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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 […].

2019 167

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.

2018 256

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.

2018 248

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.

2019 165

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.

2018 220

The Power of Volunteering For Your Personal Brand and Executive Job Search

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If you’re not already doing some in-person volunteering in your local community, think about getting involved. Savvy business leaders like you have so much to offer organizations that are a good fit for your talents, skills and sensibilities. And guess what? The returns to you can be immeasurable.

2018 220

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.

2018 187

Do Executive Job Seekers Need LinkedIn Premium?

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In LinkedIn strategy sessions with my clients, we cover a lot of territory on using LinkedIn for executive job search. A frequently asked question is whether they should upgrade to LinkedIn Premium.

2018 201

5 Transformative Executive Job Search FAQs

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In executive job search strategy sessions, my clients and I discuss all kinds of obstacles and issues they’re dealing with, or have concerns about. Over the years, I’ve kept track of these things, and have written blog posts addressing the ones that come up all the time.

2018 167

How to Find Executive Recruiters Specializing in Your Niche

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7 Places to Find Executive Recruiters in Your Niche In my executive job search strategy sessions with clients, one of the things they most often want to discuss is where and how to find executive recruiters. I caution them not to rely entirely on recruiters to get them into a job.

2018 188

A Clever LinkedIn Personal Branding Tip to Accelerate Your Executive Job Search

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If you’re using LinkedIn correctly for personal branding and executive job search, you’ve come at it in two ways: 1. You’re building keyword-rich content to boost SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so your profile sits there working PASSIVELY for you – making you more visible and findable.

2018 218

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.

2018 185

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, […].

2019 145

The #MeToo Movement and Diversity in the Workplace

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The #MeToo movement is a defining moment in fourth-wave feminism, and continues to have a dramatic impact on all of us. at work and in our personal lives. The phrase was first used in 2006 by Tarana Burke, to draw attention to the sexual abuse of women of color. It has since […].

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

2018 188

4 Qualities Executive Recruiters Look for in Senior and C-suite Technology Executives (CIO, CTO, CISO, SVP, VP, etc.)

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A senior or c-suite technology executive hire is one of the most important decisions a business can make. Technical executives have a tremendous impact on a company’s performance, its strategy, and its culture.

2018 139

Executive Job Search Networking Lessons from Expert Connectors and Relationship-Builders

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You may not fully grasp the fact that networking is the most successful executive job search method. Or, you may completely get it. but you’re either not good at networking – for executive job search or anything else – or you dread the thought of having to do it. No matter, if […].

2018 198

Is Executive Career Planning Still Possible in the New World of Work?

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[Guest post by blogger Frankie Wallace] The world of work as we know it is changing almost faster than we can master our current roles.

2018 143

Why Culture Fit Matters in Executive Job Search

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How to set the groundwork in executive job search to land a job that’s the right culture fit If you’ve read even a few of my blog posts about executive job search best practices, you know that the first steps to land an executive job that will be a mutual good fit are: 1. Targeting […].

2018 183

Smart Executive Job Search: How To Sail Through Salary and Compensation Negotiations

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Salary and compensation negotiations are imminent. you’re close to reeling in that great-fit executive job. You’ve been through a few rounds of interviews at a company you really want to work for, and they’re about to make you an offer.

2018 205

Do Cover Letters Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

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Opinions vary on whether or not cover letters are even read – or needed – in job search. Although it’s true that some people won’t even look at them, they probably will notice if you DON’T include one.

Yikes! Poltergeists Are Messing with My LinkedIn Profile. Things Are Missing

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Things Can Change on Your LinkedIn Profile Overnight. Keep an Eye on It! When was the last time you took a look at your LinkedIn profile? It may look quite a bit different than even a month ago. things may have moved around, some things may not be there […]. The post Yikes!

2018 157

3 Surprising Ways LinkedIn Hurts Your Personal Brand

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Most, if not all of us, will benefit from the personal brand-building power of LinkedIn for executive job search, business and overall career management. And it works extremely well.

2018 191

LinkedIn Experts Speak Up About the Biggest LinkedIn Executive Job Search Mistakes

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This article came about because of a LinkedIn update I posted recently that included tagging people and hashtags. What my update accomplished reinforces the importance of this practice and other LinkedIn strategy for executive job search, as well as overall career management and business development. Are you posting updates on LinkedIn regularly to engage conversation […].

2018 163

5 Essential Things To Research Before Your Executive Job Interviews

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Preparation is critical before any executive job interview. Entering the interview armed with knowledge not only differentiates you as a more informed and potentially valuable candidate, it will help ease you through this often most stressful aspect of executive job search. Another big bonus: This kind of research will help you assess the company to […]. The post 5 Essential Things To Research Before Your Executive Job Interviews appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2018 136

Elevate Your Executive Resume From Bland to BRAND

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So many executive job seekers let ho-hum passive verbs describe their sometimes extraordinary accomplishments. They use wimpy verbs like “Responsible for” and “Managed” in their LinkedIn profiles and executive resumes.

