Executive Job Search Not Panning Out? Consider 3 Tips to Smooth Out the Process

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Conducting an executive job search is challenging work.  There are often so many documents to submit, so many interviews to take part in, and so many associates to keep track of for networking purposes that getting the job done can be more than a notion.

If you have been looking for work but realize that it’s just not getting you the callbacks you desire, it may be time to consider a few tips that might help you conduct a successful search:

Consider Applying for More Jobs

There’s no doubt that an executive job search requires that you dedicate a significant amount of time to looking through postings, checking for recommendations from your networking circle, and initiating contact with recruiters.  With all of the searching, you don’t want to forget that it’s more important to submit applications in order to move the process along.  Don’t fret; there will still be time to keep on searching after you’ve submitted a handful.

Don’t Forget to Conduct Company Research

Sometimes, writing resumes can become a repetitive process.  If you have gotten into the habit of submitting several applications per day, then you may not be too eager to write a new resume for each company.  However, companies want to know that you understand their missions—and that you are willing to address them.  This means you not only have to be willing to conduct research on each one but adjust your resume in order to ensure the background you provide falls in line with each company’s current needs.

Keep In Touch With Your Network

There’s no doubt that you have spent years growing your network, which will work wonders in helping you connect with your next opportunity.  So don’t forget to engage your networking associates from time to time so that they don’t feel you only communicate with them when you’re in need of a job.

The great thing about conducting a job search is that it can be tweaked at any time.  So as you continue your pursuit for the next great employer, consider making these small tweaks necessary to improve your chances of being hired.

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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast

Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.

What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.

You might have seen me featured as a resume expert in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Fortune. And in 2020, I was honored to be named as a LinkedIn Top Voice of the year!

I’m so glad you’re here, and I can’t wait to help you find your next perfect-fit position!

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