Executive Career Services

Hi-Point is Invested in Your Success

Career Advancement, Change, or Alignment

Our Executive Clients Include…

Our services cater to senior leaders of branded companies, Fortune 100 and 500 companies, mid-tier and  start-ups. Our clients choose our services because they desire to develop a distinctive brand that sets them apart from competitors in their industry or profession.

  • C-Suite executives with 20+ years of experience who are contemplating making a career change.
  • Executives at SVP, VP, Regional or Global Director roles aspiring for career advancement, company or industry change
  • Founders of companies who may have sold their company and are seeking their next challenge.
  • Retiring senior executives not yet ready to retire, who want to serve on for-profit and non-profit boards, consult and/or teach.

How We Work With You…

Hi-Point has developed a comprehensive approach and a system built on expertise helping 1000s of clients to help you land your desired position. What makes this approach effective is that we work with you through your career transition journey from beginning to end. As your Executive Coach and Career Consultant we help you elevate your brand for the next higher level position with the appropriate tone, posture and executive presence to approach each opportunity in informal networking, formal interviewing and  your digital presence and packaging of your marketing collateral (resumes, bios, letters of introduction, etc.) 

Career Change, Career Advancement or Career Reinvention?

Perhaps you plan to stay in the same industry, advance or change careers, start or purchase a business, serve on a board or as an advisor, or are still undecided, we will help you assess and choose your best option for the future with confidence.

From helping you articulate your long-range career vision to networking strategies, tactics, and connections to help you find opportunities, to brand development services (resume and LinkedIn profile), powerful letters of introduction, to interview preparation and finally compensation negotiation.

Our personalized support — including one-on-one coaching, leadership enhancement, market intelligence we improve your performance and prepare you for the next stage of your career either for position/industry change or advancement to the next higher level position.

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Career Planning

We are a partner in your next career move. Whether you have separated from your job as a result of involuntary reasons, or are contemplating leaving your position, or your field is no longer desirable, you can rely on us to help you map your career.  We listen to your needs and priorities and guide you to choose one or more options that may suit your careers and personal lives, including implications for your family.

We help you gain clarity of vision and direction, preferred work environment, and identify a new career path aligned to your strengths, unique talents and personality.

 

Marketing Collateral - Executive Resume, LinkedIn Profile and more

Why do you Need an Executive Resume and LinkedIn Profile?

A well-crafted Executive Resume and Profile are your marketing collateral and are vital to your career transition in multiple ways:

  • Resumes have drastically changed in style and content and are now focused on accomplishments, leadership style and your crowning achievements.  An outdated resume can set you back and take you out of competition.
  • Executive search firms seek candidates whose resumes and profiles have a clearly articulated value proposition which helps them to position you for open searches.   
  • An optimized, well written and key word aligned LinkedIn profile will attract executive recruiters, and talent acquisition specialists who are constantly scouring LinkedIn for candidates. LinkedIn is the number 1 platform for recruiting executive candidates and if you have a sparse or poorly worded profile, you will be overlooked for executive positions.
  • For those seeking to advance from middle management to an executive level, the Executive Resume will elevate your stature, land more interviews for upper level positions for a higher title, and ultimately more compensation.

Executive Interview Preparation

Executives know their self-worth and they know their strengths!

At very senior executive levels, the interview is more focused on whether your leadership brand is a fit for your division or for the company.

Are you able to articulate your brand leadership?   How you inspire?

Are you able to articulate your vision for the company and will it resonate with your audience?

Our executive coaching drives home your value elaborating on the broad themes of your career story as well as specific strengths and expertise. We pinpoint areas for improvement and help you fine-tune your message.

Coaching includes candid feedback on your overall executive presence, including communication style, body posture and speech patterns. By building awareness on your overall performance, we work with you to improve and enhance your verbal presentation of your career as well as a demonstration of leadership, leaving a favorable impression on your audience.

The brand we articulate together will serve as the foundation for you to demonstrate your talents and leadership style to lead a division, team or company.

At the Executive level you can expect to typically undergo as many 5-6 or more interviews.

We prepare you on the types of questions and styles of interviews you may experience in your industry as well as the newest trends and techniques in interviewing.  

Compensation Offer Negotiation

Our services include guidance on the appropriate types of compensation you should negotiate.  We provide benchmarking compensation having guided senior executives of Fortune 50, 100, and 500 companies as well as for Board positions as well as with PE firms.

We coach you to negotiate your market value.   We coach you on negotiation strategies with talking points to help you get the best offer possible based on your experience and unique talents.  At the executive levels, compensation may include stock options, RSUs, performance bonuses and other perks which we help you negotiate.  Executive compensation has many contingencies and clawback provisions which we are familiar with and can walk you through as well as help you to negotiate.

 

Select Testimonials 

I had the pleasure of partnering with Susanna Shamim on my career transition.  Her insight, and guidance was most helpful during one of my biggest career moves.  She is a great sounding board for executives and helped me to refine my thinking of what I wanted in my next position.  Her rebranding of my resume and profile immediately gave me the desired attention from executive search firms which led to an outstanding opportunity for me.  It’s been a long journey and Susanna has been my support and guide throughout.  I would recommend her to any executive contemplating a big career move.

Warren V., MD, PhD.

