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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.

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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 150
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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 271

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 150

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 150

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 199

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 168

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 168

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 185

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 181

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 177

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 […]. The post How To Use Video For Job Search and Personal Branding appeared first on Executive Career Brand™. Executive Job Search Personal Branding personal brand video

2020 200

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?” ” It’s time to reset your executive job search, if such a chasm exists between your expectation and a recruiter’s initial reaction to you. […]. The post Reset Your Executive Job Search: What Got You There Will Keep You on Top appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 191

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

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. Even in “normal” times, job search can be overwhelming and challenging. Now, many have suddenly been laid off or furloughed. […]. The post Dealing with Depression and Negative Mindset in Job Search appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2020 154

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 204

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 197

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 199

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

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.

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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

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

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 217

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 197

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 208

Smart Job Interviewing Tips from the Experts

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If you’re like most job seekers, you dread interviewing for jobs. You may even dread them so much, you almost wish you didn’t land interviews at all. You need help with smart job interviewing. In an effort to make these challenging experiences easier for you, I’ve compiled some advice from various job search and career […]. The post Smart Job Interviewing Tips from the Experts appeared first on Executive Career Brand

2019 167

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 201

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 209

5 Reasons Your Personal Brand Loves LinkedIn

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Let’s establish right off the bat that communicating your personal brand is no longer optional in executive job search. Before you write or update your resume and dive into a job hunt, you need to identify what differentiates you from others competing for the same kinds of jobs, with the employers you’re targeting. Defining your […]. The post 5 Reasons Your Personal Brand Loves LinkedIn appeared first on Executive Career Brand. LinkedIn Personal Branding personal branding

2019 180

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. I’ve pulled together resources and advice from various experts in different aspects of job search. Below you’ll find some specific advice. Post-COVID-19 Job […]. The post Post-COVID-19 Job Search: What’s Changing appeared first on Executive Career Brand

2020 127

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. You’re PROACTIVELY using LinkedIn’s various activities and features […].

2018 212

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. 5 Ways Volunteering Helps You, Your Personal […]. The post The Power of Volunteering For Your Personal Brand and Executive Job Search appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2018 194

Smart Personal Branding: Posting LinkedIn Updates vs Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

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If you’ve been paying attention, plenty of helpful articles have probably passed in front of your eyes about using LinkedIn for personal branding and executive job search. I write about LinkedIn often right here on ExecutiveCareerBrand.com. In particular, you’ve probably seen lots of articles about LinkedIn updates, and how you can use them to build […].

2018 204

Using Online Branding to Secure Your Dream Executive Position

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Imagine getting a call for that senior-level executive position you’ve been longing for. It all goes well until the interviewers look at your social media profiles. There are some photos and posts you’d rather your prospective employer didn’t see, which reflect badly on your professional image. It needn’t be that way. It’s time to smarten […]. The post Using Online Branding to Secure Your Dream Executive Position appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2019 170

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. Previously, I wrote posts covering job search FAQs […]. The post 5 Transformative Executive Job Search FAQs appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2018 189

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 197

9 Things to Talk About in an Executive Job Interview

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An executive job interview takes on a slightly different tone than your average interview. The structure is similar, and even some of the questions overlap from interviews for lower level positions. What’s expected of you, however, is on another level. For C-level positions, hiring managers are looking for a leader. someone with […]. The post 9 Things to Talk About in an Executive Job Interview appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2019 160

4 Essential Executive Interview Questions to Ask the Employer

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Do you think about the executive interview questions YOU will ask the employer? When you’re preparing for interviews, one of the first things you do is think about the questions that the Board of Directors is likely to ask you. However, an interview should never be a one-way street, so you need to be ready […]. The post 4 Essential Executive Interview Questions to Ask the Employer appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

2019 153

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. LinkedIn provides all kinds of personal branding opportunities to: Connect and expand our networks, Communicate our personal brands, Become more visible to people who may want […]. The post 3 Surprising Ways LinkedIn Hurts Your Personal Brand appeared first on Executive Career Brand.

2018 204

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? And job search preparation may be the last thing on your mind. But […]. The post Executive Job Search Preparation is Hard Work. Accept it! appeared first on Executive Career Brand

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