Welcome to the Executive Career Upgrades Podcast with your host Tim Madden.
Here we share tactics and strategies each week to help business professionals targeting 6 Figures or multiple 6 Figures navigate this current job market so that they can land the job they deserve!
Whether you need help with your branding, getting on more interviews, converting interviews to offers, maximizing your compensation, or mindset clarity this podcast is for you!
Tim Madden is the Founder of Executive Career Upgrades and is a Veteran Headhunter who has led teams that have sold and fulfilled on over 50 million dollars in Staffing and Recruitment services since 2013 and has help place over 6,000 business professionals. Prior to that, he was one of the top recruiters for the military and went on to become a Army Field Artillery Officer.
He has seen tens of thousands of resumes (probably more) and interacted with CEOs and Senior Executives at some of the top companies in the world.
He is a frequent contributor to Entrepreneur.com, Fast Company, Forbes, & Newsweek and sits on the council of various organizations.
Resumes almost never clearly describe someone’s own “true skills and achievements,” most of the time hiring managers want to focus on specific bullet points on a job description. This isn’t something that is new; this is a challenge candidates and hiring managers have had going on for years.
Also, most people are confused in their career. They don’t know what to target, they don’t know how to build a clear impactful message, and most of the time settle for mediocrity which leads to poor job performance, low pay, and un-fulfillment.
Not only does Tim attract high-quality candidates for companies, but he is also passionate about helping high achievers land that next 6-figure job, which most of the time is less about tactics and more about mindset and confidence.
Why Your Lack of Degree & Certifications Aren’t Holding You Back In Your Exec Job Search
On today's episode we talk about why your education or certifications or not stopping you from landing the job you deserve with the compensation you deserve in the marketplace.Here are some highlights from the episode:1 - Recruiters / HR will always be looking for Purple Squirrels 2 - CEOs, Owners, Co-Founders, The Board who could less about your education/certifications 3 - You think you aren’t getting calls because of this, but here is the true reason (job boards) 4 - Mindset - Think/Feel/Action
The Top Reasons You're Getting Ghosted After The Job Interview
In today's episode we talk about a hot topic that is consistently getting worse each year between hiring managers, recruiters, and candidates. GHOSTING, so I wanted to give you the top 5 reasons it happens and hopefully how to avoid it in your Executive Search.1 - People are busy 2 - You didn’t lock down next steps and they forgot about you 3 - No loyalty to you 4 - You didn’t impress them on the interview 5 - People don’t like delivering bad news or telling you, you aren’t the right fit for whatever reason
How To Maintain High Compensation Increases
In today's episode we talk about how to maintain high compensation increases to ensure you have a successful career.Everyone wants more money and a great career but most people don’t want to do what it takes to be super successful, but I know you do which is why you are listening to this podcast! 1 - Network and collaborate with other leaders in your industry 2 - Invest in yourself with books, programs, coaches, seminars, youtube Communicate, market yourself, network, 3 - Know your industry and your job better than most 4 - Huge impacts in your company and within your team 5 - More than likely you need to move jobs often
Surprising Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Executive Resumes and Job Search
In today's episode we go over interesting facts about your Executive Search that you are probably unaware of.Did you know according to LinkedIn, top candidates on average are hired within 10 days, although the average interview process takes up to 27.5 days. Plus more interesting facts included on the episode.1 - Is your situation unique? 2 - Are you a leader with a plan? 3 - How are you going to stand out in the marketplace? 4 - Are you giving mixed messages?
How To Answer Difficult Interview Questions
In todays episode we talk about answering difficult interview questions to ensure you are converting interviews into offers:1 - What is your greatest weakness?2 - Why should we hire you?3 - Why did you leave your last role or walk me through your whole career?4 - What's something that you didn't like about your last job?5 - Plus more
The Only Way To Prepare For an Interview
In today's episode, we talk about how to prepare for any interview so you are set up for success to convert that interview to an offer. These are some of the topics covered in today's podcast: 1 - How to overcome being nervous for an interview2 - How to have a red carpet application3 - How to conduct company research4 - Starting the game plan5 - Executing
Excellent framework to achieve high-level success
For quick “get it done,” motivational tidbit to keep me moving, I truly enjoy listening to this Executive Career Upgrades podcast! 💪🏼
Interviews are hard, but so are a LOT of professional conversations… Especially when it comes to networking!
This podcast shares interesting insight into the psychology of getting “7 layers deep” into the core issues and challenges both the hiring decision makers and interviewees go through during a high-level job search. Tim is personable and relatable in his career coaching advice.
As he gets to the point quickly (minus the fluff), this is a great podcast to follow.
The multi prong approach and support that this program offers is amazing! No better way to invest than investing in yourself and your career!
“Consultants get hired”
This is the most succinct and insightful bit for me. It changes the approach