Your inside track to the best executive opportunities and how to capture them Welcome to the only career guide written exclusively for MBAs--the book that puts you on the inside track to today's most promising opportunities and shows what employers of the nineties look for in a candidate. Based on surveys and in-depth interviews with over 3,000 executives and placement directors at top firms and prestigious business schools, The Executive Career Guide for MBAs is loaded with invaluable insights and advice on how to succeed in today's hypercompetitive job market. It also arms you with a set of proven job-search strategies and techniques guaranteed to help you zero in on and land the important career-building jobs.
In today's tumultuous job market, you need a comprehensive career guide that: * Identifies the new rules for executive success in today's business environment * Helps you determine what the best opportunities are * Helps you set sound, achievable career goals * Provides a step-by-step career-building action plan * Teaches you job-search skills you need to find and land career-building positions * Shows you how to write powerful resumes, cover letters, and follow-up letters * Gives you expert advice and guidance on how to ace an interview * Includes sample resumes and cover letters, interview checklists, and more Look no further. The Executive Career Guide for MBAs is the indispensable tool you've been searching for. It holds the secrets to career success, both now and for years to come. Don't put your career into a holding pattern waiting for the job market to settle down. It won't ! If you are going to realize your dreams of executive success, the time to act is now! But with so many qualified MBAs vying for fewer and fewer top management positions, you need an inside track to the best opportunities and the know-how to make the most of them.
Bestselling career author Richard Beatty and leading corporate employment expert Nicholas Burkholder give you that inside track, and a whole lot more, in The Executive Career Guide for MBAs. The only career guide written exclusively for MBAs, this book clearly identifies the new rules for executive success in today's three-alarm business environment. Using a well-researched executive success model, it helps you to set sound career goals based on an informed assessment of what the best opportunities are for your personal development. It teaches you the proven job-search skills you need to zero in on career-building positions. And it provides you with a comprehensive, step-by-step action plan to help you achieve your immediate and long-term career goals. Here's how it works: The first part of the book is based on extensive international surveys and in-depth interviews with more than 3,000 senior executives and placement directors at dozens of top firms--including Johnson & Johnson, the Vanguard Group, Motorola, and Coca-Cola--as well as with the deans of such prestigious schools as Stanford, Wharton, and MIT/Sloan Graduate School of Management.
You get an unparalleled, inside look at exactly what the new rules of the game are, where the most promising opportunities are, and precisely what sorts of special skills and qualifications today's employers are looking for in an executive candidate. In the second part of the book, the authors show you how to apply what you've learned. A complete, step-by-step guide to conducting a successful executive job search, it coaches you in the skills you need to identify and land jobs that will be important stepping-stones in your rise to the top. You learn both the traditional and most recent techniques for flushing out the best job opportunities. And you get a gold mine of expert tips, tricks, and detailed guidelines on how to write powerful resumes and cover letters, and how to ace an interview, along with dozens of sample resumes and cover letters, interview checklists, sample dialogues, and more. Let The Executive Career Guide for MBAs help you get your career on the right track--the inside track--today!
Table of Contents
The Changing Face of American Business. The Success Absolute. The Elements of Executive Success. Managing a Successful Career. Introduction to Executive Job Search. The Executive Resume. The Chronological Resume. The Functional Resume. How Executives Find Jobs. Interview Preparation. Winning Interview Strategies. Conclusion. Endnotes. Index.
RICHARD H. BEATTY is President of the Brandywine Consulting Group, a leading executive search and human resources consulting firm. Beatty is a bestselling career author whose books have sold over half a million copies. His other books include Interviewing and Selecting High Performers, The Resume Kit, The Perfect Cover Letter, The New Complete Job Search, Get the Right Job in 60 Days or Less, and The Five-Minute Interview. NICHOLAS C. BURKHOLDER is currently Assistant Vice President of Corporate Staffing, CIGNA. He has personally recruited hundreds of executives for key positions worldwide and managed the recruitment of thousands. He is an advisor to many national organizations regarding employment matters.