Your Executive Job Search Options
You are about to embark on your international executive job search. There are some very important aspects of your executive job search campaign that you must give very careful consideration. Unless you are in the unusual position of being actively headhunted you must take the initiative if you are to achieve your ambitions. Here are your careerpath options;
Wait to be headhunted
For the vast majority of people this strategy will result in disappointment. Many employers are still reluctant to use an executive job search firm citing cost and confidentiality concerns. Accordingly, it is reported that fewer than 5% of executive positions worldwide are filled in this manner. However, there are ways of dramatically increasing your chances of being headhunted.
Classified job advertisements
Do you have the time to monitor on a daily basis international job advertisements? You may be able to keep up to date with local positions but, what if you are job searching overseas? Positions will be advertised that you will never see.
One of the most difficult personal situations is to actively go out and tell your friends and business contacts that you have started an executive job search. Very few of us feel comfortable discussing our careers with people we know. Most of us are modest when describing our achievements. Employers however are not looking for modest people; they want individuals who can confidently sell themselves into a new job. Expert training and executive job search advice can greatly enhance your skills in this area.
An outplacement firm operates as a reverse headhunter. They act for an employee and assist in locating a new position. The employee pays the fee although often or not the employee's company will bear the cost as part of a corporate retrenchment. Fees are high and can easily exceed US$25,000 for senior executives. Outplacement firms will sometimes provide a desk for the executive to conduct research during the job search. Ultimately, the service provided consists of a targeted mailing and advice on how to network effectively. Individuals can dramatically reduce the level of fees by conducting their targeted mailings through Careerpath.
Targeted marketing campaign
In today's competitive executive job market passive job seeking is unlikely to see you attain the career move that you want, especially when you wish to relocate overseas. Executives today must be proactive and that means instructing professionals to work on their behalf. By outsourcing your executive job search to Careerpath you are hiring a professional team to market your skills. With extensive research facilities and access to unadvertised vacancies we can help you jump ahead of the competition.
As over 85% of executive positions are unadvertised it is essential that you prepare a high impact resume and cover letter that will broadcast your achievements to the international business decision makers and executive search companies responsible for hiring executives like yourself. Using our powerful and focused worldwide database we can identify and put you in touch with such individuals.
A targeted marketing campaign utilising a high impact resume and cover letter is the preferred option for executives who want a fast and cost effective executive job search.