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5 More Tips for Leveraging Your Social Networks in Your Job Search

Career Alley

You know that old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” While I don’t believe the first part of the saying (because what you don’t know will eventually catch up with you), the second part could not be more true with today’s social networks. While “who you know” has always been important, it has never been easier to leverage your network with services like LinkedIn and other social networks.

5 Tips for Successful Job Search Networking

Career Alley

As you add contacts (or renew old contacts) during your job search, you should also “refresh” your relationships on a regular basis while looking for a job. For friends, relatives and business acquaintances, it is as easy as reminding them that you’re out there looking for a job. If they know you they already know that you are looking for a job, so a simple email (or phone call) will usually suffice. Good luck in your search, Joey.

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Improve Your Social Networking Skills Posted

Hiring Technical People

I gave a talk at the Action Networking group a few weeks ago. Improve Your Social Networking Skills is up on slideshare. I do not claim to have the best social networking skills. Agile Job Search career development interpersonal skills Manage Your Job Search network I promised to post my slides, and I finally have. I am a work in progress. However, I am improving them, daily.

Reviews – Top 5 Job Search Books

Career Alley

We can all use help looking for a job. Knowing which resume formats to use, how to network, leveraging the Internet, etc. All of that is very helpful and can help us fast track the job search process. There must be hundreds of job search resource books out there, which are the best ones to use? Following are some reviews of the top 5 job search books to help your make your selection. Can you find a job in 2 hours?

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5 More Resources to Check Your Job Search Social Profile

Career Alley

I’m thinking that impropaganda is a clever play on the word (like WOW, I just thought up a new term), but if you do a search on the Internet you will see that many before me came up with the same idea. This could be in the form of Facebook or other social network. But it could also be in any other form that would show up in an Internet search. In addition to running a search on yourself, setup a Google Alert ( [link] ).

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6 Job Search Board Resources to Focus Your Job Search

Career Alley

So many Job Search Boards, so little time. With the vast number of job search resources available on the Internet, it’s very easy to lose focus and spend all of your time using one type of resource. One of our key themes is to managing your time and effort is CareerAlley’s Four Legs of Job Search (Recruiters, Job Search Sites, Social Networks and Company Career Sites). Indeed.com – Simple interface, lots of jobs.

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5 Strategic Job Search Tips

Career Alley

If you are continuously failing in finding the right job, you have to understand that it’s not always about your eligibility and skills. One has to really plan while appearing for interviews and while searching for jobs. This post presents some useful strategies for effective job search. Industries are getting competitive day-by-day and getting a lucrative job has become immensely difficult. Wider and immediate networking. Jobs by.

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Transitioning Military Leaders: Differentiate Yourself in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

My answers to her spot-on questions — including links to other posts I’ve written — form the basis of a solid roadmap for successful job search. Why is it so vital for senior executives to use social media as part of their executive job search? Those with a more far-reaching online footprint (that is, more relevant search results for their name) are viewed as more desirable than those with limited or non-existent online presence. that is, networking?

How to Succeed in Job Search without Really Trying

Career Alley

Job search is like any other task. The old saying “one step at a time” has its place with job search too. Don’t think about the end game, break down your job search tasks into small, easily manageable tasks that in the end, will help you achieve your goal. One Step at a Time: Take a look at my article “ Confessions of a Job Search Fanatic “, where I cover some simple steps to approaching your job search.

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Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 5 of 5

Career Alley

We’ve all heard the social networking disasters (like people who post questionable pictures or boast of their drug and/or drinking exploits on social network sites thinking only their friends will see them). In 2006, ExecuNet ( Growing Number Of Job Searches Disrupted By Digital Dirt ) reported that 77% of recruiters surveyed use search tools to learn more about candidates. If you use LinkedIn, you know it is not just about job search.

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Don’t Overlook LinkedIn Company Pages for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Once you’ve determined which companies you’re targeting for your job search, you’ll need to research each one for various information: Services and/or products. Job openings. Among the myriad of places to conduct your research (Hoovers, Glassdoor, job boards, company websites, etc.), This positions you as a “known commodity”, above the sea of job hunters who are unknown to them. Finding a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market.

