Top 3 Executive Search Myths that can Cost You Thousands of Dollars

Sep 14, 2019 9:24:21 AM

3 Assumptions

At Career Resume Consulting, I see many professionals in a career search make certain assumptions about how to best go about actively searching for a new job. Many of these are just plain wrong.

Some assumptions are inconsequential, but there are three that I discuss in the above video that, if believed, can cost you tens of thousands of dollars and can result in your search taking way too many months to find your perfect fit.

Myth #1 is that if you are changing companies, job functions or industries for the first time in many years, you will have to take a step down in a position, "just to get your foot in the door." I explain why this isn't the case in this video.

Myth #2 is that employers and recruiters are looking for candidates that are specialists, these "purple unicorns" with deep experience in specific areas. This is actually only the case in a very small number of openings. Searching in a different way than posting online will help you get past this barrier.

Finally, Myth #3 is that if you have spent over 10-15 years in your last company, you will land a job at which you will spend the rest of your career. With an average of less than 3 years' tenure at each employer in the U.S., it's a fact that you may be changing jobs again before you retire, even if you are over 50 years old.

I go into each of these myths vs. the reality of today's job market in my video above.

If you would like to talk with me personally about your career situation, to see if partnering with me and my team in your executive career search would be a great fit, find out more about how Career Resume Consulting works, who we work with and the results we get for our clients, as well as access my personal schedule by clicking here. 

You can find out more about CRC and find plenty of free resources by exploring this website. I would suggest starting with our sample resume that's been proven to get 3X to 4X more responses by clicking here. 

Career Resume Consulting is not a recruitment firm; instead, we work for you, the job seeker, to create a compelling personal brand, help you access the unadvertised "hidden" job market, and interview like an absolute pro in order to get your perfect fit job and get paid what you're worth.

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Tammy Kabell

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