You’re clear on what kind of job you want and have a target list of at least 20 companies that are a mutual good fit.
Research these companies for market intelligence, due diligence, and job interview preparation. Determine what challenges they’re facing and how you are uniquely qualified to help them solve their problems.
And, perhaps most significantly, uncover the goldmine of “hidden” or unadvertised jobs within those (and other) companies.
What’s that? Don’t have a list of target companies?
Then how can you possibly define your executive brand and ROI value? How can you create your resume, career biography, online profiles and other career marketing communications designed to attract and resonate with a target audience? How can you clearly distinguish yourself as a good fit candidate, if you don’t know who you’re writing for and what they’re looking for?
Lots more about why you need to research your target employers and how to do it, in my Executive Career Brand post, Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers.
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