Unemployed Executives Feel Ignored
The question, "Why Unemployed Executives Feel Ignored when Out of a Job" there are several factors involved in why executives feel ignored when out of work and unemployed. I strictly do retained search and my recruitment process, per my agreement with the client, is to deliver a high impact "A Player".
Many highly qualified unemployed executives feel ignored who are CXO/SVP levels may still be on payroll via Board change or M&A. Others those who unfortunately, are "not engaged" in some way within a few months, then each month that passes by becomes more difficult to place that person. In other words, we know that why executives feel ignored when unemployed is they want out of that feeling that perhaps they are not doing enough of something to keep him/her self "in the game".
Here is Why Unemployed Executives Feel Anxious
1. If not doing a consulting gig of some kind, get off the golf course or get off the couch and do something. The fact that you have been an executive means you have real value. Stop asking why some highly qualified unemployed executives feel ignored when out of work by not allowing yourself to become mentally or physically stale by not consulting.
2. The single biggest reason why some highly qualified unemployed executives feel ignored is this: do NOT post your resume to job boards or Linkedin profile. This over saturation makes you appear desperate and/or unemployed for reasons unknown.
3. PLEASE take the time to actually IMPROVE your Linkedin profile. It surprise me those who have their summary limited, in a third person mode, or fail to utilize all 50 skills. Also attach PowerPoints, PDFs, videos; list any honors and publications, ask for recommendations, add projects (case studies) that showcase your expertise and accomplishments.
4. Another reason why some highly qualified unemployed executives feel ignored is they fail to make sure you not only are in Linkedin Groups, but get involved by posing questions, commenting - even better write an article and post in group discussions.
5. Seek our relevant blogs in your industry and function, join, and start blogging. Each article you write gets much easier the next time and take less time to write. Always create a subject in the form of a question.
6. Network, network, network. For executives, that NEVER means sending your resume via job application to HR. It means check out local Networking and TweetUps events.
7. Finally the recruiter factor in why some highly qualified unemployed executives feel ignored. NEVER start an initial conversation or email with a retained recruiter with "do you have any openings" or "can you find me a job". Just because a retained recruiter does not have a search ideal for you at the moment, bear in mind you are NOW on their RADAR.
Unemployed Executives Can't Sit on the Sidelines
You don't have to be THAT PERSON that asked him/her self why some highly qualified unemployed executives feel ignored when out of work. Hopefully you have learned a few modern tips and tricks. You are an achiever, a success factor, a mover, a shaker.