“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 the human race.” –Calvin Coolidge
You’ve been down this road before – looking for a new executive position and wondering how to look for a job in a full time executive position. Success almost always requires moving between companies. Starting to look for a new job often feels like staring at the blank page that you need to fill with writing. It can be overwhelming. There are options, possibilities, directions and decisions to be made. Sometimes decisions also involve changing location or even countries. Everything is difficult before you start your Job Hunting Journey. That’s why need a few good strategies to stay on course and reach your destination. All systems ready for action?
How To Look For A Job In A Full Time Executive Role:
Make Sure Your LinkedIn Profile Rocks
When you’re the top person, it’s easy to forget how vital in todays job search such things as your LinkedIn profile are. You’ve got bigger fish to fry, right? Organizations to transform, partnerships to create, products to launch and the list goes on and on. However, when you’re preparing to make a career change, you absolutely must throw down your A-game on your LinkedIn profile, and take ‘career management’ as a new set of skills to be acquired.
This is most likely the first place any hiring manager will go to learn more about what you have to offer and if they Google your name, your LinkedIn profile will be among the first results that pop up.
Uncover Your Own Personal Brand
Without a personal brand strategy, it will be difficult to get on the radar. You already have a ‘brand’ for sure, whether you are aware of it or not. So start with one fact: YOU ARE A BRAND. Create your successful personal branding; it is based on its ability to create in the mind of your prospective customers or employers that there is no product (in this case, YOU, a person) in the market quite like you.
The Power of Social Media in your Job Search
Start promoting your personal brand. Be aware: there is a right way of going about this and a wrong way of doing it. The wrong way may be damaging to your career and brand. The right way can explode your career to new heights. Learning to become a leader for the digital age, not only during your job search is paramount in todays business world.
Approaching Headhunters and International Recruiters
Do it in the right moment! The best time is when you just received an award, received a huge bonus, got a promotion, in other words when you are on the RISE you have to build your relationships for the future. It’s all about your career trajectory.
The worse time to contact a Headhunter of Recruiter is obviously when you are made redundant or after you have resigned, although something I know this is unavoidable.
You’re a leader and you’ve made this far for a reason. Now, kill it in your job search. Apply the right strategies and you’ll win (yet again).