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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Career Coaching de-mystified

“Start today creating a vision for yourself, your life, and your career. Bounce back from adversity and create what you want, rebuild and rebrand. Tell yourself it's possible along the way, have patience, and maintain peace with yourself during the process.” ― Germany Kent Is there a faster and more harmonious way to finding career happiness? Do we need to [...]

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Top 4 Benefits of Career Coaching that you need to know

If you are seeking an extra edge in your career, executive career coaching is worth considering. It’s smart to learn about the short cuts and secret doors to career success from people who have the knowledge, expertise and experience. Why would you spend weeks trying to find the solution that a Career Coach can give you? A formal definition of [...]

The benefits of career coaching: CFO transport sector

Executive career advice - The Benefits of career coaching. This is a career coaching case study from one of our recent CFO clients. We asked a few questions about his experiences of working with us as well as the perceived benefits of career coaching, and his answers follow: The challenges I was experiencing related to a previous job move into [...]

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How to ensure a smooth outplacement process

How do HR Directors and Consultants facilitate a smooth exit for staff affected by redundancy, in terms of outplacement career coaching? Outplacement; Defined as the provision of assistance to redundant employees in finding new employment, either as a benefit provided by the employer directly, or through a specialist service. To the subject of outplacement, I’d like to hopefully offer something [...]

Top tips for choosing a career coach or company

Choosing a career coach or coaching firm can be one of the most difficult decisions you can make. For many, it requires a great deal of thought, research and many many conversations. With so many career coaches out there working with senior executives, how do you know which coach is right for you? Talk, talk, talk! Most coaching firms should [...]

How to communicate your personal brand

Do you have an executive career personal brand? Many things related to a career personal brand be viewed with a hint of scepticism. An understatement? Probably. But after speaking with many senior level executives and recruiters from many different countries it’s becoming evident that being able to competently articulate your personal brand is critical, whether it’s related to a job [...]

Executive career coaching case study: CFO of infrastructure services

Prior to working with Executive Connexions, the challenges I experienced were around a previous job move into financial services which was outside of my main industry experience in utilities/infrastructure (albeit still as CFO). The company had also faced a number of challenges. Furthermore, age - at comfortably the wrong side of 50 - was not on my side. I needed [...]

How long does it take to find a job?

Finding your next senior role can take longer than you might think… How long will your executive job search take? How long does it take to find a job? The truth is, it depends on so many different factors: Time of year Geographical demand for your skills Whether you encounter ageism Your experience and salary requirements Your professional network Your job search [...]

Get to know executive coach: Claudia Deniers

Who are you and what do you do? I am Claudia Deniers – an executive and career coach with a corporate background in HR and communications. My aim in working with clients is to support them in opening up new vistas and realizing their choices and new options, be it in their career or their personal development. What was your [...]

The art and science of effective decision-making

When was the last time you made a decision that you knew, deep down, was the wrong thing to do? We’ve all done it, haven’t we? We’ve all got a story to share about a purchasing decision that turned out to be a big mistake, a relationship that shouldn't have been entered into or a career move that made you [...]

Executive career coaching case study: Demonstrating expertise as a CFO

Before I started to work with Executive Connexions, I successfully worked as CFO and CEO in a small stock listed distribution company (sales: €36M) in Singapore for five years. As the main shareholder decided to change the strategic direction and my term was not renewed, he offered me another role in which I could contribute my financial skills. However, this was [...]

Executive career coaching case study: Susan, Vice President

In this short interview, Vice President and Program Manager, Susan explains her career change journey and how executive coaching with us has helped her to move forward in her career.  Susan, what challenges were you experiencing prior to working with Executive Connexions? I wasn’t happy with what I was doing and couldn’t see a way to change the direction. I [...]

Your path to executive career success: The career coaching journey

Many senior executives we speak with may not have engaged in any form of coaching, so I’d like to take you through a typical client journey with us. You should know that everyone’s experience will be slightly different, but you may also like to refer to our case studies & testimonials to learn why senior executives choose to engage us [...]

How to choose a coach to help you land your next job

Choosing a career coach is a very personal decision and it can be a difficult one. While there are no specific criteria that will help you to choose a coach, there are several things you can do to make sure you pick a coach that’s right for you. Do your research With thousands of career professionals in the UK alone, [...]

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The unexpected wins from executive career coaching

We speak with many senior professionals who are in the process of searching for a new role; we are often their chosen executive career coaching provider. Senior executives' motivations for working with us are usually around speeding up their job search, gaining traction with job interviews, and gaining some support with accessing the notorious hidden jobs market. All of that we can [...]

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 [...]

What is Career Coaching? And why do you need it as a Senior Executive?

As a discipline, career coaching has been with us for some years now, and is virtually a global phenomenon. Its practitioners come from a wide sphere of previous backgrounds; HR, Management, NLP, General Industry Experience, whether Coaching qualified or not (Coaching is still at the time of writing an unregulated industry of course), and the size and scope of services [...]

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