2017 211

Twitter vs LinkedIn for Executive Job Search Networking

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Many of my clients consult me about which social media platforms – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, YouTube, etc. – are the best ones for them to use, to accelerate their executive job search. LinkedIn and Twitter are the ones I recommend most.

2018 192

Secrets Executive Recruiters Can’t Tell You and Tips for Working with Them

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I always advise executive job seekers NOT to rely entirely on executive recruiters to get them into a job. If you reach out to several recruiters and then sit back and wait for them to connect you with a job, you may be waiting a long time. Most of your job-hunting efforts should revolve around […]. The post Secrets Executive Recruiters Can’t Tell You and Tips for Working with Them appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2018 138

Tips To Beat Ageism in Executive Job Search If You’re Over 50

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Along with things like employment gaps and lack of skills or other credentials, age discrimination is the major concern for most of my job seeking c-suite and senior-level executive clients. No surprise.

Best of the Year Executive Resume Writing Tips and Strategies

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Are you convinced you can write your own executive resume? Maybe you can. If you’ve been in on the hiring process at your company for some time, and have been in a position to review resumes of candidates, you may have a good handle on what should and shouldn’t be in a resume. […].

Why Your Personal Brand Needs LinkedIn

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Want to build your personal brand, accelerate your executive job search and land a good-fit job faster? Get busy on LinkedIn. Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers at your target companies rely heavily on LinkedIn when they’re sourcing and assessing executive job candidates.

2018 188

Executive Resume Experts Weigh in on Best Resume Writing Practices

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25 years ago when I was a newly minted resume writer, I included in my clients’ executive resumes the trite phrases most of us shun today, like “results-oriented” and “experienced professional”.

2018 159

8 High-Demand Executive Jobs That Value Military Veterans’ Skills

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After leaving a career in the military, finding a civilian job — especially an executive management position — may seem daunting for many former service members. Fortunately, having previous experience in the military may actually put veterans at an advantage when it comes to landing some executive jobs. The military instills knowledge and skills in […]. The post 8 High-Demand Executive Jobs That Value Military Veterans’ Skills appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

3 Neglected, But Simple, Personal (Social) Branding Strategies

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Some personal branding strategies for job search take a lot of time to accomplish. Some personal branding strategies for job search take a lot of time to accomplish. I wrote an article earlier this year that outlines important branding tips, 3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips : 1.

2017 201

Executive Resume ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems): What You Need To Know

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Most of the executive job seekers I speak with are still either unaware of the existence of executive resume ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) or don’t know how they work, even though ATS have been around for about 20 years.

2018 182

Networking to Referral to Hire: The Best Way to Land an Executive Job

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When discussing executive job search strategy with my clients, I lay out the fundamental first steps that get the best results – targeting, research and personal branding.

2018 157

How to Stay Positive in Executive Job Search

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10 tips to conquer negative thoughts and keep moving forward. Job search can wreak havoc with your emotional state and self-esteem. Unless you’re very lucky, you’ll face at least some rejections.

2016 244

What’s the Best Executive Resume Format and Length?

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When I speak with executive job seekers, one of the first things they often ask me is how their resume stacks up. Many of them have never been in a job search or haven’t faced one for a number of years.

2016 238

Essential Checklist to Optimize LinkedIn For Executive Job Search

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Along with being an essential tool for executive job search, LinkedIn plays an important role in overall career management. I’ve found that many executives have a “build it and forget it” mindset with LinkedIn.

2016 266

How Your Social Media Use Can Sabotage Your Executive Job Search

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How you use social media and your online presence in general matter in executive job search. Hiring decision makers and executive recruiters are “social recruiting” They use social media platforms to identify potential candidates and find information about them.

5 Reasons Why Your Executive Resume Is Not Working

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Many executive job seekers are in a rut, spinning their wheels. They’re hard at work sending out their resumes to anyone and any place that may be able to help them with their career goals. But somehow, their resumes are not doing their job – generating interest and interviews.

2017 217

How to Write An Irresistible C-suite Executive Resume in 10 Steps

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When was the last time you used your executive resume? When was the last time you even thought about it or looked at it? If you’re like many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with you’ve either never needed a resume to get noticed and land a job.

2017 210

Avoid These 3 Self-Sabotaging Social Media Mistakes

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A robust online presence is great for your personal brand and executive job search, but not all publicity is good publicity. There is such a thing as bad PR, when it comes to landing an executive job.