Category: Executive Job Search Tips (page 1 of 13)
The current economy is ripe for executives to transition, and companies are willing to pay for top talent. According to CFO, “In 2018, the average pay hike for job-switching C-suite and VP-level executives was 11.42%, based on compensation data related to several dozen placements in 2019 by executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group. Last year, that figure climbed to 14.64%.” That’s significantly higher than the average yearly raise. Is it time to start looking for a new job? Read on in “To Make More Money, Find a New Job.”
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If you’re seeking a position as Chief Information Officer, here are several things you’ll want to know before you accept the job. Read on in CIO Magazine’s article, “7 Questions CIOs Should Ask Before Taking a New Job.”
CFOs are increasingly in demand within the nonprofit sector and more finance executives are making the move. “[F]inancial management skills are at a premium. ‘Many nonprofit organizations are trying to behave more like businesses.'” The change is not without its challenges for Chief Executive Officers making the transition.
Read more in this week’s Wall Street Journal article, “Corporate CFOs in High Demand at Charities as Budgets Come Under Scrutiny.”
When it comes to recruiters, retained vs. contingency could boil down to whether they have the company’s best interest in mind, or their own. Read Undercover Recruiter’s article, “Contingency vs. Retained Recruiters: What is the Difference?” for more insight into these two recruiting styles.
For more on how to best work with a recruiter, read my article, “Quick Tips for C-Level Executives on Working with Executive Recruiters.”
BIP just published it’s 3rd annual “State of the StartUps in the Southeast” report. Read more about it in Yahoo Finance’s article, “BIP Capital Releases 2019 The State of Startups(SM) in the Southeast Report.”
For the official BIP article and to access the report, read “BIP Capital’s 2019 The State of Startups in the Southeast eBook is Here.”
According to Wall Street Journal article, “U.S. Companies Looking for More Experience in Their Finance Chiefs,” the current average age of CFOs at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies is almost 53 years old – a number that’s been increasing each year – proving experience wins out in the current age of technological disruption.
CDO shares new CDO appointments, articles, and CDO’s in the news – plus new open global CDO positions – in their latest Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update for March 2019.
A great reason to seek advice from career pros affiliated with two or more major industry associations is to minimize your risk of falling prey to online job scams, ATS scams (ATS: Applicant Tracking Systems), fake job postings, and bad advice.
Bad advice can mislead and shake your confidence. The other traps can steal your identity, waste your time, take your money, AND mislead and shake your confidence.
Here are just a few of the scams floating around on the internet today. Please be aware many of them look very legit.
I never recommend engaging with companies claiming to check your resume against ‘ATS Checkers.’ If you have built your resume or LinkedIn profile to the roles you want, your documents will automatically include the keywords and phrases that are needed for such software and it will honestly and ethically match up with your skills. Furthermore, if you use a certified resume writer, please note that most all of the certifications require training and understanding of how to provide clients with an ATS-friendly version of the resume, formatted in ASCII Text – before a resume writing certification can be granted.
Executives, please use care when seeking advice with your career transition. For resume writers, associations where writers can earn memberships, certifications and awards include:
The Ladders posted an interesting and informative article on the US Cities with the most $100K jobs. Is your city on the list? Read “These are the 15 cities with the most $100K+ jobs in January” to find out.
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Landing your first, or second or third CEO role can be accelerated through understanding how to best market yourself in a way that most fluidly communicates your value points as well as gaining clarity on what the market best responds to. Here are a few quick tips to help you in your next executive transition: