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.
Four of the Hottest Industries Hiring Right Now
On today's podcast we highlight the TOP industries you need to get in RIGHT now regardless of what domain you are in. These industries are having tremendous growth and you don't want to miss out.
How To Network Without Sounding Desperate
In today's episode I go over How To Network Without Sounding Desperate. I know many professionals don't like asking anyone for help or don't have the framework needed to build an army of advocates in your search.Highlights of this episode:1 - Do your research & plan a strategy (Intentions) 2 - Make sure you prep your pitch & you know storytelling 3 - Make it about them 4 - Take time out of the equation 5 - Overcoming common roadblocks 6 - How to wrap up the call / questions you must ask
The Advantage of Job Searching During The Holidays
In today's episode we go over the advantages of searching for a new role around the Holidays and how it can give you a competitive edge in the marketplace.Some highlights from this episode:1 - Most People Think Companies Aren’t Hiring Until After The Holidays2 - Competitive Advantage Of Starting Or Continuing (Your Search)3 - Problems Faced By Companies
The Winning Method To Make Your Resume Shine
On today's episodes we talk about how to make your resume shine with special guest Katie Britton. As we approach the new year it is vital you have your documents updated as companies will be searching for top talent.Some of the highlights of this episode are:1 - Where do start, because this confuses most people2 - What does a good resume look like?3 - Multiple resumes?4 - Consistent brand between resume and LinkedIn5 - What's better Resume or LinkedIn?
3 Critical Things You Must Ask When Hiring An Executive Career Coach
In today's episode we walk through the top 3 questions you need to ask not only yourself but the Executive Coach you may hire. This will ensure you make the best decision for yourself and your career!Some of the topics covered in this podcast:1 - Background 2 - Results 3 - Comfort Zone
How To Fix Your Dysfunctional Job Search
In today's episode I talk about how to get on the right track for your Executive Search and fix some of the common programs I see after working with thousands of professionals.Some key highlights of this episode are:-Mindset holding you back? Are you only doing this half-***? -Do you know what you are targeting for your next role? -Are you relying on online job boards that will never pan out? -Are you afraid to reach out to your network? -Do you not like talking about how good you are? -Are you uncomfortable talking about $$$?
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