Today I will share with you the last six areas where you can have a control of your executive job search. If you keep all of the 15 areas I have shared with you in mind during your executive job search, you guarantee you will land your next executive job faster.
11. Lack of enthusiasm
Organizations like to hire enthusiastic candidates who have effectively expressed a desire to work for them. If you don’t express excitement during an executive job search interview, you will not be convincing to the hiring authority.
You cannot have a closed mind in today’s executive job search market. Being closed-minded shows that you are not open to new ideas, learning, or growing. Some people also might perceive this trait in you as a sign of inï¬‚exibility. Organizations do not hire inï¬‚exible executives.
13. Intentional dishonesty
There is no substitute for honesty. A force of circumstances over which one has no control could render a executive job seeker temporarily dishonest, without permanent damage. Don’t fall into such a trap.
Always put true information on your executive job search resume, executive job applications, references, and all correspondences. If you lie in any of these areas and your untruthfulness is found out after you are hired, it could be solid grounds for termination.
14. Coming off as being egotistical or vain
Self-absorption is a real turnoff and a red ï¬‚ag during the executive job search interview process. Be careful of using your pride and ego as armor when you’re feeling Â vulnerable. Always present yourself honestly and genuinely. You must always appear authentic. Employers hire those executive Â they like, know, and trust.
15. Guessing instead of thinking
“Shooting from the hip” and making guesses during either a phone or face-to-face executive job search interview will quickly knock you out of the running. Remember to do your company, competitive, and point-of-sales research in advance of any type of one-on-one meeting. Be thoroughly prepared for every meeting.
RECAP: You have the ability to control all 15 of these Major Causes of Executive Job Search Failure. Look at them, take action, take control, and re-evaluate how you stack up in all of these areas. There are bound to be some in which you can improve. Take one specific area and work on it for the next 21 days. If you are consistent, at the end of those 21 days your improvement in that area should become an established habit.
Again you will be able to find this information in Chapter 1 in my book, The NEW Rules of Job Search â€“ How to Land and Executive Job in the New Economy. You can have your local library order in the book for you from the â€œIngram Feedâ€ using ISBN # 978-0-9852464-0-2.
Have a productive week with your executive job search.
Eleanor Anne Sweet
Executive Job Search Expert and CoachÂ tm
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