Career Collection

Career Advice Posts

 

The Career Collection is dedicated to our career advice posts on The Good Search Blog. Career advice seems hard to come by. Especially from those you wish would just give it to you straight: the executive recruiters themselves. Nevertheless, senior leaders and up-and-comers long for constructive feedback on their candidacy. They want to know how they stack up against the other candidates and how to improve.

Applicants yearn for suggestions on ways to make themselves more competitive. Executives long for career hacks to help them scale the corporate ladder. They want to break through the inevitable things that get in the way of an employer understanding all that they have to contribute.

The Good Search executive search firm CEO Krista Bradford offers frank insight and advice on ways to increase your value as a candidate. Krista Bradford is hailed as a thought-leader on executive recruitment and executive recruitment. She uses her over twenty years of experience in executive search to write the content executive candidates want to know about. Some of her blog post topics include networking tips, executive makeovers, designing your LinkedIn profile and webinar tips. 

We hope our blog posts can help you in attracting dream job opportunities at the board and senior executive level.

Make sure to check out our other blog post collections: Executive Search Tips and Diversity Recruiting

 

Why Employers Block Recruiter Calls and Emails

Why Employers Block Recruiter Calls and Emails

Why Companies Block Recruiter Calls and Emails Companies block recruiter calls and emails to prevent headhunters from poaching talent. Their impulse is understandable. Corporations invest a small fortune to recruit, train, and onboard senior executives and...

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What Adoption Did to Steve Jobs

What Adoption Did to Steve Jobs

What Adoption Did to Steve Jobs   The film Steve Jobs by director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin speaks the truth in a way no other film has about Steve Jobs and about the adoption experience for adult adoptees. It provides a sense of what adoption did...

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Executive Makeovers | How Not to Be Overlooked

Executive Makeovers | How Not to Be Overlooked

Looking your Best with Executive Makeovers   If you are a candidate looking for your next opportunity or know someone who is, Crazy, Stupid, Love is a lesson in the power of executive makeovers. Steve Corell portrays a man who has gotten so comfortable in his...

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Top 20 Things Headhunters Want to See in LinkedIn Profiles

Top 20 Things Headhunters Want to See in LinkedIn Profiles

What Headhunters Look For in LinkedIn Profiles   Listed below is a Top 20 "hot list" of the things that headhunters look for in the LinkedIn profiles of senior executives and technologists for their corporate clients. In fact, one Fortune 100 client counted among...

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The Unemployment Catch-22: No Jobs for the Jobless

The Unemployment Catch-22: No Jobs for the Jobless

Unemployment Catch-22 Most everyone knows it is easier to get a job when you have a job. Some employers prefer not to recruit unemployed candidates. These employers are inclined to suspect that there may be something wrong with an executive who has been downsized. The...

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Say Their Name, Say Their Name

Say Their Name, Say Their Name

Photo credit: Neurotiker Say Their Name, Say Their Name In executive recruiting and in business, say their name. Calling someone by name is a simple courtesy that is easy to forget. However, speaking a person's name is one of the most effective ways to win friends and...

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Webinar Etiquette: Do You Want to See My Face?

Webinar Etiquette: Do You Want to See My Face?

Is Our Meeting a CalL or Video?   A growing number of executives work from home. That is why webinar etiquette is becoming increasingly important. When we work remotely, most of us wear sweat pants or, if we're really feeling special, jeans. I imagine there are...

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How to Lower the Unemployment Rate to 1.6%

How to Lower the Unemployment Rate to 1.6%

Credit: Chatham House Sir Branson's Approach to Lowering Unemployment   Sir Richard Branson has an intriguing idea on how to lower unemployment to a rate of 1.6%. Sir Branson believes we can lower unemployment in three easy steps.   3 Easy Steps Talk to the...

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How to Get to Know a Retained Executive Recruiter

How to Get to Know a Retained Executive Recruiter

Stalking the Elusive Retained Recruiter   Senior executives are often advised to cultivate a relationship with a leading retained executive recruiter as a way to get ahead. That's not an easy thing to do. Say you've done all that a good executive should do....

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