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Serenity Now! Simplify Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

How much do you really know about today’s executive job search? It’s a given that job-hunting these days is a complicated process. more so than even a few years ago: The Internet and social media (especially LinkedIn ) now play important roles. You need to build a diverse, vibrant online presence that reinforces your personal brand and provides social proof , or risk being invisible to executive recruiters and hiring decision makers.

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Time to Move on? Jump Start your Job Search

Career Alley

You are feeling secure in your job, not a worry in the world when all of a sudden the signs you’ve ignored over the last few months come together for you and you realize that your job is at risk. Times are not what they were 20 years ago when there was relative job safety the longer you stayed in your job. Don’t dwell on the things you can’t change, focus on what you can change – getting a new job. Planning for Your Job Search.

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How to Use Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search, Part 1

Executive Career Brand

I recently did an interview with a writer for Money Magazine on using Twitter for personal branding and job search. In Part 1 of this two-part series, I’ll talk about: The value of Twitter for executive job search, How to get started, How to follow the right Twitter folks, and. Why Twitter for Executive Job Search? They’re tweeting job openings at all levels and tweeting about their products, services, and company culture.

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How to Use Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search, Part 2

Executive Career Brand

This two-part series on Twitter for personal branding and executive job search is the culmination of an interview and communications with a journalist writing an article for Money Magazine. In Part 1, I talked about: The value of Twitter for executive job search, How to get started, How to follow the right Twitter folks, and. All the more reason to follow the networking (online and offline) golden rule, and network even when you don’t need to.

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NEW BOOK! 20 Little-Known, Insider Tips to Accelerate Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Is your executive job search taking too long? If you answered “Yes” to both questions, it’s time to turbo-charge your search with the advice in my new ebook: 20 Little-Known, Insider Tips to Accelerate Your Executive Job Search. and Land a 6 Figure Job Faster! How sending a thank you note can help you land a job at a target company. even after they’ve rejected you for another job?

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How to Network Your Way Into a Great-Fit Executive Job

Executive Career Brand

You’ll probably have to do a lot of networking to find and land your next gig. So, get your head out of the job boards and stop wasting so much time sending your resume out in response to online job postings. Did you know that, although the vast majority of job seekers use job boards to find jobs , only a very small percentage, maybe around 5%, will land jobs directly through them? How to Build Your Executive Network.

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Job Search – There Must be an App for That – Part 1 of 5

Career Alley

Well job search is no different. No, not searching while walking (although I’m sure it’s been done), but being able to job hunt and manage your career from (almost) anywhere. Job search (finding jobs that match your criteria). Social networks (like LinkedIn). Today’s post will cover 5 job search apps (obviously the tip of the iceberg). Good luck in your search, Joey. Job Search.

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How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

Executive Career Brand

You’ve probably heard about the hidden executive job market, but do you really know what it is, why it exists, and how to take advantage of it? No one knows for sure how many jobs are unlisted, but it’s estimated to be around 80 – 90%. Why aren’t more jobs posted online? Executive recruiters and employers find good-fit candidates by searching LinkedIn, for the most part, and other social networks, using relevant keywords.

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14 Job Search Resources for 2015

Career Alley

There are four basic categories of job search resources – Recruiters, Job Search Sites, Social Networks and Company Career Sites. You should be allocating your the time you spend on job search across these resource types. But rather than just finding whatever comes up when you do an Internet search, you will have a more efficient search if you focus on a few select resources (you can expand your list as you go). jobs by.

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It’s 2014. Your Resume Should Reflect That Fact. Here’s How.

Career Alley

What should know about writing resumes this 2014? Whether you are a newbie or a veteran looking to find a job but are not confident on how to work on your resume, don’t fret. There are many places online to turn to for advice, like job listing website Randstad. Today’s employers are looking for candidates that can demonstrate the fact that they have added value in their former jobs or roles. Clean up your Social Media profiles. Good luck in your search, Joey.

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6 Great Smartphone Apps for Job Search

Career Alley

According to an infographic on Beyond.com ( The Online Job Search Goes Mobile ), 77% of Job Seekers Use Mobile Job Search Apps. That is a huge number, and if you are in the 23% category (those not using mobile job search apps), you are at a serious disadvantage. Those who apply to jobs first have the best chance at an interview (assuming you are qualified). Sounds good, but which Android job search apps should you use?

