Executive Career Guidance

Stand out. Be noticed. Get selected. 

Accelerating your executive career

Start accelerating your executive career and discover the opportunities. Get step by step support to stand out and be noticed for the career defining jobs, the easier way.

Transforming your career trajectory

For emerging and seasoned senior and executive leaders looking to proactively accelerate their executive career.

 

If you want to accelerate your career, you can get step by step support to get noticed for the career defining jobs the easier way. 

I am committed to helping people, like you, to accelerate their careers.  

Knowing the difference that standing out and getting noticed can be to having the choice of career defining jobs is what drives my passion to help you.  

I am so excited to see people transform their careers, build their confidence, and get the job they deserve.   

We are looking forward to helping you through your career transformation.   

 

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What is Executive Career Guidance and what will I learn?

Watch this video to discover everything you will learn in this course

 

So, you’ve been wondering what your next career move is?  

Well, you have come to the right place.  

 

You may be in a transition because your position was made redundant, or you may have missed out on a promotion, or simply you just want to leave your current employment. 

What ever your reason, your career is on your mind.  

You don’t just want any job. You want THE job. The one that takes your salary to new heights. You want the job with benefits that make other people envy you. The job that gets you excited to get up in the morning. The one that defines your career.  

You’ve been trying very hard to get noticed by employers and recruiters. Your CV is looking great, your LinkedIn profile gets a lot of attention, and you have tailored covering letters for each job you applied for.  

You have the skills, qualifications, experience, and the passion but as the weeks go by you start to realise that something isn’t quite right.  

You are not being selected for interview. In fact, you hear nothing back from recruiters or employers or receive the automated impersonal email with a “no, thank you”.  You start to notice that other people, less qualified than you, are getting the jobs you applied for. In fact, you are even noticing that people are getting jobs you didn’t even hear about! 

You are beginning to doubt yourself. Something has to change. You need to find a way to stand out, be noticed, and get selected for the jobs that will accelerate your career and get you the job of your dreams.   

This is where I come in. I am Vanessa Meikle and I have been an executive search consultant and head-hunter for over 20 years reviewing CV’s and selecting the top candidates for jobs. I know what employers look for in the top 2% of talent. If you are not in this top 2% the likelihood is that you won’t get selected for the interview, let alone the job.  

I have seen the most suitably experienced applicants miss out on job opportunities because they were not visible and did not know how to present themselves effectively. I have seen suitably qualified applicants miss out on job offers because they did not prepare for the interview process and underestimated the impact the interview had on their success.  

On the other hand, I have seen the least suitably experienced applicants get selected for career defining jobs because they stood out and were noticed by employers and head-hunters. I have seen the least suitably experienced applicants be successfully offered a job because they thoroughly prepared for every interview eventuality.   

I decided to become an executive career coach because I have seen first-hand the direct impact that meticulously planning your career and job search has to you achieving your career goal.  

In 2020, I realised the way we were planning careers, well...it was just not working. It seemed like our industry had been frozen in time and we were still operating from an archaic paradigm that no longer served us. The competition in the job market has accelerated and it doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon. Resumes aren’t breaking through, social media is dominating, and networking has become transactional.  

So I decided to make it my mission to break free from business as usual and create a new model - one that would see my work reach thousands of professionals and create extraordinary transformation for my clients. 

Today, I run sold-out courses and coaching programs and I show other senior and executive professionals how to get their dream job by taking control of their career and creating the opportunities that get them noticed.

I have dedicated my life to helping people accelerate their career to achieve their ultimate career goal.  

When you register today for our Executive Career Guidance Course, you will FINALLY have the answers to your biggest questions:

 

  1. How can I stand out and be noticed by employers and head-hunters? 
  2. How can I accelerate my career and get selected for the career defining jobs? 
  3. How do I approach the interview and assessment process to stand out and impress the employer and be the one to get the job?  
  4. How do I negotiate the salary I know I deserve?  
  5. How you I effectively transition into my new job and make an immediate impact? 
  6. How do I effectively plan my career to achieve my ultimate career goal? 

 

Better yet, you will FINALLY have the PLAN you have been hungry for.  You will know exactly how to think…what to do…and what your next steps should be. 

