Category Archives: Executive Job Search
Ivy Exec is the first online community created exclusively for top tier professionals conducting an executive job search. The resources in this section will help everyone no matter in which stage of their job search they’re in.
Wondering if you should send in that job application now—or hold off until after the holidays? There’s no hard-and fast rule to help you game the system. While many companies do wait until the new budget year to add to their payroll, your target employer may not follow that pattern. Figuring out its unique situation will help you send your application at the ideal time. Here are some tips.
It’s no secret that many companies are relying more on their own employees to help them find other team members who fit their culture. A recent, detailed study of one corporation by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York pointed to some of the reasons:
Referred candidates are more likely to end up getting hired–and stick around longer –than other hires.
This is good news if you have a friend at a target employer—but what if you don’t know anyone there? The time to start laying the ground work to get Continue reading
Have you tried to break into the investment banking world or the consulting sector without success? Read on for a healthy dose of perspective from Victor Cheng, strategic advisor to Fortune 500 CEO’s, mentor to aspiring consultants worldwide, and McKinsey alum.
I applied to every investment bank on Wall Street not even getting an interview with most, and not getting past round 1 with any of them. This was after spending 2 weeks networking on Wall Street at Lehman, Bear Sterns, Goldman, JP Morgan, etc.
It is very easy to interpret such experiences in a Continue reading
This article was contributed by Ivy Exec’s Senior Resume Writer, Laura Hill.
Surprisingly, many executives and professionals don’t take advantage of outplacement services that are offered by their employers when they lose their jobs. Reasons I hear for this range from “I’ve been through it before – there’s nothing they have to offer me,” to “I wasn’t very impressed with the counselor I was assigned,” or “I don’t care for group sessions.”
Outplacement packages offered for departing employees may not be as robust as in years past, but even a modest program is a Continue reading
In today’s uncertain economic climate you need to be open to change. Gone are the days of working for one employer until retirement, getting the gold watch with a pension, and then riding off into the sunset (or the nearest golf course.) Today, workers must be adaptable and willing to change careers multiple times. Are you dissatisfied with your current job? Are you eager to make a change?
Gayle Rigione, Ivy Exec’s Chief Content Editor recently interviewed Charlie Garland, Ivy Exec Mentor and President and Founder of The Innovation Outlet, about his approach — “Cubie” – to innovation and why career challenges like getting promoted, reinvention, effective networking, or targeting companies outside your industry are innovation opportunities…