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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New York means Business- Career Options in the Big Apple

Frank Sinatra sang: If I can make it there I'll make it anywhere It's up to you New York..... I want to wake up in a city That never sleeps And find I'm a number one Top of the list New York means business and there's nothing subtle about it. It requires an Empire State of mind. There are multiple [...]

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 [...]

Ignite your networking flame- but please don’t burn anyone

“What people say and feel about you when you've left a room is precisely your job while you are in it.” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru   Networking is a door opener. Every person can introduce us to new ideas, expand our knowledge and lead to new business adventures. However, it won't happen if you don't make an effort to connect. Business [...]

To LinkedIn or not to LinkedIn – that is the question…

I heard through the grapevine that the days of the traditional CV are numbered.... However, some recruiters and career development consultants say the CV is not dead yet and it's still not quite time to drop this carefully crafted, battle-tested document. Others say that LinkedIn profile has surpassed it in terms of importance to modern job seekers. Where's the truth? [...]

The Do’s & Don’ts of Job Searching while still Employed

“Don’t quit your job until you find another one.” How many times have we all heard this saying? Is this truly the best thing to do for a C-Level executive job seeker? And what happens when you have become so unhappy with your current job that you can’t see yourself staying on for even another week? Based on the advice [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Executive career coaching case study: Head of Systems for USA-based retailer

This is a career coaching case study from one of our recent CIO/CTO level clients, a high level I.T. practitioner based in the USA. We asked a few questions about his experiences of working with us, and his answers follow: My experience of working with Executive Connexions was that I primarily achieved having a “road map”, in order to connect [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to take a strategic approach to networking [Podcast]

https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/How_Strategic_Networking_Can_Accelerate_Your_Caree.mp3 Transcript Hi, Daniel here. I’ve spent some time looking at how senior executives can network effectively, with our Networking Skills Coach, John Harvey. In order to get the most out of your networking, it's vital to do your research and invest time in yourself. Determine which area you want to work in, defining parameters by sector and location. Dare [...]

How strategic networking can accelerate your career success [Podcast]

https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/How_Strategic_Networking_Can_Accelerate_Your_Caree.mp3 Transcript I’m Daniel Shermon, Career Coaching Coordinator at Executive Connexions. I’d like to share with you, some insights from our Networking Skills Coach John Harvey, who recently explained how strategic networking can accelerate your career success. All too often people dismiss networking as a 'necessary evil' that's nevertheless an important part of their company's business development strategy. We may [...]

How strategic networking can accelerate your career success

All too often I hear people dismiss networking as a 'necessary evil' that's nevertheless an important part of their company's business development strategy. I may wholeheartedly disagree with the term 'evil' but it's always good to hear networking being referred to as 'necessary'. You will hear a lot of the word "networking" in our executive career coaching & outplacement services. [...]

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Forget the whole idea of ‘networking’… do this instead [Podcast]

In this 60 second podcast, Louise shares one quick tip that will alter the way you approach networking events, taking the fear and anxiety out of connecting. https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/60secondpodcast-Forgetthewholeideaof“networking”...dothisinstead.mp3 Transcript Many professionals don’t like, or feel they’re not good at, networking. If that sounds like you, perhaps you’ve lost sight of what networking really is? For some, networking has become about [...]

Are you making this big networking mistake?

What does the word ‘networking’ mean for you? For me, it conjures up images of a small space crammed with people; some awkwardly making small talk, some deep into delivering their elevator pitch. There’s that annoying guy running around the room thrusting his business cards into the sweaty palms of politely uninterested attendees. Everyone wants to sell and be known. [...]

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 [...]

Headhunter Insights with Andrew Ellis: Networking for introverted professionals

There are certain aspects of the executive job search that people often find difficult. Networking is one of these areas. We initially see many of our new clients struggling to network effectively and senior level job candidates often ask us for advice on this. When we spoke with Andrew Ellis, Divisional Manager at Executive Headhunters, we asked him to share his ideas on how [...]

How did I get my first Non-Exec position? Network Network Network

John Welth, Director at NEDonBoard.com A guest article written by John Welth, Director at NEDonBoard.com [The Professional Network for Non-Executive Directors]. This article was originally published here. These days, more and more organizations are looking for a highly qualified non-executive director to help their companies. If this is your vocational objective, you should know that the key to getting your first NXD position [...]

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