Career moves: planning your next step in 2021
Kit Scott-Brown, chairman of InterExec, reflects on the challenges of a changing, post-pandemic world for senior executives
There is seldom anything more important to an executive than a successful career that enhances job satisfaction, financial reward and quality of life. But, once the Covid period has passed, chances are that the immediate future will be an ongoing period and process of change and new challenges.
For many senior executives across the spectrum of industrial and commercial business, there are and will be questions to be addressed. How will business change and adapt and how does that directly affect the individual executive and his or her career?
Globally, the search for executives with proven skills in dealing with a crisis, driving recovery and managing through periods of significant change will intensify. So a potential challenge for both corporates and individuals alike will be the development of a dynamic recruitment market for those with proven skills in the £200,000 to £2m+ salary group.
More than 40 years of experience have taught InterExec that two almost opposing forces are at play in this senior executive marketplace. Outstanding executives who are usually highly valued by their company are often privately considering their next career challenge or opportunity, but they are keen for this to remain absolutely confidential.
At the same time, search consultants with a new brief to find an exceptional candidate rarely advertise the fact and instead use their network of contacts and research to unearth the right candidates. As such, especially in a dynamic market environment (which the post-Covid period could become), outstanding people can often miss outstanding opportunities.
That’s where InterExec comes in. The InterExec approach is unique and endeavours to address this situation – by tailoring a service exactly to the individual client’s needs and skills, whilst working with them in a completely confidential way to smoothly plan and implement the transition to the next ideal career challenge.
A team of specialists with a wealth of experience at the senior executive level, consisting mainly of former company directors and/or executive search consultants, works alongside clients to map and plan the most effective route forward in finding the most appropriate new career challenge.
Using a proprietary InterExec methodology to provide fast and transparent solutions – and having access to more than 15,000 of the most influential individuals in the top executive recruitment market – provides absolutely current intelligence and access to the unadvertised vacancies globally.
The challenge going forward after this world-changing period will affect executive decision makers in almost every commercial and industrial sector. A leap forward in the digital world, an even greater realisation of global connectedness and the need to rebuild and recover will demand a growing resource of the brightest and most driven senior executives. Unearthing that opportunity is one of the exciting challenges to emerge from such tough times.
InterExec’s essential belief is that outstanding talent and a unique network provide a gateway for discovering that next personal challenge and opportunity.
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