In a conversation earlier this month with my friend and colleague, Martin Yate, job search expert and renowned author of the Knock ‘em Dead series of career books, I asked what he thought were the biggest mistakes made by executive job seekers.
I was thrilled to contribute to Martin’s latest book, Knock ‘em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for Success in an Uncertain World, which helps job seekers take control of their job search, career, and life.
Here’s a little bit of what he said about the first biggest mistake he sees executive job seekers make:
“Technology has changed the world you live and work in beyond all recognition, and nowhere has the change been greater than in the world of job search and career management. Face the facts: because you have been successful in your career to-date, your resume writing, job search and interviewing skills are probably the weakest professional skills you possess.
The tactics of job search are all new, as is the strategic thinking you need to plan and navigate a successful career. It’s a smart executive who embraces a little humility about this lack of knowledge and who takes steps to master the navigation of this changed world of work.”
To read the rest, hop over to my Executive Career Brand blog post.