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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We reveal how long your executive job search could take

To inform our approach around executive career advice, we commissioned PFA Research to undertake independent research into the senior level job market, to gain a clear insight into how today’s market works from a candidate and recruiter’s perspective and gauge the awareness and understanding of the benefits of career development support. Over 100 candidates looking for senior executive positions were [...]

How to start building a strong relationship with a recruiter

It’s not what you know; it’s who you know, right? This is certainly true in recruitment. Many senior level recruiters and executive headhunters have an easily accessible pool of high quality candidates. If you’re not in that pool, then you’re making your executive job search a whole lot harder. So how can you, as a senior level candidate, build strong [...]

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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 [...]

5 great reasons you should take a call from a recruiter or headhunter – even if you’re not seeking a new role

When you get the call from an executive recruiter or a headhunter, don’t hang up! I am constantly surprised when senior executives tell me they never speak to recruitment professionals. Take a few minutes to hear what they have to say - you may be glad you did! 5 benefits of developing a relationship with an executive headhunter or senior level [...]

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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 [...]

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 James Boyer: Building relationships with headhunters

'James Boyer, Headhunter' Executive Headhunter James Boyer, a specialist in the online gaming industry, shares his unconventional job search tips for senior executives.   James offers advice to help senior executives improve their approach to networking and goes on to explain how you can begin to build a strong relationship with a Headhunter. He provides insight into the gaming industry and you'll find out why you should [...]

The secrets of the executive job search: what’s really holding candidates back? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How long do you expect your executive job search to take? One month? Three months? Six months? It turns out, many senior executives are spending longer than anticipated searching for their next role. 51% of candidates have been searching for their new role for more than four months with 1 in 10 still searching after a year. What affect is this having on [...]

Executive recruiters reveal top tips to triumph in an interview [SLIDESHARE]

Succeeding in your executive interview is the final step to landing your ideal senior level role. Yet, recruiters frequently express that many senior-level candidates are unable to communicate their achievements in interview. You only get one chance to impress, but how exactly do you do that? At senior level, candidates need to be exceptionally well prepared. In our recent independent [...]

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 [...]

Recruitment Trends Forecast 2015 – Candidate Tips

This article has drawn from the findings of the latest LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends 2015 survey which asked several questions of recruiters globally ref trends over the past 4 years. Some percentages used are approximations. The specific section of the report I focussed on was around sourcing of hires and the respective % movement. If it’s where head hunters and [...]

Why don’t recruiters call me back?

  Why don’t recruiters contact you after you have been submitted for a role? You wait for your phone to ring, it doesn’t ring. You send an email, nothing. You call and leave a voicemail, and you don’t hear anything back. I do feel your pain, I truly do. It might help you in some ways to understand that a [...]

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Recruiters not calling you back? Here’s why. [Podcast]

You may have experienced some issues around working with recruiters. This can be alleviated through greater understanding of the processes and priorities of their business model (servicing their clients). It’s also important to recognise that the process is not linear; it takes time for recruiters to hear back from their clients. It’s appropriate to send the odd email to check [...]

Coping with Job Search Frustration [Podcast]

There's nothing more frustrating than searching for job opportunities when none seem to exist. You might receive rejection after rejection or hear nothing but radio silence. One of the biggest challenges becomes maintaining the motivation to continue. Understanding something of the mind set and priorities of recruiters is valuable in terms of managing your own expectations as a senior level candidate and [...]

Stop connecting and start calling!

I had a conversation with a coaching client recently, and we were discussing the merits of a proactive approach to LinkedIn, in relation to landing your next senior executive role. He was initially resistant to using the platform, and yet had seen results since we had discussed the strategies involved - but not enough results in relation to his efforts. Why was [...]

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