Don’t Let the Market Tides Deflect You From Your Goals

Why do so many people think it’s not worth looking for a new job in the summer months?

There’s a reason our motto at ExecuNet is, “Always be Ready!”

businessman-in-boatWhen you’re an executive, you must be ready to storytell your value and be interviewed for your next great opportunity at any moment. That means your resume is updated and you’ve already worked with a coach, so you can seize the moment.

When something might be right for you, you need to be able to talk about the problems you solve and the value you bring at a moment’s notice to make a connection and draw interest. There may not even be an actual opening yet, but you knowing how to talk about the ways you create value could spark an idea in someone’s mind, and that leads to something. It could be today, next week, or down the road.

Job search at the executive level is so much bigger than seeing what’s posted. Companies always have value gaps. The need for value doesn’t stop because of changes in the economy, nor does it wait for summer to end.

There is no need to let the market tide or cadence of the seasons deflect you from your goals. If you know and can articulate your value, you can go after your Next Great Next independent of the economy or time of year.

So, I’m asking:

  • What value gap do you fill?
  • How can you provide that value in a way that you will find meaningful and personally fulfilling?

Those answers are what you should target as your Next Great Next.


If you’d like some help with articulating your work experience into one clear value story that you can share in a way that makes sense for hiring companies, our team of advisors, coaches and recruiters is unparalleled in the executive search industry. They will show you how to weave your unique value story together in all the right places – including your resume, LinkedIn profile, networking efforts, and interview – to connect with target companies in an irresistible way.

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Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is ExecuNet's president and chief economist. An Arjay Miller Scholar, Mark received his MBA from Stanford University and a BA in economics from Yale University. He joined ExecuNet in 1993, with extensive marketing and new product and business development experience, having served as president and founder of A&M Associates, an investment management firm. Mark's corporate leadership experience includes several senior marketing and financial positions with RCA Global Communications (a GE subsidiary) and American Can Company.

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