Is Chief Purpose Officer (CPO) the Next Major C-Level Role?

Is Chief Purpose Officer (CPO) the Next Major C-Level Role?

A record number of employees are leaving their jobs, citing the desire for purpose-driven work as a significant contributing factor to their decision. More and more employees—including CEOs, COOs, CDOs, CFOs, CMOs, CIOs, CTOs, CHROs, and other CXO executives—need to understand and feel aligned with their organization’s core corporate purpose and believe that they are…

How to Gracefully Decline a CEO Job Offer

How to Gracefully Decline a CEO Job Offer

It isn’t the number one scenario you think to prepare for in an executive job transition, but there may come a time when you find yourself in the position of declining a job offer. Everything has gone exactly according to plan so far. Your CEO resume, value proposition letter, LinkedIn profile, and other career marketing…

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Executive Compensation When Changing Jobs

Late last year I was fortunate enough to have several exciting conversations with Ezra Singer, who is arguably the foremost authority in the US on executive compensation. Ezra now serves as an advisor to top executives on compensation negotiation. He is a former Senior Executive HR Leader for Verizon, GTE, Limited Brands, and Lenovo –…

5 Common Executive Interview Questions and How You Can Prep for Success

5 Common Executive Interview Questions and How You Can Prep for Success

Let the interrogation begin. You have shaken hands with your interviewers and sat down at the board room table with these strangers; now it’s time to provide calm, authentic, and thoughtful responses to intrusive questions about the most stressful moments of your career. No big deal, all you need to do is build strong, trusting…

Best Healthcare CxO Resume Samples: Resume Examples for Healthcare Executives

Best Healthcare CxO Resume Samples: Resume Examples for Healthcare Executives

It’s no secret that the pandemic provided everyone with the opportunity to re-evaluate their employment situations and goals. Millions of Americans have been inspired and motivated to take action and change their current circumstance as a result. Whether you fall into the re-evaluating group or the action group, there’s no time like the present to…

Best Board of Director Resume Samples: Examples of Board Resumes

Best Board of Director Resume Samples: Examples of Board Resumes

To expedite a job transition, you need to tailor your CxO resume to your target position. The same concept can be applied to board of director roles; a strategically designed board resume has different skills and components than the average CEO, COO, CFO, CDO, CIO, or CSO resume. Metrics and career parameters are still relevant,…

CxO Job Transitions: Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

CxO Job Transitions: Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Unconscious Bias. Vanderbilt University defines unconscious bias as “prejudice or unsupported judgments in favor of or against one thing, person, or group as compared to another, in a way that is usually considered unfair.”* As humans, our brains are constantly creating associations outside of our conscious…

CxO Testimonials: How this Useful Tool can Boost your Job Transition

CxO Testimonials: How this Useful Tool can Boost your Job Transition

Cohesive, branded career marketing documents are vital to any executive job transition. These documents include the value proposition letter, resume, LinkedIn profile, and executive biography. One document that tends to get overlooked but can have an unexpectedly high impact is the testimonials. Sometimes referred to as an endorsement, employment reference, or letter of recommendation, a…