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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 Does Career Coaching Work? Executive Interview Questions

In case you are still confused whether to hire or not to hire a career coach for yourself, it is time that you look at the options on how career coaching actually works. As per reputed career coaches, the concept of executive career coaching involves brainstorming conversations and future focussed discussions. Why is Career Coaching Required? Many candidates stay clueless [...]

2 Way Street – Executive Interview Questions to Expect, and Ask

Wouldn't it be fantastic if you knew exactly what executive interview questions a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview?   While we unfortunately can't read minds, we'll give you the next best thing: a list of the most commonly asked interview questions asked to executives! It's a good idea to spend some time thinking about the [...]

Skype Job Interview Etiquette

Hiring Managers are becoming more are more technology savvy. Skype interviews can really be the best of both worlds — you still get face-to-face time with an employer while cutting travel out of the equation. It saves time and money and with global hiring also becoming more commonplace, it’s worth understanding how best to maximise your chances if you’re invited [...]

The 5 Best Executive Job Interview Tips

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking and tough. ...But executive job interviews can be even worse. They frequently last for days and involve tough tasks and decision-making exercises. But what if you had an unfair advantage? Perhaps a set of executive job interview tips that seem to automatically convince the job interviewers that you're the right person for the job? Well, [...]

5 Interview Questions You Must Nail In Your Executive Job Interview

Executive job interview tips Recently, you’ve received an interview invitation from an executive recruiter. The senior level role at a successful company sounds like a good fit for your skill set and work experience. To make the life-changing career move you need to excel in your executive job interview. This guide will lead you, as a C-level executive job seeker, [...]

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 bring your boldest self to your job interview [Lessons from psychologist Amy Cuddy]

How do you want to be seen in an executive job interview? You probably want your potential employer to see you as confident, genuine and commanding. Then why do we, all too often, approach the job interview with dread, execute it with anxiety, and leave it with regret? The stakes are high and we don’t present our best selves and [...]

Top 6 types of job interview questions for senior managers & executives

As a senior professional executive career coach & outplacement expert, you may feel out of practice when it comes to the executive or manager level job interview. Perhaps you’re used to being on the other side of the desk and being the candidate comes as a new challenge to you? You know that the key to a successful interview is [...]

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How to be the Real You in your next executive job interview

Job Interview coming up? Remember to bring ‘you’ to the party! If you don’t adequately prepare for an interview, you only have yourself to blame if you don’t get the job! Ever heard advice like that? In most cases it’s well meant, but ultimately flawed. Preparation for any senior level executive role should be comprehensive there’s no doubt; company accounts [...]

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‘Kick off your shoes’ for job interview success: How Emma’s adaptability won her the job

This is a story about a senior level candidate who, in a standout move, kicked off her heels during the selection process for the job of her dreams and actually landed the role. Here’s how her bold choice got her the job... When I met Emma, she had been in her job for almost 10 years. She knew she wanted to [...]

How to answer the interview question ‘tell me about yourself’ (part 2) [Podcast]

In this short podcast, Steve discusses what to include in your answer to the job interview question 'Tell me about yourself?' Follow this advice to craft a compelling personal pitch. https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/3_value_adds_converted.mp3 For more information, listen to: Tell me about yourself (part 1)

How to answer the interview question ‘tell me about yourself’ (part 1) [Podcast]

Steve Nicholls discusses how to approach the interview question: ‘tell me about yourself’. https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/tell_me_about_yourself.mp3 Want to know more about what to say? Listen here: Tell me about yourself (part 2)  

Will this type of job interview question trip you up? [Podcast]

Steve discusses the types of job interview questions which might trip you up in your next senior executive job interview. How prepared are you? https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Interview_Questions_Soft_Skills_converted.mp3

How to land that executive job interview (even after the job advert closing date)

A client of mine (let’s call him Chris for now) recently shared a story which I felt was worth putting in writing. It’s an encouraging story of being open minded, and at the same time having a strong degree of tenacity. While some of you will know I’m a major advocate of focussing on the unadvertised jobs market (or the [...]

Executive recruiters reveal top tips to triumph in an interview [SLIDESHARE]

Succeeding in your executive interview is the final step to landing your ideal senior level role. Yet, recruiters frequently express that many senior-level candidates are unable to communicate their achievements in interview. You only get one chance to impress, but how exactly do you do that? At senior level, candidates need to be exceptionally well prepared. In our recent independent [...]

Is the sound of your voice sabotaging your job interview?

It’s not WHAT you say so much as HOW you say it. According to one leading theory, 55% of human communication is with body language. You are left with just 7% on content and a whopping 38% on what you sound like. After 48 hours, 90% of a conversation is forgotten – what is remembered is the impression made. Your [...]

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Headhunter Insights with Laura Banks: Demonstrating cultural-fit

This month, we've asked Executive Headhunter and Accountancy and Finance specialist, Laura Banks to share her hints and tips for senior level candidates.  Laura highlights the importance of finding the right 'client-candidate match' and provides valuable insights to help candidates demonstrate they are a good cultural-fit with the company and build rapport in the job interview. Laura also reveals an interesting finding based on her recent [...]

Headhunter Insights with Peter Moseley: Job interview do’s and dont’s

We asked Executive Headhunter, Peter Moseley to share his perspective on how senior level candidates can accelerate their job search. His responses provide insight into how candidates can create a positive impression to catch a hiring manager’s attention in the job interview. Peter also reveals some interesting industry findings based on his recent experience headhunting in the construction and manufacturing [...]

Job Interview Prep is Boring!

…but is necessary, obviously. In this piece I want to drill into the executive level job interview preparation strategies which are working today, including some maybe not so obvious factors. Keep Applying / Researching: The first piece of advice here has nothing to do with the interview itself; clients that we work with, and others that we speak to, can [...]

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Trust your gut feelings

The intuitive compass Francis P. Cholle’s book The Intuitive Compass has been the major motivator and inspiration of mine, and my ideas and thoughts in this article draw heavily on the wisdom and ideas set out in that book.  Should you use your intuition (or that little voice we hear inside us sometimes; as if we know what we should do in [...]

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