An executive job search is one of the hardest things that you will ever do. Going through this procedure can often leave you feeling bruised and beaten down. Your level of confidence can get hit pretty hard if you have been turned down for a position or haven’t been able to get an interview. Instead of focusing on the discouragement, work on changing your perspective.
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Have you been wondering whether your executive job search has been going on too long? Do you have a sense of whether your motivation is too low–or whether you are simply overanxious? On the one hand, you might be spinning your wheels. On the other, you might be working within a very reasonable time frame, even though your executive job search seems to feel endless.
When you’re looking down the double barrels of a complex job search, you might be feeling isolated. In most cases, you can’t talk to your immediate colleagues, your suppliers, or your customers. What do you do when you want to move on from your current role, but you have no idea to whom you will turn for help? Who are your advocates in your executive job search?
What pushes executives to stay on their existing career paths—and what induces them to push harder to find joy in their careers?