Whether you are a manager who wants to learn a better solution for how to find a manager’s job, a VP who is trying to understand better ways for how to find a VP position or already in the C suite and looking for better ways for how to find a C suite job, most of you conduct yourselves in amateurish ways when you look for work.
Job search, whether you are a manager, a VP, a Senior VP, or already in the C suite can no longer be run as though you will join a firm for the next 25 years and remain there. It is an exercise of creating an internal and external brand that will help get you noticed.
Thus, if you are trying to learn how to find a C suite job, you are going to need to make some changes from what you did when you were less experienced.
Go Public With Your Career
Many years ago, a friend of mine was able to build his professional brand by speaking at conferences as an expert in his field. By being visibly seen and making himself available to conference organizers for his area of expertise.
By speaking 3 times a year plus writing the occasional article for the trade publication, John was able to make himself visible to executive search firms who clearly saw him as a feather in their cap to present to clients.
That’s one way you can position yourself for how to find a C suite job.
Why can’t that be you?
LinkedIn makes writing for publications even easier now with its blogging platform. After all, one article that you write can be shared in relevant groups to be seen by others like you (in the search firms are trying to recruit for people like you) can be shared on medium.com, your own blog (you do have a blog, don’t you?”, as well as Facebook Notes and other content sites.
All of these provide great relevance when search firms are trying to locate experts to represent to clients (or 2 executives trying to justify a hire to a board member).
Start speaking publicly.
Share your thoughts and ideas in ways that Google will find them.
You have knowledge and opinions. Let people know them.
You have a professional network that you have developed for years. It is time to start reaching out to it.
If you want 1 on 1 coaching on how to find a C level position, email me at [email protected] In the subject line, put the word “Coaching.”