Career Coaching for Senior Executive Career Transition
Welcome. as a seasoned executive career coach, I understand what it’s like for a senior executive in career transition. You may be unemployed and seeking a new role. You may be in a full time position and considering a career change. You may be negotiating a position with a new company.
If you received a severance package, you’ve been awarded a scholarship to reevaluate your life and career. But, you may be experiencing a sense of loss and some tension at home. Your spouse may view you with less respect, and there may be some genuine concern about the loss of health benefits. This may be the first time in years that you have reflected on the meaning of your life.
If we were face to face during career coaching, I would inquire about what you do best and what you would most like to achieve. I would ask about the challenges involved, and whether you have had career coaching to support your career change. You may be asking questions like:
- Do I want to work 60 hours a week?
- Do I want to allocate more time for my family and friends?
- How do I want to change my career?
- Do I want to stick with corporate life, go solo, or join a mid-size consulting firm?
- What are my most important needs? What’s working for me right now? What do I want to do and how can I go about it?
Have you defined your career direction and the compensation you wish to achieve? During Optimal Thinking senior executive career coaching, we ask the best questions to invite the best solutions. You can then position yourself on the optimal track.
You will pursue the best end result by the best means — while you make the most of the hands you are dealt. Keep in mind that that your main job in this world is to be your best self.
Career Coaching Questions to Optimize Career Change
Here are some questions to help you get on the optimal track:
- What are the most important criteria for my next position?
- Where are my best places to work and the best companies to work for?
- What are my greatest strengths?
- How can I best leverage my strengths to achieve what I want?
- How I can best leverage my contacts?
According to the authors of Who: The A Method for Hiring, “not evaluating cultural fit was one of the biggest reasons for hiring mistakes.” Glassdoor.com discovered that “job seekers cite company culture as their second-highest priority, almost tied with salary.”
Career Counseling Questions to Prepare for Interviews
Career counseling tip: Focus on current job preferences. Note the skill sets in demand where you can provide the greatest value.
You will need to do your homework before each interview. Make sure you know the answers to these questions:
- What do you know about the company’s history, current situation and culture?
- How can you best determine where the organization is headed in the next five years?
- What do you know about the person who will be interviewing you?
- How can you best prepare to achieve the optimum result?
- How can you use your knowledge, skills and experience to be the candidate of choice?
Prepare brief, accurate responses to issues about:
- your last job
- your transition
- why you want to work for the target company
Create responses that align with the hiring manager’s objectives.
Career counseling tip: Do your best to uncover the salary range for the position before you disclose your salary expectation. Be prepared to negotiate your best income package.
For the past 18 years, our clients have negotiated an average of 19.2 percent (19.2%) above the original compensation package.
Your Optimal Job Interview
An optimal job interview follows a precise five-step format. Here is a summary:
- Ice breaker and warm up
- Empower the interviewer to acknowledge your strengths
- Uncover your obstacles, then provide your best options
- Determine where you stand
- Reaffirm your value, assert your uniqueness, and optimize!
Work With the Best in the Business
We provide career interview coaching with role plays to keep your insecurities in check, and maximize results. Our senior executive career coaching pinpoints your career goals and sweet spot. Together, we optimize your marketing and networking initiatives. You will optimize – not just manage – your career change / executive transition.
We are here for you in our Los Angeles office, by telephone, or via video conference (Zoom, Skype, etc.).
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