Worldwide Executive Job Search
Executive job search - "Often, the only major difference between an executive or professional earning US$100,000 - US$150,000 and one earning US$200,000-US$300,000+ is how willing they are to market their services and to proactively search for an international career opportunity. I am often surprised to hear from executives who control multi-million dollar advertising spends for their employer that they have never invested any funds in marketing themselves. On the other hand I have clients who invest in our professional resume writing services and each year mail an updated resume to headhunters world-wide to ensure that if an outstanding expatriate opportunity arises, they will be on the short list. The difference in earnings between executives in these two camps is often in excess of US$100,000 per year"
Professional Cover Letter and Resume Writing
Your current resume / cv probably details chronologically your employment history with a description of your job responsibilities and details of your education, personal details and maybe even your social activities. At Careerpath we have seen thousands of typical resumes that are received with equally unremarkable cover letters. Unfortunately, conformity is a recipe for disaster when conducting an executive job search!
Experienced resume writers at Careerpath know how to increase the impact and effectiveness of your resume by using proven methods of resume organisation and format designed to greatly enhance readability and impact. We also know how to get your resume on the desk of the person who initiates hiring decisions not the HR manager or their assistants.
The content and design of your cover letter and resume cannot be left to chance. The highly competitive nature of the executive job search market requires the preparation of a high impact package, correctly formatted for your target market, if you are to be successful in getting your resume read, getting an interview and getting an offer of employment.
If you do not use a professional resume writing service your chances of making the short list for an executive position will be significantly reduced. Very simply, your resume will rank behind all the other candidates who have employed professional career advisors.
Many executives have realized that the cost of a well written resume is insignificant when compared to the potential benefits from enhanced career opportunity. A professionally prepared resume will last years and can easily be updated by yourself. We have prepared resumes that have secured executive expatriate positions paying 25% higher salaries. When an individual earns US$75,000 and above the benefits are obvious.
Resume styles differ in N. America, Europe and Asia. If you are considering an international job search it is important that you consult a resume writer who has experience in the market that you wish to target. Resume preparation techniques are constantly evolving. If you have simply updated your resume for the past 10 years or so then it is probably ineffective as a tool to market your skills.
A resume writer will prepare a better resume than you will. The majority of individuals are modest when describing their abilities and achievements. Accordingly, they undersell themselves.
Professional Cover Letter and Resume Distribution
A targeted marketing campaign is the most effective method of conducting a job search. We maintain a powerful international database that allows us to identify and access senior decision-makers globally. We continually improve our technology and update our database daily from client replies to increase the effectiveness of our mailings.
The databases we utilise cover over 31 million companies and international organizations worldwide and we also cover the leading executive search companies in all major international cities and expatriate job centres.
In order to increase your chances of securing an international appointment you need to initiate a large mailing of your resume and cover letter. Undertaking such a commitment if you are employed with family responsibilities is close to impossible. Even if you have time on your hands, how many letters could you send out in one day? Using high capacity technology we can dispatch thousands of professional cover letters and resumes of the highest quality every day, 365 days a year.
We can save you months of misery and disappointment because as an individual you will only be able to send out a fraction of the letters and, without targeting your audience, your career will be left in the hands of chance.
Important - We will provide you with a list of the names of the companies that we have targeted. You delete any companies that, for personal reasons, you do not wish to receive your resume. Do not accept anything less.
CareerPath Message Centre
It is usually not advisable to include your office contact details on your resume unless you can be certain of receiving employment-related messages in complete confidence. Additionally, if your office contact details are listed prospective employers can infer that your current employer is aware of your job search and may even be eagerly awaiting your departure. You should also bear in mind the amount of time that you spend outside of the office particularly if your travel schedule is heavy.
To be certain of receiving important messages we will print our message centre’s telephone/fax numbers in North America, Europe and Asia on your resume/cover letter and immediately contact you with your message. This is an important addition to an international mailing as it gives you contact numbers in all the major regions thereby increasing the response rate.
CareerPath Interview and Negotiation Coaching
Having reached this stage of your job search it is imperative that you do not fall down at the final hurdle. You must ensure that you are well prepared for your interview and subsequent negotiation of terms. One of the most important areas of preparation is to thoroughly research your prospective employer in order to be a knowledgeable candidate and to establish if they can fulfil your own career objectives. We provide our clients with up to date information on prospective employers who have invited them for an interview. This allows our clients to ask meaningful questions that will enable them to influence the substance of the interview. This puts our clients at a distinct advantage in the interview process.
We also provide our clients with an interview procedure package which allows them to prepare for the interview with confidence.
When discussing remuneration packages, especially if you are an expatriate, negotiation can often be difficult. We can help you to receive the offer that is best for you and advise you on typical expatriate packages.