Navigating Opportunities: A Guide for Food and Agribusiness Leaders 

Finding your next executive role requires a strategic approach, especially in today’s rapidly evolving talent market. Here you will find a selection of resources cultivated from our team of experienced search professionals to help you position yourself for success: 

Identifying your goals, strengths, weaknesses  

What are you long term career goals, your personal priorities and your skills and strengths? Consider taking some time to assess what will be the right fit for you. 

Some of the most widely used personality tests are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the DISC Assessment, and the Big Five Personality Test 

Leadership assessment services like Hogan or Saville can be valuable for understanding where best you can add value. 

Identifying opportunities and networking 

Networking and leveraging your contacts are an essential part of a successful careers change. Consider some of the advice in the links below: 

Networking tips: how to network in person like a pro, Blue Steps 

Understand the differences between engaging with recruiters: What is retained search?, Kincannon & Reed 

What to Say When Networking In-Person and Online, HBR 

CV’s, Resumes, LinkedIn, and cover letters 

Crafting a strong resume, LinkedIn and cover letter is an essential part of the job search process, as these documents are often the first impression that potential employers have of you. Here are some useful links: 

Building an executive resume, BlueSteps 

How to write an executive CV, Indeed 

Resume tips for executive level, The Muse 

Essential guide on personal branding for execs, LinkedIn 

Resume writing service, Written Resume 

A directory of CV templates, JobScan 

Preparing for Interviews 

Like with any major career step, the key to a successful interview is preparation. It is universally known that those who prepare for a variety of interview questions perform better than those who do not. 

Ten questions an exec may get asked in an interview, BlueSteps 

5 ways to stand out, HBR 

9 tips for mastering your next virtual interview, HBS 

How to make a good impression in a virtual interview, Indeed 

Negotiating Job Offer 

Negotiating executive-level job offers can be a complex and sensitive process, but it is an important part of the job search process, as it can help you ensure that you are being offered fair and competitive terms and compensation.  

15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer, HBR 

How To Negotiate Salary After a Job Offer, Indeed 

Making the Transition 

Take a look at the key principles every new leader should focus on to ensure they quickly establish themselves and set their organization up for success. 

Three Essential Principles for New Leaders to Thrive, Kincannon & Reed