Secrets of the Job Hunt


Monday, May 12, 2008

Finding Executive Level Jobs

Looking for executive jobs in a struggling economy can be difficult. Companies are looking for someone skilled enough to direct their business through times of trouble. This makes standing out from the crowd more important than ever.

When searching for a executive jobs it is often better to use websites geared towards professionals of the same level over a general employment site. Such websites as and only deal with executive jobs that offer $100,000 a year or more.

By using these sites time is saved that would be spent looking through countless ads that an individual with executive level experience would be over-qualified for.

Despite the increase of executive job announcements posted online, around 80 percent of individuals at this level find new employment through someone they already know. This means that social networking is the best place to start when trying to locate a new career opportunity.

Because of this, it is important to build connects with other important individuals even when finding a new position is not an issue. If neither a personal job search or social networking yields any encouraging results, it might be time contact a recruiter who specializes in recruiting at the executive level.

The next thing to be concerned about when searching for executive jobs is the quality of the resume being submitted. Hiring managers receive what can seem like truckloads of these for every available position announced, so keeping it brief is a most. An executive level resume should not exceed two pages. It is important to list achievements and experience in order of how they may pertain to the job being applied for.

This means that it is always a good idea to tailor a resume each time it is being sent in for a new position. When at all possible cite experience that is relevant to company that will receive the resume. This may take some research, but it is well worth the effort.

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