There was a time not so long ago when senior executive roles were obtained by ‘traditional’ means - either a tap on the shoulder that came your way because word had spread of the good work you have done, or you responded to an advertisement via a recruitment agency, made the shortlist, then got the role by presenting as the best candidate.
While both are still valid means of getting a new role or changing your career, I can assure you that nowadays they are the exception to the norm. The internet, and LinkedIn in particular, has changed the recruitment landscape forever.
Organisations looking for senior executives now have the upper hand and have access to a vast storehouse of potential candidates to fill their roles. Not only can they set their criteria, they can research and screen candidates without them even knowing they are being considered.
In our experience, 90% of recruitment is happening behind the scenes in what I call ‘the hidden job market’.
If you want to get ahead of other senior executives who are asleep at the wheel, I want to invite you to join me for a 90 Minute Executive Career Accelerator Strategy Session or one of my regular 3 hour Executive Career Accelerator Group Workshops.
These sessions give you guidance to ensure you are exposing yourself to the best roles available and that you aren’t limiting yourself to opportunities that you might previously have passed over because you didn’t think you’d be suitable for them.
They also ensure you are presenting yourself in the best possible light and making the best use of the collateral you have available to you – CV, LinkedIn profile, your network, recommendations, etc.
Book yourself in for a group workshop here!
Private Executive Career
These private sessions cover three important areas:
Review your CV and LinkedIn profile
Conduct a deep analysis of your job of choice and employer of choice
Discover specific strategies to maximise LinkedIn’s ability to engage you in hidden job market opportunities
Having these in place dramatically increases your chances of connecting with potential employers of choice and making it to the short lists of any roles or opportunities that may become available.
Here’s how Ross, a newly hired CEO of an ASX listed mining company describes his experience of the session…
I found the session extremely useful. It was effectively learning a new and very structured process for using the internet to achieve visibility amongst target companies. It requires effort but achieves the result - there is a direct correlation between how visible you are and being considered for a new role. I thoroughly recommend it.
CEO of an ASX listed company
And here’s how Adam, now a COO describes his…
I found Richard Triggs' Strategy Session to be very informative and beneficial. … Richard's session helped steer me on the right path and provided me with the right tools and proactive strategies to achieve success in an environment which has changed so much in recent years with the rise of professional networking platforms such as LinkedIn. I have since commenced work in a great role and believe Richard's guidance and support greatly contributed to this successful result.
Reading my book Uncover the Hidden Job Market – How to Find and Win Your Next Senior Executive Role (which you can get here for free) will give you a massive advantage over other candidates in the job market but reading the book and doing an Executive Career Accelerator Strategy Session with me will accelerate your progress dramatically.
I wish you great success and look forward to working with you.
Founder and CEO - Arete Executive