Chief Medical Officer, East Coast Medical Group

Working with Susanna Shamim was one of the best decisions of my professional career. If you are at all hesitant to invest in your career in this way, I highly recommend that you put aside your hesitations. Susanna quickly transformed my CV and LinkedIn profile articulating my brand, and helped me prepare for interviews. I’ve landed a new position as Head of ESG at compensation 50% higher what I was previously earning. Start working with Susanna immediately. You won’t be disappointed.

Adam W.

Global Head of Environmental, Sustainability & Governance (ESG), SHEIN - $B E-Commerce Apparel Co.

I highly recommend working with Susanna without hesitation. She took my experience and took it up a notch to position me for a CMO role.  She was able to articulate what my strength is to take companies into the 21st century with technology integration and understanding the consumer perspective.  We further collaborated on my search working with a search firm.  Susanna offered great advice and thoroughly prepped for the interview and offer process for my most recent career opportunity. Susanna is highly responsive, helpful and personable in her approach to executive coaching. Above all, she is an incredibly thoughtful listener and genuinely cares about helping her clients achieve success. With her support I’ve started 2019 with a new position at a new company in an expanded role. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with Susanna.

Kimberley G.

Chief Marketing Officer/SVP, Volkswagen N.A., (formerly at Mitsubishi N.A.)

I was a senior executive who just exited a 12-year tenure in an amazing job due to consolidation….and then the pandemic hit. Being a senior exec in the entertainment industry looking for a new gig during the pandemic was daunting. I started working with Susanna and the dark clouds just dissipated. She’s smart, strategic, honest, kind (but doesn’t sugar coat things, which I appreciated so much), and not only helped me create a top-notch resume and linkedin profile, but she also greatly assisted me in understanding my true value, boosted my confidence and helped me narrow my goals. Her advice, as well as her various exercises and interview prep, was invaluable. I can’t recommend Susanna enough! Grazie mille, Susanna!

Rik T. , J.D.

Chief Legal Officer, AGBO, Entertainment Company (former CLO CBS Films)

I found Susanna to be incredibly prompt, with an amazing ability to really tailor your resume to fit any industry that you are currently in for career advancement or if you desire to transition to a different industry. She facilitated a successful transition for me, a casino executive to a great opportunity with Amazon. Susanna is extremely talented at working with candidates from mid-level executives to C-level. I also appreciate that Susanna checked in with me numerous times throughout my career transition to see not only if she could be of any further assistance, but to show that she genuinely cared about how things were going with my search. I have already recommended Susanna to several other friends in my network. I highly recommend Susanna and her company Hi-Point Coaching for you to truly have your personal brand resonate to elevate your career advancement or career transition, regardless of the industry.

Paul P.

Senior Operations Executive, Amazon (former GM at Station Casinos)

Susanna was able to provide an objective perspective and was a solid sounding board as I assessed the next chapter of my career. She offers sound advice and champions her clients by reinforcing constructive narratives. She brought fresh perspective to both my resume and LinkedIn profile as well as offering me search strategies to target my next career move. I am grateful to have worked with Susanna, who I found at exactly the right time in my journey.

Nadia K.

Regional Vice President, Intermountain Healthcare (formerly at MGM Resorts Internationa)

Susanna was able to artfully articulate my brand and career story in my resume and LinkedIn profile, which opened doors to multiple interviews. She coached me throughout the interview process from interview prep to recap and lessons learned. Her encouragement and support helped me stay positive when certain interviews didn’t go so well. From the time I started to work with her until the time I landed a new job. It has been a wonderful experience working with Susanna. She is the best career coach one can find and working with her has been one of the best investments I’ve made

Rebecca S., MBA., CPA

Associate Vice President, Berkely Insurance (formerly at Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kemper)

After working in the same industry for over 25 years, I knew I needed to give my professional brand a new look. As an Executive Career Coach/Consultant, Susanna Shamim transformed by resume and LinkedIn profile after just a couple conversations. The tools she provided not only assisted in this process of building my brand, improving my networking, but also served as a great tool to prepare for interviews. She is very attentive and makes herself available to you. She provides hands on mock interviews and really prepared me for some intense panel interviews. It was a great investment to trust her expertise to get me started on the next chapter of my professional career. Her advice, coaching, support, motivation was truly invaluable. I truly enjoyed working with Susanna and would recommend her services whether you are changing careers and/or looking for career advancement.

Katherine P.

Regional Operations Director, Davita Health

Premium Package

For: Director, Sr. Director, AVP, VP, Nonprofit Executive or Consultant

(Investment Varies by Position Level and Complexity of Experience and Industry)

  • Executive Career Guidance / Coaching
  • Career Planning
  • Executive Resume Development
  • LinkedIn Profile Development Design and Optimization
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Networking Strategy
  • Digital Networking Guidance
  • Interviewing Strategy and Coaching
  • Compensation Negotiation Coaching

 

VIP Package

For: SVP, EVP and C-Suite Executive or

Board Executive

(Investment Varies by Position Level and Complexity of Experience and Industry)

  • Executive Career Guidance / Coaching
  • Career Planning
  • Leadership Assessments
  • Executive Resume Development
  • Executive Bio or Board Bio
  • LinkedIn Profile Development, Design and Optimization
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter to Search Firms
  • Networking Strategy and Digital Networking Coaching
  • Interviewing Strategy and Coaching
  • Compensation Negotiation Coaching

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Executive Career Transition Services