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How to Network on LinkedIn Like a Pro

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If you’ve read anything about executive job search best practices, you know that networking is the best way to land a great-fit gig. You also know that includes building your LinkedIn network and staying active there.

2021 221

Executive Job Search Advice from the Experts

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I always keep my eyes and ears open to the job search advice given by my colleagues in the careers industry. Job seekers should do the same. Because I’ve been in this industry for more than 25 years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with and learn from many smart people.

2021 192
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How to Find Remote Work and Do It Well

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The pandemic forced many of us to work from home. But remote work is likely to be with us well after the pandemic restrictions are gone. Corporate giants and smaller companies have told at least a portion of their workforce to stay home permanently.

2021 235

Beware of Scam Resume Writing Services

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Did you land on this post because you searched “resume writing services”? Then your mission is to find the best resume writer for your needs. But you may need help sorting through all the options.

2021 135

Nail Your Virtual Interviews – 21 Things You Need To Know, Do and Master

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This year so many things in our work and personal lives have been shaken up and tested. Social distancing, virtual interviews, and working from home are new work “normals” today. For many of us, our work and personal lives now intersect in ways we wouldn’t have imagined a year ago.

2020 264

Resume Trends from the Experts

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Resume trends come and go, to accommodate the needs of recruiters, hiring professionals and others assessing candidates. But you’ll never go wrong (now and probably forever) if you let the following strategy drive the content in your resume: Decide which employers to target.

2021 223

How To Network Better

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Before you can network better, you’ll need to do the digging deep targeting, research and personal branding work to uncover what things about you make you valuable to your target employers. With this knowledge you’ll do a better job of communicating your good fit qualities as you network.

2021 160

How To Make a Career Change

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If you’re one of the millions of people who lost their job because of the pandemic, or for another reason, you may be considering a career change. Maybe your industry dried up, and you have no choice but to look elsewhere.

2021 150

How To Use Video For Job Search and Personal Branding

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When I began collaborating on a new kind of customized video system for job search and career late last year, I did a Google search on “how to use video for job search“ Google loaded more than 5 billion results, but only a few results within the first 10 pages or so were actually about […].

2020 265

Are You Happy in Your Job?

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Are you someone who followed a career path that was chosen for you, or one which your family or friends heavily influenced you to follow? Whether or not it was your choice, are you happy in your job? People often come to despise their jobs if they reluctantly followed that path. either […].

2021 171

How to Find and Connect with the RIGHT Recruiters on LinkedIn

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Recruiters are a major source of executive jobs and LinkedIn is a haven for them. They’re busy networking there, posting updates, and sourcing and assessing candidates. It only makes sense to connect and network with the right recruiters on LinkedIn.

2020 189

Reset Your Executive Job Search: What Got You There Will Keep You on Top

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When you first meet a recruiter, you may think “I’m so perfect for the job. Isn’t it obvious?” ” But their reaction will probably be “Umm, no. Excuse me, do I know you?”

2020 236

Are You Using LinkedIn Stories?

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LinkedIn joined the “Stories” game recently, following the lead of Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, WhatsApp and Pinterest and is only available on mobile for now. Like other new features, this may soon roll out to all members, whether they use desktop or mobile.

2020 183

Brand Yourself in the 5 Long LinkedIn Profile Sections

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Every part of your LinkedIn profile is an opportunity to communicate your brand, but LinkedIn offers 5 longer sections to really brand yourself well. It’s one thing to have a LinkedIn profile.

2021 160

Job Search Age Discrimination: How to Diminish and Rise Above the Age Hurdle

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I’m often asked by executives worried about job search age discrimination how they can get employers to look beyond their age, and see the value of their many years of experience. Are you thinking (and worrying) that you’re sunk because you’re job hunting and over 50?

2021 150

High Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Land an Executive Job

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Hard skills will always be an important consideration in hiring. But people with superior so-called “soft” skills, or Emotional Intelligence/Emotional Quotient (EI/EQ), are becoming more sought after. EI/EQ ties into personal branding.

2020 165

How To Use LinkedIn for Research and Insights

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If you’ve been on LinkedIn for any amount of time, you know how valuable it is for job search and career networking, and for top-of-mind branding. But are you using LinkedIn for research? You’ll start with your target list of employers. If you don’t have a list, LinkedIn can help you with that, too.

2021 154

Should You Display #OpenToWork on Your LinkedIn Profile?

