• Somer Hackley

The Number One Thing To Do Before You Start Your Executive Job Search



There’s lots of advice out there. Polish your LinkedIn profile. Update your resume. Create a list of target companies. Put yourself on the radar with executive recruiters. I spoke with a CTO last week, interviewing him for my book. His advice: go inward before you go outward.


My main takeaways:


- You have to show up to a recruiter with confidence.


- It can be frustrating not getting introduced to the client (or not getting past the first round interview) for reasons you don’t agree with.


- You get your confidence by starting with yourself, going inward. Start with your mindset before getting tactical.


- When you start talking to recruiters, when you start interviewing for positions, you want to put the best version of yourself out there. That’s how you’re going to get the job you want.


There are many ways to find your confidence, and we'll explore them deeper in the book.


Would love to hear what works for you. For me, I pay attention to how people make me feel. I stop spending time with people who give me imposter syndrome, and spend more time with people who boost my confidence.


Check out this post and other related topics on my LinkedIn page.

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