Executive Career Center
The Executive Career Center contains information and resources relating specifically to executives and others at a senior level who are making a job or career change. Pursuing a job or career change at an executive level will require a very different process from what worked for you earlier in your career.
Carl Wellenstein, a seasoned expert on how to make career changes at an executive level, has compiled this information as a one-stop resource that helps people understand how to pursue a career change most effectively.
12 Steps to a New Career is the most comprehensive and authoritative book on how executives and others at a senior level can effectively make a career change. It will explain what you need to do, why it is important, when you need to do it, and it will then illustrate how to do it. The book will help you to develop your strategy and will then coach you through the entire process. View the Table of Contents.
Executives contemplating a job or career change or who are already in transition often have questions about some aspect of the career change process that they think are unique to them. Carl has found that many questions are common to others and, in the hope that your question might have been asked by others, check out these tips to see if your question is answered. The tips are grouped into the following four subjects:
- Career Change and Job Search
Carl shares his stories of situations confronted by some of his clients that might relate to your situation. He shares his experiences as to how those individuals dealt with those situations. All the stories relate to personal experiences and some have been published in other media. Take a look. You may find answers to some questions you hadn’t even thought about asking.
You can download full-size versions (letter and A4 size) of all the worksheets included in 12 Steps to a New Career so you can work with them separately. There is no cost to download the worksheets.
In 12 Steps to a New Career, I refer to three additional reference documents that I was not able to include in the book. They are:
- Personality Type Characteristics – Reference 1.1
- Career-Related Reading List – Reference 1.2
- Executive Career Change Resources – Reference 4.1
In this section, you can read some typical job search or career change questions and answers specifically for those in mid-career. The questions come from years of experience and the answers explain what the author knows works in real life, not based on theory or what someone else thinks might work.
Do you need to talk to an expert? If you think you might, Carl Wellenstein has been in your situation. He’s been on both sides of the table: making a career transition at a senior level, owning an international executive search firm, and participating in many interviews with client employers when they selected leaders and managers. He knows what works, why it works, and what doesn’t.
Click the link if you want to schedule a private conversation with Carl Wellenstein, an executive career coach.