Twenty-four hours seems like a long time. Taken over the course of a year, that’s over 8,700 hours to divvy up among all your responsibilities. Yet, there never seems to be enough time. One study showed that CEOs typically worked an average of 62.5 hours a week. Even with those long hours, less than one… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Executive Job Search
Do I Really Need a Resume for My Executive Job Search?
The search for an executive position doesn’t resemble the process for any other job. Relationships and industry profile matter more than with many other professions. However, some of the basic components of any job search still apply, including the presence of a resume. True, you aren’t just going to log onto Indeed and blast out… Read more »
Make Networking a Top Priority in Your Executive Career
Networking provides a core strategy in any job search, from entry level to CEO. One study showed that 85% of all jobs get filled through a connection. This becomes even more important at the highest levels of a company, where relationships and reputation become crucial to landing the choicest positions. As such, you should focus… Read more »
How Long Should My Executive Search Take?
Generally speaking, a company will take about three months to make an executive hire. Typically, this includes a preliminary process of about two months preparing a shortlist of candidates, followed by another month or so of making a final decision. From your point of view, that means even a successful process could involve months of… Read more »
The Most Sought-After Leadership Skills
People often talk about “leadership” as if it’s a singular thing. But really leadership exists at the nexus of a series of skills. Given that fact, what are the key components of leadership? It’s an important question. Every organization wants successful managers. But beyond those supervisory roles, organizations seek out frontline employees who show leadership… Read more »
Strategies When Changing Your Career at the C-Level
Changing career paths is difficult at any level. However, the challenges intensify when you reach the C-suite. That’s why you need well-considered strategies to make a meaningful switch. At the top rungs of the corporate ladder, your career becomes highly entrenched in a particular industry or specialty. It’s difficult to get people to see you… Read more »
Who Should Be Your Reference When You’re the Boss?
References can represent a critical step in landing your dream job. You need the right people to detail your experience and commend your work habits. However, this process can get muddled when you don’t have a clear direct supervisor in your previous jobs. Who should be your reference when you’re the boss? A study conducted… Read more »
3 Things to Look for in an Executive Recruiter to Find Your Niche
You’ve spent years developing specialized skills and a deep wealth of information about your industry. You need a leadership position that will get the most out of this targeted knowledge. That’s why you need an executive recruiter with a standout reputation within your niche. But how do you find these gems? A niche recruiter will… Read more »
Do I Really Need to “Job Search” At the C-Suite Level?
Securing a spot in another C-Suite requires tact and the application of a special set of skills. Yes, you need to take steps to find a new position as an executive. But that process doesn’t look the typical “job search” you would use for other professions. Adding your name to another company’s leadership roster isn’t… Read more »
How to Job Search As a Busy Executive in the 2021 Job Market
Will you be one of the high-ranking executives looking to upgrade their careers following the pandemic? If so, it’s important to have a clear-eyed view of the job market in 2021. You’ll also want the best strategy to find a better position while still maintaining your schedule as a busy executive. The end of the… Read more »