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In the last 30 years, developments in technology have progressed at an astonishing rate. This phenomenon can be explained in relation to Moore’s Law, where technological developments double in very short lifecycles (originally applied to computer chips). As Dan Schulman, President of Pre-Paid Group, Sprint, recently discussed at the Association of Executive Search Consultant’s 2010 Annual Conference, the increased speed of technological advancement is the most important business factor to consider when staying ahead of competition in the marketplace. So how will this affect C-Suite positions in future?


Professional Accent Reduction for Senior Executives - How and Why?

"I have a very strong accent and often feel that this hinders me when communicating with colleagues and when making professional presentations. Are there any steps that I can take to reduce my accent?"

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Executive Search And Your Career

 
 The following are some ideas to get noticed by an Executive Search Firm:
  1. Ask friends of yours who are top level executives what search firms they use, who their contact person is and if you could use their name as a referral.
  2. Use professional networking sites. Locate recruiters within your specialty area and contact to see if they are working on searches where you might be of help.
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.

The recession caught many senior executives off-guard, use this time to safe-guard against the future!


Using LinkedIn as an Executive Career Progression Tool - Part One

LinkedIn is commonly used to “get to someone” in order to make a sale, form a partnership, or get a job. It works well for this kind of communication because it is an online network of more than 8.5 million experienced professionals from around the world representing 130 industries. Still, as a tool for executive job hunting and career management, LinkedIn is often underutilized. Read on for the first installment of the top ten ways to increase the value of LinkedIn as part of your executive job and career development strategy.
Using LinkedIn as an Executive Career Progression Tool - Part Two

LinkedIn is commonly used to “get to someone” in order to make a sale, form a partnership, or get a job. It works well for this kind of communication because it is an online network of more than 8.5 million experienced professionals from around the world representing 130 industries. Still, as a tool for executive job hunting and career management, LinkedIn is often underutilized. Read on for the second installment of the top ten ways to increase the value of LinkedIn as part of your executive job and career development strategy.


Ten Ways to Increase Your Online Visibility and Grab the Attention of Executive Recruiters

Whether you're in an executive job search or trying to build business, if you want the attention of an online audience, you have to position yourself right in front of them. Most executive recruiters and hiring managers are Googling candidates and making decisions based on what they find before they'll even consider talking with you. The key to getting noticed by executive recruiters is to proactively take charge of your online identity.

Following are some of the best ways to do establish your own personal online brand. These efforts have the added benefit of exponentially