Advancing your career search comes from realizing three major aspects – People, Process and Product. The most important aspect of these is knowing that you are the Product. You need to sell yourself, your services and your Personal Brand. While the term “personal branding” was first introduced in the high-flying 90’s when the vision was transformative technology available everywhere at any time, now that vision has become our 21st century reality where competition for the best talent is fierce, especially for executives in transition. This session will explore insights about Personal Branding and important tips and lessons learned from Murdock’s transition from CIO to Business Development Exec to Executive search partner.
John Murdock is a partner with Executive Search Partners, a nationwide search firm specializing in senior Information Technology appointments. Murdock distinctively draws on his thirty years of experience as a former IT executive and leader who successfully acquired, built, and delivered business enabling solutions and services to large multinational insurance and banking companies. Since Murdock “grew up” in IT and then effectively transitioned to the executive search industry, he understands what it takes at all levels to connect the best senior IT professionals with executives looking to hire. Murdock is an active member of SIM Charlotte, serving on the board as Sponsorship chair and as an advisor to SIM’s Members in Transition group. Recently he gathered commitments from thirty sponsors to contribute $80,000+ for Charlotte region STEM initiatives. Additionally, he serves as an Account Manager in the southeastern U.S. for RLF.