You will realize that learning is an important part of leadership and growth by the time you've reached senior executive status. And having the humility to appreciate that there is always more to learn is all part of the job. And it’s part of stepping up to the next job too.
Just like most other things there are a whole range of executive career coaches out there, who have overlapping coaching services, but can vary quite a bit and, of course, there are good and bad. It can be difficult to differentiate between the coaches who can help you with the issues which are currently in front of you. If you are looking to move up in your current company, or move on, then you need to find a coach that specialises in exactly that. So, it may seem obvious but "How can you help me?" is the first question to ask. From here you will have an understanding of their skills and capabilities in working with clients and outcomes they are in the business of achieving. Fit is incredibly important - those who progress most quickly in coaching are those who are most willing to be coached.
What is really meant when talking about the ‘hidden job market’?
At best it means getting a job created for you from scratch – in other words, the job didn’t exist before you came along. That’s why you can create jobs for yourself not only tap into the ‘hidden job market’ but also are as close to perfect for you as you can get. It also often means getting ahead of the crowd before the job is posted.
In this post, I’ll explain what the hidden job market is. You know, the one you always hear about, but don’t know how to find or get into – unless you happen to have a personal contact somewhere.
A surprising number of CRC clients have jobs created just for them. How? Really, it’s a matter of timing.
A LinkedIn headline is the section at the top of a LinkedIn user's profile where they can describe what they do in 120 characters or less. This brief description appears next to the user's name in search results. It should entice readers to click the profile to learn more about the user's experience and background.Letting LinkedIn choose your headline for you is a mistake. With a customized headline, you'll instantly distinguish yourself, give hiring mana gers and recruiters a reason to view your profile and start building the case for yourself and your ROI.
What should your LinkedIn headline be?
You probably know your organization’s key strengths and core values pretty well. You may be even able to recite them. But what about your personal values and strengths- the things you hold very dear? The things you’re most associated with? The things that make you stand out? You know inherently what you value and stand for, but have you ever articulated it so that it jumps right out to people you haven’t met (as yet!)
When combined with an effective headline the right LinkedIn profile picture can help drive more clicks to your profile. And the very often disregarded background image is a great place to really stand out.
By applying these LinkedIn profile photo tips, writing an engaging summary and optimising your profile, you'll be on your way to building a strong presence on the platform.
Quantify your Achievements
It’s one of our top pieces of advice. Whether you’re targeting head-hunters or hiring managers directly, quantifying your success sounds more impressive, gives you a dynamic positioning and helps people imagine the impact you’re going to make from the get-go. On your resume, it is very important to make every word count. Numbers talk!
You never see a book or a newspaper article without a title, so make sure your resume has one. A good title quickly confirms that this is a relevant resume and provides context for what is to come. It's also a great way to customize your resume for a particular job - as this stands out and takes almost no time to change when you need to. Make sure your title represents the role you’re looking for instead of the role you have now or the last role you held.
A functional resume can also be referred to as a skills-based resume. Either way, what this actually means is that the focus of this style of resume is on your specific skills - particularly doubling down on the skills that are transferrable to the role you are seeking. This is different from a chronological resume which emphasizes your work history (commonly in reverse order). If you want to get noticed it's the best resume format - particularly in the 'hidden job market'.