This episode was recorded at the end of March 2020, just as severe restrictions were taking hold due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 threat. While you might expect that job prospects are difficult for everyone at this time, the executive job market, especially for mission-critical roles is surprisingly vibrant at the moment.
In this episode I chat with Brett Jarman, Executive Producer of the Experts On Air Podcast Network (and producer of the Arete Podcast) about the current situation and the prospects and opportunities for executives looking for a new role.
We also get into the details of my successful Executive Career Coaching Program and why now is the perfect time for executives in the job market to use it.
What is career coaching and advocacy?
Who it is suitable for?
Executives looking for a new role because they need one
Executives looking for a new role because they are ready for a change
Executives expecting to look for a new role in the next 6-12 months
Suitable candidates for non-executive board roles
What impact is coronavirus having on the job market?
Why organisations are still searching for candidates for mission-critical roles
Some recruitment processes are being delayed for logistical reasons but the market is still highly active
Waiting for advertised roles is not a good strategy at the best of times, let alone now
A proactive approach to job hunting is far more successful than a reactive approach
80% of executive job opportunities are never advertised or get to the ‘open market’
Competition for executive roles is massive at the moment so you have to give yourself every advantage you can
The criteria Richard looks for in a candidate
Have they been in the same job, same industry before?
Have they done it before? (i.e. got the results the employer is looking for)
Did they do it well?
Are they motivated to do it again?
Get in front of your employer of choice before they know that they need you
Demonstrate your key achievements and transferable skills that will take away the ‘pain’ of the prospective employer
Know the results you can deliver
Getting on the radar of prospective employers before they need you gives you an advantage…
...Especially if they have an incumbent who isn’t performing and needs to be replaced
Most people who read Richard Triggs’ book - Uncover the Hidden Job Market, How to find and win your next senior executive role - don’t take action on it
The career coaching and advocacy program helps people take actions they otherwise might not take
Richard’s pride in helping an executive find a new role within a matter of weeks while on the Arete Career Coaching Program
What advocacy means and how it fits into the program
How coaching makes a difference for interview preparation
Do the work to get a result!
The program logistics
90-minute teleconference coaching session
Unlimited access to Richard via email
Advocacy to your employer of choice (Richard will call the employer to recommend you personally)
Career coaching is less profitable than recruitment but much fun for Richard
It’s a no brainer for someone looking for a new executive role
Even if you secure a new role just 1 week earlier than you might have, it makes financial sense to get career coaching
Being an accomplished executive doesn’t mean you’ll just walk into a new role or promote yourself successfully
The old job hunting paradigm doesn’t work any more
Richard has a money-back guarantee on the Executive Coaching and Advocacy Program (even after the 90-minute coaching session)
If you are experiencing fear around looking for a new role at the moment don’t let that slow you down.
There are a lot of opportunities right now but don’t wait too long or you might miss them