As well as basic registration info, we also ask for some optional details
about your current or last position, so that we can use these data to help target
relevant jobs to you as well as providing aggregated, anonymous statistics to our
advertisers so they know the calibre of candidates available on our site. We will
never provide any of your personal details to any third party – see our
a compatible browser. We support the recent versions of the major browsers (Internet
Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome). Also ensure that the popup or ad blocking
options set up in your browser or security software are not preventing the full
operation of the site. Test turning them off, and if that corrects the issue, make
sure exec-appointments.com is an ‘allowed’ site.
We’ll send you an email daily if there are jobs that match the criteria you’ve selected
for your job alert. If you’re not getting regular mails, first check (in the My
Account area) that the search the email alert is based on is returning results on
the website. If it is not, review your criteria: you may need to broaden them so
that more jobs are selected.
If that’s not the issue, then check that your spam filter is not trapping our mails,
and amend your settings to allow email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you apply for a job advertised on exec-appointments.com, you are communicating
directly with the advertiser. Advertisers have varying policies and practices on
whether or not they acknowledge receipt of applications and whether they respond
to unsuccessful candidates. You can be confident that the advertiser will have received
your application. We record all applications sent via our site (although if the
response mechanism is via the advertiser’s own site, we can’t do so) and these records
are available to the advertiser so that they can check that they’ve received all
those sent and request a resend if necessary.
If you are interested in becoming a non-executive director, you will find our FT Non-Executive Directors Club of interest.
Or, for other assistance in your job search, see the services and advice available
in our Career Services section. Job ads for
business leaders and senior appointments also appear in the Financial Times newspaper
This is at our advertisers’ discretion, but is normally around one or two weeks.
We have such excellent candidates using exec-appointments.com that advertisers usually
find that they receive the response they need within a short space of time. We never
artificially prolong the life of an ad – it is removed as soon as the advertiser’s
specified booking expires or earlier if they take it down – so you can be confident
in the quality and recency of the jobs on exec-appointments.com.
If you have saved a job to your shortlist, it will be removed once it has expired
or been removed. When you apply for a job, its details will continue to be available
to you for as long as you wish to keep them.
Yes – and you can apply for a job if you use Dropbox or Google Drive. You can browse
and search on the site, register, login, save searches and shortlist jobs from most
devices. To apply for a job on a tablet or mobile phone, you will need to have an
account with either Dropbox or Google Drive, and be able to access it from your
device. Simply pick the upload from Dropbox or Google Drive option on our Apply
page for the job you’re interested in, login, and pick the CV (and optional letter)
you want to use. You can of course customise your CV (and optional letter) using
the normal Dropbox or Drive access and edit options first.
If you prefer to read your job alert emails on your Blackberry or mobile, you may
find it best to pick the "text" email option within My Account.
If you are using a tablet or mobile device on which you can access your Dropbox
or Google Drive account, you can select a CV and, optionally, an accompanying letter.
We recommend that you do not use the Dropbox or Google Drive options from a shared
or public computer unless you ensure that you are completely logged-out from those
applications once you have finished, as well as having logged-out from exec-appointments.com.
If you leave the "remember me" box ticked, your username and password will be saved
in a cookie on this computer. This means that next time you visit this site you
will not need to re-enter these details. If you delete the cookie or your browser
is set to not accept cookies this function will not work. You can de-select the
function at any time by clicking on the "Sign Out" option.
Warning: we suggest you do not select the "remember me" function if you use a shared
computer or non-secure access.
If you haven`t found an answer to your question, contact us.