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 Change Careers at 35

If you are facing changing careers at 35, you might be intimidated, but there are steps to an easy transition. Most people wonder how to change career at 35 at first, but when put into the right direction, you will be armed to find the dream career. Prepare Your CV The first step is to prepare your CV. Even though [...]

Must-Do CV Tips for Senior-Level Jobs

"Emphasize your strengths on your CV, in your cover letters and in your interviews. It may sound obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people simply list everything they've ever done. Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data". Marcus Buckingham No one needs to be told about the importance of a [...]

5 Smart Things to Do for Your Career This Spring

5 Smart Things to Do for Your Executive Career This Spring March is the beginning of the spring-cleaning season. It can also have relevance to your executive career. Could you use a little 'spring forward' when it comes to your professional life? Reset your Schedule There's not enough time in a day to do everything. Prioritize within your list of [...]

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, [...]

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 long does it take to find a job?

Finding your next senior role can take longer than you might think… How long will your executive job search take? How long does it take to find a job? The truth is, it depends on so many different factors: Time of year Geographical demand for your skills Whether you encounter ageism Your experience and salary requirements Your professional network Your job search [...]

Networking and interacting with recruiters: A head hunter’s view

I interviewed top head hunter Phil Sharp, Managing Director of Executive Headhunters Ltd. My questions to Phil were based around some of the concerns my clients have. So here you have it from a Head Hunters perspective. Q: How can senior level candidates network appropriately? I think the answer to this one really depends on whether the person is on [...]

What do recruiters look for on your CV? Executive recruiters advise.

Is your CV working for you? Ahh the humble CV... How drastically it has changed since Leonardo da Vinci listed his skills and capabilities down on that archaic medium known as paper in 1482. Yet, the reasoning behind the CV has changed very little and it’s safe to say that any predictions of the demise of the CV are perhaps [...]

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Executive Headhunter Tips with Emma Sankey

When asked what senior level candidates can do to boost success in their job search, a huge proportion of recruiters tell us that candidates need to improve the quality of their CV and learn to effectively communicate their achievements. Even when you’ve written what you believe to be a high-quality CV, the chances are it isn’t as good as you think [...]

CV style: What do executive recruiters prefer? [Podcast]

The Curriculum Vitae or Resume forms the foundation of your ‘personal brand’ which you will present to the recruitment market, and is often the first point of contact for your candidate / recruiter relationships. Yet, many recruiters express dissatisfaction with the quality of CVs they receive from senior executive candidates. So, what do recruiters want to see? Steve explains… https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CV_style.mp3 [...]

5 mistakes you’re making in your senior executive cover letters

When it comes to the expectations of the hiring manager, the bar has been raised. Expectations are much higher now and they are not prepared to take risks and aren’t afraid to wait for the right candidates. So how can you meet new expectations? As a senior level job seeker, you need to be thinking through every step, and making extra effort [...]

Executive recruiters reveal top tips for a compelling CV [SLIDESHARE]

The curriculum vitae or resume forms the foundation of your personal brand which you will present to the recruitment market. It is often the first point of contact for your candidate/recruiter relationships. Yet, candidates often struggle to get recruiters to take notice of their CV - and they don’t get enough job interviews. Recruiters frequently express that too many senior-level [...]

The CV & Personal Branding Consistency

What else can be written about the executive level CV that hasn’t already been said? It’s been a career/job staple now for many years, but depending on what articles you read, there seems to be a movement toward cloud based options (storing your data remotely online). So, is the paper CV dead? What uses should you put it to in todays [...]

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