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Executive Job Search & Career Transitions


Knowing how to Evaulate Executive Job Opportunities is an Essential Component to any Successful Career Management Strategy
Contrary to what many would like to believe, size can matter…and for those senior level executives with “big fish” status within a small company, it may be tough to downsize that standing if moving to a larger organization. But in order to honestly evaluate offers, you need to decide what’s more important to you – maintaining C-level status or joining a company that has less to offer in way of title, but more in other areas.

Relocating to another country for career progression can be an excellent addition to your resume/CV, and will likely enhance your future executive job opportunities. However, working internationally not only brings many concerns to those involved (in a 2010 survey of BlueSteps members, relocating family was the number 1 concern), but the prospect of returning home after the assignment has been completed can be even more daunting. Of course for some the worry is having to return home, while for others, a fear of being displaced or becoming less employable in their native country overwhelms.

Executive Job Search Advice
 
Whether you are voluntarily looking for a new job or find yourself an unfortunate victim of today's economic decline, you will be unsuccessful, frustrated and discouraged unless you have a clear, concise job target.

In Guerilla Marketing for Job Hunters, the authors suggest from the beginning that "starting a job search before you know the job you want and what you have to offer will end in frustration". Simply saying that "I am looking for a new job" says nothing to potential employers and confuses anyone who is trying to support you in the job search process.

Can you recession-proof your career? The ubiquitous advice always boils down to doing whatever it takes to keep your job. You are admonished to work harder, curry the boss’s favor, or take a class to build skills. With a focus on survival rather than success, recession-proofing doesn’t apply at the executive level.

Ask The Expert

September: Expert Career Transistion
This Month's Career Expert: Liz Rubin

Liz Rubin - Executive Search Expert
Elizabeth Rubin,
Career Advisor


Liz Rubin has 20 years of professional experience in the areas of

Social and Business Networking

As we gaze at the bleak yet hopeful employment landscape, there is a temptation to withdraw from the executive job market. Surely no one is hiring yet. Why spend the time, money, and emotional expense of looking for a new executive position when headhunters are handling less assignments and employers are not filling openings?