Recently, an executive in transition, a $150,000+ earner, was referred to me by a fellow professional service provider. Let me call this person Paul. Paul came to me with no less than 50 pages of contacts, resume material and logs from his nine month job search online and offline. As he recounted the many in person networking hours and literally countless hours sending resumes, posting blogs and using social media channels I realized that his activity was quite fruitless. Of course I didn’t tell him that but it was apparent. Instead of being closer to his goal of securing similar employment as a financial professional he seemed farther away.
When you have decided to make a career move at the executive or $100,000 plus job level issues impacting your search may be different than other jobseekers especially if you are still currently in an executive position. You must know the special issues that surround this kind of search.
There are many challenges that military personnel face when searching for jobs in the private sector. These tips can be applied to public sector positions as well. Here are five of what could be many potential search challenges that may be faced by exiting military personnel:
Perhaps I can comment on something that I see lacking in any industry and with a lot of professionals. How you accept a job, how you accept accolades and awards tells everyone else around you about you. I will risk being accused of being up on entertainment industry news here as I quickly comment on the art of lost art …
Everyone seems to want to define insanity as “doing something over and over again and expecting the same results” so I thought I would like to go on record with Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary help. This really is the definition.
The Wall Street Journal’s Alexandra Levit does nice work by answering questions from jobseekers. Recently, her column answered this question below. With a similar word count I would like to handle this question here and add it to her answer in the December 29, 2009 Wall Street Journal.
It looks like Business Week picked up and published the Kristin Valle’s December 27, 2009, Charlotte Observer article where she interviewed me.
Here are some of my Do’s and Don’ts for Getting the Most Out of Your Severance Package:
This is what the Securities and Exchange Commission says about Executive Compensation and this also contains good information on how to research a company for jobseekers willing to do their due diligence:
Veterans deserve preference for civil service or Federal jobs and the government provides you with an edge on these positions out of the gate.