Like many senior level job seekers our executive career coaches speak with, you might be feeling frustrated with your job search by now? In today’s competitive jobs market, you’re facing some challenges in securing a new position. But, your career depends on you doing it well. That’s where executive career coaching services come in. Executive Connexions will show you a more effective way to approach your job search.
Outplacement Testimonial: Executive Connexions has provided executive outplacement services for several of our employees. We found the team to be very helpful and adaptable in their approach which they tailored to the changing circumstances facing those leaving the business. Their coaches helped all of our employees to focus on the task of finding a new role, and have had a 100% success rate which is very satisfying for everyone.
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Executive Connexions help to prepare staff facing redundancy by providing tailored outplacement services, with either 1:1 career coaching support or group training as required. We can help in varying circumstances, including progression into a similar sector/role or sometimes helping launch a complete career change. You can expect:
Executive Connexions executive career coaching helps senior executives to land their next role, faster. Our 92% success rate is driven by our innovative personalised approach. We don’t offer off-the-shelf packages but we do tailor our executive career coaching services to your needs, including unique executive outplacement, social & digital career coaching programmes. An executive career coach will give you:
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This executive career coaching innovation has been designed from the ground up by Executive Connexions to help you differentiate yourself from the competition in your executive job search, but not only that – to then take that digital/social knowledge forward into your next leadership position and continue to grow your ‘social’ profile and presence as a company leader. This is an innovative executive career coaching & executive outplacement service.
You may be reading this because you suspect there’s a smarter way to handle your job search. There is. The unadvertised jobs market, otherwise known as the hidden jobs market is where 70-80% of all jobs, particularly at executive level, are to be found. Our executive career coaching services will support your job search, but to get started read the Executive Connexions white paper with 3 top tips. Click the ‘learn more’ button below to get your copy.
Before I started to work with Executive Connexions, I successfully worked as CFO and CEO in a small stock listed distribution company (sales: €36M) in Singapore for five years. As the main shareholder decided to change the strategic direction and my term was not renewed, he offered me another role in which I could contribute my financial skills.
However, this was far from equivalent to the scope, responsibilities and action radius I had before – so I was very frustrated and decided to look for approaches in the job search I have never used before. Additionally, I was looking for a way to increase my then rather poor networking skills – as before in the pure financial roles I was never interested in it, but I knew this was a weakness.
I had successfully worked as CFO and CEO in a small stock listed distribution company (sales: €36M) in Singapore for five years when the main shareholder decided to change the strategic direction, and my term was not renewed.
I was offered another role that was far from the scope, responsibilities and action radius I had before.
Being very frustrated, I entered the job search market. Unfortunately this required a new approach, and my networking skills were very poor.
I connected with Steve through LinkedIn and found him to be easy to speak to and flexible to my schedule.
His way of working matched more of who I was and how I worked, so working together through some hard topics was much easier.
I have a direction where I want to go and I have been working to adjust my skill set and education to get me to where I want to be. I have already received invites for lecturing events and plan to continue that in the future.
You can get in contact with us to see how our executive career coaching services can help you with your situation. Here are some examples of how an executive career coach London can help you:
For some it’s about landing the next senior executive role fast, or achieving the next level of salary. While we wouldn’t disagree with the focus of those goals, career coaching is also about finding the right role, while encouraging you to take charge of your career going forward.
We also see career coaching as an important piece of change management, as it also often requires some concepts and thinking that the recipient of the career coaching support may not be used to hence the analogy to change management.
Managing their career is something that everyone should be mindful of, for example re networking regularly while in a role, rather than just having a manic period of networking activity when job searching. Taking the long view is something which some people fail to do. What will your career look like in 5 years? 10 years?
This question and many more besides may not be the ones you’ve asked yourself. We ask these questions, and advocate on your behalf to headhunters and recruiters while being that ‘sounding board’ before the next role, as well as often the early days in a new role.
We realise that working with any kind of coach may be a new consideration for many senior level executives.
There’s also a certain amount of scepticism around any process involving an initial conversation; how hard sell will it be? Will the company really ‘get’ what you’re looking for?
This is where we stand out.
The entire concept of the initial career strategy call is around giving you the opportunity to explain your current situation and to receive some valuable, actionable advice.
Whether you decide to work with us or not, the call itself will be a useful opportunity for you to learn about the recruitment market, check your current search strategy, and perhaps discover a bit more about the career management industry.
To find out more information about the benefits of the career strategy call, review the criteria, and then book a convenient slot that suits you and your schedule.
Research suggests that the Return On Investment (ROI) of career coaching is easily demonstrated in being able to get a better (higher paid) role more quickly. Some statistics say it will cost you 10-15% of an annual salary per month while out of work, with some estimates even higher than that. So gaining support to land your next role faster, has tangible financial benefits.
Career coaching can benefit you a number of ways, which can be different for different people – for many it’s about landing their next role faster, for others it’s about improving networking skills and taking a more measured approach towards their next career step. You’ll learn skills that you can take forward and use again and again in future career moves.
We also help our clients to overcome obstacles such as perceptions around age; how to get the best from recruiters; tackling the feeling of being out of touch or over qualified; and having a poor network. In summary, we’ll help you to be the best candidate that you can be, and improve your networking skills going forward. Executive recruiters tell us that the more prepared candidates often have engaged in coaching.