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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 your social presence will get you hired [Podcast]

https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Howyoursocialpresencewillgetyouhired.mp3 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 able [...]

Is your age holding you back in your job search and what can be done? [Podcast]

https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Isyourageholdingyoubackinyourjobsearchandwhatcanbedone.mp3 Transcript Louise: Hi there, this is Louise from Executive Connexions. My role is engaging with recruiters in order to introduce our clients to them. I am joined today by my colleague Daniel. Daniel is responsible for connecting with our senior executive clients and helping them to better understand our career coaching services. This podcast is entitled: Is your age holding [...]

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 [...]

The value of understanding the mindset of executive recruiters [podcast]

https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Thevalueofunderstandingthemindsetofexecutiverecruiters-LouiseWilson.mp3 Transcript Hi there, this is Louise from Executive Connexions. My role at Executive Connexions is to connect with recruiters and headhunters, learn as much about them as possible, and to help senior candidates link up with these recruiters. This podcast is entitled: The value of understanding the mindset of executive recruiters. I’ve created this short podcast after absorbing some [...]

What is career coaching? [Podcast]

In this short podcast, Steve talks about career coaching – What is it? Where do we sit in the recruitment industry? What are some of the things we can do for you? https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Career_Coaching_what_is_it_converted.mp3

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 [...]

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... [...]

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)  

The hidden jobs market [Podcast]

What is the hidden jobs market and what does this mean for you? Find out how, with a concerted effort and a battle plan, you can begin to navigate the hidden jobs market today. https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Hidden_Jobs_Market_converted.mp3 For more information, download the Hidden Jobs Market report here: Navigating the Hidden Jobs Market: A report for senior executives

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

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  

Career Change Expert Interview with Devi Clark [PODCAST]

Devi, of New Leaf Coaching, interviews Executive connexions' MD, Steve Nicholls, about career change. Listen now to discover: How to identify your top strengths, motivations and skills What really helps executive-level candidates get over the emotional barriers to change Where to look for the ‘hidden jobs market’ of unadvertised positions https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SteveNicholls_Interview-10-07-14.mp3   Find out how our proven “kick start” career change [...]

Introduction to 60 Second Career Podcasts with Career Coach Steve Nicholls [Podcast]

Executive Career Tips in 60 seconds; unrehearsed, unscripted, and brought to you in digestible 60 second (or thereabouts!) chunks of executive career tips. Hope you enjoy them, and do please contact us direct to request content or questions to be addressed for future Podcasts. Every Podcast in this series will be based on a question I have been asked. https://www.executiveconnexions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/intro_converted.mp3

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Age. Is it just a number? [Podcast]

If you perceive age or experience to be a barrier in your executive job search, we suggest ‘putting on the blinkers’, and focusing on your value to the role. Many recruiters are shocked at the general lack of preparation, poor CV and an inability to communicate achievements; get this right and you’re a strong candidate for the role, regardless of [...]

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