Wow...how did we get to the month of the May? I swear, it was just March and I was busy planning my father's birthday party. Well, if you know me, you know that I always look for the positive side of everything. So I am grateful that the month of May has started off right with bright sunny days.
In today's article, I want to address some of the challenges and emotional struggles that come with any job search. The majority of the executives I work with are very driven, have built successful careers and have always been pursued for key leadership roles.
When they contact me, they are concerned and anxious because they are not getting the results as usual. In addition, they are not sure if it's the wrong resume, too many years at one company, age or other employment barriers that might be hampering their job search. It's hard to go from being sought after to being ignored in your career.
I wish I had a simple answer in a nutshell, but so much has changed in our world. Technology, offshoring, economic instability, glut of qualified, talented executives and much. So, it's easy to get discouraged and lose focus in an executive job search...more importantly, how do you get back on track?
1) Pay attention to the resume revolution and don't get left behind
2) Don't jump on the bandwagon without knowing your destination
3) Know your personal brand and don't let someone else define you
4) Understand what your target companies need - your qualifications alone is not the answer
5) Get prepared to show proof in executive interviews
Have you identified where you are stuck in the process? What steps can you take today to get moving again?
About Abby, Executive Career Architect, Job Search Expert, Master Resume Writer
Ask yourself these questions:
-- Are you launching an executive job search for first time in 10+ years?
-- Are you puzzled about whether executive recruiters, online job boards, personal contacts or LinkedIn is the best strategy for you?
-- Are you still marketing that "write-it-yourself" executive resume that is getting no results?
-- Has the personal branding buzz gone over your heard because you still don't know your value proposition?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, take real action today and schedule your complimentary, career/resume strategy session with Abby Locke.
Why? She is an executive career architect helps senior-level executives to who struggle with self-marketing to to increase their brand reputation, become sought after leaders so that they can earn the salaries they deserve and achieve their dream careers.