Custom Search
An inexpensive search method giving access to thousands of skilled candidates and referral sources. Designed to source active and passives candidates on a scale not achievable with conventional advertising. Saves on costly advertising and is a fast, easy, way to condense the hiring process.
  • Job description assistance
  • Recruit and advertise
  • Diversity advertising
  • Extensive research for likely candidates
  • Follow-up with interested candidates and nominees

Your search committee shortlists finalists, and quickly reaches first round interview stage.

Additional options help your search committees to accelerate the search and save time:
  • KeySearch/Custom Search Hybrid - This joint approach reaches both active and passive candidates expeditiously.
    In addition to the custom search services above:
    1. Initial meeting between Academic Keys and search committee and leadership. The meeting may be in person, phone, or electronically. During this meeting, we develop a thorough understanding and consensus with the search committee and leadership on the requirements of the position:
      • qualifications
      • characteristics
      • experience
      • soft and hard skills
    2. Our researchers use the material from the initial profile development meetings to selectively contact passive and active candidates fitting the university's needs. We then market the position and the institution to prospective candidates via phone calls, emails, and outreach through personal and professional networks. Highly effective, these efforts require significant time for research, outreach, and follow-through marketing of the position and institution that universities do not normally have.
  • Custom Search + Review candidate materials for minimum requirements
    In addition to Custom Search services above, our team of experienced search consultants review candidate materials, identifying candidates with the qualifications and experience meeting your minimum specifications. Your search committee only reviews candidates qualified for the position, saving precious time and shortening searches.
  • Custom Search + Full evaluation of candidates
    In addition to Custom Search services above, our consultants review applicant materials, identifying candidates with qualifications and experience meeting your criteria. Included are recommendations and reasons for selecting candidates. With this information, committee members can quickly assess candidates.