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Get Social Regarding Your Career

Career Alley

Socially speaking, a job in social networking is quickly becoming a viable career option for digitally savvy job-seekers the world over. From its marketing and customer service benefits to its undeniable popularity, social media is a must for businesses nowadays, which means its career potential is sky-high. Here are just a few reasons why a career in social media provides job stability for the foreseeable future: . Social Statistics.

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Top 10 Job Search Trends Of 2014

Career Realism

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a heads up about emerging job search and resume best practices? Results from recent focus groups conducted by Career Thought Leaders throughout the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and Russia have been cataloged and offer a rich array of tips and suggestions for executive and non-executive job seekers alike. Related: 5 Easy Ways To Make Yourself A More Attractive Job Candidate. 8 Apps Every Job Seeker Must Have.

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Stop! Before You Write Your Executive Resume or LinkedIn Profile ???

Executive Career Brand

The other day I was speaking with a senior-level executive job seeker in the healthcare industry who said she was not getting much response to her resume. We reviewed it together, and I asked her what kinds of jobs she was targeting, and in which industry. I know Im best suited to move into [kinds of jobs], but Im very interested in several other industries and disciplines, too. Especially in a tight job market, theyre looking for (and getting) 100% perfect fits.

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Why You Need to Self-Google Once a Week

Executive Career Brand

In executive job search, you need to build and safeguard your online personal brand and online reputation. Your search results can be the deciding factor in whether they reach out to you, or cross you off their lists. ” It may well be that you can land a job without having an online footprint, but those opportunities become more and more rare, as the digital age continues to invade nearly every aspect of our lives. Do you “own” the first several search results?

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10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

Executive Career Brand

[This is my latest article as Job-Hunt.org''s Personal Branding Expert ]. Like it or not, getting involved with social media and building your personal brand online have become essential components of today’s job search. But always remember – If you’re in a confidential job search, be very careful of your activity on social media, and any content you post anywhere online. Don’t write or do anything that will “out” your search.

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Executive Job Search– Not For The Faint Of Heart

Professional Resume Services

Searching for executive jobs in today’s world can be tougher than ever. It’s imperative that executive-level job seekers stand out from their competition and prove to their potential employer that they offer a high return on investment. To do this, job seekers need certain tools, including the essential job-search documents needed to effectively market oneself in the job hunt: executive resume, cover letter, career biography, reference dossier, etc.

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The Great Job Search: Three Key Tips to Get an Advantage

Ms. Career Girl

The post The Great Job Search: Three Key Tips to Get an Advantage appeared first on Ms. Relief that tests and grades were a thing of the past; panic that she now had the overwhelming task of finding a job with a liberal arts degree. After I bumbled my way through my second interview, I successfully landed a marketing job at a local start-up. After my initial graduation, I turned in a few job applications. I occasionally sent in a job applications.

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2 LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips You Don’t Know

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is undeniably the executive job-seeker’s most important and powerful online personal branding tool. To improve my LinkedIn profile-building skills, I’ve just completed Reach Personal Branding’s new Certified Social Branding Analyst program, which focuses squarely on LinkedIn training for executive branding strategists and executive career coaches. Here are just two of the valuable LinkedIn tips for executive job search I learned through the program: 1.

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Personal Branding: How to Brand Your LinkedIn Summary Section

Executive Career Brand

[The following article was originally published for my Personal Branding Expert gig on Job-Hunt.org.]. Becomes a means of passive job search, to help you get found by recruiters and hiring decision makers through the relevant keywords you’ve strategically placed in the various sections of your profile. ? Provides social proof to publicly back up the claims you’ve made in your resume. They both service different purposes in your job search.

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Keep Your Personal Brand Top-of-Mind with LinkedIn Updates

Executive Career Brand

[This is my latest article as Job-Hunt.org''s Personal Branding Expert ]. One of the many benefits of using LinkedIn for job search is the ability to stay top-of-mind with your network – which should include employees at your target companies and recruiters, along with your various professional contacts. Along with reminding your network about you, these updates reinforce your brand, subject matter expertise, and value to your target employers.

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How to Connect on LinkedIn with People You Don’t Know. and Get Action

Executive Career Brand

Networking your way into companies you’re targeting in executive job search is the best way to land a great-fit job. That means getting back in touch with those you’ve neglected – as so many of us do when we’re busy in our professional lives – and connecting with new people, to expand your network. Specifically, you need to bring the following into your LinkedIn network.

