January 28, 2011

The Executive Job Search . . . 8 Secrets of a Winner!

When you’re looking for a job at the executive job search level, everything is different!

Yet most executive and senior managers look for a job the same way they did when they graduated from college or graduate school.

mail dozens of resumes

post resumes all over the internet

contact lots of agencies & recruiters

answer dozens of ads

go on a couple unproductive interviews

wait and wait for the phone to ring.

And you've probably been disappointed with the results. Resumes go unanswered. The phone doesn't ring. Those executive recruiters who couldn’t wait to get their hands on you before now don’t return your calls or emails. Getting that dream job has turned into a nightmare. Worst of all, you're upset, frustrated and downright depressed.

The reason for the disillusionment is really very simple. Times have changed. Especially since 9/11 and Katrina. The old-fashioned ways of finding a job at the executive level are out . . . at least if you don’t want to be in the marketplace for weeks or months.

The 21st Century solution is run your executive job campaign like you run your business . . . with the same kind of sensible business strategies that make any business work.

For example, if you took a more business-like approach to your executive job search you would:

1. Build a highly-desirable product . . . YOU!

2. Consider the job marketplace as a competitive arena.

3. Package yourself in a way to attract maximum attention.

4. Think of prospective employers as buyers of your product.

5. Target only those employers who are right for you.

6. Promote yourself to them by every available means.

7. Master effective selling techniques.

8. Negotiate like a pro.

It’s what we call becoming a “job entrepreneur.” When you use proven marketing techniques on your executive job search you can significantly reduce your time in the job market. And if you follow our recommended plan, you can be entertaining job offers in as little as 14 days!

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