Do you think that the way to land an executive job is to revisit your resume, update it, post it on all the big job boards, and then just wait for interview offers to pour in?
Oh, and you’ll also connect with that recruiter that got you a job or two in the past.
Your work is done, right?
If this is your plan, you’re in for quite a protracted job search. It just doesn’t work that way, unless you’re somehow lucky and something falls in your lap.
You need to proactively seek out jobs in the “hidden job market”. That is:
- Jobs created to accommodate specific candidates, once they connected with and had dialog with companies’ hiring decision makers.
- Existing positions in which an incumbent is replaced when someone better comes along.
- An open slot, waiting to be filled, that isn’t advertised outside the company. Only internal people know about it.
- Jobs that, for whatever reason, are not advertised or visible, and can only be uncovered and accessed through networking.
For the whole inside skinny on landing a good-fit executive job today, read my post at Executive Career Brand, Today’s Executive Job Search Toolkit.
My ebook will provide many more specifics on launching a successful executive job search campaign.
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