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LinkedIn Groups and Personal Branding: Showcase Your Subject Matter Expertise

Executive Career Brand

One of the ways LinkedIn adds value to overall career management and job search is that, when leveraged to full advantage, it can help keep you and your executive brand top of mind with your network. To help you land faster, your network on LinkedIn should include recruiters and hiring decision makers at your target companies, and others who can help you reach your career goals. The Biggest Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Mistake.

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The 3 Most Important LinkedIn Profile SEO Places for Relevant Keywords

Executive Career Brand

They go to the LinkedIn search engine and type in various relevant keywords and phrases that match the qualifications they’re seeking. All of the content in your LinkedIn profile should contain the most-searched relevant keywords specific to your targets, and supporting your executive brand and the value you offer them. But the content in certain sections – typically those that sit higher on the web page containing your profile – rank higher with LinkedIn’s search algorithm.

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LinkedIn Has A New Job Search App

Professional Resume Services

I hope you have a presence on LinkedIn, because it’s one of the biggest sources of professional networking available right now. They’ve just added to their worth by introducing the new LinkedIn job search app for iPhone. According to LinkedIn’s research, forty percent of their members are looking for jobs on the site using a mobile device. The faster you apply to an opening, the more apt you are to be considered for the job.

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When Was the Last Time You Updated Your LinkedIn Profile?

Executive Career Brand

They put up a perfunctory LinkedIn profile years ago – perhaps the last time they were job-hunting – and promptly forgot about it, once they landed a job. They’re forgetting that their LinkedIn profile needs to differentiate and position them as a good-fit candidate for their current target employers (in job search), or target audience. If you’re in a job search, is all the content aligned with what makes you a good-fit candidate for your target employers? ?

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Your Personal Brand Online and the LinkedIn Privacy Dilemma

Executive Career Brand

Here is one of the most frequently asked questions by my c-suite and senior executive clients who are in a confidential job search, and need to complete and/or update and brand their LinkedIn profiles: “How do I keep my employer and co-workers from finding out I’m updating my LinkedIn profile, indicating I’m job-hunting?” Keep your profile entirely “public”, so it’s open to search.

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How to Write and Use An Executive Brand Biography

Executive Career Brand

For job search and career management, a bio affords the opportunity to reinforce your brand through storytelling, in a way that’s more difficult to accomplish in a resume. Help employers connect with you and envision you on the job, having a positive impact. When you’re revving up your network(s) to help you reach your career goals in job search, provide them with your bio, instead of your resume.

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7 Reasons NOT to Copy Someone Else’s LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

You see a compelling, branded LinkedIn profile of a job seeker with qualifications similar to yours. Just the other day I received invitations to connect on LinkedIn from two women employed at the same company, in similar jobs. I immediately noticed that these two women’s Summary sections and job descriptions at that company read word-for-word exactly the same. Here are 7 reasons why scraping content can tarnish your personal brand and derail your job search: 1.

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Personal Branding and the Email Signature Dilemma

Executive Career Brand

Your executive job search is underway, or about to be, and you’re working on your branded email signature. Here’s what a well-branded, text-based email signature for executive job search should include (not necessarily in this order): ? Current job title and employer (if employed). If not, include the job title or job function you’re seeking, such as “Global Business Operations Leader” or “Senior Turnaround Management Executive”. ?

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Personal Branding and Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

Executive Career Brand

No doubt, discrimination in job search exists and your photo can expose you to discrimination based on age, weight, ethnic background, etc. But I still contend that NOT having a photo may be even more detrimental, especially for the job seekers I serve – c-suite and senior-level executives. ” Another said: “As a woman, there is no way I would publish my photo to Linkedin or any other social media site. Finding a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market.

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How to Use Facebook as a Job Search Tool

Career Solvers

Many people use Facebook on a regular basis to stay in touch with friends and family, but few recognize the value Facebook can play in a job search. Most people find their jobs through people they know, and the affinities on Facebook are perhaps the strongest of any social networking platform. The quality of the connections on Facebook lends itself to fertile ground for immediate and meaningful networking. Search profiles of users based on keywords.