“Expecting to land a great opportunity with just a resume with prior job experiences is like taking a rowboat to the moon. Put the oars down. Meg’s personal branding strategy is the rocket ship that will actually get you where you want to go.”
— Chief Strategy Officer client
Does this describe you and your executive job search strategy?
You’ve been forced into a career move . . . or you’re considering a transition . . . or you’re actually mired in a job search that’s going nowhere or moving way too slow, and …
→ You think a recruiter will easily slide you into your next gig, just the way it happened in the past.
→ Either you didn’t need an executive resume and career biography to land your last job or two, or it’s been years since you updated them and your other career marketing documents.
→ You don’t realize that most recruiters and hiring decision makers now search online for people like you when vetting candidates and that without a strong, brand-solid online presence, you are probably invisible to them.
→ When it comes to grasping the importance of personal branding and online brand identity-building you’re lost. These are critical pieces in running a successful search campaign.
→ You’re a pretty decent face-to-face networker, but you don’t have a clue about social networking.
What you don’t know can sabotage your executive job search.
You may have found that executive job search today can be a daunting, difficult journey. It just doesn’t work the way it did even a few years ago.
With more qualified candidates often competing for fewer jobs − and the impact of the digital age − finding a good-fit job requires focus, hard work and new strategies.
Many of the executives I encounter need help understanding best practices for today’s executive job search, how to overcome their own specific job search and career challenges, and what specific steps they need to take to meet their career goals.
I’ve found that most executives dive into a search without first understanding how today’s executive job search works.
They do what intuitively seems to be the best thing:
- Hit the job boards hard, because that’s where all the jobs are, right?
- Quickly put together a generic resume that will cover all the bases, and then quickly send it out to every job board posting that even remotely looks like a good fit.
- Reach out to a few recruiters, and then sit back and wait for them to get them into a job.
- Cobble together a bare-bones LinkedIn profile with minimal content and no clear focus.
For many, that’s the extent of their job search efforts. They spend the vast majority of their time on the job boards − a job search method that yields perhaps a 20% success rate!
It’s been widely reported that about 80% of jobs are landed through networking!
But that’s not the only reason networking beats any other job search method.
An article in the Fiscal Times cites research published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis:
“Workers who landed jobs through networking earned on average 6 percent more than those who found jobs through direct contact with employers.”
Yet most executive job seekers neglect, or under-utilize, purposeful networking, because they’re not prepared to do it well. They lack focus and can’t communicate their unique ROI.
Stop spinning your wheels. Learn about today’s executive job search best practices.
I will help you with my Get Started / Get Unstuck Executive Job Search Strategy Session
You’ll get a customized-for-you 60 minute consultation with an executive job search expert (me), plus 3 of my job search ebooks that are packed with tips and best practices. More details below.
Unlike with most career/job search coaching services, there’s no long-term commitment here.
This is a one-time, shot-in-the-arm consultation zeroing in on your particular career situation and job search challenges.
Why I’m uniquely qualified to help you get on the right path with successful executive job search strategy.
I’ve helped hundreds of executives land the great-fit jobs they coveted and deserved.
Over my 25 years coaching executive job seekers and writing their personal marketing materials, I’ve learned the ins and outs of job search.
I know what works, and what doesn’t . . . the missteps that can sabotage your chances . . . and the wrong-thinking that leads to a protracted job search.
And I’ve honed the information-mining process. I know what questions you need to ask yourself, to uncover the details about your value-offer that your target employers need to know about you.
My credentials include:
⇒ Earned 10 career and job search-related gold standard certifications, including Certified Executive Resume Master, Certified Personal Branding Strategist, Certified Social Branding Analyst and Certified Online Identity Strategist.
⇒ Since 2007, the Personal Branding Expert at Job-Hunt.org, a leading Internet employment portal.
⇒ Also, since 2017, Job-Hunt’s Personal Branding with LinkedIn Expert.
⇒ Subject matter expert featured and quoted in many esteemed publications including Forbes, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Inc.com, The Economist, Fortune, CMO.com, PBS’ Next Avenue, Monster.com and others.
I’m offering you the opportunity to pick my brain in a lively, interactive 60-minute strategy session that will set you up to job search well.
We’ll customize the session to cover your particular roadblocks . . . the things holding you back, that you need help with. You’ll see more about this below.
With your purchase of the executive job search strategy session, you’ll receive my 3 popular ebooks:
1. “23 Ways You Sabotage Your Executive Job Search and How Your Brand Will Help You Land” . . . A practical guide to executive branding, marketing your ROI and navigating the new world of job search
2. “20 Little-Known, Insider Tips to Accelerate Your Executive Job Search” − Secrets of executive job search success that I’ve learned, over my 25+ years as a career professional
3. “LinkedIn Secrets You Need To Know” − How to position yourself on LinkedIn for executive job search success
What you WON’T get with the Get Started/ Get Unstuck Executive Job Search Strategy Session
The Executive Job Search Strategy Session is NOT a sales call to get you to purchase other services.
The session really is all about zeroing in for one hour on the things about your job search and/or career that you need help understanding or dealing with, based on the questions and topics you send me in advance.
I won’t try to push other products or services on you.
I’ve never liked being on the receiving end of a “hard sell”, so I won’t inflict that on you.
Get moving towards a job you deserve . . . and you’ll love.
Your investment for the customized-for-you Get Started / Get Unstuck 60-minute executive job search strategy session – with my 3 popular ebooks – is $275. *
I want our 60 minute phone call to be optimally informative and valuable to you.
Spend some time thinking about the job search issues you have questions about and most want to discuss with me. Jot them down and email them to me beforehand. They will form the basis of our discussion, so you should be detailed.
These are some of the pressing questions I am often asked in the executive job search strategy session:
- What is the best way to spend the limited time I have for job search?
- What specifically do I need to do to land a job I want?
- How can I improve my resume?
- Is LinkedIn really that important? How should I be using it? (If you want to zero in on LinkedIn exclusively, you may want to purchase my LinkedIn strategy session instead.)
- Why isn’t my LinkedIn profile working for me?
- Do I really need to be visible online?
- How can I improve my online presence?
- What’s the deal with executive recruiters? And how do I find the right ones for me?
Again, here’s what’s included with the customized-for-you strategy session:
- A 60 minute phone call with me to pick my brain about dealing with your job search and career challenges.
- My 3 popular ebooks detailing executive job search best practices and using LinkedIn to your best advantage.
Here’s what a number of my clients said about working with me . . .
. . . So, are you ready to do what it takes to get into a great-fit new gig?
Then take advantage of this opportunity to brainstorm with me in a “Get Started/Get Unstuck” job search readiness strategy session.*
This $275 investment will set you up to accelerate your executive job search, and help you land the good-fit job you deserve.
NEXT STEPS for the “Get Unstuck/Get Started” strategy session:
1. Purchase the strategy session.
Once you make the purchase, you’ll automatically be sent an email with the ebook downloads and next steps (#2 and #3 below). PLEASE NOTE: Check your email spam folder if you don’t see the email in your inbox.
2. Schedule your strategy session.
A link to my online calendar is included with the information you will receive as soon as you purchase the session.
3. Determine what you would like to discuss in our strategy session.
Put together specific questions and topics you’d like to cover in our 60-minute session, and email them to me at least 24 hours before our scheduled session. The downloads included with your purchase should help you with this.
IMPORTANT: To hold your appointment, you’ll need to email me the questions and topics you’d like to cover in the session at least 24 hours before our scheduled appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: I’m not offering strategy sessions at this time. Check back in for future availability.
To your job search and career success!
* Your purchase is neither cancellable, refundable, nor transferable.