Category Archives: Executive Jobs and Executive Job Search
Ivy Exec is the first online community created exclusively for top tier professionals conducting an executive job search of prescreened executive jobs. This section contains all the resources we’ve gathered for our community focusing on these topics.
I have a custom URL. Do you? If you want to be easily found (which is likely, if you are in full job search mode,) you should customize your LinkedIn URL. If you go to your LinkedIn profile page, copy the URL and paste it into a blank document you will see computer gobbledygook that is long, unwieldy, and not easily shared. You should definitely change it to something shorter, easier to use, and perhaps even more memorable than the generic version.
Are you easily found? If you want to be contacted this is especially true for people in sales, business development, job seekers, and networking contacts — put your phone number and/or email in your LinkedIn heading. Remember, only your first degree connections can see your LinkedIn registered email address which appears at the bottom of your profile. This simple tip will become even more critical as LinkedIn rolls out a mobile platform later this year.
Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart
A coaching client of mine is suffering from burnout. He has a demanding professional services job, a new addition to the family, and a review cycle that puts him up for a key promotion within the next six months. First he wanted to quit. Then he wanted to take a leave of absence to get refreshed. Instead I told him to hire a personal trainer. What?
Don’t quit or leave even temporarily as a first solution to burnout. It doesn’t solve your problem when you return, Continue reading
An attorney once asked me what to do about recruiters: she worked as in-house counsel and felt she did not get the same attention from recruiters as her colleagues in law firms. Here are 3 strategies to get noticed by executive recruiters:
Build long-term relationships with recruiters by being helpful. Take recruiter calls, even when you’re not actively looking, and help them find people by referring quality leads. Remember that your referrals are a reflection on you, so only refer people who fit what they are working on and who Continue reading
Blog partner Caroline Ceniza-Levine is a career expert, writer, speaker and co-founder of SixFigureStart® (http://www.sixfigurestart.com), a career coaching firm comprised of former Fortune 500 recruiters. Formerly in corporate HR and retained search, Caroline has recruited for leading companies in media, financial services, consulting, technology and pharma/ biotech. A regular contributor to CNBC.com Executive Careers, her career advice has also been cited by BusinessWeek, CBS Moneywatch, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes.com, NBC News.com, Newsweek, NPR, and Real Simple. Visit SixFigureStart and read the SixFigureStart Blog for more.
As a recruiter, I’ve Continue reading
A jobseeker asked: It seems that everyone has caught on to networking. I can almost feel people cringe when I ask them if they know someone who can help me find a job. With so many people on the market and everyone networking, how can you still network without annoying your contacts?
Don’t ask for a job or imply anything close when you network. It puts the person on the defensive. It’s intrusive. It’s annoying.
But absolutely keep networking. Networking is critical to the jobseeker. Most jobs are filled Continue reading
A lot has changed in the past decade when it comes to job searching.
As I often say, the power of the internet has given us unprecedented access to worldwide information. It has completely changed the way we look for work, let alone how we do business.
If you are in the unfortunate position of having just lost your job, my condolences. But before you do what so many job-seekers are doing and run to Google to begin searching for new opportunities, let’s take a step back.
There are some Continue reading