Modernize Your Executive Job Search: Get Noticed Get Hired is a clear and concrete guide to help senior executives advance to their next career opportunity. Strategies are designed to propel the careers of present-day C-suite executives, those targeting advancement to the highest leadership levels, rising/very senior-level executives, and candidates seeking opportunities to serve on boards of directors.
The book begins with a 4-week accelerated job search plan comprising actionable steps that are rated according to ROI (return on investment) and provide an easy-to-follow blueprint for getting maximum results in minimum time. Key topics include working with retained search firms, VC/PE considerations, powerful networking strategies, targeted search plans, interview preparation and performance, responses to posted openings, social media optimization, differentiated follow-up approaches, and much more.
Later sections provide to-the-point advice and examples for writing powerful executive resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and other career documents. A separate chapter addresses specific challenges often faced by executive job seekers and provides expert recommendations for overcoming hurdles that might easily derail the search or cause ongoing issues and delays.
A key section of the book contains 10+ case studies of successful executive job searches along with all of the documents that these executives used to move on and move up in their careers. In addition to documents written by the authors, the book features contributions from a select group of credentialed, highly experienced writers who specialize in working with senior executives.
Modernize Your Executive Job Search: Get Noticed Get Hired is sharply focused and to the point. It tells executive job seekers everything they need to know and do from identifying a goal to creating and executing a plan to landing a top position.
About the Authors
Louise Kursmark and Jan Melnik are recognized leaders in the field of executive career management. Master Resume Writers and Executive Career Consultants, both have worked with senior-level job seekers for more than two decades and are widely renowned as authors, trainers, and presenters serving job seekers and fellow career professionals. Friends since high school, the two have collaborated on numerous writing and training projects as they have pursued parallel careers for more than 20 years.
Louise Kursmark is the author of more than 30 books on resume writing and career management, including two additional titles in the Modernize Your Career series. She co-founded Resume Writing Academy, the industry’s premier training organization, and Career Thought Leaders, a think tank for the now, the new, and the next in careers. Currently she serves executive clients through her private practice, Best Impression Career Services in Plymouth, Mass.
Jan Melnik is an original board member serving with Career Thought Leaders since 2009 and has written or contributed to more than 25 books in the career management field. She earned her master’s degree from Wesleyan University and holds two undergraduate degrees in business. She teaches communications at the University of South Florida and business at Bay Path University. She works with executive clients through her private practice, Absolute Advantage, in Siesta Key, Sarasota, Fla., and Portland, Conn.