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Welcome to NotionPath - your source for top employers committed to hiring the best talent to help them fuel their growth.    We leverage a process called Reverse Recruiting.   Instead of you spending hours on job boards and networking we do the leg work for you to find roles and companies that fit you.    Our process at times can go fast if we already have a relationship with a company and they have a need.  But generally, it may take a few weeks as we confidentially reach out to employers or as openings come up.     

Our process is highly confidential and built on trust and respect.   We never share names with employers until you have been made aware of an opportunity, get time to do your own due diligence, and then and only then do we make a formal invitation to the hiring manager.   On your end, we ask for honesty and openness to share your story.   The better we understand you the more effective we can be.

We look forward to serving you.

Welcome to NotionPath - your source for top employers committed to hiring the best talent to help them fuel their growth.    We leverage a process called Reverse Recruiting.   Instead of you spending hours on job boards and networking we do the leg work for you to find roles and companies that fit you.    Our process at times can go fast if we already have a relationship with a company and they have a need.  But generally, it may take a few weeks as we confidentially reach out to employers or as openings come up.     We look forward to serving you.

CEO, COO, CFO Ready Candidates

Must have experience in one of these roles or experience in a Senior Executive role and that you are now ready to join the C-Suite.

Company Overview

Our focus at NotionPath is on Startups and small to midsize employers - under 500 employees and $100M in revenue.     Industries include Technology, Manufacturing, Construction (AE&C), Healthcare, Marketing, and others.

Job Summary

These roles require strong leadership skills and bring a deep understanding of all aspects of business.   CEO’s are generally focused on growth and work closely with the Business Development team to meet those growth objectives.   The COO is all about operations and the details of scaling a team, continuous process improvements and serve as the second in command behind the CEO.  A CFO is generally focused on all aspects of Accounting and usually manages HR, Administration and internal technology.    For many companies, especially Startups and Small employers, each of these roles can be interchangeable requiring the ability to drive all aspects of a company when needed.

Qualifications and Skills

Education:  A BS in a degree related to the employer and in many cases a Master or MBA is required.   CFO candidates may have a CPA.
Experience:  Generally employers look for three areas of experience.   One, a leader - proven success building and managing a team.   Two, strong Business skills including activity participating in Strategic Planning and Execution Management.   And three, for many roles employers are looking for specific industry experience to ensure a faster start and/or bring talent and industry awareness into the organization.

Benefits and Perks

Salary + Bonus. These include health care, paid time off, retirement savings plans, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, and professional development.    Salaries range from low six figures to over $200,000 and most include performance bonuses based on company results.
Benefits:  Can vary widely depending on the size of the company.  

The NotionPath Pre-Interview Prep Process

Warning - this may be one of the longest online application processes you will do as our intent is to gather as much information as possible to ensure the best fit possible.   Along the way, we also think this process will help YOU to be better prepared and nail any interview.

One of our goals at NotionPath is to thoroughly understand any candidate we present and help you fully prepare for your interviews.  We will act as coach and screener – yes we can help you prepare but we also have a responsibility to employers to ensure we present the best candidates for their needs.   Therefore, we go through a three step process BEFORE we will present any candidate:

STEP1: What you must be prepared to have written down

These are demanding roles and your ability to both sell yourself, your experience, your accomplishments doing so in clear and concise manner.    Treat this as an opportunity to get clear on yourself and what you bring to this role.   Generally, we do advise candidates to get support from a quality Resume writer that has specific experience with C-Level Executive roles.    NotionPath will provide feedback but also see great value in quality writers. 

LETTER OF INTEREST (Cover letter) – treat this like an elevator pitch – you have two minutes of another executive time to state your case.  Three paragraphs and a short bullet point list of key accomplishments.   Use real data as much as possible but of course any confidentiality agreements you have in place.    Identify which C-Level role fits you best. 

RESUME (2 pages) – Yes, stay within two pages.   10 years of employment history is generally enough.   Use bullet points with each role to highlight key responsibilities or accomplishments. 

REFERENCES (three professional including at least 2 direct supervisors) – besides contact info share why you think this person will be a good reference, what accomplishments they can confirm, are they easy to get a hold of and if not how and when is the best time to contact them.

STEP 2:  Assessments

These roles typically will include multiple interviews, phone and in person.   Many employers do assessments – personality profiles, intelligence assessments, emotional intelligence and other types of tools to help them screen analyze and compare candidates.   At NotionPath we believe you should be well aware of these assessments and may recommend you also.   Anticipating and understanding these assessments and how you specifically will do can be very helpful to address any potential weakness and often turning what could be perceived as a weakness and turn it into a strength.  Employers want Executives that have a good understanding of themselves - strengths and weakness – yes we all have them.   At NotionPath we will introduce you to some free assessment tools and others paid with the goal to help you understand yourself better and prepare before walking into the interviews. 

STEP 3:  Interviewing

The last step in the process is actual interviews.   Phone, online, face-to-face.  It’s our chance to see how you can pull all of the above details about yourself.  We’ll also use a couple of different questioning approaches – traditional, open ended questions, and situational questions.

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