 

I want to help you to:  

  • Get a higher salary and better financial security 
  • Build your confidence to follow your dreams 
  • Have the choice of multiple opportunities 
  • Help you jump over your obstacles with a sense of achievement 
  • Feel contentment that you are achieving your purpose and living your values  
  •  Find a company culture that aligns with who you are 
  • Find a manager and leadership team that you aspire to  
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Career guidance for rapid transformation

Our online course has been created to help you with your job search and career planning so you can accelerate your progress to achieve your ultimate career goal. 

In our 7-step career framework we will help you to:
  1. Identify the roadmap to your career goal giving you clarity and direction
  2. Create a competitive advantage with so you stand out as high-quality talent
  3. Get your application noticed with a compelling CV, covering letter and LinkedIn profile
  4. Set you up for success in the recruitment process, specifically the interview and assessment stage to guarantee you are selected for the job you want
  5. Get the job you need, with the employer you want, and the salary you deserve giving you the push in the right direction
  6. Transition into your new role to make the right impact during your onboarding
  7. Understand and improve your leadership capabilities to build your reputation as an extraordinary leader

You will have instant access to an on-demand course designed to help you position yourself as high-quality executive talent.

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Confidently transform your career 

Helping you to plan and navigate your executive career to stand out, be noticed and get selected for the career defining job opportunities that will accelerate your career trajectory and help you create a sustainable and successful career. 

On demand video modules

A cost effective solution to private career coaching sessions with 24/7 access to our 65+ video tutorials, templates and step by step guides. Easy to watch 3-15-minute videos with instructions and tutorials to help you implement strategies immediately for rapid transformation. 

Immediate results, long term benefits

This is an investment that will help you for the entirety of your career, not just your next job opportunity.  With free templates, easy to use resources and detailed information that helps create a sustainable and successful career.

Course Facilitator 

Vanessa Meikle, Founder and CEO of Hunton Executive. 

I’d like to tell you a story. It’s about WHY I do what I do, and why I’d like to help YOU achieve your executive career goals.

I have seen the most suitably experienced applicants miss out on job opportunities because they were not visible in the market and I have seen the most suitably qualified applicants miss out on job offers because they did not prepare for the interview process.

On the other hand, I have seen the least suitably experienced applicants get selected for career defining jobs because they stood out and were noticed by employers and head-hunters and I have seen the least suitably experienced applicants be successfully offered a job because they thoroughly prepared for the interview.  

I decided to become a teacher in this area because in the 20 years I have worked in executive search and recruitment I have worked closely with candidates and employers and I have seen first-hand the direct impact of how a candidate prepares for the job application process to the success of achieving their career goal.

Knowing the difference that standing out and getting noticed can be to having the choice of career defining jobs and understanding the significant impact that the interview process has on the employer hiring decision I am committed to helping people, like you, to accelerate your executive career. 

I am so excited to see people transform their careers, build their confidence, and get the job they deserve. 

The reason I wanted to share my story with you is because I want you to know me. And I want you to know that I can help you, too.

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"Before working with Hunton Executive, I struggled to clearly define my own personal brand; which perplexed me as I was easily able to define a brand for a product/service. My frustration grew as I struggled to clearly articulate who I was, what I stood for and subsequently what value I offered. Hunton Executive was like no other, in that the service was personable, authentic and pragmatic; typically, not found in recruitment or executive coaching. After working with Hunton Executive, I uncovered a clear sense of my own personal brand, whilst feeling more confident in my unique set of attributes and value offering. Working with Hunton Executive has made it much clearer to me what companies and career goals I want to align with in order to maximise my value offering, achieve my career aspirations, as well as confidently lead others towards success. Thank you, Vanessa and the Hunton Executive team, for taking the time to get to know me and bring out my best qualities. I have the upmost confidence this will support my leadership roles and decision-making moving forward. "


Marketing Executive - Sydney, Australia

"I was lucky to have been reminded of your service through a mutual friend. Having been made redundant just before COVID and having to go through a year where there were fewer suitable openings due to business uncertainty had created serious self-doubts in even a normally optimistic person like myself. You have the ability to bring out the best in people and the ability to nudge them gently to be more optimistic. Your taking the time to listen to me, help rewrite my resume and get me to document the good work that I had done has helped me get better clarity, confidence and articulate the value that I can bring to any organisation. Whilst the search is ongoing, I have faith that the next opportunity is just around the corner. Thanks for being a great coach and trusted advisor during these challenging times. "


