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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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Mince Pies and Chill or Changing Gears? – Give your Career a Boost over Christmas

Ah, the festive season is here. The streets look glamorous. Hot chocolate with marshmallows are on tap. Everyone finally looks happy (mostly!). What will be on your agenda during the Christmas Break? Relaxing, relaxing, relaxing, going to parties, wrapping and unwrapping presents, or a focus on your job-hunting prospects? The time to put things in motion is now. Champions don't [...]

How to access the hidden jobs market: The senior executives guide [Webinar]

How to access the hidden jobs market using social and digital with Steve Nicholls and Jim Claussen Steve Nicholls, MD at Executive Connexions, is joined by Jim Claussen, Social Leadership Coach at Executive Social Academy for this exciting webinar to explore new ways of unlocking the hidden jobs market. It's clear that recruitment is changing and your social presence is becoming ever more [...]

How to write compelling articles for maximum impact

You know how important it is to develop your social presence as a leader. You’ve watched how thought leaders demonstrate their expertise and become well known within their field and you wish you could be noticed in the same way - attracting exciting leadership opportunities to you in the process. Perhaps you want to publish your first article, but don’t know how to [...]

Positioning yourself for success on social

Social media and the senior executive job search Living in today’s technology-based Internet society means that unless you’re scrupulous about erasing your every move in the digital ether, you have a digital footprint. Ensuring that that presence is meaningful and more than just a tick-box or accidental ‘being there’ creates an invaluable asset in your senior level job search. Jim [...]

Why you should be using ‘social and digital’ in your executive job search

We ran a video interview a few months back with my good friend Ted Coiné, where he outlines a number of great reasons why as a leader you should be increasing your social activity, and how the landscape is evolving. He mentioned how social leadership is the new thought leadership, and how social leadership sets you apart from other senior [...]

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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 Rise of Social – What’s This All About?

For senior leaders looking to better understand social, why it’s important and what is it all about here is a concise primer on social in the context of a rapidly transforming digital economy. This is important for executives seeking new positions of leadership today, and for leaders looking to understand how a digital and social mindset can help guide ‘digital [...]

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Land your next role faster: Ground-breaking strategy for senior executives

Executive search is changing. Employers are now seeking executives who can lead their companies into the digital future, vs. the industrial age leaders of old. Today, recruiters are shifting into technology to better find the right talent for the right position; to find talent for the modern digital age, based on your digital and social brand. The imperative for you is to [...]

[Press Release] HARNESS THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO BE FOUND BY THE ONLINE JOB MARKET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday 25 January 2016 More information: Steve Nicholls, MD, Executive Connexions Ltd steve@executiveconnexions.com Mobile +44 (0)7508 018470 Phone +44 (0) 203 384 4188   HARNESS THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO BE FOUND BY THE ONLINE JOB MARKET Leading career management consultancy Executive Connexions today announces Be Found, a pioneering new programme that will give senior executives [...]

Recruitment is changing: How executive jobs will find you [Podcast]

https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/RecruitmentischangingHowexecutivejobswillfindsocialleaders.mp3 Transcript The last couple of articles on the subject of securing executive jobs through the use of social media have covered what I think are more than compelling reasons for engaging in social (I’ll use social as a noun going forward) during your senior executive job search, and indeed using this approach into your next executive role and beyond. The [...]

Being Social: What’s it all about? [Podcast]

https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/BeingSocialWhatsItAllAbout.mp3 Transcript We’re accelerating toward a business world where the industrial age concepts and processes are being replaced by digital concepts and processes. This then of course requires a new set of skills for leaders of the future, as well as executive job seekers of the present. So why social? You’ll open up new opportunities, build new connections and be [...]

Harnessing the power of social media to land executive jobs

Ground-breaking job search strategy It’s getting close... A new way of attracting senior executive jobs to you, a pioneering new programme that will give senior executives the edge in the online job search market, is about to be launched. BE FOUND will enable senior executives to promote themselves in the dynamic environment of online executive recruitment, taking their personal brand to [...]

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Recruitment is changing: How executive jobs will find social leaders

The last couple of articles on the subject of securing executive jobs through the use of social media have covered what I think are more than compelling reasons for engaging in social (I’ll use social as a noun going forward) during your senior executive job search, and indeed using this approach into your next executive role and beyond. You can read [...]

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How will recruiters find you on social media? [Podcast]

https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/BeFoundonSocialMedia.mp3   Recruiters are working hard to find you for the right role. Here, Steve Nicholls discusses how you can increase your chances of being found by recruiters, executive headhunters and hiring managers for your next executive job.   Executive Connexions is pioneering a new approach to social media in senior executive recruitment, providing a practical and effective toolkit which even [...]

How your social presence will get you hired

Being Social: What's It All About? We’re accelerating toward a business world where the industrial age concepts and processes are being replaced by digital concepts and processes. This then of course requires a new set of skills for leaders of the future, as well as executive job seekers of the present. So why social? You’ll open up new opportunities, build [...]

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How recruiters will find you on social media

It might be helpful to begin with a brief bit of background around the situation re job search in the executive jobs market, as to be successful in this style of ‘reverse headhunting’, you’ll need to take on some fresh ideas, and unlearn some old job search habits. Today, recruiters are shifting into technology to better find the right talent [...]

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Headhunter Insights with Peter France: Social media

Peter France, an Executive Headhunter specialising in the retail sector, shares his perspective on headhunting. He talks about the importance of using social media in your executive job search, with insights on how to best use social media to connect with headhunters.  Peter also offers his observations of the retail industry and explains where he can make a difference to your career path as an [...]

How to adapt your job search strategy to succeed in the digital age

The executive jobs market has ‘gone social’, or is certainly heading that way. As a senior executive or board member looking for your next role, whether permanent, interim, or NED, you will have no doubt used social media to interact with recruiters, colleagues, or other contacts. But are you ready for ‘social’? Are you ready for the next phase of [...]

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LinkedIn is NOT your CV [Podcast]

Your LinkedIn profile offers the chance to show the recruiters, headhunters and employers that will search for you, what makes you different in a way that your CV cannot. Take the opportunity to demonstrate your values and personality. Show passion for your work. You're missing a trick if you simply copy and paste the content from your CV, as Steve explains... [...]

Twitter: The secret tool in developing recruiter relationships [Podcast]

According to Jobvite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Survey, an incredible 73% of recruiters have hired a candidate through social media. And more senior executives and recruiters use Twitter than you might think. Our MD Steve Nicholls explains how Twitter successfully breaks down barriers in developing candidate/recruiter relationships... https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Twitter_and_recruiter_relationships_converted.mp3  

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