Are you a savvy c-suite executive, senior-level executive, or rising star?
Are you like many of the top-level executives I encounter? The last time you changed jobs, either recruiters came to you with opportunities when you weren’t job-hunting or you initiated contact with your core group of recruiters when you were ready to find a new job.
These days you can’t expect recruiters to easily slide you into a new gig. Building several recruiter relationships is just one of the strategies that should be in your executive job search toolkit.
You may already be finding that it’s a brand new world of executive job search.
If it’s been just a few years or so since you changed jobs, you’re now facing new challenges that didn’t exist before.
Get ready to embrace the new, proven strategies . . . and gear up to master a much more complicated process:
—> Personal branding is no longer optional.
Are you in the dark about how personal branding will help you land a top-level executive job?
—> Executive resumes and biographies don’t look and read the same as before.
Executive resume branding is essential, to position you as the best hiring choice. Personal marketing documents need to incorporate targeting, ROI differentiation, strategic positioning, metrics-driven achievements with relevant keywords, and storytelling . . . all designed in an eye-catching format that’s easy to read on hand-held devices.
—> Just as in the past, networking is the best job search method.
You need to hang out where your target audience does, to position yourself in front of them and connect. But your old networking ways are not enough.
—> You must be visible online.
Do you realize that most recruiters and hiring decision makers search the web to source and vet top talent like you? Without a branded LinkedIn profile and a strong, online presence that supports your executive personal brand, you may be invisible to them.
Today, recruiters and hiring decision makers at your target companies are probably hanging out at LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, and Facebook . . . among many other social networking sites. A successful search campaign needs to include real-life networking (as always) and online networking at these new meeting grounds.
—> Flexibility is key.
You may not find a full-time, permanent position with one company. Consulting gigs, temp-to-perm, and portfolio careers (multiple part-time jobs including part-time employment, temporary jobs, freelancing, and self-employment) . . . especially for boomer executives . . . have become smart, viable strategies. Creating income security, instead of job security, is the new wave.
Are you ready to embrace personal branding and the latest, best job search strategies to Land a Great-Fit New Gig™?
Read about the services I offer and working with me.
A little history about Executive Career Brand and me . . .
In 1993, I launched my resume writing business, Resumes Plus LLC, after working several years as the business manager for a similar business – an off-site typing/secretarial support service. In my own practice, my focus quickly moved from merely typing executive resumes and correspondence to writing resumes and career documents, and providing other career services.
In those days, before the Internet and social media changed everything about job search and the careers industry, the resume was the thing. Along with networking, just about the only item in an executive’s job search toolkit was a resume . . . and maybe a biography.
Branding came into play for me from the beginning, before there was a name for it. Long before Tom Peters coined the term “personal branding“, my mission was to differentiate my clients’ promise of value to their target employers and position them as a good fit for the jobs they were seeking – cornerstones of branding.
Fast-forward to several years ago when I expanded services and re-branded my business as Executive Career Brand, helping C-level executives prepare to launch and navigate a winning job search campaign. Yes, I still collaborate with them to create resumes, biographies and other career marketing documents. But, because a great resume is no longer enough, I offer my clients a wide range of the offline and online branding and career services needed to succeed in today’s job search landscape.
With more than 20 years as an executive job search strategist under my belt, I LOVE the way my business has progressed and transformed over the years. I feel fortunate to be in the careers industry, helping people land the jobs they deserve and work their passion.
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The services I offer include:
- Executive Personal Brand Development
- Elite C-suite Resume Writing
- Executive Career Biography Writing
- Cover Letters
- Leadership Initiatives/Case Studies Brief
- Other brand-supporting documents
- LinkedIn Profile Creation
- Other Online Profiles
- Online Identity Assessment
- LinkedIn Coaching
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