Here comes your next source of IE supported help in the world wide web!
Some logistics first: To benefit from full premium access, enter the website through the IE Career Portal Resources. Sorting by name, you will find a link to “IVY EXEC” there as well as the promo code to upgrade your membership for 12 months for free – if this is not applied automatically.
Once unlocked, IvyExec is another good source of “exlcusive, pre-screened” jobs that can be searched for in their database. It is always a good idea to raise your odds.
They also have a career blog, webinars and offer career coaching sessions that are charged extra. The service I would like to direct your attention to is another one though.
What do you know about mentoring? Wikipedia provides a description that I can agree with: “Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. However, true mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help. It is about an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue, and challenge.”
From my prior experience, mentoring can be an extremely powerful tool. And from what I witness right now, it is by far underused for career management. A good mentor can help you shape your vision and find out what it takes to make the next step. Many of them are also more than happy to help you understand their industry or function better. In the short run, you might simply be looking for practical advice on how to approach job search, an interview or a negotiation.
What IvyExec offers is a search tool that lets you contact mentors according to their industry experience and their confidence in their own knowledge about a range of career management topics.
I have personally just sent a request on IvyExec to see how it works and would like to encourage you to try the same. If you do, I hope to hear some of your success stories soon!