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The infamous food chain – this is where corporate life mimics the animal world. In the corporate world, the food chain is shaped like a pyramid, with lots of junior employees at the base and fewer senior people as you move up the pyramid. With that picture in mind, the more senior your role, the more difficult it is to find a new job.
So, how long does it take to find a more senior job? The answer is similar to the question “how long is a piece of string?” – it depends. There are so many factors (
Whether it be an entry-level or senior executive,
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Depending on which statistic you read, 50% to 75% of all jobs are found through personal relationships (friends, former coworkers, relatives, etc.). While LinkedIn is the best known, there are other alternatives as well. The following articles provide some alternatives (as well as additional resources).
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Like everything else in life, recruiters (
- Korn/Ferry – A global
executiveRecruiter. They have numerous offices across the US and have offices in quite a few international locations as well. You can register with their site, search their site for current opportunities (and apply) or contact a consultant.
- Russell Reynolds Associates – Russell Reynolds is also a global
executive Recruiter. Unlike Korn/Ferry, you can not search their site directly for current opportunities, but you can find a consultant and send your resume.
- Spencer Stuart – Another global
executive Recruiter. Similar to Korn/Ferry, you can register on the site as well as send your resume. There does not seem to be an option to search for current opportunities.
Executive job search Resources
Yes, Executives have to eat too and they also need to tap into job search resources. Several great
- BlueSteps – This organization is associated with the Association of
ExecutiveSearch Consultants (AESC). They provide access to thousands of executiverecruiters around the world and provide a number of benefits for those that join their premium services.
- ICMA.org – ICMA has resources, including a link to an
executivesearch firm directory, sample job descriptions and sample empoyment agreements.
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