Today, I will share with you 6 more areas that you can control in your executive job search. Letâ€™s get started and study the next 10 areas that you can have the upper hand in your executive job searchâ€¦
Don’t put off important executive job search tasks for tomorrow that you can do todayâ€”particularly those related to follow-up and follow-through. Procrastination is the most common cause of failure. Every duty you defer is a missed opportunity.
To simplify your executive job search initiatives, remember to document your phone calls, meetings, interviews, and follow-up conversations in your Excel spreadsheet. To help you with this process, I am providing as Bonus Material an Excel spreadsheet that I have designed for your executive job search.
5. Lack of persistence
Most executive job seekers are good starters but poor finishers. When it comes to executive job search endeavors, they begin well but often fail to stay the course. Truth be told, a lot of executive job seekers give up at the first signs of defeat.
There is no substitute for persistence. Failure cannot survive where there is persistence. Do not allow failure the victory; do not give up!
Of all the important executive job search areas, I feel that this one tops the list of those that should not be taken lightly. No matter what, you need to keep persevering. Regardless of what roadblocks you encounter, keep trying; do not give up. Executive Â Job Search success is just around the corner. You never know which name, lead, contact, or networking phone call will lead you to your next executive job.
6. Lack of a well-defined power of decision
Executive Job seekers who succeed often reach decisions quickly but can adapt on a dime. The executive job seeker who cannot make a timely decision and then changes their mind frequently will quickly tend to experience weaker executive job search results.
7. Being overwhelmed with fear
When you find yourself overwhelmed with fear, you will feel like you are being forced to fight an uphill battle. To steer clear of this disadvantage, you must manage the fear in your heart. The successful executive job seeker will look fear straight in the eye and laugh in its face.
Every time you feel fear coming on, just go through a list of the 5 things you are grateful for in your life. As you feel the gratitude and joy over your blessings, the fear will be driven away. (See the chapter 2 in my book on How to Keep a Positive Mindset in Challenging Times.)
While you’re at it, thank the higher authority in your life for the abundance you’ve been given. Remind yourself that you are working to recreate executive job satisfaction in your life.
8. Being overly cautious
The executive job seeker who will not take any chances generally has to accept whatever is left behind by others. Life itself is filled with an element of chance. You will need to push outside of your comfort zone to beat the competition and create an advantage for yourself in your executive job search.
9. Carrying superstition and prejudice
Superstition is a form of fear and ignorance. Executive job seekers who are successful with their executive job search process keep an open mind and are not afraid of anything. They do not discount a executive job lead or suggestion until they have thoroughly researched and verified the credibility of the idea. At that point, they then have an action plan to either pursue the executive job lead or not, based on valid information.
10. Lack of focus and concentration of effort
Concentrate all your efforts on one definite, chief aim. It is better to finish one of your goals on a daily basis than try to accomplish them all and not complete a single one. Focus on one at a time and follow it through to fruition.
In my next blog post I will cover the last five areas in your executive job search where you can affect your results in your executive search.
(This posts topic is from Chapter 1 in my book, The NEW Rules of Job Search â€“ How to Land an Executive Job in the New Economy.)
Have a good week with your executive job search.
Eleanor Anne Sweet
Executive Job Search Expert and CoachÂ tm
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