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How to Write a C-suite Executive Career Brand Biography

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When I first speak with potential c-suite clients, we discuss their job search target and goals, and which of the services I provide they’ll need to accomplish their career goals.

2017 126

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.

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3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

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I’ve been a LinkedIn member and professional LinkedIn profile writer for close to 10 years. I’ve not only learned how to help my clients leverage LinkedIn for job search, but also how to use it to build my personal brand and business. In fact, most of my clients find me through LinkedIn.

2017 132

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 117

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 117

The Two Worst LinkedIn Profile Headline Mistakes

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In our first consultation, a new client of mine asked me whether the LinkedIn professional headline a writer had created for him was a good one. This executive job seeker had been an IT Project Management Consultant for 20 years.

2017 106

15 Common Job Interview Questions and How to Best Answer Them

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An Executive Recruiter’s Advice on Answering 15 Common Job Interview Questions. If you’re job-hunting and job interviews are looming, you’ve probably done some research on what kinds of questions you’ll be asked.

2017 67

How to Network Into the Goldmine of Hidden Executive Jobs

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If you’re in any way involved in executive job search, I’m sure you’ve often heard and read that networking – face-to-face, on LinkedIn and elsewhere online – plays a key role in landing a good-fit gig. Most of my executive job-seeking clients understand the value of networking.

2017 84

How Many LinkedIn Connections Are Good For Executive Job Search?

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One of the questions my c-suite and senior-level executive clients most frequently ask me is: Does it matter how many people I’m connected to on LinkedIn, and who should I connect with – everyone who asks?

2017 99

LinkedIn Hashtags: A New Personal Brand-Building Tactic

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Promote Your Personal Brand Promise with LinkedIn Hashtags. Feeling inundated by those little cross-hatch figures or pound signs? No wonder. Hashtags are everywhere. It seems that anytime you see any kind of online communication – on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. –

2017 91

Game-changing Executive Resume FAQs

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In this series of posts on executive job search Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), I’ve already covered the following: LinkedIn FAQs. Personal Branding FAQs. Online Reputation Management FAQs. Still to come, my post on Executive Job Search FAQs, in general.

2016 112

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 2

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How to Define Your Unique Personal Brand. and Make It Memorable. In Part 1 of this series, I covered: Personal Branding Hype and Myths vs. Reality. What Personal Branding Really Is. How Authentic Branding Makes You Stand Out. How Differentiation Wins Out Over Sameness.

2017 106

Showcase Your Personal Brand with LinkedIn Comments

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[This article was originally published for my gig as the Personal Branding Expert on Job-Hunt.org.].

2016 111

LinkedIn FAQs for Executive Job Search

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As noted in the first in my series of Executive Job Search FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) which focuses on personal branding , I’ve compiled several of the questions/topics that most often come up with my clients.

2016 112

10 Years on LinkedIn – Why It’s Still Indispensable To Me

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How LinkedIn Remains Invaluable To Me, and To All Executive Job Seekers. I was noodling around on my LinkedIn Settings page when I noticed something at the top of the page. It said I’ve been a member since August 2007. Ten years is a long time. My business is so different than it was then.

2017 68

The One Skill Every Job Seeker Should Have

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Being a good listener makes even less qualified candidates more attractive. Have you noticed that listening well and truly being engaged in a conversation seem to be lost arts these days?

2016 108

Are You Tweaking Your Out-Dated Executive Resume To Death?

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How to Update and Revive Your Over-Edited, Old Executive Resume. So many of my executive job seeking clients who send me their resumes when we first connect, feel the need to apologize for them.

2017 84

Personal Brand Buzzkill: Snarky Comments on LinkedIn Pulse

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I post articles nearly every week on LinkedIn’s Pulse platform. I’m very gratified when people take the time to comment. The vast majority of these comments are positive. People thank me for providing useful information. Some add their own helpful tips. That’s all good.

2016 120

Oh, How the New LinkedIn Has Changed!

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I just completed updating my 3 executive job search ebooks. Most of the strategies I recommend in them haven’t changed much over the past year but, as I got into LinkedIn particulars, I quickly realized that my content updates were going to take a lot longer than I anticipated.