Head of Marketing & Commercialisation - Sydney, Australia

"I was concerned and dissatisfied with my CV and what direction it may take me to as I needed to make a focus shift in the way I was looking for opportunities. I recently completed a number of courses with the University of Cape Town and University of Cambridge and need to restructure my CV to best reflect those new skill sets I was not sure if my old CV contained too much information or too little. Did it tell the right story, did it convey the right message? How well will it do to get an organisation to have a second look at what I have to offer? Even with my qualifications. I tried something similar before with promises of high success rates. It seemed however that the service on offer was merely a skilled way of fitting a humdrum CV into a smart looking Word Document. No personal interaction, no real human interest. It was just a process. For the first time, engaging with Vanessa, I felt the personal interest from a person talking to me, and the ability to express some personal experiences that can benefit potential clients. Talking to Vanessa, her genuine interest, the prep work for our conversation that helped her to ask real time questions. The feeling that our conversation was actually going somewhere. It lifted a burden off my shoulders and helped me to view my efforts in a completely different way. I am now working with my daughter, who is a skilled projects facilitator, to establish a project and OHS consultancy. My focus has shifted for the better and I thank Vanessa for her personal guidance and help."


Work Health & Safety Executive - Cape Town, South Africa

"After a long period of time living and working overseas, it was time to repatriate to Australia for family reasons. I was hopeful of repatriation with my company, but as the opportunities at my level in Australia were limited, I knew this would be difficult. So, I needed to consider all opportunities within my company and beyond. The feeling was uncomfortable, daunting and a little scary. After such a long period with one company, it takes confidence, self-belief, and guts to consider anything else. Many executive search firms approach things transactionally. You are simply a solution to a client’s problem. Vanessa sees the situation from your perspective and approaches the challenge with empathy and humanity. Her success metric is helping people to be their best and live into their potential. I knew that Vanessa’s approach was working because after each conversation, I was more confident, more optimistic, had more options and felt more clarity than before the conversation! It feels good to have clarity of purpose and step into a role that allows me the opportunity to live my purpose, serve others, challenge myself and be the best version of me. "


Vice President - Sydney, Australia

"My personal journey with Hunton Executive began following redundancy of my role after 11 years in an organisation where I had grown enormously, felt valued and had undertaken a completely new career direction during that time. Suddenly I found myself trying to navigate uncharted territory, with a very outdated resume, a social media profile that underrepresented my value and unsure how to articulate my worth in a specialty area where I had never put myself out into the market before. Simultaneously I was embarking on an international relocation and about to enter a much bigger market where I did not have strong connections and seeking an executive role. This all felt very daunting. So, I met with Vanessa Meikle at Hunton Executive, and she created a bespoke coaching package for me which included: untangling my emotions around retrenchment; valuing the journey I had been on and getting clarity on my aspirations for the journey ahead; defining my personal value proposition; refining and articulating my "elevator pitch"; reconstructing my resume; highlighting my achievements; amplify my social media presence enhancing my professional networking capabilities; and prep and debrief for different types of interviews. The outcome in a few short weeks is serious clarity on the value I bring to an organisation, articulating that and bringing it to life on "paper" as well as in an interview situation. I am thrilled with my investment in executive coaching and the impact this is having on landing my next career opportunity. I highly recommend Hunton Executive and Vanessa Meikle for executive coaching."


Head of People and Culture - London, United Kingdom

"Inspirational, Passionate, Driven and Enthusiastic. Just some of the words I would use to sum up my experience with the Hunton Executive Team. Working with Vanessa Meikle (Founder and CEO) and her team has been a truly positive experience. Vanessa’s industry knowledge and approach with clients is grounded, personable and it’s clear that she genuinely cares about the people she interacts with. Vanessa has challenged me to re-evaluate what I am passionate about, which has opened up a world of possibilities in my career journey. Her natural coaching style, warmness and charismatic sense of humour is engaging; and her ability to understand what drives you as a person and as a professional, makes working together so easy. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Vanessa and the Hunton Executive Team and have no doubt that this is the start of a beautiful, long relationship. "


Marketing and Communications Director - Sydney Australia

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