Serenity Now! Simplify Your Executive Job Search

by Meg Guiseppi on September 22, 2014

How much do you really know about today’s executive job search?

Do you know which comes first – resume writing, personal branding or targeting?

Simplify your executive job search

It’s a given that job-hunting these days is a complicated process . . . more so than even a few years ago:

Is it even possible to simplify job search, given all the components you need to master for success?

Yes, it’s an involved process and it takes time to land a great-fit job, but you can make the experience more palatable and move it along faster, if you get organized and understand the big picture before diving in.

Edge out your competitors by taking the time initially to do the back-end work to prepare for job search and then follow through with all the necessary steps.

Embrace the linear path successful job search follows, instead of neglecting some steps and trying to skip ahead:

  • Pare down all the possible career directions you could take, and zero in as much as possible on one clear focus.
  • Based on that career focus, research and target several companies that will be a mutual good fit for each other’s needs.
  • Identify their pressing needs and create value around how you can help them meet these needs.
  • Craft a compelling personal brand story in online and off-line content that will support the value you offer your target companies, and help you land interviews.
  • Communicate your unique value when networking and interviewing, to outdistance your job-seeking competitors and get the job offers you deserve.

More About Executive Job Search:

How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

Does Your Executive Resume Position You as the Best Hiring Choice?

How to Write An Irresistible C-level Executive Resume in 10 Steps

Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers

Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

The New 10-Step Executive Personal Branding Worksheet

How to Network Your Way Into a Great-Fit Executive Job

How to Connect on LinkedIn with People You Don’t Know . . . and Get Action 

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