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SOURCE Tammy Kabell
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, doesn't include an important statistic -- the average length of time it takes Americans looking for a six-figure job to land their next career position. The time it takes a six-figure professional to find a new job can be between 18 to 24 months, compared with the overall average of 10 months.
"There are strategies that have been proven to dramatically decrease the number of months it takes highly paid job seekers to find their next positions," said Tammy Kabell, CEO of Career Resume Consulting, an executive career firm that has had great success in helping clients find positions in weeks and not months. "It just comes down to having an action plan that works."
Ms. Kabell uses a combination of principles from marketing and sales that work with all of her clients, no matter what their area of expertise.
"I've discovered that when you are branded as an expert or have a certain expertise, you get more attention from employers and recruiters than if you are prospecting like any other candidate. High level job seeking takes a different set of strategies than if you're searching for an entry level or mid-level position," says Kabell, who works with clients across the U.S. and internationally.
Here are several job seeking branding techniques that have worked for Career Resume Consulting's clients:
Kabell also admits that much of the success of a high-level job search is a numbers game. Her clients send up to 50 resumes a week to employers that meet their target criteria.
"My most successful clients are those that can maintain a high level of activity until they find the right position. They keep their eye on the prize and make job searching their top priority. Those are the clients that land their next job in less than 12 weeks," she says. Shaving that much time off an executive job search can result in over $100,000 in recouped income vs. the income lost during an average search at that level.
Other techniques she recommends are:
Bypassing Human Resources is a controversial approach, acknowledges Kabell, and works best with small to medium-sized organizations. However, most of her clients start their next job in companies ranging from $10 million to $50 million in annual revenue.
"In this job market," she explains, "a large majority of my clients end up working for a company they've never heard of."
About Tammy Kabell and Career Resume Consulting
Tammy Kabell founded Career Resume Consulting in 2008 after working for a national executive career firm and 18 years as a hiring manager. Her advice has been featured in the Wall Street Journal multiple times, MSNBC.com, and dozens of paper and online publications, including TheLadders.com, Careerbuilder.com and Monster.com. Based in Kansas City, MO, with clients throughout the U.S. and abroad, Ms. Kabell and her team take a personal marketing approach to job seeking in their full service firm.
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