Executive job search (updated Covid 19 edition)
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Executive job search (updated Covid 19 edition)

Building a robust process for a successful job search for executives. Updated with post Covid-19 specific advice.
4.4 (74 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
662 students enrolled
Created by Stephen Borer
Last updated 5/2020
English
English
Price: $19.99
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • A simple step by step process for conducting executive level job searches. Updated to include content applicable to students recently unemployed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • A simple step by step process for the Executive Job Seeker.
  • ProTips from the Executive Search Industry that are directly transferable to an individual's job search.
  • How to update your Resume, LinkedIn profile, and Cover Letter in preparation for your job search.
  • How to create a job search funnel; sources for job vacancies, how to network effectively to uncover opportunities and how to build a 'target orgainization' list.
  • Preparing for an interview, making an impact, closing an interview.
  • How to manage a job process during a employer led market.
  • How to build the tools you will need for your job search including cover letters, resumes, follow up messages, your leads spreadsheet and your job searching schedule.
  • The confidence that you know how to track down job leads, how to open conversations, how to perform in interviews and how to close on offers of employment.
  • The complete tool kit that you will need to prepare for and execute a successful job search.
Requirements
  • Previous experience within a business environment at Senior Manager level or above.
Description

Covid-19 has seen millions of people unemployed in the space of a few weeks. Many of these people are successful business executives with careers spanning the last decade or more, building or leading teams, divisions or businesses. Suddenly they have found themselves unemployed and facing a job search, perhaps for the first time in years, in one of the most challenging economies of our generation.

This course is designed to provide a simple, actionable process that will take the student through a step by step guide of what to do and how. Designed by an executive search recruiter with over 20 years of experience, this course will share some of the secrets of the executive search industry and help the student design a simple plan of action to make powerful strides to getting another job.

A virtual Bootcamp for job seekers with senior-level leadership experience, the course skips the basics of job searching and focuses on tangible actions that a job seeker can take to reach more relevant job opportunities and to stand out from the crowd when they do.

Who this course is for:
  • Most relevant to recently unemployed business executives at Senior Manager, Director, GM, VP or President level.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 02:01:50
+ Introduction and Section 1 - Preparation
2 lectures 34:36

Covid-19 has seen millions of people unemployed in the space of a few weeks. Many of these people are successful business executives with careers spanning the last decade or more, building or leading teams, divisions or businesses. Suddenly they have found themselves unemployed and facing a job search, perhaps for the first time in years, in one of the most challenging economies of our generation.

This course is designed to provide a simple, actionable process that will take the student through a step by step guide of what to do and how. Designed by an executive search recruiter with over 20 years of experience, this course will share some of the secrets of the executive search industry and help the student design a simple plan of action to make powerful strides to getting another job.

A virtual Bootcamp for job seekers with senior-level leadership experience, the course skips the basics of job searching and focuses on tangible actions that a job seeker can take to reach more relevant job opportunities and to stand out from the crowd when they do.

In this section, Stephen Borer outlines the goals of the course, introduces us to his background, and gives us a taste of the type of PROTIP that he will provide throughout the course.

Preview 11:30

Section 1 - Preparation

This section discusses the steps to take in preparing for a successful executive job search.  Segments include;

  • The visible job market

  • The hidden market

  • PROTIP - Don't waste your time and theirs

  • Organized and Structured

  • Covid-19 Update

  • Selfcare

  • Work out where you fit

  • Who do you target

  • When to Start

Preparation
23:06
+ Section 2 - The Tools
10 lectures 39:49

This interlude introduces the tools that will be covered in this section;

  • The Resume

  • LinkedIn Profile

  • Cover Letter

  • PRO TIP References

  • Leads Pipeline Tracker

  • Schedule

  • Business Plan

Introduction to Section 2
01:57

In this section we work our way through the Executive Resume and make sure that you can produce a professional and effective resume that is going to help you see success in your job search. This includes; 

•Contact Details

•Objective or Personal Statement

•Skills

•Education

•Professional Experience – responsibilities & achievements

•Hobbies and Interests

•References available upon request

There is a downloadable 'example / template' attached to this section as well as some further tips on building a resume.

The Resume
12:49

The 'Goldfish Guy' is a simple illustration of how standing out from the crowd can be an exceptionally powerful tool during your job search.

The goldfish guy - illustrative story about standing out from the crowd
05:06

In this PROTIP we discuss a great tool that helps build a 'word cloud' to help the job seeker visualize the keywords or messaging that their documents are portraying. 

PROTIP Optimizing your key words
01:36

In this section we discuss the importance of the LinkedIn profile and how to use it to maximize its influence in your job search process.

LinkedIn Profile
05:14

This section discusses how the Cover Letter remains an important part of the recruitment process for Executives looking for their new role. There are some additional notes provided in a downloadable document.

The Cover Letter
03:09

This PROTIP shows the job seeker how to optimize the use of their references to maximize the networking opportunities.

PROTIP References
03:57

This section discusses the importance of having a process for managing the information related to your job search.

Leads Management
03:32

This section highlights the importance of managing your schedule throughout your job search for both business reasons and personal wellness.

Schedule
01:18

In the final portion of our 'Preparation sections' we discuss how to approach managing a job search like managing a business.

Treat your job search like running a business
01:11
+ Section 3 - Implementation of a successful job search
11 lectures 40:26

Its time to move onto the implementation of our job search. Sections 1 and 2 covered the preparation, section 3 will talk us through the 'How To' of implementation.

This section includes;

  • How to define a target list

  • PROTIP Google Search Phrases

  • How to Cold Call

  • How to Interview

  • How to Follow Up

  • How to Psych Test

  • How to Maintain Momentum

  • Covid 19 Update

  • How to Take Rejection

  • How to Close

Introduction
00:20

This section discusses some of the tools that we will use to build a contact list and source hiring manager names as well as contact details.

How to define a target list
04:49

In this PROTIP we learn how to work out who the organization is when looking at agency advertised job descriptions.

PROTIP Google search phrases
02:05

We are ready to start approaching potential hiring managers so this section discusses how to approach people that we do not have a previous relationship with. Uncomfortable for some, this is one of the most effective ways to increase the number of job opportunities that you are considering so it is a skill that must be mastered.

How to cold call
05:37

Being able to interview effectively is one of the essential skills for a job seeker, and this section discusses how to ensure that you deliver an effective and memorable job interview every time. 

Please find a downloadable resource that gives some common interview questions that you should be comfortable dealing with in preparation for an interview.

How to interview
07:47

A key but often forgotten part of the interview process which allows you to easily differentiate yourself. This section discusses how. 

How to follow up
01:42

Organizations are increasingly using psychometric testing as part of their recruitment process for executive-level hires. This section discusses how to deal with them.

How to psych test
02:43

As the economy suffers post Covid-19, so do many recruitment processes. This section discusses what a job seeker can do to maintain momentum with the recruitment processes that they are in.

How to maintain momentum
04:33

This section discusses how a job seeker should keep focused and positive during their job search to ensure success.

COVID-19 Update
01:54

Unfortunately rejection will likely be part of your job search, so in this section we talk about how best to deal with it.

How to take rejection
01:39

And finally we are in that final interview and closing in on our next job. This section explains how to go about closing that interview and ensuring that you are the one offered the role.


How to close
07:17
+ Section 4 - Summary
1 lecture 01:47

This section summarizes the learnings from the course and ensures job seekers are ready to commence their job search.

Summary
01:47
+ Bonus Lecture - Personal Branding
2 lectures 05:12

This bonus section covers the importance of personal branding to the executive job seeker.

Personal Branding
05:00
Close
00:12