1. 96. Debra Boggs - Founder & CEO of D&S Executive Career Management | Executive Resume, Job Search & Board Bio Expert | Forbes NEXT 1000 Entrepreneur Bob Gerst 30:55

In this episode of “People in Transition,” we're joined by Debra Boggs, an esteemed entrepreneur, international speaker, and expert in executive career growth, C-level job search strategy, and board candidate best practices. As the CEO and Founder of D&S Executive Career Management, Debra's accolades include being recognized by Forbes as a NEXT 1000 Entrepreneur and serving on the Forbes Business Council. She is also a founding Member of the Career Industry Authority and holds a master’s degree in Management.

 During our conversation, Debra shared invaluable insights for executives seeking their next career move. We delved into various crucial points, including:

 The significance of LinkedIn in your job search and effective strategies to make your profile stand out.

  • Leveraging vendor contacts in your networking endeavors.
  • The heightened competitiveness in executive job searches due to their limited nature, emphasizing the importance of non-technical skills.
  • Expectations for the job search timeline (often 6 months or more) and the necessity to persist even when opportunities seem promising.
  • Avoiding the trap of comparing your journey to others, recognizing that success stories often omit challenges faced by candidates.
  • Clarity on desired roles, openness to new opportunities, and acknowledging the distinct nature of an executive job search.

 Debra imparted invaluable lessons on networking, recruitment, and navigating life's transitions. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast, leave a rating, and share this enriching conversation. Your support could be a game-changer for someone else's career journey.

Bob Gerst Mr. Transition Expert

I have had a terrific work life; I started as an auditor and then joined a property management company. I was the first professional HR executive with them. I had the opportunity to create and mature a sophisticated HR service delivery model. Then, I joined Jones Lang LaSalle, a global R/E firm. I was asked to move to Singapore to head up the Asia Pacific Region and helped build an HR team again. I then moved to Las Vegas, first with The Venetian and then with Boyd Gaming. I am now President of my own Company, HR Transitions, and the VP of HR at John I. Haas. I also have taught undergraduate and graduate level programs, including courses at Benedictine University, Heritage University, and the College of Southern Nevada.