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Have you noticed the little green #OpenToWork frame around headshots on some LinkedIn profiles? Are you wondering whether to use it yourself? A time-honored job search strategy is not to “out” the fact in your LinkedIn profile that you’re unemployed.

2020 163

Dealing with Depression and Negative Mindset in Job Search

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These are difficult times for all of us. The pandemic, the heightened focus on racial injustices, and the overriding political divisiveness we’re experiencing pushes many people into a negative mindset, or even job search depression.

2020 189

7 Things I Learned About Resume Writing That Changed Everything

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I’ve been helping job seekers with their resumes, LinkedIn profiles and other job search-related materials for about 25 years. You’d think resume writing would be that much easier after all that time, but it’s not. Resume writing is complicated.

2020 179

How Executive Recruiting Is Changing

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Every profession evolves over time, to adapt to the inevitable changes impacting the way things operate in that particular environment. Executive recruiting is no different.

2021 145

It’s Time to Update Your LinkedIn Profile

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I’m just as guilty as the next guy of neglecting my social media accounts. I realized recently that I needed to update my LinkedIn profile. Let’s face it. We all get busy. We forget to do things. I was doing some research for a LinkedIn article that led me to scan my LinkedIn profile.

2020 171

Targeting, Branding and Networking Get the Job During the Pandemic

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With COVID-19 continuing to impact job search, 3 things are more important than ever: Targeting (and research) … Personal Branding … Networking Some employers (maybe your current employer) are furloughing or laying off people. Others are hiring new people.

2020 167

The Power of Social Capital in Executive Job Search

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Social capital is the value of other people in your life. Leverage this powerful asset and use it both during and after your executive job search. The post The Power of Social Capital in Executive Job Search appeared first on Executive Career Brand™. Executive Job Search Executive Networking

2019 219

Post-COVID-19 Job Search: What’s Changing

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Job search has always been complicated and often daunting. Post-COVID-19 job search is even more so. Everyone involved is scrambling to adjust to the new challenges that have come with the pandemic.

2020 167

5 LinkedIn Profile Personal Brand Building Essentials

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Let’s start with the understanding that if you’re job-hunting, you need to have a robust LinkedIn profile personal brand building strategy. This is especially true if you’re an executive job seeker. People who can help you meet your career goals are using LinkedIn to find and assess candidates like you. I mean people like executive […]. The post 5 LinkedIn Profile Personal Brand Building Essentials appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2019 206

Experts Debate LinkedIn vs. the Executive Resume

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LinkedIn and Resume Experts Discuss the Value of Each in Executive Job Search A few months ago I posted an update to my LinkedIn stream about LinkedIn vs. the executive resume, which highlighted my blog post, Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete. I hoped the update would generate some conversation, while providing valuable information […]. The post Experts Debate LinkedIn vs. the Executive Resume appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2019 212

LinkedIn Updates: A Time-Saving Personal Branding and Networking Tool

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Posting LinkedIn Updates Is an Easy, Fast Way to Stay Proactive on LinkedIn When I’m speaking with executive job seekers about the importance of using LinkedIn, one of their biggest concerns is finding the time. Most of them are employed, while job hunting under cover. They know job search takes effort. But with holding down […]. The post LinkedIn Updates: A Time-Saving Personal Branding and Networking Tool appeared first on Executive Career Brand

2019 198

Smart Networking Tips from Job Search and Career Experts

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Smart networking continues to be the best way to land a job that you covet and deserve. Over the past 10-15 years, power networking has expanded to include connecting and communicating through social media. So many of us shudder at the thought of having to network, even if we know we HAVE to. We can […]. The post Smart Networking Tips from Job Search and Career Experts appeared first on Executive Career Brand

2019 191

How Science Predicts a Bad or Good First Impression in an Executive Job Interview

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How to Ace Your First Impression in Executive Job Interviews First impressions are tricky things. and especially critical in executive job interviews. We always want to nail a first impression but, sometimes, it seems more like an art than a science. However, research shows that there are scientific principles that contribute to how […]. The post How Science Predicts a Bad or Good First Impression in an Executive Job Interview appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2018 216

Executive Job Search Blogging: Anyone Can Learn To Do It, and Excel

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Do you know how beneficial having a blog can be when you’re in executive job search? Having your own blog will help you build your personal brand and differentiate the value you offer as a candidate. in a way that almost nothing else can top. An added bonus. you […]. The post Executive Job Search Blogging: Anyone Can Learn To Do It, and Excel appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Blogging Executive Job Search job search blogging personal branding

2019 210

10 Best Posts to Get Your Executive Job Search in Gear

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At this writing, it’s the beginning of a new year. a time when executive job search is on many people’s minds. But this roundup of posts are well worth reading whatever time of year you come across them. as you think about diving into job search, […]. The post 10 Best Posts to Get Your Executive Job Search in Gear appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Executive Job Search Personal Branding c-suite executive job search personal branding

2019 209

Executive Job Search Preparation is Hard Work. Accept it!

