Our Executive Career Advice includes support around landing your next role faster through solid career advice, achieving more interviews with CV advice, helping build your personal brand, learning about the hidden jobs market & finding the executive headhunters and thought leadership to ensure that opportunities come to you.

Our career advice & guidance insights will advise you on various elements of the executive job search world, all designed to help you land your next role faster. It's important to take the right paths when carrying out your job hunt, career change or executive coaching (whether you are focusing on individual executive career coaching or professional outplacement), and therefore our career advice blog is a vital tool to your success.

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Career U-Turn? A Career Coach Can Help You Through It

Are you stuck in a rut that you can’t seem to shake and are considering a career change? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or find work you feel passionate about? Jobs are not just jobs but areas of personal development and purpose. But the path isn't always clear. At times it's a rocky mountain path with limited visibility because [...]

Changes ahead – How to Write a Career Change CV

Most of us will go through a career change at some point in our lives. This may be the result of long-held aspirations or the discovery of a new dream. Or it may be for financial or location reasons. Decisions have been made. Now you need a fresh, revamped CV (Resume)! Identify your Transferable Skills In your career change CV, [...]

Fake News – You can’t change your career at 40

Do you remember the excitement of turning a page of your favourite book? The anticipation of what might happen, holding your breath and being thrilled about the story... Your life is like a book and sometimes it's worth turning a page to progress your story instead of reading the same page over and over again. To make a career change [...]

How to Resign From an Executive Job

The top reasons people quit and move onto something new is a lack of advancement opportunity at their current company, a negative work environment, an unproductive relationship with their boss and, of course, money. There is a good way and a bad way to quit a job for a change of career. The former sets you up for success while the [...]

Career Change – live your professional life to the full

Dr Spencer Johnson wrote a wonderful book on how to find happiness called: Who moved my cheese.  It’s a great little read for those who are at the career crossroads. The story is about four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a representation of what you want [...]

How to manage a career change

It’s a familiar feeling… Monday morning… One day, one day I’ll make a career change for the better. For most of course, that day never comes unless you look for some executive career advice. It has been a historic challenge for many people to know how to change their career. Most career coaching clients that we work with are looking [...]

Planning your next career move? How to find your element

From spin doctor to coach Let me tell you a little about myself. Ten years ago I was working in Government. I’ll come clean; I was a spin doctor. I was based in the Home Office, working alongside civil servants and politicians, translating policy into messages that could be shared with the general public via the media, speeches and events. [...]

Your concise career change guide: How to choose a new career that’s right for you

Are you considering a fresh start? Lacking in new career ideas? Where do you begin? Competition for jobs has never been more fierce, so ensure you have decided on what you really want to do next in your ideal career before jumping from the frying pan to the fire (whether you’re currently working or not working). This requires taking a step [...]

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The truth about transferable skills and the senior level jobs market [3 smart tactics to break into a new industry]

“When it comes to management there are certain skills and character traits that are always transferable” - James Caan Transferable skills are necessary for almost any kind of work. You've probably read many articles telling you which transferable skills you must have as a senior executive and why these skills are so important for senior managers. Here, James Caan highlights ‘The Top Transferable [...]

5 ways candidates can sell themselves to employers in other industries [Executive Headhunters’ guide to transferable skills]

Feel like you’ve achieved all you can in your current industry? Wondering if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence? Thinking about pursuing a career goal you’ve constantly been putting off? These aren’t uncommon thoughts for successful senior executives and in fact, people in general. It’s wired in to us to want more from our lives, [...]

Headhunter Insights with Paul Fitzsimmons: Impress the hiring manager

This month, we’re bringing you executive job search advice from Paul Fitzsimmons, Executive Headhunter and a specialist in the public transport and aviation markets. Paul reveals why most senior level candidates fail and how you can do more to impress a hiring manager. He reveals industry findings based on his experience headhunting, which will be particularly valuable to Project Managers [...]

Career Change Expert Interview with Devi Clark [PODCAST]

Devi, of New Leaf Coaching, interviews Executive connexions' MD, Steve Nicholls, about career change. Listen now to discover: How to identify your top strengths, motivations and skills What really helps executive-level candidates get over the emotional barriers to change Where to look for the ‘hidden jobs market’ of unadvertised positions https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SteveNicholls_Interview-10-07-14.mp3   Find out how our proven “kick start” career change [...]

Is Flexible Working for You?

We live in a flexible world. One in which social media and emerging technology has made connectivity and keeping in touch faster and easier than ever before… and also enables different, more flexible, working patterns and arrangements. Is this progress helping or hindering our everyday work / life balance though? And how do you decide if a more flexible style [...]

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