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    4 Tips to Help You Start Your Executive Job Search

    Often we get comfortable in a company, in our roles, with the feeling of security and familiarity, and in the working environments that we have grown accustomed to. We can put off our job search for a number of reasons but if you know deep down that it’s the right time to make a move, get started on your executive job search NOW.  Get a copy of our 100 Executive Search Tips for step-by-step advice through your job search.

    Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to make that first step. So here are some tips to help you get started with your job search:

    1. Ask yourself some key questions to get a clearer idea of what you're really looking for: 

    • What kind of organisation do you want to work for?
    • What criteria must your new position meet?
    • What constraints do you have to take into account?
    • What will be acceptable to you or not in your job offer?

    2. Understand what you have to offer

    In any executive job search, really knowing what you have to offer is key. Think about what makes you unique and what your full set of capabilities are. Think about your experience, your skillset and how best to utilise this in your next role. Try to get a clearer picture of what you're best at and target your next roles to match this.  

    3. Set yourself some goals

    Don't just let things happen at any old pace. Identify your daily, medium terma nd long-term goals and make sure that you take them seriously. Make sure that they are achievable and that they feel manageable. Give yourself something to aim for in order to stay motivated and to ensure that you make good progress in your job search.

    4. Get re-acquainted with the labour market

    Whether you've been in your current role for a long time or not, each time you go back into the job market, it is a good idea to spend some time getting re-acquainted with the market. Get to know what's going on in your industry from a job search and recruitment perspective. Explore what platforms might aid your job search e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook.  Understand how you want to interact with these platforms and how they fit into your own job search plan.

    These are just a few simple steps to get you started. For more advice, contact us for a free consultation and check out our 100 Executive Job Search Tips eBook for a full step-by-step guide through your job search.

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