If you are an executive who has been slogging along at a job search without a strategy, you can feel like you have hit quicksand with no way to get out.
Stop wasting time on what doesn’t matter. There are three things you need to get right:
- Know Yourself – have the self-awareness to realize your strengths, preferences, work style and skill gaps
- Know Your Audience – understand how to present yourself to the right people in the right way
- Reach and Convince Decision Makers – find and persuade them to hire you or create an opportunity for you
These three “pillars” of your search can guide your direction and help you invest your precious job search hours in activities that will pay off.
I detail these three essential job search elements in my recent article on Forbes (click here) and give in-depth guidance to help you get to the bottom of them in my book, Know Yourself, Grow Your Career: The Value Proposition Workbook (click here), including an entire chapter on personal branding.
Anne Marie Segal is an executive coach, resume strategist, Forbes Coaches Council member and former practicing attorney. She is the author of Master the Interview: A Guide for Working Professionals and Know Yourself, Grow Your Career: The Personal Value Proposition Workbook (available online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and local booksellers). To reach her, click here.
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