If you fall into this category, you might have substantial responsibility and usually do. However, unlike C-level executives, you could be somewhat less focused on the overall strategic elements of the company’s operations. That doesn’t mean you don’t pay any attention to them, of course, but you are also likely to be more closely concerned with short-term activities than C-level executives are.
I mainly focus on helping you position yourself for advancement to the next level in your career progression, whatever that represents at this time. You should emerge from our work together with tools that present you strongly and clearly as ready to take on greater/wider responsibility, based on your achievements to this point. This approach works equally well if you are not yet targeting an upward move but want to exit your current company for a better career opportunity elsewhere.
You can contact me by whatever means is most relevant and works best for you—sending an email or scheduling a call is the method most often used and most effective. Our interactions from that point on depend on your individual situation, but my overall goal is to determine your career-related job search needs and prepare a customized project quote that can start us off effectively. Once we have a green light on your project, we can map out a plan from there.
In any case, I provide as much personalized attention as possible throughout our communications and our work together. Expectations at this level tend to be high, and I exert every reasonable effort to meet your expectations—and, as much as possible, exceed them.
I particularly aim to gain a clear understanding of what you’re looking for. When I’ve identified that, I work with you to customize your materials and presentation based on my understanding of what you have to offer and what the target position would require. It will be potentially very helpful if you have done some initial research on what kinds of possibilities exist for you “out there,” but this is not mandatory at the outset.
The benefits and outcomes you can expect from working with me include materials and guidance targeted to your situation that will help you navigate your job search and position yourself well to garner interviews. I serve as a discreet job search “partner” to help smooth the process and minimize roadblocks you might encounter. Although I can’t guarantee what responses you will receive, it often happens that clients hear back from multiple potential employers, unless they are targeting one specific job and company.