Frequently Asked Questions

The more senior the role, the more likely it will be filled by an executive recruiter. Search consultants are used to filling more than 90% of C-Suite and Board level positions globally, with the vast majority of those roles filled in a confidential manner. If you aren’t approached by the recruiter, you won’t hear about the search. If the recruiter doesn’t know about you, you won’t hear from the recruiter.

You may be a CEO seeking a Board role. You may be a senior executive looking for your next step up the ladder. You may not be actively looking, but simply wanting to ensure that you are “on the radar” when the right opportunity does arrive. Whatever your circumstances, you should consider joining executives from more than 100 countries in creating a confidential profile on GatedTalent.

  • Why should I register?

    Because most senior level positions are not advertised. They are filled either by an in-house executive search team or a third-party search firm, working on an exclusive basis. If you don’t know the firm. and they can’t find you, you won’t be considered.

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  • What if I’m not actively looking?

    Most of our members are not. Most successful executives are not. However, that does not mean that they don’t want to be found if the ideal opportunity arises. Joining GatedTalent keeps you on the radar and open to new possibilities.

  • How is this site different to LinkedIn or Xing?

    LinkedIn and Xing are both examples of social websites. They are public platforms where everything you do can be seen by your colleagues, your staff, your shareholders. That’s why, according to a recent survey, only 38% of Fortune 100 CEOs have records on LinkedIn.* GatedTalent is a completely different model. Fundamentally, it is not a social network, nor does it operate like one. Our default settings will hide your name and contact details – and you have the option to mask other information that might identify you – such as your company or your title.

    * Taken from this LinkedIn article.

  • Which recruiters use the platform?

    GatedTalent is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dillistone Group Plc. The group works with over 1,600 executive recruiting firms along with in-house teams at major organizations – including Fortune 100, FTSE 100 and Private Equity firms along with not for profit organizations.

  • How will recruiters contact me?

    If a recruiter finds you on GatedTalent, he or she will contact you through the platform and make a connection request. If you accept, your information will be shared. If you refuse, it will not. You can remove a connection at any time.

  • I don’t have a Resume / CV. How can I register?

    Many of our members don’t have resumes – because most are not in an active job search. If you have one – great – we can use it to help you populate your profile. If you don’t, that’s fine too. We’ll ask a few questions about your background and experience plus your aspirations and you’ll be good to go!

  • Am I the right type of person for the platform?

    GatedTalent is open to anyone. The reality is that our clients are typically working in positions with a salary in excess of $100,000. However, this will certainly vary by industry and territory. There is no minimum salary requirement.

  • What does it cost to register?

    Nothing! You can create a GatedTalent profile entirely free of charge. However, we do recognize that many of our members are time scarce, and so we offer a premium onboarding service on demand. This sees us create a profile on your behalf based on the content of your resume (if you have one) or LinkedIn profile. The profile is then optimized around the roles that you wish to be considered for, ensuring that your profile is complete, focussed and reflects the criteria that recruiters in your sector typically search for. To learn more about this service please contact

  • What other services do you provide to your members?

    It is entirely free to create a profile on GatedTalent. This will allow our recruiter clients to search against your details and send you a connection request if they have an opportunity that they wish to discuss with you. If you accept a connection request, your contact details and full profile will be shared with the recruiter and they will be able to make contact with you directly. There is no charge whatsoever for this. However, with over 75,000 executives to be found in GatedTalent, some of our members choose to subscribe to a Premium Membership to increase their visibility, increase the likelihood of connection requests, and also to benefit from a range of other career-related content. To learn more about Premium Memberships, watch the video below, log into your GatedTalent account to upgrade or send an email to