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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.

2018 177

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 232

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.

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 187

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 210

How LinkedIn’s Resume Assistant Can Negatively Impact Your Personal Brand

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Personal branding is all about differentiating the unique value you offer the employers you’re targeting. If you want to make headway using LinkedIn to promote your personal brand and value, you create plenty of content to reinforce your brand and what you have to offer.

2018 201

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 218

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 155

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 100

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 177

Smart Executive Job Interview Techniques from the Experts

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For the past 10 years, I’ve been fortunate to count myself among Job-Hunt.org’s many job search and career experts, as the top-rated, trusted career site’s Personal Branding Expert and most recently, its Personal Branding with LinkedIn Expert.

2018 183

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 169

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

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 176

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 237

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 248

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 130

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.

My Top 10 Posts on LinkedIn for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search

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No doubt about it, LinkedIn is the place to be and be seen when you’re building your personal brand and in an executive job search. Not surprisingly, I frequently blog about LinkedIn. Of the 20 or so blog posts I wrote this year about using LinkedIn, I’m spotlighting the ten best here.

2017 182

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 246

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 249

4 Ways Common Courtesy Drives a Successful Executive Job Search

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Executives these days seem to pay less attention to good manners and etiquette when networking, and through the entire executive job search process. which makes these positive qualities an even more powerful asset to those who demonstrate them.

2018 164

Social Recruiting: The Surprising Ways Executive Recruiters Assess Candidates on Social Media

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We’ve all heard stories about how social recruiting can negatively impact executive job search success. Too many executive (and other) job seekers are too fast and easy with their social media posts, and undermine or completely destroy their job search.

2018 148

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 238

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

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 205

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 239

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 230

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 182

How To Get Executive Recruiters’ Attention With The Right Email Messages

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Avoid the typical emailing blunders too many executive job seekers make. The major piece in your job search strategy should be networking your way into the companies and organizations you’re targeting, so that you can tap into the goldmine of hidden jobs there.

2017 169

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 217

Is Landing a Board of Directors Role Like Landing Any Other Executive Job?

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Many c-suite and senior-level executives focus their job search efforts on landing a Board of Directors role. They’re the kind of candidates Boards typically covet. Executive job seekers often ask me what they need to do differently in their job search to land a Board role.

2018 130

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.

15 Savvy Tips To Boost LinkedIn Profile Views

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Bedazzle Your LinkedIn Profile and Boost Profile Views. When you’re actively pursuing new career opportunities, you need to make your LinkedIn profile dazzle, so it will be a traffic magnet.

2017 187

How a Robust Online Presence Helps You Land The Best Executive Jobs

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Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers routinely search for social proof (or online evidence) to corroborate the claims candidates make about themselves in their personal marketing materials (resume, biography, cover letters, etc.).

2017 192

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.

3 Ways To Make Your Online Networking Count

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The best way to land your next great-fit gig is networking – fortified by targeting and personal branding built around your value to target employers. Along with so many other aspects of executive job search in the digital age, networking has changed and expanded.

2016 200

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 182

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 195

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 187