Targeted Company and Industry Research for Executive Job Search

On Target Want to tap into the hidden executive job market – unadvertised positions and jobs custom-tailored to fit you into an organization – and leverage the most effective strategies to accelerate your job search?

A successful c-level executive job search campaign requires:

  • Targeting mutually good-fit target companies and organizations,
  • Knowing how your brand and unique promise of value align with their needs,
  • Uncovering the key decision makers within your target companies,
  • Circumventing the gatekeepers by positioning yourself in front of and connecting directly with those decision makers, and
  • Optimizing your brand visibility to build networking potential.

You need comprehensive company and industry market intelligence to gain access to the hidden job market and the people you need to network with, help you with due diligence, and better prepare you for interviewing.

Researching and compiling all that information can be overwhelming and time-consuming. You can do it yourself, but if you’re like most busy executives, you don’t have the time to invest in this effort. I can help with:

Industry Specific Research

I’ll provide you with a report listing as many as 100 companies that fall into the industry/geography you request. Depending upon available information, the report will include company name, address, web address, revenues, and key decision maker(s) name(s), title,  phone number, and email.

Leverage this information to create a personal marketing strategy to get yourself in front of decision makers rather than recruiters or corporate gatekeepers, limiting the amount of time you spend on less beneficial search methods such as posting online or working with recruiters.

Market your candidacy directly to key decision makers and/or discover if you are already connected to these decision makers through other affinity groups such as corporate or college alumni organizations, professional associations, or business networking tools like LinkedIn.

Company Specific Research

I’ll provide you with a report on as many as 10 companies of your choice. Depending upon available information, reports typically include company overviews and history, historical financials, competitors, recent press releases and news articles relevant to the company, key people and their executive bios.

This in depth information can help you decide if a company you’re interested in will be a good fit for you. It will also arm you with the kind of insider information you’ll need to nail the interview.

Targeted industry and company research also helps you and me as we’re developing your career marketing communications.

Once we know who you’re targeting and how you can help them solve their problems, we’ll know how to build your brand communications plan – executive brand, resume, career brand biography, LinkedIn and other online profiles, social networking, blog/website, etc. – around what will attract them and resonate with them.

Read more about the Executive Branding and Career Services I offer.

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