6 Ways to Maintain Executive Career Momentum in a Recession

Learn how senior executives at any stage in their career progression can maintain career momentum with these essential job search and career management tips, becoming more visible to executive recruiters as a result:

  1. Develop and leverage a track record of contribution, name recognition with industry media, and established relationships with top executive search firms to keep your career in play.

  2. Look at consulting opportunities, board membership, turn-around projects, and entrepreneurship.

  3. Utilize online career management tools to create a presence on sites exclusive to senior executives, allowing you to remain visible to executive recruiters.

  4. Seek out special assignments internally, gain international exposure, and develop niche expertise to become more attractive to executive recruiters.

  5. Consider executive education as a door-opener to new employment options.

  6. Online resources allow executives to expand their professional reach. For example, BlueSteps.com connects professionals to the top executive search firms worldwide, allowing you to build your career profile while protecting your privacy.

These job search and career management tips are taken from the BlueSteps article Recession Strategies Maintain Career Momentum For Executives At Any Level, authored by Patti Wilson. Join BlueSteps.com now to access this full article and much more career advice, tools and resources, and updates on industry developments within senior level recruitment.


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