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6 Things You Need to Stop Telling Yourself in 2016


things you need to stop telling yourself in 2016The negative self-talk I hear executives use to talk to themselves is often mentally destructive.

Most negative self-talk in the context of a job search comes in the following 6 forms:

* “He/she is too busy to talk to me.”

* “What I have done is not important enough to reach out.”

* “I have nothing to say on social media.”

* “My credentials should speak for themselves. I shouldn’t have to say it.”

* “I sell myself best in person. I just need the meeting.”

* “I hate networking.”Continue Reading…

2016 Executive Job Search Trends – The R.O.T.H. Method


2016 executive job search trends - the r.o.t.h. methodEffective executive job search methods in today’s economy embrace both the use of technology and tried-in-true traditional methods. Identifying where your hiring manager audience congregates online and offline, then sending consistent, proactive messaging to those individuals in the audience, with or without a job posting present, gets serious interview traction for candidates at all levels. Use these 6 methods to be viewed in smaller, niche hiring manager populations to land interviews faster.

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8 Actions to Take If You Don’t Get the Job


actions to take if you don't get the job“Thank you for your interest, but…” Your third interview with the company included senior members of the executive team. You thought the position was yours. The polite telephone call you just received, that began in this manner, let you know otherwise. After you graciously respond and end the call, you are, frankly, stunned.

You did not get the job—what next?

Almost everyone interviews for jobs they do not get. Finding and achieving the position you want is an often painful process. At the executive level, the air is rarified and the competition is stiff.

No one is happy about missing the mark on a job they want. But along with disappointment and dismay, it is essential to mine the experience for hidden value.

Know how to respond

Consider these thinking and action points if the position you want slips away:Continue Reading…

4 Ways to Make Your Resume Mobile Friendly


make your resume mobile friendlyOne of the job hunting trends we’re seeing in 2015 is the rise of mobile recruiting. While moving in the direction of mobile has been going on for some time, a 2014 LinkedIn report suggests that because candidates have become so keen on looking for jobs on their phones that companies are starting to put forth more effort in their mobile recruiting efforts.

What does this mean for you? The bad news is if you aren’t already using your phone to look for a job then you’re behind. The good news is that companies are just starting to get the ball rolling with their mobile recruiting campaigns, so you still have time to make your resume mobile friendly.Continue Reading…

Are you giving up too soon in your executive job hunt?


executive job hunt Have you already given up on your executive job hunt because you got rejected?

It’s alright if you did. You certainly wouldn’t be the first or the last.

But what if we told you that looking for a job is kind of a numbers game?

Furthermore, what if we told you that you actually gave up way too soon?

You may roll your eyes in disbelief. You may think, “I already got rejected once. This must be indicative of how this job hunt will go for me.” Fortunately for you, this couldn’t be further from the truth – and we’ve got numbers to prove it.Continue Reading…

2015 Executive Job Search Trends


2015 executive job search trendsThe past few years have seen a major shift in the use of digital tactics and online tools when it comes getting results in the executive job search. While this shift has been occurring in some capacity over past 10 to 15 years, we are now starting to see just how much these web-based products have infiltrated the executive job search and affected the job search results of executive job seekers globally.

The good news is that the internet and other web-based tools (New School Tools), when incorporated with more traditional tactics (Old School Tools), have made it much easier to find a job. The bad news I saw in 2014 is now job seekers make one of two mistakes consistently: either they are making the mistake of thinking that their job search only happens online and abandoning the old school tactics they are familiar with or they do not embrace these amazing online resources at their disposal and only focus on the old school tactics that used to work for them (but they will soon find out will not work as well as they once did on their own).

As such, 2015 will be the year of mixing new school job search techniques with old school methodology in a proactive manner to get faster job search results.Continue Reading…

6 Executive Job Search Apps for the Tech Savvy Exec

executive job search appsWhile there’s nothing quite like meeting people in person, the frank truth is that everything is becoming digital these days and the executive job search is no exception.

You can increase the likelihood of success by having certain resources at your fingertips, including those of a digital nature. Fortunately there are several executive job search apps that will make your job hunting a whole lot easier. The following are 6 of the best:Continue Reading…

4 Must-Have Executive Job Search Tools Job Seekers Should Always Have at Their Disposal

must-have executive job search tools that job seekers should always have at their disposalImagine being on the job hunt and always knowing what to say and when. Imagine what it would be like to show up to networking events and know exactly what you need to do.

Often times executive positions will slip through a candidate’s fingers because they weren’t prepared to answer a question on the spot or they forgot who they met at a networking event. With these tools you’ll be able to avoid these faux pas and better your chances of landing an executive position.Continue Reading…

47 Ways Intelligent Executives Might Be Sabotaging Their Job Search

Execujtive Job Search SabotageJob search mistakes happen to smart, intelligent executives all the time. They are not even aware of it. But evidence of how these errors sabotage their search exists by the lack of executive interviews and offers he/she has received. 47 ways intelligent executives might be sabotaging their job search have been outlined in this article.

Is this you? Are you an executive that is not seeing results you want from your job search? Struggling with finding the best tactics to generate interviews and offers? Never had this experience before and you are not sure why you are experiencing lackluster results? Peruse this checklist and if more than 10 of these reasons resonate with you, then you will need to seriously consider using the expertise of an experienced job search consultant.Continue Reading…