Navigating a career, and making sure you’re executing the right steps each and every time you’re faced with a major career-related decision, is no easy task. Making sound, effective decisions regarding something as emotional as your career and livelihood can often be tricky, and getting it right every time could require an objective third-party. This is where Executive Career Management Services come into the equation.
When delivered best, executive career management services are designed to enhance an executive’s profile, showcase their skill set, highlight accomplishments, and establish a strong digital presence for thought-leadership and branding. This includes consultation to optimize career documents, such as the executive resume, but also executive-level coaching and job search advice that is tailored to the unique needs and background of the executive candidate.
How Do Executive Career Management Services Start?
Most comprehensive executive career management services start with the revamping of the executive’s resume and career-related documents – cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and thank you letter – to speak to executive-level search criteria. The next step in developing a strong executive candidate profile is to plan out and write an executive biography, one that provides the reader with a high-level view of the candidate’s strengths, philosophies, background, education, and tenure.
With a new executive resume, supporting documents written at an executive level, and an executive biography, we’re then ready to move onto executive branding and thought-leadership aspects of the modern executive candidate profile.
What Differentiates the Modern Executive Candidate?
We’ve all heard about how important it is for modern job candidates to have a strong digital presence. This is no different at the executive level. In fact, it can be argued that a strong digital presence is more important at the executive-level, and provides an opportunity for an executive candidate to separate themselves from the pool of executive job applicants with thought-leadership articles and a strong public presence on the web.
In an increasingly-competitive world, where most top executives possess all the fundamental leadership attributes necessary to lead an organization, the modern executive candidate needs to showcase a level of innovation and entrepreneurialism in their approach to branding. Long game are the days when a resume was enough, today, executive career management services are essential in building an executive profile that is geared toward top jobs.
What Are The Benefits Of Executive Coaching & Job Search Advice?
Tenure is a valuable indicator of dedication and success in the career. Executives are often masters of their crafts, and nobody can really master a craft when hopping around jobs and responsibilities too often in a career.
On the flip side to having good tenure is that many executives may not have interviewed for a new position or tested the job market in years! Being even slightly out-of-touch with modern hiring practices, interview techniques, and the job search landscape can be a significant disadvantage for an executive candidate.
This is where executive coaching and job search advice comes into the equation. Executive Career Management Services should include the opportunity to link up with an experienced Career Coach who can guide and provide insights into how best to position an executive candidate in the marketplace, how to tackle tough interview questions, and how best to navigate the negotiation stage.
Nothing is easy about switching careers, especially at the executive level. Executive Career Management Services provides a transitioning executive (or even an individual looking to be prepared in case an opportunity arises) with the tools and tricks to ensure they are ready – be it on the resume and career documents front, or during the interpersonal communication stages of the executive interview process.