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About Us – Executive Career Solutions
Executive Career Solutions is an Executive Career Management Consultancy (UK) providing cost-effective, MBA-qualified and expert career management solutions for CEOs, executives and directors. Our role aims to support top executives in planning and executing next career moves to achieve success at the very highest levels within organisations. Our collaborative approach allows us to work closely with executives to understand career scenarios and find optimal ways of delivering career success. We refine strategies through fine-tuning, defining an optimal value proposition and building credentials to stand out from the competition. Differentiation from other candidates and finer attention to detail that often makes the difference for top-level positions. Find out more about our approaches, mission and core values below.
Given most top recruiters still view the CV / resume as the single most important element of any executive job search, we use the executive resume as a means of getting a baseline and laying the foundations of any successful career strategy. The executive resume allows us to understand each individual ‘career scenario’ by providing essential building blocks for adding other services. Regardless, of whichever executive career management company people choose, great attention is always given towards getting the executive resume right. This is the first thing to be completed.
Our Mission Statement
‘Helping CEOs, Executives and Directors to market themselves more effectively to take advantage of opportunities for employment, networking and career development by understanding key drivers, competencies and elements shaping career success for individuals’.
Worthwhile Career Investment
Taking the ‘bigger’ picture into account, we also offer a more integrated approach towards building capabilities for achieving career objectives. Overall, we have created the notion of a one-stop career management service through integrating different elements based on individual requirements. So, whatever the scenario and whether it is simply an executive resume or more complex situation requiring added attention or integrating different services, we are able to work together in finding the right solution and give a worthwhile return on investment.
Our Executive-Level Credentials
Customers place great faith and trust in our services, so a measure of our success comes from personal recommendation, excellent feedback and solutions that stand up to scrutiny from executive headhunters. Our background comes from dealing with executives for a leading global corporation by understanding needs, expectations and what top executives look for in candidates. Combined with excellent business awareness, understanding of the recruitment market, experience of mentoring individuals and strong marketing credentials (MBA-qualified), this puts us in a strong position to help.
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Baseline / Key Foundations
The executive resume provides the basis for other services / add-ons. Most employers / headhunters require a resume as standard (clear expectations / critical requirement).
Once the resume is in place, integrate other solutions (i.e. incremental add-ons to build capabilities / increase overall chances of success). Combine different elements.
Adopting a complete end-to-end approach to executive career management. Managing career lifecycles through CEO / executive mentoring solutions to achieve objectives.
Better Value Proposition
Plan / execute next career moves based on a clear value proposition to stand out / help maximise potential top-level opportunities (i.e. candidate differentiation strategy).
LinkedIn / Online Presence
LinkedIn adds a different dimension to executive search (integral element in establishing an online personal brand for targeting a wider ‘hidden’ job market).
CEO / Executive Leadership
Business / Leadership Coaching, CEO / Board Transition and CEO / Board Advisor Consultancy to support top executives in leadership roles (other solutions available).
Executive Careers (Core Foundations)
CEO, Executive & Director Resumes (start)
Resume (key baseline to add career options)
LinkedIn Profile Strategy (Online Presence)
More In-Depth / Extended Career Discussion
Executive Career Planning and Guidance
CEO / Executive Career Change Management
Exec Career Growth & Progression
CEO / Executive & Director Mentoring
CEO / Exec Interview Skills and Coaching
CEO / Exec Job Hunting & Headhunters
Top-Tier Exec Headhunter Relationships
Interactive Tools and Online Resources
CEO / Board Transition (first 30-90 days)
Business Strategy & Leadership
Strategic Business Consultancy Solutions
CEO / Executive Board Advisor Consultancy
Brand Development Strategy (Propositions)
Start-Up & Entrepreneurship Programme
Business & Leadership Coaching Solutions
Executive Leadership Skills Development
Executive Resume Strategy + Value-Added Career Solutions
Executive resumes are central to any successful job hunting strategy and can certainly improve chances of securing interviews. It is about applying effective marketing principles and strategies to target specific roles. Added value is gained through effective career planning (management), personal branding (a defined value proposition) and executive mentoring / coaching solutions by adopting an integrated approach to ensure a worthwhile investment’
Defining a clear value proposition is key as this underpins everything from building capabilities to executing a plan. Refining propositions also helps executives stand out from the crowd and differentiate from the competition!
Career Aspirations: Outlining a career vision / ultimate goals (career visioning)
Career Planning: Defining a career path / setting objectives to meet aspirations
Previous Experiences: Skills, expertise, achievements and evidence of suitability
CV Resume: Pulling things together using an impressive marketing document
Job Hunting Strategy: Ensuring a balanced, targeted and proactive strategy
Interview Preparation: Improving interview skills and building confidence
Interview Performance: Executing on-the-day / acting on interview feedback
Refinements / Fine Tuning: Assessing areas of improvement across all areas
Executive Career Solutions: Core Values
Keeping it simple: Transparent prices and clear descriptions of our services
Quality Assurance: Giving resumes the time and attention they deserve
Bespoke Solutions: Resumes are written from scratch according to needs
Affordable Services: Overheads are deliberately kept low to pass on savings!
Value-Added Options: Optional CEO / Executive career management solutions
Proven Formula: A sound career investment for people (track record of success)
Trusted Services: Much of our business comes from personal recommendation
Other Values & Impacts
Boosting Confidence: Our solutions help motivate and give added confidence
Saving Time: Saves time and resources (benefit from professional expertise).
Put simply, we carefully assess all aspects involved in a successful job search to build up a wider picture of the candidate, evaluate key drivers in the job market and identify core competencies to formulate the best possible CV Strategy. At Executive Career Solutions, we offer a more considered, targeted and thorough approach to executive CV writing, which sets us apart from the competition.
Quality Assured Bespoke Resumes
By going through the following Executive CV Writing Methodology, we are able to deliver consistently high specification CVs by carefully matching employment market factors with candidate needs/expectations to create a best possible solution. ALL CVs are written from scratch.
When writing executive resumes, we use the WHAT and HOW elements to help substantiate clear OUTCOMES and convey a highly credible track record of achievement based on:
WHAT = Developing ideas, examples and evidence of suitability towards targeted job roles.
HOW = Evidence of high level decision-making, business processes and areas of expertise.
OUTCOMES = Showcasing impacts on the wider organisation and achievements.
Addressing Specific Issues
We evaluate executive CVs on a daily basis, so we see candidates underselling themselves, not telling recruiters exactly what they are good at (i.e. skills/expertise) and failing to convey achievements effectively. Most candidates focus on telling recruiters WHAT they have done, but fail to place the CV into context by explaining HOW they have excelled in certain areas to impact on the wider organisation via achievements.
Assessing Job Market Factors
Identifying key drivers within the job market trends, requirements and key success factors.
Working with customers to identify target roles – targeted approaches yield far better results.
Finding aspects to differentiate candidates in an intensely competitive employment market.
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