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The Corona virus is impacting all of us in many ways right now. We’re following guidelines to stay healthy and avoid spreading the disease. If you’re job-hunting, you may think you should put it all on hold. Companies aren’t hiring now, right?

2020 160

3 Reasons I Won’t Connect with You on LinkedIn

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I’m fortunate and grateful to receive lots of requests to connect on LinkedIn. Heeding the same advice I give my executive job seeking clients, I connect with most people who ask me. Expanding my network on LinkedIn means more people to learn from and communicate with. more people who may spread the […]. The post 3 Reasons I Won’t Connect with You on LinkedIn appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Executive Job Search Executive Networking LinkedIn networking

2018 218

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Is Used in Executive Job Search

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For many years executive recruiters and HR professionals have been using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to improve productivity and performance. I’ve found that many executive job seekers don’t know anything about ATS, and are in the dark about how ATS and AI work together. What are Applicant Tracking Systems? Developed in […]. The post How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Is Used in Executive Job Search appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2019 205

Worried About Age Discrimination? 9 Things on Your Executive Resume That Show Your Age

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Several years ago I wrote the post Is Your Executive Resume Still Partying Like It’s 1999?, and then updated it more recently. Sadly, I’m still seeing executive resumes that look and read like the ones I was writing 15-20 years ago. If you’re sticking to a resume with the same look and kind of content […]. The post Worried About Age Discrimination? 9 Things on Your Executive Resume That Show Your Age appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2018 216

Executive Resume Branding: Differentiate Your ROI Above-the-Fold

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Capture the attention of your target audience immediately and compel them to contact you. The post Executive Resume Branding: Differentiate Your ROI Above-the-Fold appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Executive Resume, Biography & Cover Letter Personal Branding c-level executive resume c-suite job search

2019 196

Top 10 Ways to Build Your Online Personal Brand with LinkedIn

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Among the many benefits LinkedIn offers both job seekers and careerists, it is one of the best places to build your online personal brand and differentiate the unique value you offer your target employers. Don’t believe me? Try Googling “your name” right now. If you have a fully fleshed out LinkedIn profile, it should come […]. The post Top 10 Ways to Build Your Online Personal Brand with LinkedIn appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2018 206

Use LinkedIn Wisely in Your Executive Job Search

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I would guess that the majority of executives in job search, or planning one, know that they need a LinkedIn profile. Too many stop there. They may fill in a little information in their profile, but they rarely do much else. And, it may have been 10 years ago since they last revisited their profile. […]. The post Use LinkedIn Wisely in Your Executive Job Search appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Executive Job Search LinkedIn Personal Branding personal branding

2018 207

Jobvite Job Seeker Report, Before and During COVID-19

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This year’s Jobvite Job Seeker report looks at how people were finding jobs before COVID-19, and then during the pandemic. Initially, 1,500 employed adults and job seekers in the U.S. were surveyed in February 2020.

2020 145

5 Things You (Probably) Don?t Know About Executive Resumes and Job Search

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If you’re looking for an executive job or considering changing your career direction, you’re thinking about executive resumes and job search. Maybe you’re writing your own resume, and doing some research to learn how to write your resume. A Google search on “executive resume” yields about 1.5

2020 145

Uncertain Times for Job Search: Stay in the Loop Despite the Coronavirus

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In these uncertain times for job search, the front page of the New York Times is covered with words we’re all getting used to, but which still make us fearful: COVID-19, Coronavirus, pandemic, outbreak, wartime, shutdowns, working from home, remote work, etc.

2020 150

7 LinkedIn Things You Should Do. But Probably Don’t

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Whether you’re using LinkedIn for executive job search. or career management. or building business, you should want to make it work optimally for you. I review lots of LinkedIn profiles every day, and see some things that still baffle me. People put things on their profiles that don’t belong […]. The post 7 LinkedIn Things You Should Do. But Probably Don’t appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Executive Job Search LinkedIn personal branding

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