10 Challenges Senior Executives Face in the Job Search

I found at BlueSteps interesting summary for CxO challenges . Just a quick summary in my post. For details and the perfect solutions for each of the points look at the Ford R. Myers article.

#1 – EGO

  • Loss of control; feeling “out of control”

#2 – NO RESOURCES/SUPPORT/INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Not accustomed to doing all the day-to-day administrative tasks yourself
  • Technology impaired

#3 – HIGH-END JOBS HARD TO FIND OR TO DUPLICATE

  • Search takes longer, and frustration can be greater

#4 – MAINTAINING HIGH COMPENSATION

  • Difficult at all times, but especially tough in a bad economy

#5 – REACHING THE APPROPRIATE CONTACTS

  • Higher barrier of entry; difficult to get through senior executives’ gatekeepers

#6 – JOBS FILLED INTERNALLY AT HIGH LEVELS

  • Company does not want to take a risk bringing an outsider into such an important position

#7 – THERE’S MORE COMPETITION AT THE TOP

  • There is only ONE President or CEO (and perhaps only FIVE Senior VPs, etc.)

#8 – AGE!

  • Perceived as being too old, “washed-up” or “over the hill”

#9 – LOCKED IN PARADIGM (of being The Boss)

  • Have been isolated and “cocooned” or “coddled” for too long

#10 – PERCEPTION OF OTHERS

  • Not being taken seriously as a job candidate (“she doesn’t really need to work”)

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Copyright 2010, Career Potential, LLC. Reprinted by permission of Ford R. Myers, a nationally-known Career Expert and author of “Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring.” For information about career success services and products, please contact fmyers@careerpotential.com.

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