Being prepared and organised for your job search is key to finding a secure executive position in this ever-shifting job seekers’ landscape. In The Executive Candidate’s Survival Guide, leading Board & Executive Search Consultant and Australia's foremost CEO Business Mentor, Kylie Hammond will provide you with breakthrough strategies and advice that includes building your professional toolbox and a career portfolio. Learn how to recognise a good opportunity, and walk away from a bad one.
Some of the critical job search elements covered include:
• Identifying your professional goals and analysing your options
• Understanding your value proposition and how to market yourself
• Developing a career portfolio
• Developing a resume for specific opportunities
• Leveraging the power of professional and social media
• Knowing how to work with executive search consultants and headhunters
• Learning how to negotiate the best contract
The Executive Candidate’s Survival Guide contains tips and hints that come from many years of experience in the executive search industry and working with a large variety of companies and HR professionals.
Reviewed by Sydney Morning Herald / The Age - 23rd February, 2013 Review by Stephen Lacey
In her role as an executive head-hunter, Kylie Hammond, who is also regarded as one of Australia’s top careers coaches, has placed thousands of suits in top-level jobs, so she is well placed to write a book called The Executive Candidate’s Survival Guide.
Hammond, the founder and chief executive officer of Board Portfolio, a leading Sydney-based board search and advisory firm, has created this accessible step-by-step guide that should be essential reading for any executive candidate.
“The market is quite challenging at the moment,” Hammond says. “It’s more competitive than ever for senior roles, so you need to approach things in a quite strategic way.”
She says the advent of social-media tools, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, has forever changed the playing field for the executive candidate.
“The reality is, when you’re an executive candidate, you need to be quite strategic and you need to plan significant career moves.”
Hammond’s top three tips:
“Firstly, always have a very good quality resume.
Secondly, think through and plan your next career move and prepare properly. For senior executives, that means doing hard-core interview preparation.
Finally, you need to work out how to tap into the unadvertised job market.
(Posted on 7/03/13)
Invaluable Review by Andrew P.
I read this on the way to work this morning and I cannot remember the last time my journey felt so positive. That speaks volumes about where I'm at with my current role, but gives me invaluable focus on what I need to do next. (Posted on 18/02/13)