Execunet has posted its annual Market Intelligence Report for executive job seekers. It’s always great information and you can download your *free copy at their site.
I found the following information interesting … and validating.
–Job search stats: 41-50 years of age – 9 months; 51-60 years of age – 11.9 months
The search process is still a long one. Continually positioning yourself as a passive candidate will minimize, and can even eliminate, the “unemployed” stigma that can negatively impact marketability.
–The unpublished job market is not a myth with 86% of corporate recruiters and 61% of third party recruiters saying they do not routinely post $200,000+ positions
The “best-of-the-best” candidates do not spend the majority of their time on job boards and recruiters recognize that fact.
–Networking, including social networking, still accounts for 70% of executive opportunities
If you aren’t on Linked In, Facebook, Zoom Info, Ziggs, and Naymz, for starters, you won’t be found by the people who have the opportunities you want to know about. You can’t play the game if you aren’t in the game!
If your network is dead when you don’t need anything from them, it probably won’t be very productive when you do need their help.
— 86% of executive recruiters routinely scour online sources for candidate information … beyond the resume, with 7 out of 10 recruiters saying candidates’ prospects improve when positive information is found
A positive, visible online presence is a critical piece of proactively managing your career. The more consistent the available information, the more credibility you have and the more desirable you become.