The answer my friend, is not blowing in the wind, it’s simply out of the public eye! Contrary to the old advice we gave 20 years ago, Want Ads and job boards are very unlikely places to find out about open executive-level C-Suite positions. Even with your impressive skills and freshly earned executive MBA, you need a way to get on the short list. In today’s job market, you’ll need to search very differently! Here are the three most effective and current methods of finding your dream job.
This is currently the most effective way to seek out open positions in the C-Suite jobs of the world. It’s all about who you know and what they know! Growing your network is key, as most executives find their new jobs through their network. And don’t forget to pass along what you know about your own organization’s open spots, after all, you want to be considered a valuable contact to others in your network.
If you love your current employer, and want to grow within your company, consider adding the skills, experience, and education it would take to become the heir-apparent to a job you aspire to. Work with hiring influencers for that position to be ready should it become available.
Another form of networking, keeping your social media profiles current and complete, and staying ready to be searched for your dream job can open the door to unexpected opportunities. Hiring influencers no longer post ads and passively wait for responses; instead, they seek out qualified applicants using their networks and online search tools on platforms like LinkedIn.