5 Keys to Crafting Your Executive Job Search Action Plan

If you’re planning a cross-country road trip, do you start off without a map? Probably not. Likewise, when you plan a job search (rarely a short-term, overnight experience), do you begin with a written plan? Probably not. Yet wouldn’t one be enormously helpful? Almost certainly. Unless you have the financial freedom to take 1-2 years […]

Are you or someone you know about to launch an executive search in 2016? If so, one of the first things you’ll want to do is create an Executive Job Search Action Plan to guide your search execution. Sometimes referred to as a Personal Marketing Plan, both terms hint at the importance of advance planning […]

Last week I noted that it’s important to tell your career story in many ways (in print, online, and verbally) and in many places (resume, LinkedIn profile, bio/marketing brief, cover letter). In this three-part blog series, I previously showcased ways to highlight your career story in your resume; the next post in this series will […]

Does your resume capture the essence of your career story to date? Does it convey the impact that you’ve had on the employers you’ve worked for so far? Does it showcase your unique combination of achievements and skills? If not, then your resume is failing to promote the real you. While it’s important to tell […]

Are you having trouble getting traction in your job search? May I suggest a simple exercise that will demonstrate what you most need to fix in your search to turn it around? Try this simple but effective Job Search Traction Troubleshooter to identify the problems in your search. Use the same tool to create a […]

One of the most powerful ways to stand out with recruiters, influential contacts, and hiring executives is to make yourself useful. By that I mean sharing useful content that relates directly to your areas of expertise. You can share such content in LinkedIn status updates or in LI Groups discussion areas, of course, but you […]

Are you guilty of managing your career only when you’re in or anticipating an active career search? Unfortunately, the “I’ll wait until I really need it” approach doesn’t work effectively. If you want to minimize your current or future unemployment or protect your work life from long gaps between jobs, you will need these 7 […]

Do you have an executive bio? And do you know how best to use one? Bios have been around for decades and are often used by senior executives. In fact, recruiters and employers tend to assume that if you are a senior executive, you already have one. Useful for reminding your network what you bring […]

In my business I frequently encounter recruiters. Over the last few years I’ve been privileged to forge an alliance with one in particular whose innovation mindset is a powerful ally. Dan Stiffler is a medical device recruiter and principal of Stiffler Search Group. He’s been a referral partner of mine for several years now, so […]

“Work smarter, not harder” is great advice, don’t you think? So why make your job search harder than it has to be when you can work smarter and save valuable time? Sift through this list of 35 tools and apps to find the ones you most want to leverage. Take it easy on yourself, though, […]