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Tips For Transition At Senior Levels

Jan 25, 2008
There is a lot of support for the emotional and psychological stress that is endured by executives looking for a new job. It is important to remember that it is not only the executive who is unemployed is stressed, but also the whole family as it affects them in several ways, too. There is also an abundance of tips on improving resumes and appearance. You can also get tips from career experts, who can guide you on how to improve your chances of landing a suitable position.

Job hunting is a very good learning experience. Once you have done it for your transition as a senior level executive, it is going to be that much easier and simpler for you, as you have already been through the process. And what makes it simpler is the fact that you have let go of the old methods and accept the riskier, more competitive methods of today.

The Job Tool Kit

To get on the right track of job-hunting you need to have a few things in your job "tool kit". These are things that are going to benefit you and make your transition simpler:

Match It

Whatever employers are looking for, make sure you match your skills and talents to it. You may be very well accomplished in a variety of fields, but if it is not what the organization is looking for, it is useless. Move away from the mentality of what you can do and what you have accomplished and focus on what the unmet needs of the organization are and how you can benefit them.

Make Yourself An Expert

Do not present yourself as a do-it-all to the employer. Instead, work towards being an expert in the particular field that they are interested in. Once you are a part of the organization, then you can make them aware of all your skills and talents.

Don't Waste Time Online

You need to realize that by literally attacking all the online job forums you are not going to get a job. What you need to do is focus on one or two of the most important forums and put your best efforts into that.

Be Strategic

Make sure you make yourself known to the people who matter. Think about where all you can do the necessary strategic work. Get on company websites, be aware of press releases and use search engines. Make a connection with someone who can help you with your job prospects. It is all about networking.

Get Ahead

Make sure that you are ahead in the job-hunting race. Do not be passive and wait around for employers to seek you out. Make sure that you get out there and look for the hidden jobs that are waiting for you to discover them. Create the jobs for yourself. Select a few companies; make sure they are the kind you want to work with. Prepare presentations and approach these companies. It is in your best interest to make them realize that they need you; it could be to increase revenue, boost sales or profits.

In today's job market, you have to take risks; that is, if you want to be successful!
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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