Executive Job Search Strategies
When conducting an executive job search, one of the greatest obstacles that you may face is finding a job that will let you use your skills and abilities.
It may be that the aim of your job search is to progress within your existing organization. In this case, you should update your resume to include your achievements to date (please click here to visit our Executive Resume Writing page) and network within your company to find any potential openings.
However, if you have decided that the objective of your job search is to change job there are three main approaches that you should take, which are:
- Headhunters / Executive job search firms
- Executive job search Internet sites
These approaches are complementary and you should build all three of them into your overall executive job search strategy.
Around 75% to 80% of jobs are never advertised, and this is particularly true for executive jobs. These jobs are generally filled through word of mouth or internal appointments. If you are known to be interested in a particular job or organization and a suitable vacancy arises, you are likely to receive a call.
So how do you get yourself known or find these hidden jobs?
One way is through your existing network of contacts that you will have built with ambitious and talented individuals and this can prove invaluable in your executive job search now and in the future. Alternatively, you can
sign up for a free Monster Networking Account
which aims to help you find the individuals most likely to advance your career.
Another way to find hidden executive jobs as part of your executive job search is to use
a comprehensive job portal, which is updated daily with new executive jobs as they become available.
2. Headhunters / Executive job search firms
One strategy to use in your executive job search is to make your details available to executive recruiters or headhunters, who then attempt to find a job that matches your stipulated requirements.
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offer a well established, and free, service that enables you to make your completed resume and profile available to executive recruiters in the industry and functional area of your choice.
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3. Executive Job Search Internet sites
The commercialization of the Internet can make a job search easier if you know where to look. However, as with many things on the Internet, job sites have now proliferated to the extent that it can be difficult to find what you want.
Thankfully, when an organization seeks to fill an executive job, they are likely to identify this as a specific executive job, as they need to receive sufficient high quality, targeted, applications to make the advertising cost worthwhile. It is still possible, however, that many executive jobs are buried in the hundreds of job sites that now exist.
The good news is that a recent development in Internet recruitment has been the arrival of "aggregator" job sites, such as:
Beyond: Executive Jobs
(Free Sign Up). Beyond.com provides access to hundreds of thousands of jobs, including executive jobs, that are sourced from thousands of job boards and hundreds of networks across the Internet.
(Free Sign Up). If you are looking for a $100k+ position, you can access thousands of exclusive job postings from renowned corporate recruiters and executive search firms on the 6figurejobs web site.
As you can see, there are many different ways to put your skills and qualifications to work for you in your executive job search and you should use all of these methods as part of your overall executive job search strategy.
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