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.

Welcome to the Blog - Career Tips to Accelerate Your Career Success

How To Change Careers

Have you been working in the same area of business for many years and you are ready for a change? Many people assume that because they have spent most of their adult life working in one area of business that they have to stay in it, even if they are miserable. The fact of the matter is that if you [...]

No Holding Back! – Long Distance Job Search

Sometimes the perfect executive level job for you just doesn’t seem to exist in your area. Do you desire to move to a new city (or country) and have a fresh start? If so, it is likely that you will need to search for a job in your future location. Searching for a new job can be difficult in itself; [...]

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Hidden Benefits of Career Coaching

What Are The Benefits Of Career Coaching? A career coach can be a wonderful asset for any executive at a career crossroads. Whether you're unsure which path to take, you're hoping to find a new passion, or you're ready to move to the next level, getting an outside perspective from a professional can be extremely helpful. Career coaches can guide [...]

Does Hiring Really Slow Down in the Summer?

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald   The heat-wave finally hit us and it's here to stay (well, for a while anyway...)! We day dream in an office [...]

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Tell Your Story to land your next Executive Job

Our specialist voice coach Matthew Clarke gives you some great tips to consider when aiming to land your next executive role. Human communication is a very complex science which has been written about by some of the most learned minds on the planet. I am not going to even attempt to better anything that you could read from them. What [...]

No IFS, ANDS or BUTS- Take control of your Executive Career

“Warriors take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.” – ancient Samurai saying It's not in vogue anymore to do a job that doesn't satisfy you only because it pays well. The new trend is to do what you love and be handsomely paid for it. If you are stuck in a [...]

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How to Navigate Outplacement

Outplacement used to be a service offered by employers to smooth the exit of key employees from the business. But now many organisations are using it in a more strategic way to ensure they develop the right talent and that employees emerge stronger from major changes. Outplacement Services are simply career coaching services funded by the employer to assist ex-employees in [...]

3 Tips For Choosing The Right Outplacement Company In South Africa

Most employers in today's times in South Africa understand how traumatizing it is for downsized employees to lose their jobs. Out of a sense of responsibility, they offer career transition assistance to the outgoing members. Sometimes employees themselves leave their previous jobs in search of better career opportunities. In both these cases, outplacement services in South Africa can be of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Redundancy: Employers should show a human touch

Redundancy: Employers should show a human touch When you’re going through a redundancy exercise before and through outplacement or executive career coaching support, you could concentrate so much on procedures that you might forget that you’re dealing with individuals. Employees will have different questions and concerns, and there are some things that you may be able to do to make things [...]

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 [...]

How to Nail the Job Search When You’re a Busy Executive

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and will always solve the problems of [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Using Social Media to Build your Executive Personal Brand

How To: Personal Branding Social Media "Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking chords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is easy to be cynical about such things, much harder to be successful". – Sir Richard Branson   A strong executive personal brand will differentiate you from others by showcasing the value you offer [...]

The show must go on…. How to survive in a job you hate while you work your EXIT PLAN

Help I Hate My Job! You wake up in the morning feeling like you've been punched in your stomach. You don't want to go there but you have to. Thoughts are racing through your mind while you're making your coffee (or standing in the queue at your favourite coffee shop). What to do if you hate your job? Stress kicks [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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