On a daily basis I speak with industry leaders who are apprehensive and daunted by the thought of a job search in these economic times. Whether you’re considering a career move or have been thrust into one, don’t despair. With the right marketing tools you can land where you want to be.
According to Mark Anderson, president of ExecuNet, a premier executive networking and job search site:
“Despite an avalanche of negative economic news, recruiters have not seen any signs of executive hiring freezes. With the vast majority of search firms expecting a double-digit increase in assignment growth during the second half of the year, the prospects for business leaders interested in making a job change or exploring the market are better than today’s headlines suggest.”
There will always be a place for top talent. You bring immeasurable value to the marketplace. You’ve proven it over and over again in the critical contributions you’ve made to your companies.
It’s all about making your potential value proposition clear to hiring decision-makers in your target market and compelling them to want to meet you. All the more reason to rely on personal branding in your executive resume to differentiate you from the competition. Branding can turn the tide in your favor and make a vivid connection, because it makes you come alive on the page. Good fit is a critical component sought after by companies recruiting talent. Decision-makers want to be sure you’ll fit their corporate culture and vision. Branding generates chemistry and helps them assess whether you’ll be a good fit for their company.