Why now is the time be noticed
Executive and senior positions rarely become available – whether you’re looking internally or at another company. This makes them very competitive to land.
That’s why it’s important to take a strategic approach to advancing your career and think about your next role long before you are looking. A large part of this is to make sure you are being noticed where you are, rather than waiting until you are actively looking for your next job.
As you develop your career and advance from non-executive to executive positions the volume of opportunities reduces. As the volume reduces, competition is greater.
The five most effective ways to get noticed:
Throughout your career, always pay attention to building a diverse network and nurture relationships for the long term. Genuine networking comes from giving as well as receiving, rather than a transaction.
- Communicate your brand
Communicate your personal brand through your actions and behaviours. This means paying attention to how you come across at all times, from in-person to virtual/online interactions.
- Build credibility
Build your credibility as a thought leader.
You have expertise and ideas, and it’s important to consistently share these with others who may learn something from them. You never know who may be reading.
- Be visible
While sharing thought leadership is important, so is interacting with others on social media. Comment and interact with other posts, keeping comments relevant, positive and constructive.
- Improve your profile
Improve your LinkedIn profile, with a carefully-written description and use keywords to get noticed. This is the number one platform used by head-hunters and employers.
Ready to take the next step in your executive career journey? Why not start by heading over to our Executive Scorecard to see where you might have gaps.