So, is an “Executive Level” job search the same as any other? Are you part of the “C-Suite” looking for a new job? (In case you didn’t know, C-Suite equals CEO, CFO, CIO, COO, etc.) It galls me that this level of job seeker thinks their search strategies would be any different. Sure, there are services catering to this level. Have you read their advice? It is the same. (If I am totally off base here, let me know by commenting)
NETWORKING IS NETWORKING
Not long ago, UpMo conducted a study on the habits of elite networkers. What this points out is that executive level job seekers already understand networking. They have strong networks built and know how to use them when they need them. Do we all need to network to find a job?
BRANDING IS BRANDING
It doesn’t matter what level you are serving in an organization. You will be researched, googled, investigated. What will they find and is your brand a fit for their organization?
A RESUME IS A RESUME
Everyone is writing accomplishment based resumes. The executive level resume isn’t any different than anyone else’s accomplishment based resume.
A TARGET IS A TARGET
Having a list of target companies again, isn’t just for senior level job seekers. It applies to everyone.
INTERVIEWS ARE INTERVIEWS
Heck, you all get to do it. Have that really fun conversation with a total stranger about why you are qualified for the job. Again, not much difference here.
NO ONE IS USING THE JOB BOARDS
Just as it used to be that you would never see a job posting for a CEO, you seldom see any good jobs posted online.
If you are an executive looking for work and you think your search is different, let me tell you, the same fundamentals apply.
Looking for some solid “executive level” advice? Try perusing these sites:
Executive Career Insights
Executive Resumes & Career Transition Strategies
I hope you find they cater to your unique “Executive” needs. (chuckle, chuckle)
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.