10 Traits of a Highly Effective Executive Job Search – Part 2

Jul 15, 2013 9:00:26 PM

Last week we discussed the first 5 of the 10 character traits necessary for a successful executive job search. When it comes to the job search process as a whole, these 10 traits will help you improve your skills and networking abilities.

The first 5 traits we discussed were:

1. Clarity-Driven

2. Competent

3. Confident

4. Creative

5. Collaborative

The next 5 traits of a highly effective executive job search are as follows.

6. Communicative

Being communicative is more than just being sociable or outgoing. In this case, being communicative means being able to clearly communicate what you want. Once you’ve mastered being clear about who you are and what you want, it’s important for it to be communicated well. If you know your goal, are you telling everyone?

7. Courageous

While searching a new executive position, you need to be willing to take risks. Being courageous to improve your job search means doing what not everyone is willing to do. In order to set yourself apart as a candidate, have the courage to go a little bit beyond.

8. Conscientious

Don’t give into the temptation of portraying yourself to perfectly fit each job description. Be upfront about who you are and your unique abilities. Be conscientious by actively showing how caring you are about completing a task and doing it well. Through your actions, show you are expecting the most from yourself and are giving it.

9. Compassionate

Through experience with my clients, I have found that being compassionate is consistent with everyone who has found a job quickly. It’s extremely important to know it’s not just about you. Be compassionate by having an attitude of serving other people. Consistently acting in an altruistic manner will go a long way in your executive job search.

10. Consistent

In order to be successful, you need to be consistent in your message. It’s important to have a system and take action consistently. Are you doing more of what’s working and less of what’s not working? Being competent and consistent will help tie all 10 of these together.


If you become more committed in those areas that are personally lacking for you, I strongly believe that you’ll find a difference in the efforts of your job search. I’ve seen those that have these 10 traits consistent find jobs faster.

For any questions or for more information about improving your executive job search, contact me directly at (816)600-2478.

Warm Regards,

Tammy Kabell


Tammy Kabell

Written by Tammy Kabell

Lists by Topic

see all

Posts by Topic

see all

Recent Posts