Bill Holland - President Mandrake | CEO Advisory Services - keys to transition

By: Bill Holland  09-12-2011
Keywords: job search, career transition

While the current economy has left many people uncertain about where their careers are headed, you can be certain of this: reaching your career goals will take dedicated time and effort. Your strategy for success includes finding the motivation to persevere as well as using all of the tools and resources available to you. Whether you need to brush up on the basics or learn about what’s new in the job search game, our Career Transition Series is designed to help you get started.
As an executive, it’s important to establish and develop your personal brand. Nobody else will do it for you! In this guide, we’ll introduce you to the 5 Cs of executive branding: clarity, consistency, constancy, credibility and confidence.
Networking is an integral part of your job search strategy. It’s also easier than most people think! In this guide we’ll get you started on some important networking activities, including building your base network, preparing your pitches, getting set up on LinkedIn and having face-to-face meetings.
Resumes open doors. They can also close them. To be considered for the opportunities you want, it’s up to you to make a great first impression with your resume. In this guide, we’ll get you started on writing your chronological resume, online resume and one-page biography.
While resumes open doors, interviews get offers. It’s up to you to demonstrate that not only your skills, but your attitude and personality make you the right person for the job. In this guide, we’ll get you started on preparing for a winning interview.
Negotiating is both art and science. People who are uncomfortable about negotiating lack confidence because they lack experience. In this guide, we’ll get you started on how to best prepare and practice for a win-win job offer negotiation.
Getting the job is great, but succeeding in it is what matters. Whether or not your new organization has a formal onboarding program, consider yourself in charge of the process. In this guide, we’ll get you started on a number of critical onboarding activities to set you up for success.

Keywords: career transition, job search

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