2017 96

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 106

The Secret Weapon for Job-Winning Interviews

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I know. You think I’m going to tell you that the “secret weapon” is something like targeting. or personal brandin g. or proactive networking. or deep preparation. or even hiring a professional job search strategist. All of those are critical, but that’s not the secret weapon I want you to embrace.

2017 98

How To Exploit the New LinkedIn for Best SEO

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Take Advantage of the New LinkedIn User Interface To Draw More People To Your Profile. Have you taken a close look at what’s happened to the very top section of your LinkedIn profile, with the latest User Interface?

2017 80

12 Ways To Build Personal Brand Evangelism

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How to get people to spread the word about your unique value in the executive job market. You may feel that “Brand Evangelism” is a fussy term. It may even turn you off to the whole concept of personal branding. Don’t let it.

2017 58

How to Deal With Employment Gaps in Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

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It’s an unfortunate situation for executive job seekers. Executive recruiters and others assessing you through your executive resume and LinkedIn profile may red-flag you if they see long stretches of time, say a year or more, unaccounted for. especially if that gap is current.

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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 121

7 Tips to Build Your Executive Job Search Target Companies List

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Many executive job seekers resist targeting select employers, because they don’t want to limit their search. They want to be open to any opportunities that may even remotely be a good fit for them.

2016 117

Online Reputation Management FAQs for Executive Job Search

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Fortunately, more and more of my c-suite and senior level executive clients are aware of how important it is for them to have a solid online presence, to land a great-fit new gig.

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.

Do Grammar and Spelling Errors Really Matter in Executive Job Search?

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I hope it goes without saying that typos, misspellings and grammatical errors in your job search personal marketing materials (LinkedIn profile, resume, biography, etc.) reflect badly on you as a candidate. Such errors can actually tarnish your personal brand.

2016 106

5 Deadly LinkedIn Mistakes

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Four years ago I published a post that became very popular – 29 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes – in which I described some of the worst things executives in job search do, or neglect to do, on LinkedIn.

2015 129

Personal Branding FAQs for Executive Job Search

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When I speak with my c-suite and senior level executive clients for the first time, we discuss the job search issues concerning and impacting them right now. The things they don’t know how to deal with. The things they don’t understand that may be holding them back.

2016 100

Executive Job Search Email Mistakes: Careless Email Address and Subject Line

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Think about this. You’re reaching out via email to a recruiter. or a hiring manager at a company you’re targeting. or someone in your network. or someone you don’t know at a target company, with whom you want to network.

2016 117

Are You Executive Job Search-Ready?

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7 Questions to Test Your Preparedness for Executive Job Search. I guess no one is really ready for a job-hunt until they’re forced into it, but I’ve found that many new job seekers dive in before understanding how today’s executive job search works.

2016 106

How Important Are Thank You Notes in Executive Job Search?

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Job seekers these days seem to pay less attention to good manners and etiquette through the job search process . Which makes these positive qualities an even more powerful asset to those who always display them.

2015 130

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 99

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 1

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How Personal Branding Makes You Stand Out. Make no mistake. In today’s challenging job search landscape, personal branding is required. It is no longer optional.

2017 89

The Value of Blogging Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

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Blogging is one of the most powerful ways to demonstrate your subject matter expertise, and communicate your good-fit qualities for the jobs you’re seeking along with something of your personality. that is, your personal brand.

2016 99

How To Get a Direct, Secret Line to Executive Recruiters on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn’s Open Candidates feature allows you to share the specifics of your career goals – types of companies, roles you’re seeking, etc. with executive recruiters who may be able to help you meet those goals.

2017 82

How to Conquer Ageism in Executive Job Search

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The 3-Step Strategy to Overcome Age Bias. First, give up the notion that you can hide your age.

2016 99

How to Balance Personal Branding With Personal SEO

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[This article was first posted for my gig as the Personal Branding Expert on Job-Hunt.org.]. Both personal branding and personal SEO are critical pieces for successful job search in the digital age, and they go hand in hand.

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