Services We Provide

Services We Provide at Our Search Firm in Carlsbad, CA

With over twenty years of experience, our clients consider us the boutique search firm in Carlsbad, CA, to choose. Our reputation for excellence in expert recruitment has developed from our long history of achievements, and National Search Associates is proud to offer a suite of recruitment services to fit our clients’ needs.

Retained Search

Retained Search

Retained Search

Our retained search division provides the ability to attract executive talent for key senior leadership positions.


The most valuable asset of any company is their executive leadership team and with our retained search division, National Search Associates provides a dedicated team of highly trained professionals to work the search from inception through placement. Our executive search project team partners with our clients to develop in-depth candidate assessment profiles to ensure that candidate characteristics and professional experiences are in alignment with the client's organizational needs. A Project Manager is assigned to the team to make sure that every aspect of the search is addressed with the utmost precision and experience.

Performance Based Fee Structure

Performance-Based Fee Structure

A performance-based fee structure was developed for clients seeking talent for mission critical needs that can’t be sacrificed through a long open-ended search process and a highly focused approach is desired.


Our Project-Based Executive Search and Recruitment services are based on performance and our commitment to deliver results. Compensation for these services is minimal to initiate the search, with the balance tied to achievement of clearly defined and mutually agreed upon milestones as they are met throughout the search process. National Search Associates believes it’s important to partner with our clients and engage in a shared-risk approach when it comes to fulfilling our clients’ highest priority requisitions.

Contingency Search

Contingency Search


Contingency search is offered to complement our clients’ internal and external sourcing strategies to ensure the best candidate is hired.


With 100% contingency fee based search, our highly experienced recruiters will focus on your specific scientific search needs in order to provide you with outstanding service on permanent, contract or consulting positions. Over the last two decades National Search Associates has successfully placed over 1,100 candidates from Scientist through Director level on a contingency basis.

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