Finding a C-level position requires more than a statement that you want the C-level position. It requires effort and the willingness to network to people who you do not know. If you think your best friend is going to tap you on the shoulder and hire you for a position with her firm. I have a bridge that I would like to speak with you about in New York that I think you would find very attractive to buy or lease.
Unfortunately, a lot of people think that they can look for a job in the C suite the same way they did when they were junior staff. That isn’t the case. In addition, they make a tactical mistake in their marketing that keeps them out of the line of sight of some of the most intentional employers in their field.
What is the big mistake that people make?
What type of organizations should you be contacting and probably aren’t?
Private equity firms. Venture capital firms.
What is a private equity firm?
A private equity firm invests in a mature business, takes it private if it is currently public, Their goal if to sell the firm once the turnaround or upgrade is complete.
Venture capital is startup oriented and the investment tends to occur prior to the firm becoming profitable.
Opposite sides of the coin but very well regarded.
Start reaching out to the partners, not the portfolio company management.
They have situations and deals where your talents may be needed PLUS the opportunity for high level consulting and, perhaps a board seat.
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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and leadership coaching.
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