What keeps you out of a C-level career?
Sometimes all that keeps you out of a C-level career is your online brand, your web presence that outlines your skills, and your “footprint” on the internet. Other times, it’s his resume. Often it is both and that is a big problem! The question is, are those two things working for you in a positive way or are you bordering on level C?
If it’s been years since you tried to find another position, you should understand that things have really changed. It used to be much easier to control your impressions within the working world, but now you have to work a little harder. You may be great at face-to-face networking, which is an essential asset, but online social networking may not be high on your to-do list. This is a mistake, because today, people who research job candidates are looking online. If you don’t have a strong presence, you’re not on their radar.
Why, some wonder, would a C-level executive professional decide to hire someone else to write a resume or build an online brand? I’m sure he’s thinking, “Just because they’re capable of planning the strategic infrastructure of a Fortune 500 company and negotiating multi-million dollar partnerships doesn’t mean they can do it themselves?” Well, I can see how you might think that’s true, but executive professionals know the importance of having a great brand online and make the most of the resources available to them (and you!).
Leadership professionals will generally rely on a professional resume writer and other professional services because they are used to outsourcing tasks that require high levels of expertise. There is a skill in the complexity of assessing career progression and leveraging the data to create a personal marketing campaign. Only the highest quality of a comprehensive executive resume package produces results in positioning you for the job you want.
For many of those who are busy working in their current positions and not paying attention to the new demands in the job market, it is good to add the Executive Recruiter Distribution or Online Branding Power Package discount. Whether or not you need them can be determined during your initial consultation – an hour of strategic consultation that includes brand discussion. If you need it, this can expand your line to the level needed to remain competitive in the marketplace!