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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How to Tap into the Invisible- The Hidden Job Market

What if your perfect job is not advertised in a traditional way? What if you had to stretch your job hunting skills to find it? There are plenty of unadvertised or "hidden" jobs out there, but discovering them takes (yes, sometimes a little bit of luck) a great many smart discovery tactics. The Hidden Job Market refers to all the [...]

What is the Hidden Jobs Market?

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How To Find Unadvertised Jobs – The Unadvertised Jobs Market

If you ask most people how they heard about their last or current job, very few would say they answered an advertisement as most jobs are within the unadvertised jobs market. Advertised jobs only constitute a small portion of the total number of job vacancies. In fact, most persons would say they heard about their last job from someone they knew [...]

Hidden Jobs Finder – How to Find Hidden Jobs

As an experienced hidden jobs finder, I have spoken extensively about the benefits of focusing on personal branding and the hidden jobs market and its important that you know how to find hidden jobs by navigating it efficiently. I still see many instances where executives are ignoring this, or paying little attention to the potential. So, I’d like to revisit this [...]

How to re-focus your job search & career planning

Let's begin with a short Career Q&A to help you with some executive career advice: During your career, how many times have you come to a role by applying for it How many times has a role come to you… through a personal introduction, reference or invitation? Have you had roles where your CV/resume was a formality? Have you had roles where [...]

The August Job Search

The August Job Search Hello? Hello?!!! Is there anybody there?! It can feel a bit like this trying to get through to anyone in recruitment during August. Your job search could start to feel like it’s grinding to a halt Although ‘Staycations’ are the new trend, many UK residents (including head hunters, recruiters and hiring managers) will have planned their [...]

How to effectively use job boards in your search for a new senior level role

I'm going to cover how to effectively use job boards in your executive job search in this article. Executive career advice is plentiful on our website, so feel to use a key word search for other subjects. Job boards are a necessary component in the job hunting jigsaw, but they’re often somewhat underutilized by senior level executives. I fully understand the reticence to unleash your [...]

How to ensure a smooth outplacement process

How do HR Directors and Consultants facilitate a smooth exit for staff affected by redundancy, in terms of outplacement career coaching? Outplacement; Defined as the provision of assistance to redundant employees in finding new employment, either as a benefit provided by the employer directly, or through a specialist service. To the subject of outplacement, I’d like to hopefully offer something [...]

Can your next leadership job find you?

Throughout your career… How many times have you come to a role by applying for it? How many times has a role come to you… through a personal introduction, reference or invitation? Have you had roles where your resume was a formality? Have you had roles where relationships were what opened the door of opportunity? Business is about relationships, about [...]

The executive’s guide to the hidden jobs market

Is job search competition holding you back? What’s holding you back in your executive job search? Tough competition for jobs? A lack of suitable vacancies? These concerns rank amongst the most common obstacles faced in securing a new position – according to senior executives interviewed in a recent study:  “A huge shortage of jobs means there is high competition when a role becomes [...]

How to get headhunted for your next executive role

You receive a call from an executive headhunter. He shows a genuine interest in you and knows all about your career to date. He’s keen to talk to you about an exciting job possibility with a renowned company. A tailor-made opportunity with a company you’d love to work for; a ringing endorsement of your career achievements so far. You feel [...]

The hidden jobs market [Podcast]

What is the hidden jobs market and what does this mean for you? Find out how, with a concerted effort and a battle plan, you can begin to navigate the hidden jobs market today. https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Hidden_Jobs_Market_converted.mp3 For more information, download the Hidden Jobs Market report here: Navigating the Hidden Jobs Market: A report for senior executives

The secrets of the executive job search: what’s really holding candidates back? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How long do you expect your executive job search to take? One month? Three months? Six months? It turns out, many senior executives are spending longer than anticipated searching for their next role. 51% of candidates have been searching for their new role for more than four months with 1 in 10 still searching after a year. What affect is this having on [...]

3 ways to speed up your executive job search

Is your senior executive job search taking longer than you had planned? Has your resilience started to fray around the edges? We’ve just received the findings from an independent detailed candidate and recruiter survey, which found that 51% of candidates had been looking for their new role for four months or longer, with 1 in 10 still looking after 12 [...]

Top 7 tips to supercharge your 2017 executive jobs push

As we approach the inevitable Christmas recruitment slow down, please don’t be totally taken in by this… there’s still activity out there! Ironically, it could actually be easier to get through to senior level head hunters and recruiters in December as they’re under less pressure from candidate calls and emails. So if you’re a senior level executive engaged in a [...]

Getting past Gatekeepers [Podcast]

Taking the time to develop relationships with peers, recruiters and key players in your industry can have surprising results and you should aim to continue this process throughout your whole career, whether you are engaged in an active job search or not. https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/gatekeepers_converted.mp3

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