A successful career transition is never easy for an executive. Unfortunately, the recent economic downturn has introduced even more job seekers into the market. The competition you now face is growing weekly. Those who are employed are encouraged to seek a new position because of the expanding job market. Those that are unemployed are trying harder to secure employment, and many of those that were scheduled to retire are holding on tight to their current positions.
Who is hired in today’s executive job market? The answer is simple–those executives who offer companies a strong value-add proposition and those that contribute significantly to the corporate top and/or bottom line. Moreover, successful candidates fit into the company culture and are predicted to have a long-term impact on the company.
The exercises in this section of our website will help you sort out the executive job search process and related career issues. Here you can answer questions you may have not asked yourself about your executive career transition up to this point. As you work through these, we hope you will gain a better understanding of what you know, what you think you know, what you don’t know, and how you might better approach an executive job search.