Mike Sudermann

Founder, Ascent Select

Mike Sudermann is an executive recruiter with over ten years’ experience placing top tier talent with companies around the world. He is the owner of the award-winning executive search firm, Ascent Select, which uses a customized search approach to provide top tier professionals to clients in weeks rather than months like most firms, without sacrificing quality.

Before starting Ascent Select in 2011, Mike worked with a boutique executive search firm and built his reputation as an executive strategic search advisor, maintaining excellent relationships with clients and consistently meeting their needs for new talent. Within five years with the firm, he had reviewed over fifty thousand resumes, worked with over fourteen thousand hiring managers, and guided over five hundred executives in career and employment tactics. He became more than just a headhunter; he was a trusted partner to clients and an expert that leaders of industry came to for a wide array of career advice.


The Executive Leap

Publication Date: March 2017

You’re looking for that next big career change. Ideally―a leap into a much better or bigger role than the one you have now. However, as an established mid-to-senior-level executive, that change likely is not very fluid. Maybe you have already spent a few grand having your resume crafted and perfected and now you feel ready, indestructible, for any positions you may interview for. This is not enough; you need to instill 100 percent without-a-doubt confidence in a hiring manager that you are the only candidate right for the job. In The Executive Leap, Mike Sudermann is providing his insider view of the executive search, having worked with thousands of professionals in his ten-plus years of experience.

Honing in on what hiring managers look for on resumes, the importance of social media and LinkedIn profiles, and then preparing executives to strategically position themselves to land their next top job is Mike’s specialty―and one he’s sharing within these pages by revealing how to do the following:

• Resume killers and maximizing your resume review. Hiring managers glance at resumes for about six seconds. Get sixty seconds.
• Land your next job without settling for the national average increase in compensation.
• Position yourself as the number-one must-hire―land faster and with a great role.

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