There are many tools available to you that will increase your chances of getting a job. You will have used most of them over your career. No doubt you will have perfected some and dropped other techniques that were no longer relevant.
In unprecedented times, you may need to fall back on these essential skills while also ensuring your professional and personal development takes precedence.
Let’s look at the basics:
- Create an exemplary cover letter
- Tighten your CV
- Emphasise your strengths
While these are all valuable tools for any job seeker when it comes to securing an executive position, you need to dig deeper and put yourself back in control.
How to take control of your executive career
- What drives you to succeed?
- What holds you back from that success?
- Do you doubt your abilities?
- Do you need to adapt or learn new skills quickly?
Can you answer these questions honestly?
Your goals may have changed recently through no fault of your own. When you feel out of control, it can bring up repressed feelings and emotions. Taking responsibility for your personal development has a positive impact on your professional career, and vice versa.
To regain control, you must be prepared to uncover whatever it is that prevents you from getting that executive position, and working with an executive coach can help you navigate through the negativity and put you back in the driving seat of your career.
Let’s explore five ways you can improve your chances of getting that executive job:
- Release your limiting beliefs
Any negative conversation, event, or situation can harm your future, and often derails any ability you have to reach your goals. It is human nature to cling to the trauma, resentment, and bad influences from your past. Your brain processes it as data and files it away for you to access whenever you want. Working with a coach allows you to unpick these limiting beliefs, installing a new way of thinking, and freeing you to move forward with more confidence and determination.
- Understand your personal brand
Selling yourself is vital at any point in your profession. However, understanding how to promote yourself as a commodity that any business would be excited to acquire can be hard to do if you doubt your abilities. Waiting in the sidelines is a sure way to get overlooked. Working with a coach will help you identify your core issues and turn them into strengths that will enhance your brand and benefit the company you want to work with.
- Enhance your personality traits
To get that executive job, or get ahead within the company, you need to ensure that your personality traits match that of the company. Developing your personal skills and qualities will help you stand out in a flooded market. If you want to read more about personality traits you may be interested in my recent blog post, 5 Personality Traits All Influential Leaders Posses.
It’s worth noting that according to TopCV.co.uk, a CV-writing firm, 77% of employers believe that personality is the most important factor when considering someone for a job.
If you have been out of work for a while an executive coach will assist you by enhancing your interview skills, positive behaviours, and personal image. They will help you plan to prepare and practice job interview techniques that highlight your strongest personality traits.
- Do the work
Advancing your skills and paying serious attention to your personal development should be high on your to-do list, whether you are searching for a job or not. Evolving as an individual and a valuable member of a team gets you seen by the people who make the decisions.
To change your current situation, and to improve your chances of getting that executive position, you must be prepared to put in the necessary work.
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” Unknown
Yes, working with an executive coach may be challenging and uncomfortable, but without the commitment to strengthen yourself and break old habits, you will struggle to succeed.
- Work with the right executive coach
Our personalities are unique, and we often attract the right people into our personal and professional circles. However, on occasion, that spark isn’t quite there. If this happens when you are being coached, it can harm the outcome of your sessions.
Trust is a valuable commodity, and you should, therefore, believe that your executive coach will provide the best service available and that they understand your issues, triggers, and business.
When you choose to work with the right executive coach, it will boost your confidence, inspire and empower you, and transform your career. It can also help you address some of the questions you might have about how to find a job that you enjoy, and how to address feelings of demotivation and frustration. To find out if Jane is the perfect match for you by taking a look at her website.
You should feel supported during your coaching experience and feel more in control of the situation and maintain that positivity throughout your job searching process.
“I was at an all-time low when I approached Jane. I was broken! Having been in a senior role for the past seven years, I didn’t know how to cope with the loss of a job. I felt stuck! I also knew that my future career goals would be stifled unless I cleared my own negative emotions. I needed to release these and I wanted to release these! I didn’t want to live my life feeling worthless and stuck. Deep inside, I knew there was a spark and potential. I just didn’t know how to move forward. That was when I went to Jane.
She has deleted the bad data that I had unknowingly programmed and which had become part of my habits and thinking patterns, which were keeping me stuck. Thanks to my breakthrough, I am in a position to move forward with my life. I have clear goals both in my personal and professional life, and the future is exciting!” Sue, Senior Civil Servant
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