Since many senior executive positions are never advertised, you need to be “on the radar” of industry movers and shakers, as well as executive recruiters, HR Professionals, and other hiring influencers. How do you become visible and memorable to hiring influencers? We have 3 great tips for standing up and standing out!
- Cultivate your brand. Create, maintain, and promote your personal brand on social media and even on your company website to ensure that you have a consistent, positive presence in the online business community that makes you easily visible to those looking for a candidate just like you.
- Network. Join industry organizations and attend meetings, join network groups within your industry or areas of expertise and offer advice and connections to others, volunteer to help plan and execute industry events such as conferences and networking meetings. These simple networking steps ensure that your name is available everywhere in your industry with personal, positive commentary by those who have made a connection with you.
- Stay accessible. Take a moment to respond to executive recruiters when they call or email, as those relationships can bear fruit far into the future. Offer recruiters and other hiring influencers the contacts you’ve made during networking. If a recruiter is searching for a candidate for a position that doesn’t fit you, suggest another individual. Both the recruiter and your contact will have you top-of-mind when it comes time to return the favour! Also, ensure your contact information on LinkedIn and with Executive Recruiters is current. You want to be easily found when the perfect position opens up!